UNK Younes Hospitality Open Results

Nebraska was again well represented in a collegiate open, this time at the UNK Younes Hospitality Open. There were two divisions in the event, an amateur division for younger wrestlers, as well as an elite division. State colleges and universities UNK, UNL, Chadron State, Concordia, Hastings, York, Doane, Midland and Wayne State were all represented.…

Atwood named Midland Women’s Coach.

Matt Atwood was promoted this season to head coach of the Midland woman’s wrestling program. He spent last season as the assistant coach before being promoted. He also has prior stints at Colby Community College in Kansas and Concordia University in Seward. Atwood’s college career saw him start out at Fort Hays State in Hays,…

Larry Nugent hired as Midland Coach.

A little over a month ago, on May 17th, Midland University announced Larry Nugent as the new coach to lead the Midland wrestling program. Nugent will step in after former coach Dana Vote took the same position at Doane College in March. Nugent comes in to Midland with tons of wrestling and coaching experience. He…

Midland, Concordia lead way at GPAC regional.

On Saturday four local schools competed at the Great Plains Athletics Conference Championships in Orange City, Iowa. Morningside came away with the conference title. Leading the Nebraska colleges was Midland University in Fremont, finishing in third with 122.5 points. Narrowly coming in fourth was Concordia University in Seward with 121.5 points. Doane Finished the day…

College Wrestling Weekend Recap

Photo Credit: St. Cloud State University NCAA Division 1: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Northeast Duals (Albany, NY) Nebraska 19 Utah Valley 15 125: Josh Jensen (UVU) FOR #6 Zeke Moisey (NEB) 133: Tucker Sjomeling (NEB) dec. Mitch Brown (UVU), 13-6 141: Matt Findlay (UVU) dec. #6 Chad Red Jr. (NEB), 10-8 149: Jordan Shearer (NEB) dec.…

College Wrestling Weekend Recap

NCAA Division 1: University of Nebraska-Lincoln The Huskers opened their season at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open hosted by South Dakota State University. Mikey Labriola led the charge by winning the 174 title scoring 3 bonus point wins in his 4 matches. Redshirt Freshman Christian Miller (Plainview High School) increased his stock by placing 2nd at…

Nebraska College Recap Nov 11-12

by Dru Kastler UN – Lincoln Redshirts @ Grand View Open Former NE HS wrestlers that competed – Andrew Nielsen (Plattsmouth), Trevor Nichelson (Ashland-Greenwood), Colton Wolfe (Columbus) UN – Kearney Wins over Fresno State 19-17 and San Francisco State 26-19 UNK edged Division 1 opponent Fresno State who reinstated their program this year after dropping…

Dana Vote named Midland University Head Wrestling Coach

FREMONT, Neb. – Midland University has announced Dana Vote as the institution’s new head wrestling coach. Arriving at Midland from his role as the director of wrestling operations at Iowa State University, Vote will oversee both the Warriors’ men’s and women’s programs. Over the course of 10 years associated with collegiate wrestling, Vote has coached…

A Break for College Wrestlers

The college season is longer than the high school season, so the college guys can afford to take a few more days off. Their coaches preached to recover, but also continue to stay sharp. Andrew Nicola of Concordia University: “Our staff has worked really hard to help our wrestlers understand the importance of living a…