Lincoln, Neb. - The No. 9 Nebraska wrestling team
went 2-0 on Sunday at the NU Coliseum with a 25-12 victory over North Carolina
and a 32-7 win over South Dakota State.
North Carolina, the Huskers faced an early 12-0 deficit after losing the first
three matches, but responded by winning the final seven en route to a 25-12
win. At 125 pounds, the Tar Heels' No. 16 Nathan Kraisser won a major decision
over Eric Coufal, 12-1. Nebraska suffered major decision losses at 133 and 141
pounds as well to give North Carolina the early 12-0 advantage. Joey Ward won
14-4 over Shawn Nagel before No. 17 Evan Henderson posted a 10-1 victory over
responded with a victory at 149 pounds as No. 13 Jake Sueflohn won an 8-3
decision over North Carolina's Christian Barber. Fellow sophomore No. 5 James
Green kept the NU momentum going with his 10-3 decision over Chris Mears.
pounds, Austin Wilson won a 6-4 decision over J.M. Staudenmayer. Then Nebraska
seized the lead, 15-12, after No. 7 Robert Kokesh pinned North Carolina's Frank
Abbondanza in 4:42. The pin marks Kokesh's fourth of the season.
No. 6 Josh
Ihnen (184) and Caleb Kolb (197) added decisions to extend the lead before
Donny Longendyke won a major decision over Jake Barnhart, 9-1, at heavyweight. Ihnen
posted a 10-4 victory over Alex Utley while Kolb defeated Antonio Giorgio, 4-2.
faced another early deficit against South Dakota State after Coufal dropped a
12-4 major decision to Aaron Pickrel at 125 pounds. Nagel responded at 133
pounds with his 8-2 decision over the Jackrabbits' Brance Simms. The victory
marks Nagel's sixth of the 2012-13 campaign.
pounds, Galloway responded from his earlier loss with a 14-4 major decision over
Ben Gillette. The Jackrabbits bounced back, however, as Dustin Walraven upset
No. 13 Sueflohn at 149 pounds, 3-2. The loss marks Sueflohn's first of the
season as South Dakota State tied the match at 7.
responded by winning the final six matches to put away the victory. No. 5 Green
won a 17-6 major decision over Cody Pack at 157 pounds before Wilson earned a
4-1 decision over Joe Brewster at 165. At 174 pounds, Kokesh won a 17-1
technical fall over John Nething II. Kokesh improves to 7-1 with the win.
picked up his eighth win of the 2012-13 campaign by pinning Hunter Weddington
in 1:20. The pin marks the senior's first of the season. Kolb (197) and
Longendyke (HWT) each capped 2-0 days as Kolb won a 13-4 major decision over
Brandon Ballard and Longendyke won a 6-4 decision over J.J. Everard.
return to action Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas,
Nev. The tournament is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. (CT). Nebraska's next home
dual is Dec. 8 against Arizona State at 7 p.m. The Huskers host Wisconsin on
Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.
Nov. 18, 2012
No. 9 Nebraska 25, North Carolina 12
NU Coliseum, Lincoln, Neb.
125 - #16 Nathan Kraisser (UNC) by major dec. over Eric Coufal (NEB), 12-1 (UNC
4, NEB 0)
133 - Joey Ward (UNC) by major dec. over Shawn Nagel (NEB), 14-4 (UNC 8, NEB 0)
141 - #17 Evan Henderson (UNC) by major dec. over Skylar Galloway (NEB), 10-1
(UNC 12, NEB 0)
149 - #13 Jake Sueflohn (NEB) by dec. over Christian Barber (UNC), 8-3 (UNC 12,
157 - #5 James Green (NEB) by dec. over Chris Mears (UNC), 10-3 (UNC 12, NEB 6)
165 - Austin Wilson (NEB) by dec. over J.M. Staudenmayer (UNC), 6-4 (UNC 12,
174 - #7 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by pin over Frank Abbondanza (UNC), 4:42 (NEB 15,
184 - #6 Josh Ihnen (NEB) by dec. over #19 Alex Utley (UNC), 10-4 (NEB 18, UNC
197 - Caleb Kolb (NEB) by dec. over Antonio Giorgio (UNC), 4-2 (NEB 21, UNC 12)
HWT - Donny Longendyke (NEB) by major dec. over Jake Barnhart (UNC), 9-1 (NEB
25, UNC 12)
No. 9 Nebraska 32, South Dakota
NU Coliseum, Lincoln, Neb.
125 - Aaron Pickrel (SDSU) by major dec. over Eric Coufal (NEB), 12-4 (SDSU 4,
133 - Shawn Nagel (NEB) by dec. over Brance Simms (SDSU), 8-2 (SDSU 4, NEB 3)
141 - Skylar Galloway (NEB) by major dec. over Ben Gillette (SDSU), 14-4 (NEB
7, SDSU 4)
149 - Dustin Walraven (SDSU) by dec. over #13 Jake Sueflohn (NEB), 3-2 (NEB 7,
157 - #5 James Green (NEB) by major dec. over Cody Pack (SDSU), 17-6 (NEB 11,
165 - Austin Wilson (NEB) by dec. over Joe Brewster (SDSU), 4-1 (NEB 14, SDSU
174 - #7 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by tech. fall over John Nething II (SDSU), 17-1
(NEB 19, SDSU 7)
184 - #6 Josh Ihnen (NEB) by pin over Hunter Weddington (SDSU), 1:20 (NEB 25,
197 - Caleb Kolb (NEB) by major dec. over Brandon Ballard (SDSU), 13-4 (NEB 29,
HWT - Donny Longendyke (NEB) by dec. over J.J. Everard (SDSU), 6-4 (NEB 32,