Women's Basketball mm
Women's Basketball mm
Huskers Pick Up First Big Ten Dual Win
Junior Shawn Nagel picked up his first pin of the season on Friday night.
Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
Send Mail Print RSS

Ann Arbor, Mich. - Junior Shawn Nagel (133) turned the tide of a back-and-forth dual with his first pin of the season as the No. 17 Nebraska wrestling team defeated No. 11 Michigan, 20-19, on Friday night at Cliff Keen Arena.

The Huskers picked up their first Big Ten dual victory of the season after an 0-2 start with the win over the Wolverines. Nebraska improves to 7-3 in 2012-13 and Michigan falls to 6-2 and 0-1 in Big Ten duals.

No. 7 James Green (157) made his first appearance for the Huskers since an injury on Dec. 1 in the opening match of the night. The sophomore won an 8-3 decision over Michigan's Collin Zeerip, earning his 13th victory of the season. Green improves to 6-0 in duals.

The Wolverines responded at 165 pounds as No. 13 Taylor Massa pinned NU's Austin Wilson in 0:45. Nebraska bounced back at 174 with No. 4 Robert Kokesh's 9-3 decision over No. 11 Dan Yates. The victory marked Kokesh's 18th consecutive as he improved to 23-1 on the season and 9-1 in duals.

Senior Josh Ihnen (184) kept the Nebraska momentum going with his technical fall over Chris Heald, 18-3. Ihnen's 16th win of the season gave the Huskers an 11-6 lead.

Michigan won the next three matches, however, to take a 16-11 lead. At 197 pounds, No. 18 Max Huntley of Michigan won a 3-1 decision over Caleb Kolb. Sophomore Spencer Johnson (HWT) made his first appearance of the season but lost an 8-3 decision to No. 19 Ben Apland. Freshman Eric Coufal fell by a 15-7 major decision to the Wolverines' Sean Boyle at 125 pounds.

Trailing 16-11, Nebraska's Nagel delivered by pinning Michigan's Rossi Bruno at 133 pounds in 2:14. The pin marked Nagel's first of the season and 11th of his career as he gave the Huskers a 17-16 lead. The junior improves to 11-9 on the season and 5-5 in duals.

Senior Ridge Kiley (141) extended Nebraska's lead to 20-16 with his 4-3 decision over No. 18 Camryn Jackson of Michigan. Kiley picked up his 10th win of the season and improved to 5-2 in dual competition.

At 149 pounds, sophomore Jake Sueflohn fell by a 3-2 decision to No. 12 Eric Grajales. Sueflohn, who is ranked eighth in the InterMat poll, falls to 14-3 on the season and 5-2 in duals.

The Huskers will battle No. 18 Northwestern on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Evanston, Ill. The match will be available on Big Ten Digital Network.

Jan. 11, 2013
#17 Nebraska 20, #11 Michigan 19
Cliff Keen Arena, Ann Arbor, Mich.

157: #7 James Green (NEB) by dec. over Collin Zeerip (MICH), 8-3 (NEB 3, MICH 0)
165: #13 Taylor Massa (MICH) by fall over Austin Wilson (NEB), 0:45 (MICH 6, NEB 3)
174: #4 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by dec. over #11 Dan Yates (MICH), 9-3 (NEB 6, MICH 6)
184: #8 Josh Ihnen (NEB) by tech. fall over Chris Heald (MICH), 18-3 (NEB 11, MICH 6)
197: #18 Max Huntley (MICH) by dec. over Caleb Kolb (NEB), 3-1 (NEB 11, MICH 9)
HWT: #19 Ben Apland (MICH) by dec. over Spencer Johnson (NEB), 8-3 (MICH 12, NEB 11)
125: Sean Boyle (MICH) by major dec. over Eric Coufal (NEB), 15-7 (MICH 16, NEB 11)
133: Shawn Nagel (NEB) by fall over Rossi Bruno (MICH), 2:14 (NEB 17, MICH 16)
141: Ridge Kiley (NEB) by dec. over #18 Camryn Jackson (MICH), 4-3 (NEB 20, MICH 16)
149: #12 Eric Grajales (MICH) by dec. over #8 Jake Sueflohn (NEB), 3-2 (NEB 20, MICH 19)
Radio and sponsorship info
Uploaded Ad