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Three Bronco Wrestlers Advance to Quarterfinals

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GREENSBORO, N.C. Sophomores Andy Patrick and Tyler Sherfey and freshman Luke Smith reached the quarterfinals of the Southern Scuffle, Friday, a two-day tournament that features eight ranked teams and 62 individuals ranked in the top 20.

Wrestling at 157 pounds, Sherfey, the nation’s 20th-ranked individual, opened with a shutout major decision over Virginia’s Mike Sewell (9-0). After pinning Steve Wiktorek of Campbell (4:52) to advance to the Round of 16, Sherfey moved onto the quarters with a 5-2 decision over Daniel Alejandro of Cal State-Bakersfield.

Patrick, No. 15 at 285 pounds in the latest USA Today/Intermat/NCWA Division I rankings, advanced to the quarterfinal round with decisions over Jack Danilkowicz of Virginia (9-2) and Joe Sheffield of UNC Greensboro (4-2).

In the Broncos’ biggest upset of the day, Smith knocked off the nation’s 17th-ranked 165-pounder, Jason Kiessling of Maryland, in a 9-7 overtime decision in the Round of 16. Smith advanced to the third round via decision over Ohio’s Jacob Ison (8-6) and major decision over Craig McIntosh of UNC-Greensboro in a 10-0 shutout victory.

As a team the Broncos ended the first day of competition in 12th place with 31.5 points, five points back of the top 10. Minnesota leads the tournament with 59.5 points.

Still alive in the tournament are Jeff Newby at 141 pounds, Brad Muri at 157 pounds, Nate Lee at 174 pounds, and Matt Casperson at 197 pounds.

After losing his opening round match, Newby has won three consecutive matches in the consolation bracket. Muri, who lost in the Round of 16, handed Campbell’s Wiktorek his second pin of the day at the hands of a Bronco (1:55) in his first consolation match.

After dropping a match to the nation’s eighth-ranked wrestler at 174 pounds, Lee won his only consolation match of the day via decision. Casperson, after losing in the Round of 32, posted two consecutive pins in the wrestleback rounds, defeating Ed Backus of Binghamton (2:15) and Harry Zander of George Mason (2:41).

Saturday’s quarterfinal matches are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m., with the semifinals at 11:30 a.m., and the championship matches at 6:30 p.m. All times are eastern.

Live scoring can be found at host UNC Greensboro’s Web site (uncgspartans.com) by clicking on the Southern Scuffle logo.

Southern Scuffle
Greensboro Coliseum’s Special Events Center
Greensboro, N.C.
Dec. 29-30, 2006
Day One Results

TEAM RESULTS
1. 59.5 MINNESOTA, 2. 53.5 EDINBORO, 3. 52 CORNELL, 4. 50.5 MISSOURI, 5. 42.5 CAL ST- BAKERSFIELD, 6. 39 NAVY, 7. 38.5 LEHIGH, 8. 38 KENT STATE, 9. 37 NC STATE, 9. 36.5 CHATTANOOGA, 11. 34 OHIO STATE, 12. 31.5 BOISE STATE, 13. 30 MARYLAND, 14. 29.5 NORTH CAROLINA, 15. 27 U OF VIRGINIA, 16. 26.5 LOCK HAVEN, 16. 26.5 VIRGINIA TECH, 18. 26 STANFORD, 19. 25.5 OLD DOMINION, 19. 25.5 UNC GREENSBORO, 21. 20.5 GEORGE MASON, 22. 19 PITTSBURGH, 23. 17.5 OHIO UNIVERSITY, 24. 15.5 DUKE, 25. 14 EAST STROUDSBURG, 26. 13.5 APPALACHIAN STATE, 27. 12 CAMPBELL, 28. 11 THE CITADEL, 29. 10.5 GARDNER-WEBB, 30. 8.5 DAVIDSON, 31. 7 BINGHAMTON, 31. 7 VMI.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
133 lbs.

Round of 32
Levi Jones, BSU def. Jon Kohler, Maryland MAJOR DEC. (14-3)
Round of 16
No. 13 Eric Albright, Virginia def. Levi Jones, BSU MAJOR DEC. (11-3)
Wrestleback
Rob Tate, Gardner-Webb def. Levi Jones, BSU DEC. (14-7)

141 lbs.
Round of 64
Matt Easter, Cornell def. Jeff Newby, BSU DEC. (8-4)
Wrestleback
Jeff Newby, BSU def. Matt Bullwinkel, The Citadel DEC. (12-6)
Wrestleback
Jeff Newby, BSU def. Brandon Toro-Segarra, Binghamton MAJOR DEC. (8-0)
Wrestleback
Jeff Newby, BSU def. Marcus Hoehn, Missouri DEC. (4-3)

157 lbs.
Round of 64
No. 20 Tyler Sherfey, BSU def. Mike Sewell, Virginia MAJOR DEC. (9-0)
Round of 32
No. 20 Tyler Sherfey, BSU def. Steve Wiktorek, Campbell PIN (4:52)
Round of 16
No. 20 Tyler Sherfey, BSU def. Daniel Alejandro, Cal State-Bakersfield DEC. (5-2)
Seth Martin, Lock Haven def. Brad Muri, BSU PIN (3:20)
Wrestleback
Brad Muri, BSU def. Steve Wiktorek, Campbell PIN (1:55)

165 lbs.
Round of 64
Luke Smith, BSU def. Jacob Ison, Ohio DEC. (8-6)
Round of 32
Luke Smith, BSU def. Craig McIntosh, UNC-Greensboro MAJOR DEC. (10-0)
Eric Decker, Virginia Tech def. Johnny Nunez, BSU DEC. (5-3)
Round of 16
Luke Smith, BSU def. No. 17 Jason Kiessling, Maryland DEC. (9-7 sv)
Wrestleback
Johnny Nunez, BSU def. Tommy Hutchinson, Appalachian State DEC. (4-2)
Wrestleback
Mitch Webster, George Mason def. Johnny Nunez, BSU DEC. 11-10

174 lbs.
Round of 32
Nate Lee, BSU def. Rick Brownlee, NC State MAJOR DEC. (18-8)
Round of 16
No. 8 Gabe Dretsch, Minnesota def. Nate Lee, BSU DEC. (4-2)
Wrestleback
Nate Lee, BSU def. Darius Caldwell, The Citadel DEC. (9-3)

184 lbs.
Round of 32
Mike Casperson, BSU def. Matt Darnell, Pittsburgh PIN (6:29)
Round of 16
David Craig, Lehigh def. Mike Casperson, BSU PIN (1:08)
Wrestleback
Matt Parsons, Navy def. Mike Casperson, BSU DEC. (10-3)

197 lbs.
Round of 32
Dennis Drury, North Carolina def. Matt Casperson, BSU DEC. (7-2)
Wrestleback
Matt Casperson, BSU def. Ed Backus, Binghamton PIN (2:15)
Wrestleback
Matt Casperson, BSU def. Harry Zander, George Mason PIN (2:41)

285 lbs.
Round of 32
No. 15 Andy Patrick, BSU def. Jack Danilkowicz, Virginia DEC. (9-2)
Round of 16
No. 15 Andy Patrick, BSU def. Joe Sheffield, UNC Greensboro DEC. (4-2)

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