Nicholson, Hutter, Metzler Reach Final Eight at Southern Scuffle
By ODU Athletics
Dec. 29, 2010
Nicholson defeated Penn's Mark Rappo 6-0 and No. 20 Jason Lara of Oregon State 8-1 to reach the finals. The senior, now 13-0 on the season, will take on No. 7 Zach Sanders of Minnesota in the finals at 125 pounds.
Hutter beat Thane Antczak of Minnesota 5-4 in his first match this morning before knocking off No. 19 Zac Stevens of Minnesota 4-1. Hutter lost in the semifinals to No. 9 Rollie Peterkin of Pennsylvania, 6-4. Hutter faces Edinboro's Aaron Schopp in his next match.
Metzler knocked off his second-straight ranked wrestler this morning, beating No. 14 Ivan Lopouchanski of UNC Greensboro 5-4. He defeated No. 10 Kurt Kinser of Indiana 2-1 in his previous match. Metzler fell in the semifinals to No. 1 Kyle Dake of Cornell, 7-0. The ODU senior will look to get back on track against Oregon State's Scott Sakaguchi in his next match.