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Penn State leads, four Mocs still alive at Southern Scuffle

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CHATTANOOGA (UTC/WRCB) -- Four Chattanooga wrestlers remain alive after day one of the 2013 Southern Scuffle at McKenzie Arena.

The Mocs, who currently sit 13th in the team standings, do not have any grapplers left in the championship bracket, but can still earn points from Dean Pavlou, Niko Brown, Nick Soto and Kevin Malone through consolation bouts.

Pavlou and Brown each advanced to the quarterfinals Tuesday before suffering their first losses, while Soto and Malone each won elimination bouts to stay alive after falling in the Round of 16.

Top-ranked Penn State leads the team scores with 102.0 points and has six wrestlers in the main draw semifinals. No. 3 Minnesota is in second with 94 points, followed by No. 2 Oklahoma State (89.5), No. 8 Cornell (4) and No. 6 Missouri (75.0).

Pavlou, a former Bradley Central star, opened with an 11-3 major decision over Ohio's Kagan Squire. He followed that with a 6-3 decision against American's Tom Page who was competing unattached. In the quarterfinals, he went up against Penn State's Bryan Pearsall and came away with an impressive 7-1 win.

In the quarterfinals, Pavlou found himself matched up with No. 1 seed and 11th ranked Mike Nevinger. After a scoreless first period, Nevinger went up 1-0 with an escape in the second. Pavlou was unable to counter in the third, and gave up eight back points before losing 10-0. He will face unattached Zachary Beitz in the consolations tomorrow.

Brown ran his personal win streak to 13 matches before losing to Arizona State's ninth-ranked Jake Meredith 7-5. His wins came against Duke's Michael Chapman (10-2) and Cornell's William George (3-1 OT). Brown will take on Cornell's Jace Bennett in the backdraw.

Soto came into the tournament ranked as high as No. 7 in the nation and looking to improve on his second place showing at last year's Scuffle. He opened with an overtime win over Virginia's Nick Hermann (8-5) but lost in overtime to Old Dominion's Rob Deutsch (3-1). He is still alive in the consolations after two wins in the backdraw.

Malone is the other Moc still alive for tomorrow's action. He fell to Penn State's 15th-ranked Jimmy Lawson (5-1) in the round of 16, but bounced back in the consolations. He defeated Air Force's Bentley Alsup (3-2) and scored a 5-3 win over UNC's Mike Kosoy.

Doors open tomorrow at McKenzie Arena at 8:00 a.m. (E.S.T.) with action beginning at 9:00 a.m. All of the top wrestlers are still alive and have set up and exciting semifinal round at 11:00 a.m. The finals and medal matches will all take place at 6:00 p.m.

Full Chattanooga wrestling results at the 2013 Southern Scuffle (Day 1):

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Champ. Round 2 - Nick Soto (Chattanooga) won in sudden victory - 1 over Nick Herrmann (Virginia) (SV-1 8-5)
Champ. Round 3 - Rob Deutsch (Old Dominion University) won in sudden victory - 1 over Nick Soto (Chattanooga) (SV-1 3-1)
Cons. Round 4 - Nick Soto (Chattanooga) won by decision over Peter Terrezza (Duke ) (Dec 7-0)
Cons. Round 5 - Nick Soto (Chattanooga) won by decision over Austin Miller (Unattached) (Dec 5-2)

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Champ. Round 2 - Dylan Hyder (Air Force) won by decision over Alex Ward (Chattanooga) (Dec 7-1)
Cons. Round 3 - Mike Carlone (Cleveland State) won by decision over Alex Ward (Chattanooga) (Dec 8-7)

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Champ. Round 1 - Dean Pavlou (Chattanooga) won by major decision over Kagan Squire (Ohio ) (Maj 11-3)
Champ. Round 2 - Dean Pavlou (Chattanooga) won by decision over Tom Page (American) (Dec 6-3)
Champ. Round 3 - Dean Pavlou (Chattanooga) won by decision over Bryan Pearsall (Penn
State) (Dec 7-1)
Quarterfinal - Michael Nevinger (Cornell ) won by major decision over Dean Pavlou (Chattanooga) (Maj 10-0)

Champ. Round 2 - Chris Mecate (Old Dominion University) won by tech fall over Austin Woods (Chattanooga) (TF 15-0)
Cons. Round 3 - Matthew Kraus (Arizona State) won by major decision over Austin Woods (Chattanooga) (Maj 11-3)

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Champ. Round 2 - Kevin Tao (American) won by major decision over Parker Smith (Chattanooga) (Maj 14-1)
Cons. Round 3 - Conrad Rangell (Minnesota) won by decision over Parker Smith (Chattanooga) (Dec 5-2)

