The Scuffle begins Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., with championship matches taking place Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
This year's Scuffle field includes 53 wrestlers who are ranked in the latest InterMat rankings, including four of the 10 wrestlers ranked No. 1 in the nation at their respective weight classes. The team title also figures to be a fierce battle as the field is composed of seven teams who are ranked in the top 25, led by No. 5 Minnesota, No. 8 Cornell, No. 13 Indiana, No. 18 Virginia, No. 19 Kent State, No. 20 Edinboro and No. 23 Old Dominion.
"This is a good tournament and will help expose our team to some of the highest level of competition in the country," said Penn head coach Rob Eiter. "Any time you can wrestle top-level competition, you have to. The goal for the team is to compete hard for two days and get on top of the podium."
The event will be broadcast on UNCG's Spartan All-Access.
Penn Competitors at Southern Scuffle
133 - Bryan Ortenzio, Zack Ellis
141 - Zack Kemmerer
149 - Cesar Grajales, Troy Hernandez
157 - Matt Dragon
165 - Gabriel Burak, Tom Timothy
184 - Harrison Cook, Cory Beaver
HWT - Tyler Blakely
The field is listed below in alphabetical order:
Cal State Bakersfield
#19 Kent State
North Carolina State
#23 Old Dominion
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The Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics (DRIA) has announced the reinstatement of Rollie Peterkin, Cesar Grajales and Matt Dragon to the wrestling program.