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    Gwiazdowski Finishes Second at Southern Scuffle
     
    Nick Gwiazdowski took second at the Southern Scuffle.
    Nick Gwiazdowski took second at the Southern Scuffle.
     

    Jan. 2, 2014

    CHATTANOOGA, TENN. - NC State redshirt sophomore Nick Gwiazdowski brought home a second place finish at 285 pounds at the 2014 Southern Scuffle, one of the top collegiate tournaments annually. In all, four of the five Pack wrestlers that advanced to second day action won at least one bout on Thursday.
     
    Gwiazdowski came in as the No. 2 seed and ranked fifth nationally. His opponent in the championship at 285 pounds was Tony Nelson of Minnesota, currently ranked No. 1 nationally, and the two-time defending NCAA champion. This summer, Gwiazdowski recorded two wins over Nelson at the U.S. World Team Trials.

    In the final bout, Gwiazdowski and Nelson wrestled to a scoreless first period. To start the second, Gwiazdowski deferred and Nelson chose bottom. Nelson scored a point for an escape, which turned out to be the final score. In the third period, Gwiazdowski chose neutral, but could not score a takedown to make up the point difference.

    Gwiazdowski breezed through two wins yesterday to advance to the quarterfinals last night. In earlier action today, Gwiazdowski beat Jonathan Gingrich of Penn State and then scored a 7-3 decision over No. 12 Jeremy Johnson of Ohio to reach the finals.

    Junior Tommy Gantt just missed placing in the top-8, finishing one spot out. Competing in the wrestlebacks at 157 pounds, Gantt posted a 9-2 win over Robert Burg of Navy and followed with a 7-5 decision over Brandon Kingsley of Minnesota. Gantt was eliminated with a 9-2 loss by Luke Smith of Central Michigan.
     
    A pair of Pack freshmen each notched a win today in the wrestlebacks before being eliminated. Pete Renda downed Nick Kee of Appalachian State, 5-3 at 174 pounds, before falling to No. 16 Mike England of Missouri, 4-2. Michael Macchiavello earned an 11-6 decision against former NCAA qualifier Ryan Garringer of Ohio at 184, before losing to Craig Kelliher of Central Michigan by fall.

    Bill Cook dropped a major decision to No. 18 Zach Nye of Virginia in the wrestlebacks at 197 pounds.
     
    The Pack will compete in the first ACC dual of the season when it travels to No. 12 Pittsburgh on Jan. 11.

    Southern Scuffle 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 - 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 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 157 - Thomas Gantt’s place is unknown and has scored 3.00 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)
    Cons. Round 4 - Thomas Gantt (North Carolina State) won by decision over Robert Burg (Navy) (Dec 8-3)
    Cons. Round 5 - Thomas Gantt (North Carolina State) won in sudden victory - 1 over Brandon Kingsley (Minnesota) (SV-1 7-5)
    Cons. Round 6 - Luke Smith (Central Michigan) won by decision over Thomas Gantt (North Carolina State) (Dec 9-2)

    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 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 3.50 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)
    Cons. Round 4 - Pete Renda (North Carolina State) won by decision over Nick Kee (Appalachian State) (Dec 4-3)
    Cons. Round 5 - Mike England (Missouri) won by decision over Pete Renda (North Carolina State) (Dec 4-2)

    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 184 - Michael Macchiavello’s place is unknown and has scored 2.00 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)
    Cons. Round 4 - Michael Macchiavello (North Carolina State) won by decision over Ryan Garringer (Ohio ) (Dec 11-6)
    Cons. Round 5 - Craig Kelliher (Central Michigan) won by fall over Michael Macchiavello (North Carolina State) (Fall 1:44)

    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)
    Cons. Round 4 - Zach Nye (Virginia) won by major decision over William Cook (North Carolina State) (Maj 14-0)

    Southern Scuffle 285 - Nick Gwiazdowski’s place is 2nd and has scored 19.00 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)
    Quarterfinal - Nick Gwiazdowski (North Carolina State) won by decision over Jonathan Gingrich (Penn State) (Dec 4-2)
    Semifinal - Nick Gwiazdowski (North Carolina State) won by decision over Jeremy Johnson (Ohio ) (Dec 7-3)
    1st Place Match - Anthony Nelson (Minnesota) won by decision over Nick Gwiazdowski (North Carolina State) (Dec 1-0)

    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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