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Husker Wrestlers Finding Individual & Team Success


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at Journeymen/Defense Soap Collegiate Classic:

Collin Purinton (149) took home the crown in the 149A pool.
In the 157B pool, Peyton Robb (157) was crowned champion.

#5 Isaiah White (165), fresh off a victory over the top-ranked Division II wrestler in his weight class at the Nebraska Duals on Thursday, defeated sixth-ranked Joshua Shields of Arizona State 7-1 to take first place in the 165A pool.
Dalton Peters (165) won by a 9-6 victory over Old Dominion's Jacob Curling in the 165E championship match.
Eric Schultz (197) took home the crown in the 197A pool.

The final first-place finisher for the Huskers was Christian Lance (285).
Returning All-Americans #6 Chad Red Jr. (149), #3 Mikey Labriola (174) and #4 Taylor Venz (184) all took 2d in the 'A' pool of their respective weight classes.
Caleb Licking (149B), Johnny Blankenship (157B) and David Jensen (285B) also recorded runner-up finishes.

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2019 Daktronics Open Finals

Lovett and Davenport champions, Thomsen and Wilson second.

Lovett, a four-time Idaho Class 5A state champion, blazed through the 133-pound bracket. Following a first-round bye, Lovett pinned South Dakota State's Caleb Gross in 36 seconds. The former No. 19-rated recruit then defeated Minnesota's Brent Jones by major decision, 14-2, before earning a 6-4 decision over South Dakota State's Zach Price in the 133-pound championship match.

Davenport, the 2019 Detroit Free-Press Athlete of the Year, took a slightly different path to the 149-pound bracket title. Davenport recorded an 18-3 technical fall victory over Minnesota's Cael Carlson before facing Michael Zarif of Binghamton. Davenport earned a 4-2 decision and was set to face #9 Brayton Lee of Minnesota. Davenport advanced by medical forfeit to the championship match, where he ended things emphatically by pinning Henry Pohlmeyer (South Dakota State) in the first period.

125: Patrick Mckee Minneapolis, MN (Minnesota) DEC Alex Thomsen Lincoln, NE (Nebraska), 8-3
133: Ridge Lovett Lincoln, NE (Unattached-Nebraska) DEC Zach Price Brookings, SD (Unattached-South Dakota State University), 6-4

149: Kevon Davenport Lincoln, NE (Unattached) F Henry Pohlmeyer Brookings, SD (Unattached-South Dakota State University), 2:24
157: Baylor Fernandes Minneapolis, MN (Unattached-Minnesota) MD Bubba Wilson NE (Unattached-Nebraska), 11-1

Emerson, Licking, win Third
Blankenship, Henrich finish Fourth
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#3 Nebraska 28, Wyoming 7
#18 Cole Verner (WYO) TB-1 Alex Thomsen (NEB) 6-5 (WYO 3, NEB 0)
133: #7 Montorie Bridges (WYO) major dec. Zak Hensley (NEB) 14-6 (WYO 7, NEB 0)
141: #7 Chad Red Jr. (NEB) dec. Chase Zollman (WYO) 5-1 (WYO 7, NEB 3)
149: #19 Collin Purinton (NEB) major dec. Jaron Jensen (WYO) 11-3 (NEB 7, WYO 7)
157: Peyton Robb (NEB) tech. fall Logan Jensen (WYO) 18-2 (NEB 12, WYO 7)
165: #5 Isaiah White (NEB) dec. Cole Moody (WYO) 9-3 (NEB 15, WYO 7)
174: #3 Mikey Labriola (NEB) major dec. #14 Hayden Hastings (WYO) 10-2 (NEB 19, WYO 7)
184: #3 Taylor Venz (NEB) dec. #18 Tate Samuelson (WYO) 11-8 (NEB 22, WYO 7)
197: #10 Eric Schultz (NEB) dec. Stephen Buchanan (WYO) 7-6 (NEB 25, WYO 7)
HWT: Christian Lance (NEB) dec. #14 Brian Andrews (WYO) 3-2 (NEB 28, WYO 7)


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5 Year Member
WOW! Both are #3 ranked wrestlers lost!

#3 Nebraska 23, #17 Northern Iowa 19
#9 Jay Schwarm (UNI) pinned Alex Thomsen (NEB) (4:20) (NEB 0, UNI 6)
133: Jack Skudlarczyk (UNI) dec. Ridge Lovett (NEB) 8-2 (NEB 0, UNI 9)
141: #7 Chad Red Jr. tech. fall Michael Blockhus (UNI) 18-0 (2:11) (NEB 5, UNI 9)
149: #19 Collin Purinton (NEB) SV-1 #3 Max Thomsen (UNI) 9-7 (NEB 8, UNI 9)
157: Peyton Robb (NEB) pinned Keaton Geerts (UNI) (1:12) (NEB 14, UNI 9)
165: #5 Isaiah White (NEB) major dec. Austin Yant (UNI) 13-5 (NEB 18, UNI 9)
174: #7 Bryce Steiert (UNI) dec. #3 Mikey Labriola (NEB), 2-1 (NEB 18, UNI 12)
184: #7 Taylor Lujan (UNI) major dec. #3 Taylor Venz (NEB) 15-6 (NEB 18, UNI 16)
197: #10 Eric Schultz (NEB) tech. fall Noah Glaser (UNI) 24-9 (5:54) (NEB 23, UNI 16)
HWT: Carter Isley (UNI) dec. #13 David Jensen (NEB) 6-2 (NEB 23, UNI 19)
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15 Year Member
Watching Hawkeye wrestling on BTN. Attendance is over 10k, which is not unusual for a big match in Iowa City.

What is the normal attendance in Lincoln by comparison?