published Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Penn State close to fourth straight Scuffle title

The task was almost complete but Penn State was in need of a couple of individual titles to secure its fourth straight Southern Scuffle championship.

Headed into Thursday night’s medal matches, Cael Sanderson’s Nittany Lions had 177 points to 149.5 for second-place Minnesota. Oklahoma State was at 142.5, Cornell at 100.5 and Missouri at 95.5.

Host University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was in 16th place with 34 points and one medalist in 133-pound Nick Soto, who was set to wrestle for third place.

For complete details on the Scuffle, please see Friday’s edition of the Times Free Press.

Contact Ward Gossett at or 423-886-4765.

about Ward Gossett...

Ward Gossett is an assistant sports editor and writer for the Times Free Press. Ward has a long history in Chattanooga journalism. He actually wrote a bylined story for the Chattanooga News-Free Press as a third-grader. He Began working part-time there in 1968 and was hired full time in 1970. Ward now covers high school athletics, primarily football, wrestling and baseball and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling. Over a 40-year career, he has covered ...

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