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Huskers Sweep Stanford Duals

By NU Athletic Communications

Stanford, Calif. – The No. 10 Nebraska wrestling team won all three of its matchups at the Stanford Duals on Saturday, defeating Utah Valley, No. 18 Stanford and CSU-Bakersfield.

In the opening dual, the Huskers split the first four matches against Utah Valley before adding bonus points in five of the last six matches for a 36-6 victory.

The dual started at heavyweight, where Collin Jensen fell by sudden victory, 7-5, to Adam Fager. No. 15 Tim Lambert (125) came back to tie the score with his 11-5 decision over Bracken Nipko. At 133 pounds, Ben Morgan lost a 16-13 decision before Anthony Abidin notched a 12-7 decision at 141 pounds.

Nebraska’s scoring barrage started at 149 pounds when No. 5 Jake Sueflohn won a 12-1 major decision over Trevor Willson. James Green, the No. 4 wrestler in the country at 157 pounds, won by injury default and No. 20 Austin Wilson won a 16-0 technical fall over Utah Valley’s Logan Addis at 165 pounds.

No. 4 Robert Kokesh won by forfeit at 174 pounds to give NU a 27-6 lead heading to the final three matches. At 184 pounds, TJ Dudley pinned Ethan Smith in 5:52 before Caleb Kolb finished the match off with a 3-2 decision over the Wolverines’ Derek Thomas.

Against Stanford, Jensen fell in the opening match by decision before Lambert notched one of his own for the Huskers at 125 pounds. The Cardinal’s No. 3 Ryan Mango (133) pinned Colton McCrystal in 1:32, but Abidin responded for Nebraska at 141 pounds with a pin over Matt Garelli in 4:43.

Notched in a 9-9 tie, the Huskers won five of the last six matches en route to a 28-12 win over the Cardinal. Sueflohn and Green each notched major decisions before Wilson fell by a 4-1 decision to No. 15 Jim Wilson.

Kokesh took down Stanford’s Zach Nevills at 174 pounds by an 18-3 technical fall before Dudley (184) and Spencer Johnson (197) closed out the match with decisions. Dudley defeated Thomas Kimbrell, 6-1, and Johnson defeated Michael Sojka, 6-3.

Nebraska dominated in its third dual of the day from start to finish against CSU-Bakersfield to post a 42-0 triumph over the Roadrunners.

Jensen and Lambert started the scoring for the Huskers by each notching major decisions. At 133 pounds, McCrystal won a 7-5 decision over Jose Mendoza.

Abidin (141) completed a 3-0 day with a major decision over CSU-Bakersfield’s Ian Nickell, 15-5. Sueflohn (149) and Green (157) also each capped perfect performances at the Stanford Duals with bonus points wins against the Roadrunners. Sueflohn won by technical fall over Dalton Kelley and Green won a major decision over Spencer Hill.

Wilson won a decision at 165 pounds before Kokesh (174) and Dudley (184) each pinned their opponents. Dudley registered two pins on Saturday and has three falls in four dual appearances this season. Kolb closed out the dual with a 10-3 decision over Reuben Franklin at 197 pounds.

The Huskers return to action on Friday and Saturday at the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev. The tournament starts at 11 a.m.

Stanford Duals Official Results
Round 1: No. 10 Nebraska 36, Utah Valley 6

HWT: Adam Fager (UV) by dec. over Collin Jensen (NEB), 7-5 (SV) (UV 3, NEB 0)
125: #15 Tim Lambert (NEB) by dec. over Bracken Nipko (UV), 11-5 (NEB 3, UV 3)
133: Chasen Tolbert (UV) by dec. over Ben Morgan (NEB), 16-13 (UV 6, NEB 3)
141: Anthony Abidin (NEB) by dec. over Avery Garner (UV), 12-7 (NEB 6, UV 6)
149: #5 Jake Sueflohn (NEB) by major dec. over Trevor Willson (UV), 12-1 (NEB 10, UV 6)
157: #4 James Green (NEB) by inj. def. over Chase Cuthbertson (UV) (NEB 16, UV 6)
165: #20 Austin Wilson (NEB) by tech. fall over Logan Addis (UV), 16-0 (6:32) (NEB 21, UV 6)
174: #4 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by forfeit (NEB 27, UV 6)
184: TJ Dudley (NEB) by pin over Ethan Smith (UV), 5:52 (NEB 33, UV 6)
197: Caleb Kolb (NEB) by dec. over Derek Thomas (UV), 3-2 (NEB 36, UV 6)

Round 2: No. 10 Nebraska 28, No. 18 Stanford 12
HWT: Josh Marchok (STAN) by dec. over Collin Jensen (NEB), 10-6 (STAN 3, NEB 0)
125: #15 Tim Lambert (NEB) by dec. over #11 Evan Silver (STAN), 6-1 (NEB 3, STAN 3)
133: #3 Ryan Mango (STAN) by pin over Colton McCrystal (NEB), 1:32 (STAN 9, NEB 3)
141: Anthony Abidin (NEB) by pin over Matt Garelli (STAN), 4:43 (NEB 9, STAN 9)
149: #5 Jake Sueflohn (NEB) by major dec. over Donovan Halpin (STAN), 10-1 (NEB 13, STAN 9)
157: #4 James Green (NEB) by major dec. over Bret Baumbach (STAN), 13-5 (NEB 17, STAN 9)
165: #15 Jim Wilson (STAN) by dec. over #20 Austin Wilson (NEB), 4-1 (NEB 17, STAN 12)
174: #4 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by tech. fall over Zach Nevills (STAN), 18-3 (NEB 22, STAN 12)
184: TJ Dudley (NEB) by dec. over Thomas Kimbrell (STAN), 6-1 (NEB 25, STAN 12)
197: Spencer Johnson (NEB) by dec. over Michael Sojka (STAN), 6-3 (NEB 28, STAN 12)

Round 3: No. 10 Nebraska 42, CSU-Bakersfield 0
HWT: Collin Jensen (NEB) by major dec. over Sammy Cervantes (CSUB), 12-2 (NEB 4, CSUB 0)
125: #15 Tim Lambert (NEB) by major dec. over Sergio Mendez (CSUB), 16-2 (NEB 8, CSUB 0)
133: Colton McCrystal (NEB) by dec. over Jose Mendoza (CSUB), 7-5 (NEB 11, CSUB 0)
141: Anthony Abidin (NEB) by major dec. over Ian Nickell (CSUB), 15-5 (NEB 15, CSUB 0)
149: #5 Jake Sueflohn (NEB) by tech. fall over Dalton Kelley (CSUB), 19-4 (NEB 20, CSUB 0)
157: #4 James Green (NEB) by major dec. over Spencer Hill (CSUB), 15-5 (NEB 24, CSUB 0)
165: #20 Austin Wilson (NEB) by dec. over David Meza (CSUB), 6-2 (NEB 27, CSUB 0)
174: #4 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by pin over #15 Bryce Hammond (CSUB), 4:07  (NEB 33, CSUB 0)
184: TJ Dudley (NEB) by pin over Sean Pollock (CSUB), 2:22 (NEB 39, CSUB 0)
197: Caleb Kolb (NEB) by dec. over Reuben Franklin (CSUB), 10-3 (NEB 42, CSUB 0)


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