Gophers Finish Third at Southern Scuffle
Tony Nelson picked up his second Southern Scuffle individual crown.

Jan. 2, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS - The No. 2 University of Minnesota Golden Gopher wrestling team finished in third place at the 2014 Southern Scuffle despite leading the competition field after the first day of the open tournament. The Gophers finished behind No. 1 Penn State (189.0) and No. 4 Oklahoma State (164.5) by racking up a final tournament score of 161.0. 

Two Golden Gophers took home individual crowns at the competition as Scott Schiller (197) and Tony Nelson (285) finished the competition with an undefeated record in their respective weight classes. 

This is Nelson's second Southern Scuffle victory after ending the tournament as the runner-up last year. He was able to win his respective weight class in 2012. 

Minnesota had six wrestlers finish in the top five of their weight class including David Thorn (133, 3rd place), Chris Dardanes (141, 4th place), Logan Storley (174, 3rd place), Brett Pfarr (184, 5th place) and Kevin Steinhaus (184, 4th place) while Nick Dardanes ended the tournament as the runner-up at 149 lbs. 

Full results from the tournament can be found here. 

The Golden Gophers will next take the mat on Friday, Jan. 10 as they travel to Northwestern to resume Big Ten dual competition. Minnesota will return to the Sports Pavilion on Sunday, Jan. 12 as they welcome Wisonsin to their home mat beginning at 1 p.m. 

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