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2020 Southern Scuffle: 5 Oklahoma State wrestlers receive No. 1 pre-seeds

Kaden Gfeller (141) and Joe Smith (174) look to make their season debuts.

2019 NCAA Div I Wrestling Championships Session One Photo by Hunter Martin/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

The Oklahoma State wrestling team received half of the No. 1 pre-seeds for the 2020 Southern Scuffle on Monday.

Nick Piccininni (125), Kaden Gfeller (141), Boo Lewallen (149), Joe Smith (174), Dakota Geer (197) were all awarded No. 1 seeds.

Gfeller, a two-time Scuffle champion, and Smith — a three-time Scuffle runner-up and two-time All-American at 157 — will look to make their season debuts at the tournament. Piccininni had three straight technical falls and a major decision to win last season’s Scuffle. Geer has placed fourth twice at the Scuffle, with Edinboro in 2017 and OSU in 2019.

Travis Wittlake (165) and Anthony Montalvo (184) received the Nos. 6 and 8 seeds, respectively at their weight class. Reece Witcraft (133), Wyatt Sheets (157) and Austin Harris (285) were not seeded.

The two-day tournament will be Jan. 1-2 at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

OSU’s pre-seeds at 2020 Southern Scuffle

125: No. 1 Nick Piccininni
133: Reece Witcraft
141: No. 1 Kaden Gfeller
149: No. 1 Boo Lewallen
157: Wyatt Sheets
165: No. 6 Travis Wittlake
174: No. 1 Joe Smith
184: No. 8 Anthony Montalvo
197: No. 1 Dakota Geer
285: Austin Harris

Pre-seeds at 2020 Southern Scuffle

125
1. Nick Piccininni - Oklahoma State*
2. Nic Aguilar - Rutgers
3. Sidney Flores - Air Force*
4. Gabriel Townsell - Stanford
5. Jakob Camacho - North Carolina State
6. Luke Werner - Lock Haven
7. Michael McGee - Old Dominion - Unattached
8. Zurich Storm - Campbell - Unattached

133
1. Micky Phillippi - Pittsburgh
2. Cam Sykora - North Dakota State*
3. Mosha Schwartz - Northern Colorado*
4. Chance Rich - Cal State Bakersfield
5. Sammy Alvarez - Rutgers
6. D.J. Fehlman - Lock Haven
7. Devan Turner - Oregon State
8. Chandler Olson - Drexel

141
1. Kaden Gfeller- Oklahoma State*
2. Tariq Wilson - North Carolina State
3. Real Woods - Stanford
4. Kyle Shoop - Lock Haven
5. Cole Matthews - Pittsburgh
6. Evan Cheek - Cleveland State
7. Cody Trybus - Navy
8. Lenny Petersen - Air Force*

149
1. Boo Lewallen- Oklahoma State*
2. Requir Van der Merwe - Stanford
3. Gerard Angelo - Rutgers
4. Russell Rohlfing - Cal State Bakersfield
5. Andrew Alirez - Northern Colorado*
6. Tanner Smith - Chattanooga
7. Colston DiBlasi - George Mason
8. Josh FInesilver - Duke - Unattached

157
1. Hayden Hidlay - North Carolina State
2. Jesse Dellavecchia - Rider
3. Matt Zovistoski - Appalachian State
4. Taleb Rahmani - Pittsburgh
5. Alex Klucker - Lock Haven
6. Kolby Ho - George Mason
7. Hunter Willits - Oregon State - Unattached
8. Michael Vanbrill - Rutgers

165
1. Shane Griffith - Stanford
2. Tanner Skidgel - Navy
3. Thomas Bullard - North Carolina State
4. Jake Wentzel - Pittsburgh
5. Andrew Fogarty - North Dakota State*
6. Travis Wittlake - Oklahoma State*
7. Connor Flynn - Missouri
8. Ebed Jarrell - Drexel

174
1. Joe Smith - Oklahoma State*
2. Joe Grello - Rutgers
3. Spencer Carey - Navy
4. Dean Sherry - Rider
5. Daniel Bullard - North Carolina State
6. Carter Starocci - Penn State - Unattached
7. Neal Richards - VMI
8. Gregg Harvey - Pittsburgh

184
1. Trent Hidlay - North Carolina State
2. Lou Deprez - Binghamton
3. Nino Bonaccorsi - Pittsburgh
4. Matthew Waddell - Chattanooga
5. George Walton - Rider
6. Corey Hazel - Lock Haven
7. Alan Clothier - Northern Colorado*
8. Anthony Montalvo - Oklahoma State*

197
1. Dakota Geer - Oklahoma State*
2. Nathan Traxler - Stanford
3. Nick Reenan - North Carolina State
4. Noah Adams - West Virginia*
5. Jacob Seely - Northern Colorado*
6. Jordan Pagano - Rutgers
7. Jacob Cardenas - Finger Lakes
8. Ethan Laird - Rider

285
1. Demetrius Thomas - Pittsburgh
2. Gannon Gremmel - Iowa State*
3. Cary Miller - Appalachian State
4. Brandon Metz - North Dakota State*
5. Dalton Robertson - Northern Colorado*
6. Sean O’Malley - Drexel
7. Chris Beck - VMI
8. Kayne Hutchison - Air Force*

*Big 12 wrestler