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    Darrius Little Takes Second Place At Southern Scuffle
    Darrius Little finished second at 141 pounds at the 2012 Southern Scuffle.
    Darrius Little finished second at 141 pounds at the 2012 Southern Scuffle.

    Jan. 2, 2012

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.Darrius Little won four matches at the Southern Scuffle before fifth-ranked Mike Mangrum of Oregon State finally stopped the Wolfpack senior with a 3-1 decision in the championship bout at 141 pounds.

    Little finishes the Scuffle with a second-place trophy and a breakthrough performance against some of the best competition in the nation. During the course of the two-day tournament at Chattanooga’s McKenzie Arena, Little pinned Army’s Connor Hanafee at the 5:44 mark, and won decisions over Bryan Pearsall of Penn State, Nick Dardanes of Minnesota and Nicholas Hucke of Missouri. Dardanes is ranked No. 10 nationally, and Hucke and Pearsall are highly regarded performers from strong programs.

    Earlier on Monday, freshman Coltin Fought forfeited his consolation-round bout against Bricker Dixon of Cornell, and bowed out of the tournament. With the forfeit, Fought was unable to place in the tournament’s 125-pound bracket, but won his first two matches to reach the quarterfinals. He won major decisions over Gabriel Ramos of Ohio University and Brian Bokoski before falling to third-ranked Alan Waters of Missouri.

    Following are match-by-match results for the 13 NC State wrestlers in the Southern Scuffle:

    Coltin Fought - 125 pounds
    defeated Gabriel Ramos (Ohio University), 14-4
    defeated Brian Bokoski (North Carolina), 16-5
    lost to #3 Alan Waters (Missouri), 0-10
    forfeited to Bricker Dixon (Cornell)

    Adam Matthews - 133 pounds
    defeated William Johnson (Appalachian State), 7-5
    lost to #5 David Thorn (Minnesota) by fall at 1:56
    lost to Brett Boston (Appalachian State), 3-7

    Darrius Little - 141 pounds
    pinned Connor Hanafee (Army) at 5:44
    defeated Bryan Pearsall (Penn State), 6-4
    defeated #10 Nick Dardanes (Minnesota), 7-3
    defeated Nicholas Hucke (Missouri), 3-2, 2ot
    lost to #5 Mike Mangrum (Oregon State), 1-3
    Darrius Little finishes 2nd

    Thomas Gantt - 149 pounds
    defeated Eric Roach (Indiana), 6-2
    defeated Joe Locksmith (Navy), 12-5
    lost to Marcus Cain (Duke), 0-8
    lost to Pete Baldwin (Old Dominion), 1-11

    Matt Nereim - 149 pounds
    pinned Mike Mencini (Cleveland State) at 1:38
    lost to Dean Pavlou (Chattanooga), 8-16
    lost to Andrew Romanchik (Ohio University), by technical fall, 3-18

    Colton Palmer - 157 pounds
    double forfeits with Paul Duggan (Campbell)

    Nijel Jones - 165 pounds
    lost to Nick Fischer (Penn State), 2-10
    lost to Coleman Gracey (Army) by fall at 3:48

    Steven Ramos - 165 pounds
    lost to Ryan Krecker (Campbell), 6-18
    defeated Michael Harper (The Citadel), 10-5
    lost to Jordan Gagliano (Missouri), by technical fall, 2-19

    Quinton Godley - 174 pounds
    defeated Jermaine John (Hofstra), 5-3
    lost to #11 Logan Storley (Minnesota), 0-8
    lost to Stephen Doty (Virginia), 3-7

    Robert O’Neill - 184 pounds
    lost to #8 Kevin Steinhaus (Minnesota), by technical fall, 5-20
    defeated Corbin Boone (Cleveland State), 6-2
    lost to Robert Prigmore (Chattanooga), 4-11

    KaRonne Jones - 197 pounds
    lost to Joe Budi (Old Dominion), 4-15
    defeated Nick Anthony (Cleveland State), 15-4
    lost to Lukasz Stala (Cornell), 2-4

    Harrison Honeycutt - 197 pounds
    lost to Beau Wenger (Ohio University), 5-11
    lost to Derek Stanley (Army), 0-4

    Josh Davis - Heavyweight
    lost to Joe Cummings (Appalachian State), 0-6
    lost to Chance Rauscher (Navy), 3-4



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