D1WC released its 2012-13 preseason rankings for each
weight class on Monday as six Nebraska wrestlers were named to the list. The
top 25 Division I wrestlers in all 10 weight classes earned spots.
At 141 pounds, Ridge Kiley earned the No. 23 ranking. The senior
started at 133 pounds last season for the Huskers, going 17-16 with an 11-8
record in duals. Kiley took eighth place at the Big Ten Championships and
earned an invitation to the NCAA Championships.
Jake Sueflohn is No. 14 in the
149 weight class preseason rankings. As a freshman last season, Sueflohn went
25-11 and 13-4 in duals. After a fifth-place showing at the Big Ten
Championships, the Watertown, Wis., native went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships.
Additionally, Sueflohn finished second at the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open
and took third at the Cliff Keen Invitational.
Fellow sophomore James Green is
ranked sixth at 157 pounds. Green was an All-American as a true freshman last
season, earning a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Championships. Green won a
team-best 34 matches in 2011-12, going 14-4 in dual meets. His 13 major
decisions also led the team.
At 165 pounds, Robert Kokesh
earned the No. 6 ranking. The sophomore from Wagner, S.D., went 30-7 as a
redshirt-freshman in 2011-12. He led the Huskers with a 17-2 record in dual
meets, compiling 68 dual points in the process. Kokesh finished third at the
Big Ten Championships before going 2-2 at the NCAA Championships.
Senior Tyler Koehn is ranked 17th in the 174 weight class after going
20-13 last season. The Pittsburg, Kan., native went 13-5 in duals, earning 43
points for NU. Koehn was one of eight NCAA qualifiers on the Husker squad as a
junior. In addition, Koehn finished second at the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn
Fellow senior Josh Ihnen is
ranked sixth at 184 pounds. The 2012 All-American went 26-8 as a junior and
16-3 in duals. His 60 dual points were second on the team while his eight major
decisions were third. Ihnen, who was named Nebraska's Most Outstanding Wrestler
in 2012, finished second at the Big Ten Championships before earning an
eighth-place result at the NCAA Championships.
Amateur Wrestling News released its rankings last Monday. Kiley
was ranked 15th at 133 pounds, Sueflohn earned the No. 10 ranking at
141, Green was No. 6 at 157, Kokesh ranked sixth at 165, while Koehn was 13th
at 174 and Ihnen was sixth at 184.
The Huskers open their season on
Nov. 4 at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open in Brookings, S.D. Complete
D1WC rankings can be found at this link.
Preseason Division I College Rankings
141 pounds - No. 23 Ridge Kiley, Sr. (17-16)
149 pounds - No. 14 Jake Sueflohn, So. (25-11)
157 pounds - No. 6 James Green, So. (34-9)
165 pounds - No. 6 Robert Kokesh, So. (30-7)
174 pounds - No. 17 Tyler Koehn, Sr. (20-13)
184 pounds - No. 6 Josh Ihnen, Sr. (26-8)
2011-12 records in