2022 Southern Scuffle

Hawkeyes Sending 15 To Scuffle

Hawkeyes Sending 15 To Scuffle

With the cancellation of Midlands and the Hawkeye Open, Iowa will be sending some young hammers to the Southern Scuffle.

Dec 29, 2021 by JD Rader
Hawkeyes Sending 15 To Scuffle

The Iowa Hawkeye's holiday tournament saga final turn will land them in Chattanooga, Tennessee, at the 2022 Southern Scuffle. With the cancelation of the Midlands Championships and then the cancelation of the Hawkeye Open, the Hawks needed somewhere to get their nonstarters matches and the Scuffle accepted them in.

Without open tournaments last season, this will be the hardest test yet for some of the young Hawks. Patrick Kennedy, the #3 overall recruit in the class of 2019, will have six top-15 opponents in his bracket including returning NCAA champ Shane Griffith and current #3 Keegan O'Toole.

Drake Ayala, a 4X Iowa high school state champ, 3X Fargo champ, and Who's #1 champ, has the opportunity to avenge his lone college loss as Pat McKee will be in his bracket.

Watch Drake Ayala and Patrick McKee's UNI Open match below.


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2X Pennsylvania state champion Wyatt Henson is 12-0 so far on the year, including a win over Oklahoma State's Teague Travis. With five top-15 wrestlers in his bracket, now he really get's to test himself against the best.

Lastly, Iowa native and 2X Fargo finalist Caleb Rathjen will be making his college debut.

Attached: 6

133 - Charles Matthews

141 - Drew Bennett

141 - Leif Schroder

165 - Joe Kelly

174 - Brennan Swafford

285 - Aaron Costello

Unattached: 9

125 - Drake Ayala

133 - Cullan Schriever

141 - Wyatt Henson

149 - Caleb Rathjen

149 - Bretli Reyna

157 - Sebastian Robles

165 - Patrick Kennedy

165 - Jack McClimon

184 - Andrew Simaz