No. 14 David Terao reached the Southern Scuffle podium for the second straight year, leading the American University wrestling team with a fourth place result on Thursday in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Terao kicked off the day with a 4-3 decision over Pennsylvania's Caleb Richardson in the quarterfinals and ended up on the short end of a 7-3 decision to No. 1 Nahshon Garrett of Cornell in the semifinals. In the consolation semifinals he bounced back with an 11-3 major decision over Missouri's Zach Synon. Terao dropped his final match of the tournament to finish in fourth place, being edged, 6-0, by No. 6 Josh Martinez of Air Force.
Terao completed the tournament with a 5-2 record, posting two major decisions and one fall.
Blake Herrin also advanced to the second day of the Southern Scuffle. He faced No. 1 Tony Nelson of Minnesota in his first match of the day, dropping a 4-0 decision. Herrin then fell, 7-4, to Minnesota's Michael Kroells, one spot shy of reaching the podium.
Herrin finished with a 3-2 mark, picking up one major decision.
The Eagles were 23rd in the overall standings. Penn State took home the team title for the fourth straight year.
American is back in action on Friday, January 10 when it travels to East Rutherford, N.J. to take on EIWA opponent Rutgers at 7 p.m.