Blue Devils Conclude Action at Southern Scuffle

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee. – The Duke wrestling program wrapped up the final day of the 2023 Southern Scuffle on Monday night. The Blue Devils finished 18th with Virginia and scored 21.5 points against a tough field.


  • Senior Jonah Niesenbaum19th nationally and seeded third in the heavyweight division was the only Blue Devil to make it to day two of the tournament.
  • After losing to Binghamton’s Cory Day in the semifinals, Niesenbaum fell to North Dakota’s Juan Mora in a narrow 3-2 decision.
  • Niesenbaum defeated Minnesota’s Garrett Joles to finish fifth in the standings, improving to 4-2.
  • Niesenbaum now moves to 17-3 on the season, setting a new career high for overall wins.


“This is a tough tournament, some of the best teams in the country are here. It showed us what level we need to reach. Jonah did a great job, but we have a lot of other players who need to fulfill their potential too. We have a lot People who are capable and have the talent and the experience, they have to step up and start believing in the process and working hard to be successful, we have the talent, we have the skills, but these guys you have to just believe in the process.” – Head Coach Glen Lanham


The Blue Devils are back in action Jan. 19 in their home game against Central Michigan at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

141: Christian Kolmann (0-2)

Christian Gannone (Binghamton) Dec. Christian Kolmann7-4
Jayden Gomez (Little Rock) Dec. Christian Kolmann6-5

141: Jared Papzy (0-2)

Zach Price (Gardner Webb) Dec. Jared Papzy9-2
Teague Travis (Oklahoma State) Major Dec. Jared Papzy14-4

149: Patrick Rowland (2-2)
Patrick Rowland Dec. Parker Corwin (Gardner Webb), 4-0
Jordan Williams (Oklahoma State) Major Dec. Patrick Rowland20-8
Patrick Rowland Dec. Max Petersen (North Dakota State), 3-1
Jaden Abas (Stanford) Major Dec. Patrick Rowland20-6

157: Logan Ferrero (0-2)

Dec. Tommy Askey (App State) Logan Ferrero25-10
Matthew Bianchi (Little Rock) Major Dec. Logan Ferrero12-1

165: Gaetano console (1-2)
Gaetano console Dec. Lucas Cordio (Maryland), 3-2
Will Formato (App State) Major Dec. Gaetano console12-0
Kamdyn Munro (Chattanooga) Dec. Gaetano console0:58

174: Konor Becker (1-2)
Konor Becker Dec. Andrew Wilson (Gardner Webb), 8-4
Peyton Mocco (Missouri) Dec. Konor Becker12-5
Hudson Stewart (Virginia) Dec. Konor Becker6-3

184: Jack Wimmer (0-2)

Jha’quan Anderson (Gardner Webb) Dec. Jack Wimmer6-3
Chase Mielnik (Maryland) Dec. Jack Wimmer4-3

184: Luke Chakonis (1-2)

Krystian Kinsey (Virginia) Dec. Luke Chakonis6-0
Luke Chakonis Dec. Landon Lewis (Chattanooga), 4:48
Dec. Jack Darrah (Stanford). Luke Chakonis3-1

197: Brayden Ray (2-2)
Brayden Ray Dec. Logan Webster (Chattanooga), 6-5
Luke Surber (Oklahoma State) Dec. Brayden Ray1:54
Brayden Ray Dec. Nolan Springer (Bucknell), 8-5
Mason McCreedy (Bucknell) Dec. Brayden Ray5-3

197: Vincent Baker (1-2)
Vincent Baker Dec. Jesse Cassatt (Missouri), 8-6
Ethan Laird (Rider) Major Dec. Vincent Baker16-4
Gabe Nagel (Minnesota) Dec. Vincent Baker1:06

285: Jonah Niesenbaum (4-2) – Fifth place
Jonah Niesenbaum Dec. Apollo Gothard (Little Rock), 6-2
Jonah Niesenbaum Major Dec. Logan Shepherd (Bucknell), 10-2
Jonah Niesenbaum Dec. Konner Doucet (Oklahoma), 3-2
Cory Day (Binghamton) Dec Jonah Niesenbaum6-0
Juan Mora (North Dakota State) Dec. Jonah Niesenbaum3-2
Jonah Niesenbaum Dec. Garrett Joles (Minnesota), 5:41

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