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Husker Wrestlers Finding Individual & Team Success

Bean

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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.

DAKTRONICS OPEN at BROOKINGS, S.D. (FROST ARENA) is next - 17 Nov.
 
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Bean

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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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Bean

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#3 Nebraska 28, Wyoming 7
125:
#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)
 

Bean

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WOW! Both are #3 ranked wrestlers lost!

#3 Nebraska 23, #17 Northern Iowa 19
125:
#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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BGRed

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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?
 

Bean

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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?
NU average is 2231.
 

Bean

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Huskers at Cliff Keen Invite:
https://huskers.com/news/2019/12/5/wrestling-huskers-head-to-vegas-for-cliff-keen-invitational.aspx

Every NU wrestler has reached the quarterfinal! :Shout::Ironn: No other team is close to that many in the quarters. I don't think we have ever done that!


Nebraska's Projected Lineup*
WeightNameYearHometownRecord
125Alex ThomsenRFr.Neola, Iowa5-5
133Ridge LovettFr.Post Falls, Idaho3-1
141#6 Chad Red Jr.Jr.Indianapolis, Ind.5-1
149#13 Collin PurintonSr.Banks, Ore.6-0
157Peyton RobbRFr.Owatonna, Minn.6-0
165#4 Isaiah WhiteSr.Chicago, Ill.6-0
174#5 Mikey LabriolaSo.Easton, Pa.6-2
184#6 Taylor VenzJr.Farmington, Minn.4-2
197#10 Eric SchultzJr.Tinley Park, Ill.7-0
HWT#13 Christian LanceSr.Nixa, Mo.5-0
 
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BGRed

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Looks like half the guys made it to the semifinals:

133: Ridge Lovett (Nebraska) vs #7 Montorie Bridges (Wyoming)
141: #1 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) vs #6 Chad Red (Nebraska)
165: #4 Isaiah White (Nebraska) vs #12 Ethan Smith (Ohio State)
174: #7 Dylan Lydy (Purdue) vs #5 Mikey Labriola (Nebraska)
285: #6 Mason Paris (Michigan) vs #12 Christian Lance (Nebraska)

Huskers in Iowa City on Jan 28th; I may have to make the short trek.
 

Bean

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Looks like half the guys made it to the semifinals:

133: Ridge Lovett (Nebraska) vs #7 Montorie Bridges (Wyoming)
141: #1 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) vs #6 Chad Red (Nebraska)
165: #4 Isaiah White (Nebraska) vs #12 Ethan Smith (Ohio State)
174: #7 Dylan Lydy (Purdue) vs #5 Mikey Labriola (Nebraska)
285: #6 Mason Paris (Michigan) vs #12 Christian Lance (Nebraska)

Huskers in Iowa City on Jan 28th; I may have to make the short trek.
Yes and all the others are still alive in the consolations. In team scoring NU is first with 69 points and OSU is second with 68. We both have 5 wrestlers in the semis but the main difference is we have 5 in the consolations rounds and OSU has 2. ASU has 4 and 4. We will need all or most of our wrestlers to win today and place IOT take home the team #1. Two of the Semi matches have NU vs OSU. We need to win those.

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White wrestling for 1st. Labriola and Lovett for third.
 
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pRED

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Yes and all the others are still alive in the consolations. In team scoring NU is first with 69 points and OSU is second with 68. We both have 5 wrestlers in the semis but the main difference is we have 5 in the consolations rounds and OSU has 2. ASU has 4 and 4. We will need all or most of our wrestlers to win today and place IOT take home the team #1. Two of the Semi matches have NU vs OSU. We need to win those.

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White wrestling for 1st. Labriola and Lovett for third.
Thanks for posting this!
 

Bean

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Huskers Claim Cliff Keen Team Title
- Isaiah White (165) won his second consecutive individual title and the No. 2 Nebraska wrestling team won their third Cliff Keen Invitational team title in program history on Saturday night at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. White was one of nine Huskers who placed as NU amassed 118 team points, the most among the 32 schools competing. The team title is Nebraska's first since 2008; the Huskers also took home the title in 2003. In both seasons, Nebraska went on to record Top-5 finishes at the NCAA Championships.

Seventh-Place Bouts
#13 Collin Purinton (149) came up short against Brock Zacherl (Clarion), dropping a 5-3 decision to finish in eighth place.

Peyton Robb (157) ended his tournament run on a positive note, defeating Jacori Teemer (Arizona State) 5-0 to finish in seventh place.

Fifth-Place Bouts
#6 Chad Red Jr. (141) defeated Michael Blockhus (UNI) by major decision (16-6) to earn a fifth-place finish. The bout marked the third time Red Jr. has defeated the Panther grappler this season.

#6 Taylor Venz (184) avenged his 7-4 quarterfinal loss to #5 Lou DePrez (Binghamton) on Friday, pinning DePrez in one minute and 29 seconds to take home a fifth-place finish on Saturday.

#10 Eric Schultz (197) also placed fifth, using takedowns in each of the first two periods to defeat Greg Bulsak (Clarion), 4-2.

#20 Carter Isley (UNI) scored a takedown with 32 seconds remaining in the third period to break a 1-1 tie and defeat #13 Christian Lance (HWT), 3-1. Lance finished in sixth place in the heavyweight division.

Third-Place Bouts
Ridge Lovett (133) scored a takedown and four near-fall points in the first period and never looked back, defeating Todd Small (Iowa State) 7-1 to secure a third-place finish.

#5 Mikey Labriola (174) scored two takedowns in the third period, including one in the waning seconds to knot the score at five with Devin Skatzka (Minnesota). In sudden victory, Labriola needed only five seconds to record the match-winning takedown and secure a third-place finish.

Finals
#4 Isaiah White (165) took on #5 Joshua Shields (Arizona State) in the 165-pound title match on Saturday night. It was a rematch of the 165-pound championship bout at the Journeymen Collegiate Classic on Nov. 10. White won an individual title then and added another on Saturday night. Tied 1-1, White scored a takedown in sudden victory to secure his second consecutive Cliff Keen individual title.

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