No. 1 Oklahoma State puts 14 into quarterfinals at Southern Scuffle

By USA Wrestling | Jan. 01, 2017, 4:50 p.m. (ET)
 Missouri's J'den Cox shoots a single leg in round of 16 win over
Dan Chaid of North Carolina. Photo: Mark Lundy,
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The quarterfinals have been set during the first session of the 2017 Southern Scuffle, and No. 1 ranked Oklahoma State has put 14 athletes into the quarterfinals at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

The top five teams when the round of 16 ended were Oklahoma State, Lehigh, Minnesota, Northern Iowa and Missouri. There are additional consolations bouts to complete before the evening session which will adjust the team score.

There were a few big upsets in the round of 16 worth note.

At 125, unseeded Gabe Townsell of Stanford knocked off No. 1 seed Dylan Peters of Northern Iowa, 9-7. At 165, unseeded Chad Pyke of NC State defeated No. 2 seed Mitch Minotti of Lehigh, 3-1.

Of special interest in 2016 Junior World champion Mark Hall of Penn State, who is currently taking a redshirt year. Hall was unseeded, but has reached the quarterfinals with a pair of wins, including a 12-4 win over No. 8 seed Jordan Rogers of Oklahoma State. Hall will battle No. 1 seed Casey Kent of Penn in the quarterfinals.

Among the stars in the field are two-time NCAA champion and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist J’den Cox of Missouri at 197 pounds and two-time NCAA champion Gabe Dean of Cornell at 184 pounds.

The evening session, which includes the quarterfinals and the fourth round of consolations, are set for 7:30 p.m. Eastern. Flowrestling is providing a live webcast and live brackets on FloArena.

Tonight, will get a special update from Roger Moore, who is reporting onsite from Chattanooga.

Jan. 1-2 at Chattanooga, Tenn.

Quarterfinal pairings
125 pounds
Gabe Townsell (Stanford) vs. No. 8 Nathan Kraisser (Campbell)
No. 5 Jack Mueller (Virginia) vs. No. 4 Sean Russell (Edinboro)
No. 3 Barlow Mcghee (Missouri) vs. No. 6 Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State)
No. 7 Ethan Lizak (Minnesota) vs. No. 2 Darion Cruz (Lehigh)

133 pounds
No. 1 Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State) vs. John Erneste (Missouri)
No. 5 Mitchell Mckee (Minnesota) vs. No. 4 Mark Grey (Cornell)
No. 3 Kevin Devoy (Drexel) vs. No. 6 Josh Alber (Northern Iowa)
No. 7 Colby Smith (Appalachian State) vs. Scott Parker (Lehigh)

141 pounds
No. 1 Dean Heil (Oklahoma State) vs. No. 8 Thomas Thorn (Minnesota)
No. 5 George Dicamillo (Virginia) vs. Tristan Moran (Oklahoma State)
No. 3 Joey Ward (North Carolina) vs. Boo Lewallen (Oklahoma State)
No. 7 Jared Prince (Navy) vs. No. 2 Joey McKenna (Stanford)

149 pounds
No. 1 Lavion Mayes (Missouri) vs. Ty Buckiso (Citadel)
No. 5 Max Thomsen (Northern Iowa) vs. No. 4 Laike Gardner (Lehigh)
No. 3 Pat Lugo (Edinboro) vs. No. 6 Matt Cimato (Drexel)
No. 2 Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State) vs. Nick Montgomery (Cleveland State)

157 pounds
No. 1 Joe Smith (Oklahoma State) vs. No. 8 Mitch Finesilver (Duke)
No. 5 Andrew Atkinson (Virginia) vs. No. 4 Jake Short (Minnesota)
No. 3 Jordan Kutler (Lehigh) vs. Davey Dolan (Oklahoma State)
Chase Delande (Edinboro) vs. No. 2 Joey Lavallee (Missouri)

165 pounds
No. 1 Daniel Lewis (Missouri) vs. No. 8 Drew Longo (Lehigh)
No. 5 Bryce Steiert (Northern Iowa) vs. No. 4 Nick Wanzek (Minnesota)
No. 3 Chandler Rogers (Oklahoma State) vs. Cole Walter (Lehigh)
Keilan Torres (Northern Colorado) vs. Chad Pyke (North Carolina St)

174 pounds
No. 1 Casey Kent (Penn) vs. Mark Hall (Penn State)
No. 5 Ryan Preisch (Lehigh) vs. No. 4 Taylor Lujan (Northern Iowa)
No. 3 Ethan Ramos (North Carolina) vs. Connor Bass (Duke)
No. 7 Jadaen Bernstein (Navy) vs. No. 2 Kyle Crutchmer (Oklahoma State)

184 pounds
No. 1 Gabe Dean (Cornell) vs. No. 8 Dakota Geer (Edinboro)
No. 5 Hunter Gamble (Gardner Webb) vs. No. 4 Chip Ness (North Carolina)
No. 3 Drew Foster (Northern Iowa) vs. No. 6 Bryce Carr (Chattanooga)
No. 7 Dylan Gabel (Northern Colorado) vs. No. 2 Nolan Boyd (Oklahoma State)

197 pounds
No. 1 J'den Cox (Missouri) vs. No. 8 Owen Scott (Cornell)
Ben Darmstadt (Finger Lakes Prep) vs. No. 4 Frank Mattiace (Penn)
No. 3 Preston Weigel (Oklahoma State) vs. Jake Anderson (Cornell)
No. 7 Derek White (Oklahoma State) vs. No. 2 Brett Pfarr (Minnesota)

285 pounds
No. 1 Austin Schafer (Oklahoma State) vs. No. 8 Joey Goodhart (Drexel)
No. 5 Jacob Kasper (Duke) vs. No. 4 Denzel Dejournette (Appalachian St)
No. 3 Nathan Butler (Stanford) vs. Craig Scott (Cornell)
No. 7 Billy Miller (Edinboro) Vs. No. 2 Michael Kroells (Minnesota)