January 1, 2013

Khishignyam Still Alive in Championship Bracket After Day One at Southern Scuffle

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Ugi Khishignyam continued his domination on Tuesday as the redshirt freshman collected four tough wins to move into the semifinals of the 141-pound bracket at the Southern Scuffle wrestling tournament held on the campus of Chattanooga.

Ugi will take on Old Dominion's Chris Mecate tomorrow for a chance to compete in the finals against either No. 11 Nick Dardanes from Minnesota or No. 12 Mike Nevinger from Cornell.

The Mongolia native, who holds a record of 23-2 on the season, closed out his impressive day by topping Old Dominion's 14th-ranked Justin LaValle in exciting fashion as Ugi managed a late takedown to earn the 5-3 sudden victory. Before that win, Ugi collected three decisions over Zachary Beitz (Penn State), Joey Moon (North Carolina) and Dan King (Cleveland State).

Odie Delaney (285), Marshall Haas (197), Matt Frisch (157) and Turtogtokh Luvsandorj (174) will compete tomorrow in the consolation bracket with the hopes of nabbing a third place finish.

Delaney had another strong showing in the always tough heavyweight division as the redshirt senior earned a first round win over Duke's Andrew Fulk to place him in a bout against rival Jeremy Johnson from Ohio.

Delaney dominated 17th-ranked Johnson for the third time this season as he recorded his 52nd career pin and 98th win 2:43 into the bout.

The match marked the seventh time that the two met in competition with Johnson holding the slight 4-3 edge.

A season ago at the NCAA Championships, Johnson ended Delaney's season by taking a victory in the consolation bout leaving the Bulldog grappler one win shy of earning All-American status.

The win moved Delaney in a quarterfinal bout against top-ranked Tony Nelson from Minnesota. Delaney battled it out with Nelson in the first period to keep the match scoreless. An escape by Nelson to open the second period opened the scoring for the bout as the Gopher grappler earned the 4-2 decision over Delaney to move him into the consolation bracket.

Delaney will take on Northern Colorado's Henry Chirino tomorrow.

In the 157-pound bracket, Frisch earned a second round win over Navy's 15th-ranked Bobby Barnhisel before falling to Penn State's James Vollrath. Frisch will take on Pat Smith from Minnesota in the consolation bout tomorrow.

Marshall Haas dropped his opening bout against Navy's Paul Rand by fall to move him into the consolation bracket where he turned it on to collect three consecutive victories, including a 12-2 major decision over teammate Nick Grossi, to earn him a chance at placing in the 197-pound bracket tomorrow when he takes on 25th-ranked Connor Hartmann from Duke.

Luvsandorj, who is using his redshirt during the 2012-13 season, wrestled unattached on Tuesday. The Mongolia native earned two victories before being tripped up by third-ranked Logan Storley from Minnesota. Luvsandorj will take on Virginia's 13th-ranked Jon Fausey tomorrow in the consolation bracket.

The Bulldogs currently sit in 12th place of 24 teams with 22.5 points. Two-time defending national champion Penn State leads the competition with 102 points.

8:00 a.m. - Doors open for spectators
9:00 a.m. - 4th Round Consolation
11:00 a.m. - Semifinals & Consolation Quarterfinals
1:00 p.m. - Consolation Semifinals
6:00 p.m. - Finals & Medal Matches

Tickets are on sale now at the McKenzie Arena Box Office at (423) 266-MOCS (6627) or online at GoMocs.com.  Tickets are $5 per day for youth and $15 per day for adults.   

Flowrestling.org bring extensive live coverage of the 2013 Southern Scuffle, presented by Defense Soap. 

The broadcast is available to all Flowrestling Tech Wave members.  Subscriptions can be purchased on an annual basis for $150 ($12.50/month).  Fans wanting to see just the Southern Scuffle can purchase a monthly subscription for $20.  Links to sign up for the live stream are available on the wrestling schedule page on www.CitadelSports.com.

Live scoring of each match, along with constantly updated brackets will be available on TrackWrestling.com throughout the tournament.  Links for TrackWrestling.com's coverage are on the wrestling schedule page at www.CitadelSports.com.

