CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Members of the Virginia wrestling team will ring in the New Year at one of the biggest tournaments of the season, competing across two days at the Southern Scuffle presented by Compound Sportswear. The event is hosted by Chattanooga and wrestling begins with the opening rounds on Sunday (Jan. 1).
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Sunday, Jan. 1
10 a.m. – Pigtail Round 10:45 a.m. – Championship Round of 32
1:30 p.m. – Pigtail Consolation
2:15 p.m. – Championship Round of 16
4:00 p.m. – Second Round of Consolations
5:45 p.m. – Third Round of Consolations
7:30 p.m. – Quarterfinals & Fourth Round Consolations
Monday, Jan. 2
11 a.m. – Fifth Round of Consolations
1 p.m. – Semifinals & Consolation Quarterfinals
3 p.m. – Consolation Semifinals
7 p.m. – Finals & Medal Matches
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
All matches and mats will be streamed by FloWrestling and live stats will also be provided by FloWrestling. Links to both the streams and live stats and brackets are available at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates throughout the day at the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWrestling).
• This marks Virginia’s first appearance at the Southern Scuffle since the 2017-18 season.
• Jack Mueller (125) won the title that season while Louie Hayes (133) finished third and Sam Krivus (149) took a fourth-place finish.
• UVA is coming off a solid performance at the Midlands Championships with an 11th place finish out of 30 teams.
• Neil Antrassian led the Hoos at the Midlands with a third place finish at 184 pounds.
• Two other Hoos placed at Midlands with Justin McCoy taking fifth at 165 pounds and Michael Battista taking sixth at 197 pounds.
• It is the final open tournament of the season currently on the schedule for UVA. The Hoos return to action in dual competition against George Mason at the St. Christopher School in Richmond on Jan. 7 at 2 p.m.
HOOS IN THE SOUTHERN SCUFFLE FIELD
133: Keyveon Roller
141: Kyren Butler, Dylan Cedeno, Jack Gioffre
149: Michael Gioffre
157: Dominic Isola
165: Gavin Cagle
174: Griffin Gammell, Hudson Stewart
184: Krystian Kinsey
197: Colden Dorfman
285: Ethan Weatherspoon