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Huskers, Hawkeyes Set for Saturday Showdown
Nebraska takes on Iowa on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
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01/15/2014
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No. 3 Iowa (10-1, 3-0 Big Ten) vs. No. 8 Nebraska (8-0, 2-0 Big Ten)
Devaney Center (7,907) • Lincoln, Neb. • Saturday, Jan. 18 • 4:30 p.m. CT
Series History: Nebraska trails, 8-23-2
Last Meeting: Iowa won, 31-7, on Feb. 10, 2013, in Iowa City, Iowa
TV: Big Ten Network (Play-by-Play: Tim Johnson, Color Analyst: Jim Gibbons, Sideline Reporter: Shane Sparks)
Twitter Feed: @HuskerWrestling (www.twitter.com/HuskerWrestling)
Scoring: TrackWrestling.com
Pre-Dual Events: High School Dual: Omaha Skutt (Neb.) vs. Davenport Assumption (Iowa) at 2 p.m.
Intermission (between 5th and 6th match): Jordan Burroughs Tribute


The No. 8 Nebraska wrestling team (8-0, 2-0 Big Ten) concludes its four-dual home stand on Saturday night by hosting No. 3 Iowa (10-1, 3-0 Big Ten) at the Devaney Center at 4:30 p.m. CT.

The dual is set for a live television broadcast on the Big Ten Network, with Tim Johnson (play-by-play), Jim Gibbons (color analyst) and Shane Sparks (sideline reporter) providing the commentary. The dual can also be tracked by following @HuskerWrestling on Twitter.

Prior to Nebraska’s matchup against Iowa, a high school dual between Omaha Skutt (Neb.) and Davenport Assumption (Iowa) will take place at the Devaney Center starting at 2 p.m.

The Huskers enter this weekend following a pair of dominating victories at the Devaney Center last weekend. On Friday night, Nebraska took down Indiana, 30-10, before defeating Penn, 30-9, on Saturday night during the first-ever “Tumble and Rumble” event with the women’s gymnastics team.

Saturday night’s dual could feature top-10 battles at 125, 157 and 174 pounds. At 125 pounds, Nebraska’s Tim Lambert is ranked ninth, while Iowa’s Thomas Gilman is No. 3 in InterMat’s Jan. 14 poll. A pair of undefeated 157 pounders will grapple when Nebraska’s James Green (ranked third) and Iowa’s Derek St. John (ranked first) clash on Saturday night. At 174 pounds, No. 4 Robert Kokesh faces No. 6 Mike Evans of Iowa.

The Hawkeyes and Huskers will wrestle for the 34th time in series history this weekend. Last season Iowa won, 31-7, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, despite Husker victories from Jake Sueflohn (149) and then-senior Josh Ihnen (184).

This season, 184-pound redshirt freshman TJ Dudley is ranked 11th heading into the weekend. Dudley holds a perfect 8-0 record in duals this season after managing a pair of wins over ranked opponents last weekend. After pinning No. 19 Luke Sheridan of Indiana on Friday night, Dudley came from behind to upset No. 12 Lorenzo Thomas of Penn, 9-6, on Saturday night.

Last Time Out: Huskers Take Down Quakers, 30-9
No. 8 Nebraska completed a weekend sweep at the Devaney Center after notching a 30-9 victory over Penn in front of 2,746 fans on Saturday night during the “Tumble and Rumble” event.

Ranked grapplers Jake Sueflohn (No. 6 at 149) and Robert Kokesh (No. 4 at 174) led seven Huskers who posted victories against the Quakers during the dual, which occurred simultaneously with the women’s gymnastics meet against Northern Illinois.

Sueflohn pinned Andrew Lenzi in 4:53 in the sixth match of the dual to earn his third fall of the season. Kokesh picked up his eighth fall of the season, pinning Zach Agostino in 4:50 in the ninth match of the night.

Prior to Sueflohn’s win, NU held a 10-6 advantage over Penn at the halfway point of the dual, winning three matches and falling in two. Collin Jensen (HWT), No. 9 Tim Lambert (125) and Shawn Nagel (133) strung together three consecutive Husker victories during that stretch.

Jensen won a 9-3 decision over Steven Graziano after Spencer Johnson dropped a 7-2 decision at 197 pounds in the opening bout. Lambert continued the momentum with a 15-3 triumph over Jeremy Schwartz before Nagel, making his first dual start of the season, notched a 6-3 decision over Ken Bade.

