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Southern Scuffle Day 1: Latham and Pena Undefeated

Jan 1, 2014

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Chattanooga, Tenn. – RJ Pena (157) and Joe Latham (174) remain in the championships brackets after the first day at the Southern Scuffle. Both Pena and Latham are set to wrestle in the quarterfinals tomorrow.

The Beavers currently sit in ninth place after the first day of competition, earning 28.5 team points.

Oregon State featured 14 of its wrestlers in the tournament, 10 of which will continue on to wrestle tomorrow: Jack Hathaway (133), Scott Sakaguchi (149), Jared Reis (149), Pena (157), Jordan Henrickson (157), Alex Elder (165), Latham (174), Austin Morehead (184), Taylor Meeks (197), and Amarveer Dhesi (HWT).

Both Pena and Latham remain undefeated for Oregon State through the first day of competition, advancing them to the championship bracket quarterfinals. Pena collected two decision victories over Minnesota’s Brandon Kingsley and Iowa State’s John Nicholson. Latham tallied a 13-3 major decision victory over Hofstra’s Victor Pozsonyi, followed by a 7-1 decision over Arizona State’s Kevin Radford.

The championship bracket quarterfinals and consolation round four matches are set for tomorrow at 6 a.m. Pacific Time. That will be followed by consolation rounds five and six, championship semifinals, consolation quarterfinals and semifinals, and championship finals and medal matches.

Trackwrestling will continue to have up-to-date brackets and tournament results. For final tournament scores and results, check

 Results:125: Chris McGinley (Boston) tech. fall Pat Rollins, 16-0125: Pat Rollins tech. fall Jerome Robinson (Old Dominion), 17-0125: Vito Pasone (Appalachian) fall Pat Rollins, 4:38

125: Anthony Zanetta (Pittsburgh) major decision Joey Palmer, 11-3125: Joey Palmer decision Micah Perez (North Carolina), 4-0125: Edilbert Vinas (Kent State) decision Joey Palmer, 8-4

133: Jon Morrison (Oklahoma State) decision Jack Hathaway, 5-2133: Jack Hathaway fall William Johnson (Appalachian), 1:37

133: David Thorn (Minnesota) major decision Drew Van Anrooy, 11-2133: Drew Van Anrooy major decision Clarence Arrington Jr. (The Citadel), 10-1133: Eric Wilson (Missouri) decision Drew Van Anrooy, 2-0

149: Scott Sakaguchi decision Andrew Lenzi (Pennsylvania), 4-0149: Zachary Beitz (Penn State) decision Scott Sakaguchi, 10-4149: Scott Sakaguchi major decision Austin Sams (Chattanooga), 13-4149: Scott Sakaguchi decision Connor Bass (Duke), 9-2

149: Drake Houdashelt (Missouri) decision Jared Reis, 6-0149: Jared Reis decision RJ LaBeef (Cleveland State), 5-4149: Jared Reis decision Alex Kocer (South Dakota), 8-7

157: RJ Pena decision Brandon Kingsley (Minnesota), 11-9157: RJ Pena decision John Nicholson (Iowa State), 8-5157: Dylan Ness (Minnesota) fall Jordan Henrickson, 1:19

157: Jordan Henrickson decision Grant Blumenthal (Campbell), 6-1157: Jordan Henrickson decision Taylor Simaz (Cornell), 4-0

165: Marshall Peppelman (Cornell) decision Alex Elder, 12-10165: Alex Elder fall Trey Stavrum (Chattanooga), 2:11

165: Harrison Hightower (Ohio) tech. fall Toney Chay, 15-0165: Toney Chay decision Peter Santos (Unattached), 6-3165: Jordan Gagliano (Missouri) sudden victory decision Toney Chay, SV-1 5-3

174: Joe Latham major decision Victor Pozsonyi (Hofstra), 13-3174: Joe Latham decision Kevin Radford (Arizona State), 7-1

184: Austin Morehead major decision Ryan Tompkins (Army), 12-2184: Lawrence Thomas (Pennsylvania) fall Austin Morehead, 2:04

197: Taylor Meeks fall Harrison Cook (Pennsylvania), 4:07197: Kevin Beazley (Old Dominion) decision Taylor Meeks, 3-2

HWT: Amarveer Dhesi major decision Marcus Malacek (Air Force), 14-6HWT: Amarveer Dhesi major decision Riley Shaw (Cleveland State), 16-4HWT: Jonathan Gingrich (Penn State) decision Amarveer Dhesi, 5-0