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Husker Wrestlers Finding Individual & Team Success

Bean

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Best TEAM finish for NU since we joined the B1G! :Banana::Shout::Hooray:

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Congratulations to Coach Manning, assistant coaches, and placers!:Huskerflag:

125: Thompson:... 6th....6-3 loss to Cronin... Ind
133: Lovett:... 7th....4-3 over Silva... Mich
141: Red:... 3rd....12-3 over Moran ...Wis
149: Purinton... 3rd....3-0 over Lee ...Minn
157: Robb:... 3rd....5-4 over Barone... Ill
165: White:... 3rd....3-2 over Smith... OSU
174: Labriola:...5th....8-3 loss to Scatzka of Minn
184: Venz:...3rd .....6-4 over Asad... Iowa
197: Shulz:...2d....4-1 loss to Moore.... OSU
285: Jenson:...5th.... 6-0 over Traub of OSU
 
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BGRed

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Labriola loses a tough one, 7-3. Took a shot with 30ish seconds to go and down 5-3, so closer than the final score shows. Finishes 6th.
 

BGRed

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Schulz up on regular BTN in a couple of minutes for his championship match.
 

Bean

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5 Year Member
Next up, heading to Minneapolis, Minn., for the 2020 NCAA Championships, which will take place March 19-21 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Schultz's second-place finish capped off a day which saw eight Huskers compete in the consolation semifinals. When all was said and done, the entire Nebraska lineup clinched automatic bids to the 2020 NCAA Championships, the first time the program has accomplished that feat since 2016. :HuskersN:
 
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Bean

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Husker Wrestling: Season in Review


Season Recap:

The 2019-20 campaign featured incredible highs and difficult-to-fathom lows for the Nebraska wrestling program.
  • The early portion of the season saw the Huskers climb as high as No. 2 in the NWCA Division I Coaches Poll, tying the highest ranking in program history.
  • NU capped a remarkable two-day run in Las Vegas, Nevada, by winning their third Cliff Keen Invitational team title in program history.
  • The team showed incredible resilience, rebounding from a three-meet losing streak (all against Top 10-rated opponents) to defeat No. 3 Ohio State at the Devaney Center, the program's first win over a Top 3-rated opponent since 2008.
  • The Huskers ultimately ended the regular season on a six-match winning streak and carried that positive momentum to the Big Ten Championships, where the Big Red placed second, the program's best finish as a member of the Big Ten Conference.
  • NU qualified all 10 starters for the NCAA Championships but none of them had the chance to take the mat in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the tournament was canceled due to concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus.
  • All told, the Huskers finished the season 11-3, marking Coach Manning's 10th consecutive campaign of ten or more wins and the 18th time in 20 seasons Manning has accrued at least 10 victories.
 
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Bean

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The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced its 2020 Division I All-American teams on Friday and the Nebraska wrestling program had eight honorees, including four First-Team All-Americans.

Chad Red Jr. (141) was named a First-Team All-American after compiling a 19-7 mark during his junior campaign.

Senior Isaiah White (165) was also named to the First Team. White enjoyed a phenomenal senior season, posting first-place finishes at the Journeymen Collegiate Classic and Cliff Keen Invitational en route to a 20-4 overall record.

Taylor Venz (184) earned First-Team All-American honors with a 20-8 record and a career-best third-place finish at the 2020 Big Ten Championships.

Rounding out the group of First-Team All-American Huskers was Eric Schultz (197). The junior from Tinley Park, Ill., was also named Nebraska's Most Outstanding Wrestler on Friday after compiling a 23-4 record and finishing runner-up at the 2020 Big Ten Championships. Schultz was an impressive 13-1 against dual competition and led the team in dual points (52), dual takedowns (73) and technical falls (5).

Senior Collin Purinton (149) and junior Mikey Labriola (174) were both honored as Second-Team All-Americans.

Two underclassmen were Honorable Mention All-Americans for NU. Ridge Lovett (133) burst onto the scene during his first year in the program, burning his redshirt against Northern Iowa on Nov. 24 and going on to compile a 17-8 regular-season mark. Also named to Amateur Wrestling News magazine 2019-20 All-Rookie Team.

Peyton Robb (157) enjoyed a remarkable redshirt freshman campaign, finishing 20-6 overall. The Owatonna, Minn., native saved his best for last, winning six of his last nine regular-season matches and upsetting No. 2 seed Kaleb Young (Iowa) at the Big Ten Championships on his way to a third-place finish as the No. 7 seed.
 
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Elwood von Kiowa

Grad Assistant
5 Year Member

The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced its 2020 Division I All-American teams on Friday and the Nebraska wrestling program had eight honorees, including four First-Team All-Americans.

Chad Red Jr. (141) was named a First-Team All-American after compiling a 19-7 mark during his junior campaign.

Senior Isaiah White (165) was also named to the First Team. White enjoyed a phenomenal senior season, posting first-place finishes at the Journeymen Collegiate Classic and Cliff Keen Invitational en route to a 20-4 overall record.

Taylor Venz (184) earned First-Team All-American honors with a 20-8 record and a career-best third-place finish at the 2020 Big Ten Championships.

Rounding out the group of First-Team All-American Huskers was Eric Schultz (197). The junior from Tinley Park, Ill., was also named Nebraska's Most Outstanding Wrestler on Friday after compiling a 23-4 record and finishing runner-up at the 2020 Big Ten Championships. Schultz was an impressive 13-1 against dual competition and led the team in dual points (52), dual takedowns (73) and technical falls (5).

Senior Collin Purinton (149) and junior Mikey Labriola (174) were both honored as Second-Team All-Americans.

Two underclassmen were Honorable Mention All-Americans for NU. Ridge Lovett (133) burst onto the scene during his first year in the program, burning his redshirt against Northern Iowa on Nov. 24 and going on to compile a 17-8 regular-season mark.

Peyton Robb (157) enjoyed a remarkable redshirt freshman campaign, finishing 20-6 overall. The Owatonna, Minn., native saved his best for last, winning six of his last nine regular-season matches and upsetting No. 2 seed Kaleb Young (Iowa) at the Big Ten Championships on his way to a third-place finish as the No. 7 seed.
Nice! Too bad they didn't get the chance to prove it on the mat at Nationals, but it's good to get the recognition.
 

Bean

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Five Huskers Recognized as 2020 NWCA Division I Scholar All-Americans
In order to be named a Division I Scholar All-American, each honoree must have possessed at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be a 2020 NCAA Qualifier.

Collin Purinton..... 149......... Nutrition and Health Sciences.... University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Peyton Robb......... 157......... Nutrition and Health Sciences..... University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Taylor Venz............ 184........ Psychology............................................ University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Eric Schultz, Jr ......197........ Management....................................... University of Nebraska-Lincoln
David Jensen........ 285........ Nutrition and Health Sciences.......University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 
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