At 157 pounds, junior James Green improved to 21-0 on the season with a 19-4 technical fall over Ray Bethea. Green, a two-time All-American, earned his third technical fall of the 2013-14 campaign.

No. 14 Austin Wilson fell by a 3-2 decision to Casey Kent at 165 pounds before Kokesh and 184-pounder TJ Dudley capped the Husker victory.

Dudley, the No. 15 wrestler in InterMat’s poll, trailed No. 12 Lorenzo Thomas, 4-2, after two periods before giving up a two-point near fall in the third period. Trailing 6-2, Dudley managed a reversal and two near falls of his own before tacking on a riding time point for a 9-6 win.

On Friday night, the Huskers posted a 30-10 triumph over Indiana at the Devaney Center. Dudley and McCrystal each earned pins as seven Huskers won their matches over Hoosier wrestlers.

Scouting the Iowa Hawkeyes
No. 3 Iowa is 10-1 on the season, with a 3-0 record in Big Ten duals. The Hawkeyes have also made two tournament appearances, winning the Midlands Invitational on Dec. 30 and having 10 champions at the Luther Open on Nov. 16. At Midlands, Thomas Gilman (125), Derek St. John (157) and Mike Evans (174) each won weight class titles to lead the Hawkeyes.

Iowa’s lone dual loss came on Dec. 21 to No. 1 Penn State, 24-12. The Hawkeyes opened their dual season on Dec. 22 by hosting the Iowa City Duals at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa dominated Baker University, Iowa Central and Cornell College by a combined score of 164-3. The Hawkeyes opened December with a pair of victories over ranked opponents on the road. On Dec. 1, Iowa took down then-No. 15 Iowa State, 23-9, before outlasting then-No. 15 Edinboro, 22-19, on Dec. 5.

The Hawkeyes opened 2014 by defeating then-No. 21 Purdue, 30-3, before shutting out Michigan State, 41-0. Last weekend, Iowa topped then-No. 5 Oklahoma State, 24-6, before putting together a 38-4 victory over Indiana.

St. John, the defending national champion at 157 pounds, leads the Hawkeyes with a perfect 20-0 record in 2013-14. The three-time All-American is ranked first in all three polls. St. John is one of seven Hawkeyes in InterMat’s top 10. Gilman, a redshirt freshman, is ranked third at 125 pounds with a 14-2 record. Tony Ramos (133) and Bobby Telford (HWT) are also each ranked No. 3 in their respective weight classes. Nick Moore (165) and Ethen Lofthouse (184) are No. 4, while Evans is sixth at 174 pounds.

Additional ranked wrestlers in Iowa’s lineup include Josh Dziewa (13th at 141), Brody Grothus (13th at 149) and Nathan Burak (16th at 197).

Iowa is coached by Tom Brands, who is in his eighth season as head coach of the Hawkeyes. Brands holds a 141-14-1 dual record at the school, with a career record of 158-33-1 in more than nine seasons as a head coach.

Huskers in the Rankings
Nebraska has five wrestlers ranked in InterMat’s latest poll, released on Jan. 14. Undefeated junior James Green leads the way with the No. 3 ranking at 157 pounds. Robert Kokesh (174) stayed No. 4 in this week’s rankings, while Jake Sueflohn jumped to No. 5 at 149 pounds. Tim Lambert is the fourth Husker in the top 10 with the No. 9 ranking at 125 pounds. TJ Dudley is 11th at 184 pounds following a weekend where he took down two ranked opponents.

The WIN Magazine rankings were released on Jan. 13 and feature five Huskers in its poll as well. Green (third), Kokesh (fourth) and Sueflohn (fourth) retained their respective positions from last week’s rankings. Lambert is 10th and Dudley is No. 12.

In the Amateur Wrestling News poll, released on Jan. 14, five Huskers achieved top-20 rankings. Green is third, Kokesh and Sueflohn are each fourth, while Dudley jumped to No. 10 and Lambert is 12th.

As a team, Nebraska is ranked in the top 10 of the InterMat, WIN Magazine and USA Today/NWCA/Amateur Wrestling News Coaches rankings. The Huskers are eighth in the InterMat poll, seventh in WIN Magazine and eighth in the Coaches poll.

