The Huskers punched 6 of 8 quarterfinalists into the semifinals at the 54th Midlands Championships. The Huskers trail the University of Iowa by 7 points and hold a 14 point lead over 3rd place Rutgers. None of the Huskers will face opponents from either in their first matches this morning. The Hawkeyes have 5 semifinalists.

Lambert (125) and Berger (157) both secured overtime wins in the quarterfinals, while Montoya (133), Red (141) and Studebaker (197) used regular decisions to advance to the semifinals. Dudley (184) had bonus point wins in all 3 matches.

Midlands Semifinalists and their opponents:
125 – Tim Lambert vs Sebastian Rivera (unattached: Northwestern)
133 – Eric Montoya vs Seth Gross (South Dakota State)
141 – Chad Red vs Matthew Kolodzik (Princeton)
157 – Tyler Berger vs Colin Heffernan (Central Michigan)
184 – TJ Dudley vs Nathan Jackson (Indiana)
197 – Aaron Studebaker vs Ryan Wolfe (Rider)

Barnes (174) and Jensen (285) both lost their quarterfinal matches, but can continue to score team points in consolation today.

Other Individual Performances:
141 – Colton McCrystal finished 4-2
149 – Collin Purinton fininshed 1-2
165 – Dustin Williams finished 2-2
149 – Jordan Shearer finished 2-2
285 – David Jensen finished 2-2

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