3x defending NCAA champions Penn State will come in as the favorite, boasting ranked wrestlers in all ten weight classes, including #1 ranked wrestlers David Taylor (165lbs) and Ed Ruth (184lbs). Not to be outdone, Minnesota, who took 3rd in last year's NCAA team race, brings to the Southern Scuffle ranked wrestlers in nine out of ten weight classes, including #1 ranked wrestlers Nick Dardanes (149lbs), Scott Schiller (197lbs) and Tony Nelson (HWT). Wrestling fans from across the country will pay special attention to the battle between Big Ten foes here as Minnesota seems the only team capable of knocking off the '13-'14 Nittany Lions.
Four NCAA champions will compete at the 2014 Southern Scuffle: David Taylor, Chris Perry, Ed Ruth, Tony Nelson. More: this year's event hosts 135 NCAA qualifiers and an astounding 34 All Americans.
The 2014 Southern Scuffle is as good as it gets for wrestling fans -as good as it gets until the NCAA Championships anyway. The tournament gets bigger and more competitive every year, and it has evolved into the ultimate proving ground for in-season college wrestling.
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2014 Tournament Preview
2014 Southern Scuffle Participants (by finish at the 2013 NCAA Championships)
1. Penn State, 2. Oklahoma State, 3. Minnesota, 5. Cornell, 7. Missouri, 8. Oregon State, 11. Iowa State, 15. Pittsburgh, 18. Central Michigan, 20. The Citadel, 21. Virginia, 22. North Carolina, 24. Kent State, 29. Ohio, 35. Penn, 38. Air Force, 38. Stanford, 41. Arizona State, 44. Boston University, 46. Bucknell , 46. Hofstra, 49. Navy, 49. Appalachian State , 51. American, 55. Chattanooga, 57. Drexel , 60. Duke, 60. Old Dominion, 63. N.C. State, 66. Army, 66. Campbell, 66. Cleveland State, 66. South Dakota State, Northern Colorado