Green Remains Undefeated
Junior James Green (157) is Nebraska’s only starter without a loss this season and earned his 21st victory last weekend with wins against Indiana and Penn. Green earned first-place tournament finishes at the Reno Tournament of Champions, Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open, and has a 7-0 mark in dual competition. The two-time All-American has won four matches against ranked opponents, while earning four pins, three technical falls and five major decisions during the 2013-14 campaign.

Kokesh Dominating at 174
Junior Robert Kokesh (174) is 23-1 this season, with an 8-0 dual record and tournament titles at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open and Reno Tournament of Champions. His lone loss came by a 3-2 decision against No. 1 Andrew Howe of Oklahoma at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Dec. 7. Kokesh has earned bonus points in 19 of his 23 victories with eight pins, three technical falls, six major decisions and two forfeit victories.
He leads all starters in overall wins (23), dual points (43), pins (8), and is tied for first in dual wins (8).

Dudley Making Impact During First Year in Lineup
Redshirt freshman TJ Dudley (184) is tied for first on the team in dual wins with a perfect 8-0 record this season. Dudley holds a 20-3 mark overall, with a second-place showing at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and third-place finish at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open. Dudley is second on the team in pins (7) and tied for third in major decisions (5).

Huskers Working Through Challenging Schedule
Nebraska’s matchup with Iowa this weekend is one of 14 scheduled duals this season, leading up to the NCAA Championships, March 20-22, in Oklahoma City, Okla. The Huskers will also compete at the Big Ten Championships, March 8-9, in Madison, Wis.
After taking down No. 19 Northwestern in the opening dual of the season and routing No. 18 Stanford, the Huskers will face six additional teams that are currently ranked in the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Poll, released on Jan. 14, including Saturday night’s dual against No. 3 Iowa.

The Huskers conclude the dual season with five matches against top-25 opponents. NU hits the road on Jan. 24 to face No. 10 Ohio State before traveling to No. 22 Purdue (Jan. 26) and No. 11 Illinois (Feb. 1). Nebraska’s final home dual of the season is Feb. 7 against No. 19 Michigan. The regular-season finale is Feb. 21 at No. 18 Wisconsin.

BTN, BTDN to Feature Huskers Eight Times
Nebraska will appear on the Big Ten Network twice during the 2013-14 season, while making six appearances on the Big Ten Digital Network.

The Huskers’ first BTN coverage will occur on Saturday against Iowa at the Devaney Center at 4:30 p.m. CT. Nebraska will also be on BTN for its road dual in Champaign, Ill., against Illinois on Saturday, Feb. 1. The matchup between NU and the Fighting Illini starts at 4 p.m.

After this weekend, the Huskers have four additional duals that will be streamed via the Big Ten Digital Network. Road appearances on BTDN include matchups with Ohio State (Jan. 24 at 6 p.m.), Purdue (Jan. 26 at noon) and Wisconsin (Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.). The Huskers’ home dual against Michigan on Friday, Feb. 7 will also be on BTDN, starting at 7 p.m.

Nebraska has already made two appearances on BTDN this season, with the Huskers’ victories over Indiana and Wyoming being streamed. NU’s win over Penn last weekend was streamed on Huskers.com as part of the “Tumble and Rumble” event.

The Big Ten has also announced times and coverage for the Big Ten Championships, March 8-9, in Madison, Wis. Session I on March 8 starts at 10 a.m., with a stream on BTDN. Session II on the same day begins at 5 p.m., on BTDN. Sunday’s Session III commences at 11 a.m., with the third-place matches slated for 1 p.m., on BTDN. BTN will broadcast the first-place matches at 1 p.m., on Sunday.

BTDN is available at www.video.btn.com/allaccess and requires a subscription. All dates and times of scheduled events are subject to change and can be found on www.BTN.com.

Any changes to Nebraska’s schedule during the season can be found on Huskers.com.

Next Up: Ohio State and Purdue
Nebraska hits the road next weekend for duals against Ohio State and Purdue. The Huskers face the Buckeyes on Friday, Jan. 24 in Columbus, Ohio, starting at 6 p.m. On Sunday, Jan. 26, NU takes on the Boilermakers in West Lafayette, Ind., at noon.