DAY ONE – Bulldog Box Score

125: Steven Cox (0-2)
First Round: lost to Rob Deutsch (Old Dominion) by technical fall, 18-2
Consolations: lost to Nick Herrmann (Virginia) by major decision, 11-1

125: Joaquin Marquez (0-2)
First Round: lost to Josh Martinez (Air Force) by decision, 9-2
Consolations: lost to Austin Miller (Unattached) by major decision, 11-2

133: Aaron Hansen (1-2)
First Round: def. Luke Mario (UNC) by forfeit
Second Round: lost to James Guilibon (Penn State) by technical fall, 16-0
Consolations: lost to Pat Owens (UNC) by forfeit

141: #6 Ugi Khishignyam
First Round: def. Dan King (Cleveland St.) by decision, 9-3
Second Round: def. Joey Moon (UNC) by decision, 9-7
Quarterfinals: def. Zachary Beitz (Penn State) by decision, 2-1
Semifinals: def. #14 Justin LaValle (Old Dominion) by SV-1, 5-3
NEXT UP: Chris Mecate (Old Dominion) in Quarterfinals on Jan. 2

141: Kyle Casaletto (0-2) - *Unattached*
First Round: lost to Julian Feikert by fall at 1:12
Consolations: lost to Jimmy Nehls (Virginia) by decision, 9-6

149: Jordan Dix (0-2)
First Round: lost to Dylan Ness (Minnesota) by decision (SV-1), 4-2
Consolations: lost to Nathan Hoffer (Arizona St.) by decision, 10-3

149: Blake Holt (0-2)
First Round: lost to James English (Penn State) by fall at 3:25
Consolations: lost to Dustin Walraven (South Dakota) by fall at 1:40

157: Matt Frisch
First Round: def. Brad Dolezal (Minnesota) by decision, 7-4
Second Round: def. #15 Bobby Barnhisel (Navy) by decision, 8-3
Quarterfinals: lost to James Vollrath (Penn State) by major decision, 11-3
NEXT UP: Pat Smith (Minnesota) in Consolations on Jan. 2

165: Mike Harper (0-2)
First Round: lost to Nijel Jones (UNC) by decision, 8-4
Consolations: lost to Ryan Fox (UNC) by decision, 3-1

165: Kenneth Radford (0-2) - *Unattached*
First Round: lost to Parker Madl (Arizona State) by decision, 4-1
Consolations: lost to Jesse Stafford (Air Force) by decision, 10-5

174: Jack Duane (0-2)
First Round: lost to Coleman Gracey (Army) by fall at 4:38
Consolations: lost to Daniel Barringer (Air Force) by major decision, 15-3

174: Turtogtokh Luvsandorj - *Unattached*
First Round: def. Patrick Davis (UNC) by decision, 6-4
Second Round: def. George Pickett (Cornell) by decision (SV-1), 6-4
Quarterfinals: lost to #3 Logan Storley (Minnesota) by fall at 6:29
NEXT UP: #13 Jon Fausey (Virginia) in Consolations on Jan. 2

184: Josh Tuck (0-2)
First Round: lost to Stephen Doty (Virginia) by decision, 7-3
Consolations: lost to Zach White (Oklahoma State) by major decision, 13-2

197: Marshall Haas
First Round: lost to Paul Rands (Navy) by fall at 2:38
Consolations: def. Patrick Gomez (Northern Colorado) by decision, 3-1
Consolations: def. Nick Grossi (The Citadel) by major decision, 12-2
Consolations: def. Joe Skow (South Dakota) by decision, 7-2
NEXT UP: #25 Connor Hartmann (Duke) in Consolations on Jan. 2

197: Nick Grossi (0-2)
First Round: lost to #12 Brent Haynes (Missouri) by fall at 1:47
Consolations: lost to Marshall Haas (The Citadel) by major decision, 12-2

285: #16 Odie Delaney
First Round: def. Andrew Fulk (Duke) by major decision, 9-1
Second Round: def. #17 Jeremy Johnson (Ohio) by fall at 2:43
Quarterfinals: lost to #1 Tony Nelson (Minnesota) by decision, 4-2
NEXT UP: Henry Chirino (Northern Colorado) in Consolations on Jan. 2

285: Gerald Johnson (0-2)
First Round: lost to Devon Mellon (Missouri) by decision, 9-2
Consolations: lost to Henry Chirino (Northern Colorado) by major decision, 17-4

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