#14 Terao, Herrin Advance to Southern Scuffle Quarterfinals


No. 14 David Terao and Blake Herrin each went 3-0 for the American University wrestling team to advance to the second day of competition at the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tenn. 

"Overall it was a great day, David and Blake are really executing the things they worked on this break," said Head Coach Teague Moore. "Their hard work is paying off. Tomorrow is a new day and they have great opportunities in front of them. We are very happy with their competitive nature so far in this event."

Terao recorded bonus points in his first two matches at 125 lbs. He picked up a 15-3 major decision over Northern Colorado's Trey Andrews in his first match and then pinned North Carolina State's Micah Perez in 40 seconds. Terao advanced to the quarterfinals with a 15-11 decision over North Carolina's Brian Bokoski and will take on Caleb Richardson of Pennsylvania tomorrow. 

Herrin opened his run with an 11-2 major decision over Cleveland State's Amon Willis. He then registered a 3-2 decision over Henry Chirino of Northern Colorado and a 6-3 decision over South Dakota State's J.J. Everard. Herrin will take on No. 1 Anthony Nelson of Minnesota in tomorrow's heavyweight quarterfinals.

Quarterfinal action will get underway at 9 a.m. tomorrow.