Husker Wrestling on Social Media
Nebraska wrestling can be followed on a variety of social media platforms for up-to-date team information as well as features on wrestlers:

• Twitter: @HuskerWrestling (www.twitter.com/HuskerWrestling)
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/NebraskaWrestling
• Instagram: www.instagram.com/HuskerWrestling
• YouTube: www.youtube.com/HuskerWrestling
• Flowrestling: www.flowrestling.org/user/NEwrestle

“Behind the Grind” is a weekly video blog that showcases the Nebraska wrestling program. Each week, photos from the Nebraska wrestling room will be tweeted to show behind-the-scenes footage of practice. Additionally, following practice a wrestler and/or coach will talk about Nebraska wrestling while also previewing the upcoming week. Fans are encouraged to tweet their questions for each coach and wrestler at @HuskerWrestling.

Three Huskers Earn Reno Titles
Jake Sueflohn (149), James Green (157) and Robert Kokesh (174) each won their respective weight division titles to lead Nebraska to the team championship at the Reno Tournament of Champions on Sunday, Dec. 22.

The Huskers finished with 159 points, which was 56 ahead of second-place Wyoming. North Carolina finished third with 97 points.

After Sueflohn took a first-round bye, he won back-to-back major decisions before capping his perfect day with three consecutive decisions. He won the championship match by a 7-1 margin over The Citadel’s Matt Frisch. Sueflohn improved to 18-3 on the season.

Green pinned three of his five opponents in Reno, while adding a technical fall and one decision. He took down Andy McCulley of Wyoming in the championship bout, 9-5. Green earned his third tournament title of the season after claiming the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open and Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational crowns as well.

Kokesh capped his performance with a 3-1 decision over Southern Oregon’s Brock Gutches in the finals. Kokesh added a decision in his opening bout, but earned two pins and two major decision in his other matches. His quickest pin came in the third round in a time of 1:02.

Tim Lambert (125) and Austin Wilson (165) each made it to the finals in their respective weight classes, but ultimately took runner-up honors. Lambert went 4-1 with a major decision before falling to Wyoming’s Tyler Cox in the finals by a 4-3 margin. Wilson opened with back-to-back technical falls before a major decision in the third round. He lost to Corey Mock of Tennessee-Chattanooga, 9-1, in the championship match.

At 141 pounds, Anthony Abidin earned a third-place finish, winning a 13-0 major decision over CSU-Bakersfield’s Ian Nickell in his final match. Abidin registered two pins on his way to the semifinals before falling by an 8-3 decision to Joey Ward. Abidin won two matches in the consolation bracket following his lone loss of the day.

Spencer Johnson (197) and Collin Jensen (HWT) each finished fifth. Johnson dropped a 3-1 decision to Reuben Franklin of CSU-Bakersfield in his first match of the day, but reeled off five consecutive victories before suffering his second loss. He defeated Upper Iowa’s Carl Broghammer by injury default in the fifth-place match.

Jensen pinned his first opponent, but lost in the second round. In the consolation bracket, he won five matches, two of which were by fall. His final victory was a pin in 5:37 over Wayne Purnell of West Virginia.

Colton McCrystal (133), Ben Morgan (133), Brandon Wilbourn (165), McCoy Newberg (174), TJ Dudley (184) and Aaron Studebaker (197) also competed at the Reno Tournament of Champions for the Huskers.

Green Captures Cliff Keen Crown
James Green won the 157-pound title at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational to lead Nebraska to a second-place finish on Saturday, Dec. 7.

The Huskers’ 130.5-point total was 24 points behind team champion Oklahoma.
Green opened his day with a 7-5 sudden victory over Michigan’s Brian Murphy in the semifinals. In the finals, Green outlasted No. 12 Brian Realbuto of Cornell, 6-5, to capture the title.

Anthony Abidin (141), Jake Sueflohn (149), Robert Kokesh (174) and TJ Dudley (184) each advanced to the finals in their respective weight classes, but fell in the championship bout.

Abidin earned a medical forfeit win over Virginia Tech’s Devin Carter in the semifinals before losing to No. 1 Logan Stieber of Ohio State by a 16-1 technical fall. Sueflohn managed a 7-6 win over No. 7 Eric Grajales of Michigan, but fell by an 8-3 margin to No. 5 Kendric Maple of Oklahoma in the finals.

Kokesh won a 6-0 decision over No. 11 Stephen Doty of Virginia in the semifinals, but lost a 3-2 decision to No. 1 Andrew Howe of Oklahoma. Kokesh suffered his first loss of the season after a 14-0 start.

