USF Dominates At Seminole/Rattler Invitational weekend
USF brought five wrestlers to Tallahassee for the Friday Night Duals and Seminole/Rattler Invitational at Florida A&M University on February 4th and 5th and performed well.
While USF went 0-2 against FAMU and Florida State University in the Friday Night Duals, no wrestler lost an individual match that night and went 6-0 collectively that night.
At the Seminole/Rattler Invitational the next day, USF continued it's individual hot streak by winning five matches before losing their first of the day (235 Carl Brent Stippert to tournament champion Josh Woods of UCF). 125 Ryan Hall beat University of Central Florida's Greg Felt in the championship but lost to University of Georgia's Frankie Miller in the championship finals; 133 Matt Dunton received an injury default into the finals and then pinned Darton College's Demetres Ellis in 1:07 in the first period; 157 Zach Morales lost in the championship finals to returning tournament runner-up Kurt Gonzalez of FSU; 174 Chris Mulhall upset No. 1 seeded Muhamed Bois of Darton College in the championship semi-finals before losing to UCF's Nick Christian in the finals; 235 Carl Brent Stippert ended up earning fourth place in his weight class.
USF was in first place in team points going into the championship semi-final round and ended up clinching third place as a team with 79 points, behind UCF's 137 and DC's 120.5, despite being the second-smallest team at the tournament. USF's team MVP was Chris Mulhall.