UNC Greensboro is offering a live feed -2 days 19.95 -Saturday and finals $9.95
Spartan All Access to provide exclusive coverage of 2009 Southern Scuffle
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Collegiate wrestling's finest competitors will be on display when the 2009 UNCG Southern Scuffle takes place on December 29 and 30 from the Greensboro Coliseum's Special Events Center and fans can catch all of the action on their computers with Spartan All Access.
More than 400 wrestlers are slated to compete in 10 weight classes, with 53 of them currently ranked in the top 20 in their respective weight classes according to InterMat. Four wrestlers currently ranked No. 1 in the nation in their weight classes, including defending NCAA champions Troy Nickerson of Cornell (125 lbs.) and Jarrod King from Edinboro (165 lbs.) are slated to compete.
This is the seventh year of the UNCG Southern Scuffle and the sixth time it has been held at the Special Events Center. Each year, several future national champions have been on display, sometimes squaring off against competitors they meet down the road at the NCAA Championship in March. This year, King's 165 lbs. weight class and the 285 lb. class with top-ranked Konrad Dudziak of Duke features the most ranked wrestlers with seven. Nickerson's 125 lbs. class features six of the top seven ranked competitors, nearly ensuring some sneak previews of the NCAA Championship in that bracket. There are seven teams ranked in the top 20 in this year's UNCG Southern Scuffle field.
Fans can catch all the action by purchasing one of four packages for the Spartan All Access coverage of the Southern Scuffle. Fans can purchase a complete tournament package for $19.95, which will include all three sessions. Session 1, featuring all of Friday's action, and Session 2, which features Saturday's action up to the championship round, can be purchased for $9.95 each. Session 3, featuring only the championship matches on Saturday evening, will be available for $7.95.
Martin Fleming and Joey Burridge will call the action from this year's tournament, with two "feature" mats being shown. Matches of significance are typically funneled by tournament officials to these feature mats as often as possible without affecting the integrity of the tournament bracket. Coverage includes teams from all over the country and is not just focused on UNCG wrestlers. However, because care is given to not disrupting the flow of the tournament, decisions are made as the day goes on for which matches will be shown as a part of Spartan All Access.
Packages may be purchased by clicking on the gold Spartan All Access login box in the top right side of any page at www.UNCGSpartans.com and www.southernscuffle.com.
Individuals ranked in the latest InterMat rankings that are slated to compete:
1. Troy Nickerson - Cornell
2. Angel Escobedo - Indiana
4. Zach Sanders - Minnesota
5. James Nicholson - Old Dominion
6. Jarrod Garnett - Virginia Tech
7. Eric Morrill - Edinboro
2. Jayson Ness - Minnesota
10. Mike Grey - Cornell
11. Danny Mitcheff - Kent State
15. Kyle Hutter - Old Dominion
5. Kyle Drake - Cornell
6. Mike Thorn - Minnesota
9. Mario Mason - Minnesota
10. Matt Kyler - Army
11. Matt Cathell - Kent State
20. Nick Stabile - North Carolina
4. Matt Moley - Bloomsburg
9. Kurt Kinser - Indiana
12. Jake Deitchler - Minnesota
14. Bryce Saddoris - Navy
16. Danny Gonsor - Virginia
19. Jonny Bonilla-Bowman - Hofstra
1. Jarrod King - Edinboro
4. Dustin Schlatter - Minnesota
10. Justin Kerber - Cornell
11. Chris Brown - Old Dominion
14. Paul Young - Indiana
17. P.J. Gillespie - Hofstra
19. Rick Schmelyun - Bloomsburg
1. Mack Lewness - Edinboro
4. Chris Henrich - Virginia
10. Ryan Patrovich - Hofstra
13. Luke Rebertus - Navy
18. Scott Griffin - Pennsylvania
19. Justin Zeerip - Michigan
3. Dustin Kilgore - Kent State
16. Steve Bosak - Cornell
17. John Barone - Duke
18. Sonny Yohn - Minnesota
20. Ben Clymer - Hofstra
5. Anthony Biondo - Michigan
6. Cam Simaz - Cornell
11. Brent Jones - Virginia
14. Jesse Strawn - Old Dominion
15. Dennis Drury - North Carolina
16. Richard Starks - Army
1. Konrad Dudziak - Duke
6. Nathan Everhart - Indiana
10. Mitch Monteiro - Cal State Bakersfield
11. Ben Berhow - Minnesota
14. Chris Birchler - Edinboro
16. Josh Arnone - Cornell
19. Brendan Barlow - Kent State
I'll wind up buying it again as the quality of the webcast has always been very good.
I may BUY myself an xmas present -this could be the best Scuffle in over all quality in memory .
Is Kinser back?
Good to see Jarrod Garnett in the preseeds for Midlands and Scuffle. Especially since neither are on the VT schedule.
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