Dudley defeated No. 18 Benjamin Stroh of Wyoming in the semifinals, 18-9, before losing a 13-3 major decision to No. 12 Gabriel Dean of Cornell in the finals.

Austin Wilson (165) and Colton McCrystal (133) each started the day in the consolation bracket and managed top-eight finishes. After a decision and a pin for Wilson, he fell by a 4-2 margin to Northern Iowa’s Cooper Moore. In the fifth-place match, Wilson bounced back to win a 9-8 decision over Cornell’s Dylan Palacio.

McCrystal opened his day with a 5-2 decision over Rutgers’ Vincent Dellafave before being pinned by No. 18 Rosario Bruno of Michigan. In the seventh-place, McCrystal fell to Navy’s Colton Rasche, 8-5.

At heavyweight, Collin Jensen dropped his lone match of the day to No. 14 Ross Larson of Oklahoma by fall.

Tim Lambert (125) and Spencer Johnson (197) each lost their opening match on the first day to fall into the consolation bracket. Both picked up a win in the consolation bracket, but were ultimately eliminated.

Manning Earns 200th Career Victory
Nebraska Head Coach Mark Manning picked up his 200th career dual victory on Sunday, Nov. 24, when the Huskers took down South Dakota State, 36-6.

Manning, who is in his 17th season overall, earned the win in his home state of South Dakota. The Vermillion, S.D. native holds a career record of 206-95-5. Manning is 183-71-3 in his 14th season at Nebraska after compiling a 23-24-2 record in three seasons at Northern Iowa.

Huskers Return to Devaney Center
Nebraska returned to the Devaney Center this season for all of its home duals after years of wrestling at the NU Coliseum. The Huskers opened their home dual season on Nov. 17 and will conclude a current four-dual home stand on Saturday when they host Iowa. Nebraska has also faced Wyoming, Indiana and Penn at the newly renovated 7,907-seat venue this season.

In addition to hosting duals, the Devaney Center and Hendricks Training Complex house the wrestling offices, locker room, weight room and wrestling room, all just steps from each other, providing an atmosphere conducive to elite training. The Hendricks Complex, which is inside the Devaney Center, includes a practice facility, coaches’ offices as well as strength and conditioning and athletic medicine areas.

Huskers Show Depth at Wrestle-Offs
Nebraska held its annual Wrestle-Offs in conjunction with the Fall Coaches Clinic at the Devaney Center on Friday, Nov. 8.

Returning All-American Robert Kokesh (174) made one appearance, winning a 17-2 technical fall over McCoy Newberg. 2013 NCAA qualifiers Jake Sueflohn (149) and Caleb Kolb (197) also competed during Wrestle-Offs and each won both of their matches.

Sueflohn opened with a pin over Luis DeAnda in 2:47 before winning by injury default over newcomer Destin McCauley. Kolb battled Spencer Johnson to extra time twice on the night, winning by a 3-2 margin on both occasions.

At 184 pounds, Aaron Studebaker and TJ Dudley split their matches against each other. Studebaker won the first battle by a 4-2 decision, while Dudley won the second showdown, 6-5.

At 125 pounds, redshirt freshman Tim Lambert defeated Shawn Nagel twice, winning the first by pin in 4:52 and the second by technical fall, 18-0. At 133 pounds, Colton McCrystal put together a pair of victories. McCrystal took down Ben Morgan, 6-1, before defeating Eric Montoya, 7-4.

Micah Barnes (165) won both of his matches, defeating Brandon Wilbourn by injury default and outlasting Ian Ousley, 12-3. At 157 pounds, John Svoboda picked up a pair of wins. Svoboda opened with a 5-2 triumph over Ousley and added a 5-2 decision over Metzler.
The heavyweights battled once on Friday night, with Nyle Bartling notching an injury default victory over Collin Jensen.

At 141 pounds, Anthony Abidin pinned Adam Joseph in 1:27 following Joseph’s 5-3 decision over Tyrell Galloway.

Three Huskers Win at Daktronics Open
Robert Kokesh (174), James Green (157) and Collin Jensen (HWT) each captured titles to open the season in the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open at Frost Arena on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Kokesh tore through the bracket at 174 pounds with two pins, one technical fall and two major decisions. The Wagner, S.D., native opened with a fall in 6:04 over Augustana College’s Drake Fanslau and added a pin in 2:06 in the semifinals against Michael Joseph of Minnesota. Kokesh completed his tournament run with a 13-3 major decision over Missouri’s Mike England in the finals.

