Nicholson, Hutter, Metzler Reach Final Eight at Southern Scuffle

December 29, 2010
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Dec. 29, 2010

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GREENSBORO, N.C. - James Nicholson won two matches this morning to reach the finals of the Southern Scuffle, while Kyle Hutter and Joey Metzler both reach the round of eight.

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.