Mid-Season Update: Nebraska

Nebraska has been off to one of, if not, their best start in school History. The Huskers are ranked as high as #5 in the country and have been nothing short of spectacular. In dual ranking, they are #2 by Open Mat. The huskers won the Cliff Keen Invite in Las Vegas that featured 8 of the top 10 teams in the country. They went 19-0 in the first two rounds, qualifying ten guys for quarterfinals. They brought home nine medals in the tournament and finished as the Champions for the second time in school history. The Huskers are currently 5-0 in duals and open conference wrestling this weekend.

Ranked Huskers (Flo/Intermat/Open mat)

125 Alex Thomsen (21/UR/UR)

133 Ridge Lovett (19/12/12)

141 Chad Red (6/6/7)

149 Colin Purinton (10/12/14)

157 Peyton Robb (UN/11/17)

165 Isaiah White (3/3/4)

174 Mikey labriola (6/6/6)

184 Taylor Venz (5/5/5)

197 Eric Schultz (12/12/10)

285 Christian Lance (17/17/18)

Team (5/5/7)

Open Results

Journeyman

1st Collin Purinton, Peyton Robb, Isaiah White, Dalton Peters, Eric Schultz, Christian Lance

2nd Chad Red, Caleb Licking, John Blankenship, Mikey Labriola, Taylor Venz, David Jensen

3rd Izaak Hensley

4th Christian Miller

Cyclone Open

3rd (tie) Kevon Davenport, (tie) Zemua Baptista

5th Colton Wolfe

6th Jonathon Ortegon

Daktronics Open

1st Ridge Lovett, Kevon Davenport

2nd Alex Thomsen, Bubba Wilson

3rd Caleb Licking, Austin Emerson

4th Johnny Blankenship, John Henrich

5th Jake Silverstein, Isaiah Alford

6th Jonathon Ortegon, Tucker Sjomeling, Zemua Baptista, Dalton Peters, Cade Svoboda

Younes UNK Open

1st Christian Miller, Bubba Wilson

2nd Kevon Davenport, Colton Wolfe

4th Caleb Licking, Jake Silverstein

6th Javon Parrish

Cliff Keen Invite

1st Isaiah White

3rd Ridge Lovett, Mikey Labriola

5th Chad Red, Taylor Venz, Eric Shultz

6th Christian Lance

7th Peyton Robb

8th Collin Purinton

Viking-Warrior Open

1st Bubba Wilson, Javon Parrish, Caleb Licking, (tie) David Jensen (Austin Emerson)

2nd Jake Silverstein, Cade Svoboda

3rd Jonathon Ortegon

4th Daniel Monahan

Nebraska only has Big Ten duals left on their schedule. Their first three duals this month are against top ten teams, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Penn State. Penn State is the only home dual out of that grouping. The also host Michigan State, Ohio State, and Michigan to close out the season. The huskers will be preparing for a deep run in the post season and will something to keep a close eye on.

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