Dec. 31, 2011
The No. 3 Minnesota wrestling team will be back in action this weekend at the Southern Scuffle, in Chattanooga, Tenn. The two day event will begin on Jan. 1 and run through Jan. 2.
Minnesota has not wrestled since Dec. 9 when they defeated Iowa State 34-6, at Williams Arena.
The Southern Scuffle is one of the largest in-season tournaments in college wrestling. Of the 22 teams scheduled to appear, 15 are currently ranked in the Intermat College Rankings Top-54 and eight are listed in the NWCA/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Top-25. Highlighted by defending NCAA Champion and fifth-ranked Penn State, the field also includes No. 4 Cornell, No. 10 Missouri, No. 11 Oregon State, No. 15 Virginia Tech, No. 21 Virginia and No. 25 Hofstra round out those from the top-25.
Other ranked teams include No. 32 (t) Indiana, No. 32 (t) Ohio, No. 43 Appalachian State, No. 44 Navy, No. 49 (t) North Carolina, No. 49 (t) Old Dominion and No. 54 The Citadel. UTC is among the seven remaining teams, along with Army, Campbell, Cleveland State, Duke, Gardner-Webb and N.C. State.
Brackets will be updated throughout the day on TrackWrestling.com and current brackets for each weight class can be found here.