Champ. Round 2 - Jared Presley (Chattanooga) won by major decision over Brad Mutchnik (American) (Maj 10-1)
Champ. Round 3 - Luke Frey (Penn State) won by major decision over Jared Presley (Chattanooga) (Maj 10-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Trevor Wiest (Missouri) won by decision over Jared Presley (Chattanooga) (Dec 8-4)

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Champ. Round 2 - Pat Smith (Minnesota) won by decision over Trey Stavrum (Chattanooga) (Dec 6-0)
Cons. Round 3 - Matt Nereim (North Carolina State) won by major decision over Trey Stavrum (Chattanooga) (Maj 14-5)

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Champ. Round 2 - Nick Fischer (Penn State) won by major decision over John Lampe (Chattanooga) (Maj 13-2)
Cons. Round 3 - Zachary Strickland (Appalachian State) won in sudden victory - 1 over John Lampe (Chattanooga) (SV-1 6-0)

Champ. Round 1 - Josh Condon (Chattanooga) won in sudden victory - 1 over Ryan Fox (North Carolina State) (SV-1 6-5)
Champ. Round 2 - Josh Condon (Chattanooga) won by major decision over Phillip Barreiro (American) (Maj 14-6)
Champ. Round 3 - Paul Hancock (Army) won by decision over Josh Condon (Chattanooga) (Dec 8-6)
Cons. Round 4 - Zachary Strickland (Appalachian State) won by major decision over Josh Condon (Chattanooga) (Maj 9-1)

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Champ. Round 2 - Marshall Peppelman (Cornell ) won by decision over Jake Young (Chattanooga) (Dec 5-4)
Cons. Round 3 - Jake Young (Chattanooga) won by decision over Taylor McGiffen (Campbell ) (Dec 1-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Jake Young (Chattanooga) won in sudden victory - 1 over Xavier Dye (Cleveland State) (SV-1 6-4)
Cons. Round 5 - Jon Fausey (Virginia) won by major decision over Jake Young (Chattanooga) (Maj 12-4)

Champ. Round 2 - John Shrader (Chattanooga) won by major decision over Bobby Blankenship (Cleveland State) (Maj 10-0)
Champ. Round 3 - Kevin Radford (Arizona State) won by decision over John Shrader (Chattanooga) (Dec 9-3)
Cons. Round 4 - John Shrader (Chattanooga) won by decision over Nick Bayer (Northern Colorado) (Dec 6-1)
Cons. Round 5 - Zach White (Oklahoma State) won by major decision over John Shrader (Chattanooga) (Maj 13-0)

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Champ. Round 2 - Konner Witt (Air Force) won by decision over Robert Prigmore (Chattanooga) (Dec 5-1)
Cons. Round 3 - Zach White (Oklahoma State) won in sudden victory - 1 over Robert Prigmore (Chattanooga) (SV-1 5-3)

Champ. Round 2 - Mason Bailey (Navy) won by major decision over T.J. Holmes (Chattanooga) (Maj 10-2)
Cons. Round 3 - T.J. Holmes (Chattanooga) won by pin over Keith Johnson (Ohio ) (Pin 6:27)
Cons. Round 4 - Brett Pfarr (Minnesota) won by decision over T.J. Holmes (Chattanooga) (Dec 11-5)

Champ. Round 2 - Mike Larson (Missouri) won by pin over Clay Dent (Chattanooga) (Pin 3:44)
Cons. Round 3 - Collin Wittmeyer (Army) won by major decision over Clay Dent (Chattanooga) (Maj 11-1)

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Champ. Round 2 - Niko Brown (Chattanooga) won by major decision over Michael Chapman (Duke ) (Maj 10-2)
Champ. Round 3 - Niko Brown (Chattanooga) won in sudden victory - 1 over William George (Cornell ) (SV-1 3-1)
Quarterfinal - Jake Meredith (Arizona State) won by decision over Niko Brown (Chattanooga) (Dec 7-5)

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Champ. Round 2 - Kevin Malone (Chattanooga) won by decision over Riley Shaw (Cleveland State) (Dec 6-1)
Champ. Round 3 - James Lawson (Penn State) won by decision over Kevin Malone (Chattanooga) (Dec 5-1)
Cons. Round 4 - Kevin Malone (Chattanooga) won by decision over Bentley Alsup (Air Force) (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Round 5 - Kevin Malone (Chattanooga) won by decision over Mike Kosoy (North Carolina State) (Dec 5-3)

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