Dec. 30, 2013
PITTSBURGH – The No. 12 ranked University of Pittsburgh wrestling team will begin 2014 in Chattanooga, Tenn., for the 11th annual Southern Scuffle at McKenzie Arena on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
The Panthers are coming off a 30-12 dual victory over Bucknell on Dec. 21 and currently feature a roster with six wrestlers ranked in the latest InterMat rankings, including 184-pounder Max Thomusseit (No. 6), 174-pounder Tyler Wilps (No. 8), 133-pounder Shelton Mack (No. 12), 125-pounder Anthony Zanetta (No. 15), 197-pounder Nick Bonaccorsi (No. 17) and 141-pounder Edgar Bright (No. 19).
The field at the Southern Scuffle represents one of the best in wrestling as 34 teams will send wrestlers to the event which features four national champions, eight finalists, 135 NCAA qualifiers and 34 All-Americans.
Flowrestling and Trackwrestling will provide extensive live coverage of the tournament. Fans can watch the event live by signing up to be a Flo Pro subscriber. Click here to sign up for Flo Pro or click here for sign up instructions.
The tournament brackets are managed through www.Trackwrestling.com, which also provides free online live scoring of each individual match. Click here for a link to the tournament brackets or check www.TheSouthernScuffle.com for links to live scoring.
Approximate Schedule Southern Scuffle
9 a.m. – Championship Round of 64
12 p.m. – Championship Round of 32/ Consolation First Round
3 p.m. – Consolation Second Round
5:45 p.m. – Championship Round of 16/ Consolation Third Round
9 a.m. – Championship Quarterfinals
11:30 a.m. – Consolation Round 5
12:30 p.m. – Consolation Round 6
1:30 p.m. – Championship Semifinals/Consolation Quarterfinals
3:30 – Consolation Semifinals
7 p.m. – Championship Finals/Medal Matches
2014 Southern Scuffle Participants (by finish at the 2013 NCAA Championships)
1. Penn State
2. Oklahoma State
8. Oregon State
11. Iowa State
18. Central Michigan
20. The Citadel
22. North Carolina
24. Kent State
38. Air Force
41. Arizona State
44. Boston University
49. Appalachian State
60. Old Dominion
63. N.C. State
66. Cleveland State
66. South Dakota State
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