Four advance to day two of Southern Scuffle

Austin Kraisser (Billy Weeks photo)
Austin Kraisser (Billy Weeks photo)

 CHATTANOOGA, TENN. - Four Camels advanced to the second day of the 2017 Southern Scuffle presented by Compound Clothing. Overall, Campbell sits in a tie for 15th place with 22.5 points.

Nathan Kraisser reached the quarterfinals in the 125-pound class, but dropped a 6-5 decision to Gabe Townsell of Stanford to move into the consolation bracket. Three other Camels made it to the round of eight in the consolation brackets in their respective weight classes.

Andrew Morgan* (174), Austin Kraisser (157), and Ville Heino (184) also advanced to day two of competition, all in the consolation bracket round of eight.

N.Kraisser began his day with a 17-0 tech fall victory against Drexel's Tanner Shoap. He advanced to the quarterfinals with an 11-4 win over Eli Hale of Oklahoma State. A slim 6-5 defeat in the quarterfinals knocked Kraisser to the consolation bracket.

Morgan fell in his opening match to Ty Schoffstall of Edinboro, 10-4. He won his next two matches of the day, with a 6-3 decision over Brandon Krone of Minnesota and a fall at 3:56 against Tommy Chisholm.   

A.Kraisser began his day with an 11-5 decision loss to May Bethea of Penn. He bounced back with a fall at 3:29 against Joey Abbate of Duke, then continued in the bracket as Kent Lane of Lehigh withdrew due to medical forfeit.

Heino started the competition with a 10-6 decision over Ryan Harman of Navy. He dropped a 12-5 decision to Chattanooga's Bryce Carr, but bounced back with a 15-4 major decision against Roderick Davis of North Carolina State.

Luke Stewart also collected multiple wins on the day for Campbell. Stewart picked up a 10-5 decision against Cleveland State's RJ Labeef. He also claimed a pair of 4-3 decision wins against Virginia's Chris Yankowich and Sam Krivus.

Day two of action will begin at 10 a.m. with the fifth round of consolation matches. Follow @GoCamelsWrestle for live updates throughout the day.
*Andrew Morgan competed unattached at this event.