THIS WEEK: Air Force is slated to compete for titles at the Southern Scuffle, hosted by UT-Chattanooga, Jan. 1-2, in McKenzie Arena. NCAA champion Penn State, along with representatives from nine teams who finished in the top-25 at last year’s NCAA Tournament are making their way to Chattanooga for the New Year’s event.
The Nittany Lions (No. 2) lead this group that includes, Oklahoma State (4), Lehigh (6), N.C. State (7), Virginia Tech (10), Northern Iowa (13) and Virginia (23). Individually, there could be as many as seven individual NCAA Champions on the mat. Over 70 of the competitors qualified for last year’s NCAA Tournament, while 21 were All-Americans. Junior 157-pounder Alex Mossing, ranked 20th in the nation, is the fourth seed in his respective bracket.
Monday, January 1
10 am: Pigtail round
10:45 am: Championship round of 32
1:30 pm: 1st round of consolations
2:15 pm: Championship round of 16
4 pm: 2nd round of consolations
5:45 pm: 3rd round of consolations
7:30 pm: Championship quarterfinals & 4th round of consolations
Tuesday, January 2
10 am: 5th round of consolations
12 pm: Championship semifinals & consolation quarterfinals
2pm: Consolation semifinals
7pm: Championship finals & medal matches
All times shown are Eastern.
LIVE COVERAGE: Tickets and hospitality passes are on sale now on TheSouthernScuffle.com, but if you can't make it to the Scenic City, you can watch it live on Flowrestling. The PPV video feed is also available on Roku and AppleTV.
IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS: Junior Alex Mossing was the first Falcon to break into the national rankings this season after defeating nationally ranked Paul Fox of Stanford at the Reno Tournament of Champions. Mossing is ranked 20th by Intermat and The Open Mat.
UP NEXT: Air Force returns to the dual slate at the Tracy Borah Duals, Jan. 6. The Falcons will compete against a number of teams in a round-robin day of duals hosted by Western State University.