Green took home the title at 157 pounds with a victory in the finals over Kyle Bradley of Missouri. Green added a pin, major decision and technical fall leading into the final match. His fall occurred in 1:49 in the quarterfinals against Northern Illinois’ Andrew Morse.

Jensen captured the heavyweight crown in South Dakota by winning four matches after a first-round bye. Jensen pinned his first opponent in 2:46 before a major decision in the quarterfinals. He won back-to-back decisions to cap his championship run, including a 7-3 victory over Devon Mellon of Missouri in the finals.

Tim Lambert (125), Anthony Abidin (141) and Jake Sueflohn (149) each made appearances in the finals but fell by decision to finish second. Lambert finished the day with four wins, including two by technical fall. Abidin achieved a pin in 1:08 and a technical fall as part of his four victories on Sunday. Sueflohn won five matches, earning two pins and two major decisions in the process.

Ben Morgan (133), TJ Dudley (184) and Spencer Johnson (197) each finished third in their respective weight classes. Dudley defeated fellow Husker Aaron Studebaker, 9-4, in the third-place match at 184 pounds.

Additional Husker placers include Brandon Wilbourn (fourth at 165), McCoy Newberg (fourth at 174), Shawn Nagel (fifth at 125) and Nyle Bartling (seventh at heavyweight).

Burroughs Wins Second FILA World Title
Former Husker Jordan Burroughs added to his international wrestling legacy this fall by winning the 74-kg freestyle gold medal at the 2013 FILA World Championships on Sept. 18.

Burroughs captured his third consecutive world title with the win, which includes the 2012 Olympic Gold Medal in London, England, and the 2011 FILA World Championship. His crown marks the third FILA freestyle title won by a former Husker as Bill Scherr won at 90 kg in 1985.

In the gold medal match, Burroughs defeated Iran’s Essadollah Akbari by a 4-0 decision. Burroughs took a 1-0 lead late in the first period following a push out and extended the lead to 2-0 in the second period with an additional push out. With time winding down in the match, the Sicklerville, N.J. native took down Akbari to close out the match.

Burroughs opened the tournament with a 9-2 technical fall over Gamid Dzhalilov of Tajikistan before winning 7-0 over India’s Narsingh Yadav in the second round.

After the first round of the quarterfinals, Burroughs managed a 1-0 lead over Jabrayil Hassanov of Azerbaijan. The American struck quickly in the second period, however, and extended his lead to 7-0, which stood as the final score.

Burroughs faced Ali Shabanau of Belarus in the semifinals and trailed 0-1 before a double at the end of the first period gave him the lead. Burroughs expanded his lead as Shabanau received penalties for hitting Burroughs in the face. Burroughs held on to a 6-1 lead at the five-minute mark but Shabanau received his third caution and was ultimately disqualified.

Burroughs extended his international winning streak to 65 consecutive matches with his performance in Hungary. He was a two-time NCAA champion at Nebraska and won the Hodge Trophy in 2011.

Green Competes at World University Games
Nebraska All-American James Green went 1-1 representing the United States in freestyle wrestling at the 2013 World University Games at Ak Bars Wrestling Palace on July 11.

Green, a junior from Willingboro, N.J., defeated Finland’s Petteri Martikainen, 4-0, in his opening match in the 66 kg class. Martikainen finished fifth at the 2012 World University Championships.

Nebraska’s two-time All-American was then eliminated from medal contention in the round of eight with a loss to Kyrgyzstan’s Ulukman Mamatov.

Russia’s Magomed Kubanaliev defeated Armenia’s Devid Safaryan 3-1 to capture the gold medal at 66 kg.

Green was one of seven wrestlers from Big Ten schools competing on the 14-member USA Wrestling Team at the World University Games.

Green earned his place on the USA Wrestling World University Games Team by capturing the 66 kg/145.5-pound championship at 2013 ASICS University Freestyle Nationals in Akron, Ohio in late May.

Green was one of four U.S. wrestlers competing in freestyle at the World University Games, along with Ed Ruth (Penn State, 84kg), Nico Megaludis (Penn State, 55 kg) and Tyrell Fortune (Grand Canyon, 120 kg), who earned a bronze medal for the United States.

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