Sherfey, Patrick Finish Third at Southern Scuffle

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GREENSBORO, N.C. Boise State University sophomores Tyler Sherfey and Andy Patrick finished third in their respective weight classes, Saturday, at the Southern Scuffle hosted by UNC-Greensboro.

Sherfey, ranked No. 20 at 157 pounds in the latest USA Today/Intermat/NCWA Division I rankings, and Patrick (No. 15 at 285 pounds), were two of three Broncos to make it to the quarterfinals after Friday’s matches.

Patrick lost a 4-3 decision to No. 10 Spencer Nadolsky of North Carolina in the quarterfinals, but won four consecutive matches to finish third. He shut out Zach Hammond of Cornell 3-0 to win the decision, and defeated Scott Steele of Navy in an 8-4 decision. Patrick advanced to the consolation championship match when No. 14 Paul Weibel of Lehigh forfeited due to medical reasons.

In the championship match, Patrick defeated No. 9 Ed Prendergast of Navy in a 5-2 decision. The victory marked the highest-ranked opponent a Bronco defeated at the Southern Scuffle, a tournament that featured eight ranked teams and 62 individuals ranked in the top 20.

After dropping his quarterfinal match, Sherfey won decisions over Kent State’s Kurt Gross (9-2) and John Jarred of Navy (3-2) to reach the consolation semifinals. In his semifinal match, Sherfey knocked off Kody Hamrah of North Carolina State by a 10-5 decision. In the consolation final, Sherfey won by default over No. 13 Mike Chandler of Missouri.

As a team the Broncos finish in 12th with 59 points. Missouri won the event with 179.5 points.

Also reaching the quarterfinals was freshman Luke Smith at 165 pounds. 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, Friday. In his quarterfinal match, Smith lost in a close 5-3 decision to No. 19 Chris Vondruska of Ohio State, and was ousted by Jeremy Larson of Minnesota in a 4-2 decision.

The Broncos return to action Jan. 4, in a home dual against Pacific-10 Conference opponent Cal Poly at 5:00 p.m.

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

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
141 lbs.

Brad Canterbury, Navy def. Jeff Newby, BSU MAJOR DEC. (16-4)

157 lbs.
Quarterfinals
No. 17 Josh Zupancic, Stanford def. No. 20 Tyler Sherfey, BSU DEC (6-2)
Wrestleback
Jason Johnstone, Ohio State def. Brad Muri, BSU DEC. (5-0)
Wrestleback
No. 20 Tyler Sherfey, BSU def. Kurt Gross, Kent State DEC. (9-2)
Wrestleback
No. 20 Tyler Sherfey, BSU def. John Jarred, Navy DEC. (3-2)
Consolation Semifinals
No. 20 Tyler Sherfey, BSU def. Kody Hamrah, NC State DEC. (10-5)
Consolation Finals 3rd Place Match
No. 20 Tyler Sherfey, BSU def. No. 13 Mike Chandler, Missouri - DEFAULT

165 lbs.
Quarterfinals
No. 19 Chris Vondruska, Ohio State def. Luke Smith, BSU DEC. (5-3 tb)
Wrestleback
Jeremy Larson, Minnesota def. Luke Smith, BSU DEC. (4-2)

174 lbs.
Wrestleback
No. 20 Blake Maurer, Ohio State def. Nate Lee, BSU DEC. (5-3)

197 lbs.
Wrestleback
Matt Casperson, BSU def. Jeremie Cook, Lock Haven DEC. (9-6)
Wrestleback
Ryan Goodman, NC State def. Matt Casperson, BSU MAJOR DEC. (10-2)

285 lbs.
Quarterfinals
No. 10 Spencer Nadolsky, North Carolina def. No. 15 Andy Patrick, BSU DEC. (4-3 tb)
Wrestleback
No. 15 Andy Patrick, BSU def. Zach Hammond, Cornell DEC. (3-0)
Wrestleback
No. 15 Andy Patrick, BSU def. Scott Steele, Navy DEC. (8-4)
Consolation Semifinals
No. 15 Andy Patrick, BSU def. No. 14 Paul Weibel, Lehigh - MEDICAL
Consolation Finals 3rd Place Match
No. 15 Andy Patrick, BSU def. No. 9 Ed Prendergast, Navy DEC. (5-2)

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