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    Five Wrestlers Advance at Southern Scuffle
     
    Michael Macchiavello
    Michael Macchiavello
     

    Jan. 1, 2014

    CHATTANOOGA, TENN. - A total of five NC State wrestlers have advanced to the second day of action at the Southern Scuffle, one of the top collegiate wrestling tournaments each year.

    Nick Gwiazdowski collected a pair of wins and advanced to the quarterfinals at 285 pounds, while Tommy Gantt (157), Pete Renda (174), Michael Macchiavello (184) and Bill Cook (197) will all be in action in the wrestlebacks tomorrow.

    Gwiazdowski entered as the No. 2 seed, and after a first round bye, he pinned Denzel Dejournette of Appalachian State and then beat Michael Kroells of Minnesota 6-1 to advance to the quarterfinals at 285 pounds.

    Gantt was the second Pack wrestler seeded, as he earned the No. 10 seed. Gantt won his first two matches of the day 10-7 and then 4-0, before falling to Nestor Taffur of Boston, ranked No. 12 nationally, and into the wrestlebacks.

    A pair of freshman as also alive in the wrestlebacks at 174 and 184 pounds. Pete Renda lost a close 3-2 decision in the first round, before defeating Jordan Ellington and pinning Caleb Marsh of Kent State. Michael Macchiavello dropped his first bout 5-3, before coming back with a 9-5 win over Michael Sojka of Stanford and then James Mannier of Navy 7-4.

    After losing his first round match at 197, Cook won two in a row to advance in the wrestlebacks. He beat Raymone Stone of Cleveland State 7-4 and then Zeal McGrew of Hofstra 5-4.

    For complete results, and updated brackets click here.

    Day 1 Results for North Carolina State
    Southern Scuffle 125 - Micah Perez's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Micah Perez (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - David Terao (American) won by fall over Micah Perez (North Carolina State) (Fall 0:40)
    Cons. Round 2 - Joey Palmer (Oregon State) won by decision over Micah Perez (North Carolina State) (Dec 4-0)

    Southern Scuffle 149 - Max Rohskopf's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Luke Goettl (Iowa State) won by major decision over Max Rohskopf (North Carolina State) (Maj 13-0)
    Cons. Round 1 - Max Rohskopf (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Alex Kocer (South Dakota State) won by major decision over Max Rohskopf (North Carolina State) (Maj 12-2)

    Southern Scuffle 149 - Randy Shine's place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Nick Montgomery (Cleveland State) won by decision over Randy Shine (North Carolina State) (Dec 5-1)
    Cons. Round 1 - Randy Shine (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Randy Shine (North Carolina State) won by decision over Donovan Halpin (Stanford) (Dec 5-4)
    Cons. Round 3 - Brent Jorge (Campbell ) won by decision over Randy Shine (North Carolina State) (Dec 3-2)

    Southern Scuffle 149 - Walker Fulk's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Walker Fulk (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Alexander Richardson (Old Dominion ) won by major decision over Walker Fulk (North Carolina State) (Maj 9-1)
    Cons. Round 2 - Noel Blanco (Drexel) won by decision over Walker Fulk (North Carolina State) (Dec 6-4)

    Southern Scuffle 157 - Chad Pyke's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Cody Pack (South Dakota State) won by major decision over Chad Pyke (North Carolina State) (Maj 14-5)
    Cons. Round 1 - Chad Pyke (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Robert Henderson (North Carolina) won by decision over Chad Pyke (North Carolina State) (Dec 10-3)

    Southern Scuffle 157 - Thomas Gantt's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Thomas Gantt (North Carolina State) won by decision over Zach Johnson (Navy) (Dec 10-7)
    Champ. Round 2 - Thomas Gantt (North Carolina State) won by decision over Michael Hooker (Chattanooga) (Dec 4-0)
    Champ. Round 3 - Nestor Taffur (Boston) won by major decision over Thomas Gantt (North Carolina State) (Maj 9-0)

    Southern Scuffle 165 - Peter Santos's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Jesse Stafford (Air Force) won by decision over Peter Santos (North Carolina State) (Dec 7-4)
    Cons. Round 1 - Peter Santos (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Toney Chay (Oregon State) won by decision over Peter Santos (North Carolina State) (Dec 6-3)

    Southern Scuffle 165 - Nijel Jones's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Garett Hammond (Penn State) won by tech fall over Nijel Jones (North Carolina State) (TF 17-0)
    Cons. Round 1 - Nijel Jones (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - John Michael Staudenmayer (North Carolina) won by decision over Nijel Jones (North Carolina State) (Dec 10-4)

    Southern Scuffle 174 - Pete Renda's place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Pete Renda (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Kyle Crutchmer (Oklahoma State) won by decision over Pete Renda (North Carolina State) (Dec 3-2)
    Cons. Round 2 - Pete Renda (North Carolina State) won by decision over Jordan Ellingwood (Central Michigan) (Dec 5-1)
    Cons. Round 3 - Pete Renda (North Carolina State) won by fall over Caleb Marsh (Kent State) (Fall 1:54)

    Southern Scuffle 184 - Michael Macchiavello's place is unknown and has scored 1.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - John Lampe (Chattanooga) won by decision over Michael Macchiavello (North Carolina State) (Dec 5-3)
    Cons. Round 1 - Michael Macchiavello (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Michael Macchiavello (North Carolina State) won by decision over Michael Sojka (Stanford) (Dec 9-5)
    Cons. Round 3 - Michael Macchiavello (North Carolina State) won by decision over James Mannier (Navy) (Dec 7-4)

    Southern Scuffle 184 - Shayne Brady's place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Shayne Brady (North Carolina State) won by decision over Bryan Sternlieb (Drexel) (Dec 2-0)
    Champ. Round 2 - Kevin Steinhaus (Minnesota) won by tech fall over Shayne Brady (North Carolina State) (TF 19-4)
    Cons. Round 2 - Shayne Brady (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 - Devin Hightower (Air Force) won by decision over Shayne Brady (North Carolina State) (Dec 6-1)

    Southern Scuffle 184 - Stacy Davis's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Blake Stauffer (Arizona State) won by tech fall over Stacy Davis (North Carolina State) (TF 15-0)
    Cons. Round 1 - Stacy Davis (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Jacob Kasper (Duke ) won in tie breaker - 1 over Stacy Davis (North Carolina State) (TB-1 5-4)

    Southern Scuffle 197 - William Cook's place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - William Cook (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Scott Schiller (Minnesota) won by fall over William Cook (North Carolina State) (Fall 4:08)
    Cons. Round 2 - William Cook (North Carolina State) won by decision over Raymone Stone (Cleveland State) (Dec 7-4)
    Cons. Round 3 - William Cook (North Carolina State) won by decision over Zeal McGrew (Hofstra) (Dec 5-4)

    Southern Scuffle 285 - Nick Gwiazdowski's place is unknown and has scored 5.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Nick Gwiazdowski (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Nick Gwiazdowski (North Carolina State) won by fall over Denzel Dejournette (Appalachian State) (Fall 3:35)
    Champ. Round 3 - Nick Gwiazdowski (North Carolina State) won by decision over Michael Kroells (Minnesota) (Dec 6-1)

    Southern Scuffle 285 - Mike Kosoy's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Kevin Innis (Boston) won by decision over Mike Kosoy (North Carolina State) (Dec 4-3)
    Cons. Round 1 - Mike Kosoy (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Colynn Cook (Navy) won by decision over Mike Kosoy (North Carolina State) (Dec 6-4)


     

     

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