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CHATTANOOGA, TN — South Dakota State’s Dustin Walraven continued his trek at the through the 149-pound weight class Wednesday at the Southern Scuffle.

Walraven won 2-1 in tie breaker – 1 versus Thomas Gantt (North Carolina State). After riding out the second overtime period, Walraven scored an escape to advance to the consolation quarterfinals.

In the consolation quarters, Walraven dropped a narrow 5-1 decision to James English (Penn State). The seventh-place match was more of the same, as Walraven was bested by another Penn State wrestler in Luke Frey and by a more narrow 4-3 decision.

The place match wrapped up competition at the Southern Scuffle.

SDSU returns home for its next event, a dual versus Simpson College on Jan. 11. Former Jackrabbit assistant wrestling coach Nate Hansen leads the Storm after coaching five seasons at SDSU. Start time is set for 7 p.m. in Frost Arena.

Southern Scuffle Final Team Scores and Brackets

149 – Dustin Walraven tie breaker – 1 Thomas Gantt (North Carolina State), 2-1 (TB-1)
149 – James English (Penn State) decision Dustin Walraven, 5-1
Seventh-place match – Luke Frey (Penn State) decision Dustin Walraven, 4-3

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Courtesy:  South Dakota State University

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