No. 22 Wrestling Competes In Southern Scuffle This Weekend

Dec. 28, 2007

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    COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 22 Maryland wrestling team is gearing up for the 2007 Southern Scuffle which will be held at UNC-Greensboro on December 29-30 at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center. Tickets for the event are $12 for adults and $8 for students. Children under the age of five get in for free. Fans that cannot attend can watch via Spartan All-Access at $9.95 a day or $16.95 for the weekend. Live updates will also be available at

    Fans looking to watch the action live in Greensboro can click on the link above.

    Five Maryland wrestlers will enter the Southern Scuffle as a seeded participant. Junior Alex Krom is the ninth seed in the 141 pound weight class while freshman Eric Medina, ranked No. 13 in the country at 149 pounds, is seeded fourth.

    Sophomore Mike Letts is the second seed at 174 pounds, bringing his No. 8 national ranking to the tournament while redshirt junior Josh Haines, ranked No. 18 at 184 pounds, was given the three seed. Redshirt sophomore Hudson Taylor is the final Terp to be seeded in the tournament with a two seed at 197 pounds. Taylor is currently ranked No. 11 in the nation.

    Last year at the Scuffle, Krom finished second at 141 pounds while Letts finished in third place at 174 as a freshman. Taylor garnered an eighth place finish in 2006 as Maryland finished eighth overall out of 33 teams.

    2007 UNCG Southern Scuffle Schedule
    Friday, December 28
    Noon - Workout Area is available (Greensboro Coliseum, Event Center)
    7-8 pm - Team and Individual Check in (Greensboro Sheraton - Glass Room)

    Saturday, December 29
    8 am - Weigh-ins & Skin check 10 am - 64-Man Championship (10 mats - 500 wrestlers)
    11:30 am - 32-Man Championship
    1:45 pm - 1st Round of Wrestle-backs
    3:45 pm - 16-Man Championship & 2nd Round of Wrestle-backs
    6:00 pm - 3rd Round Wrestle-backs

    Sunday, December 30
    8:00 am - Weigh-ins & Skin check
    9:00 am - Quarterfinals & 4th Round Wrestle-backs
    10:30 am - 5th Round Wrestle-backs
    11:30 am - Semifinals & 6th Round Wrestle-backs
    1:00 pm - 7th Round Wrestle-backs
    2:00 pm - Medal Rounds (3rd - 8th)
    3:00 pm - Free Wrestling Clinc (for all high school, middle/youth wrestlers and coaches)
    5:00 pm - Championship Finals