Laramie, Wyo. - The No. 9 Nebraska wrestling team
built an early 16-0 lead over No. 19 Wyoming and won the final two matches to
hold on for a 22-15 win on Sunday at the UniWyo Sports Complex.
win, the Huskers improved to 2-0 after defeating the Northern Colorado Bears on
Saturday, 28-9. The Wyoming Cowboys fall to 1-1 with the loss. Wyoming opened
its season with a 26-12 victory over Boise State on Thursday, Nov. 1.
James Green won the first match of the meet at 157 pounds by major decision
over Wyoming's Dakota Friesth, 14-1. The victory was the first of four
consecutive major decisions for the Huskers to open the match. No. 5 Green also
won his match on Saturday in decisive fashion with an 18-2 technical fall.
freshman Austin Wilson kept the momentum going with a 13-5 major decision over
Wyoming's Andy McCulley. With the win, Wilson improved to 5-1 after his
second-place finish at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open. He did not
compete against Northern Colorado on Saturday.
pounds, No. 8 Robert Kokesh won a 17-4 major decision over L.J. Helbig. Kokesh,
a sophomore, gave Nebraska a 12-0 lead through three matches. He was also
victorious on Saturday, pinning Northern Colorado's Josh VanTine in 1:37. Kokesh
is 5-0 on the season.
No. 6 Josh
Ihnen won by major decision over Wyoming's Shane Woods, 13-3, at 184 pounds. The
senior improves to 6-0 following a technical fall on Saturday and a first-place
showing at the Daktronics Open.
No. 4 Alfonso Hernandez stopped Nebraska's momentum at 197 pounds. He won a 3-0
decision over junior Caleb Kolb, cutting the lead to 16-3. The victory was the
first of four consecutive for the Cowboys.
Harms of Wyoming won an 11-5 decision over Donny Longendyke in the heavyweight
battle before No. 18 Tyler Cox pinned Nebraska's Eric Coufal at 125 pounds in
6:16. At 133 pounds, Wyoming's Kasey Garnhart won a 5-2 decision over Shawn
Nagel to get Wyoming within one.
responded to the four consecutive losses with two straight victories to end the
match. At 141 pounds, Skylar Galloway won an 8-3 decision over Wyoming's Kyle
Komata before Ridge Kiley won by decision over Brandon Richardson, 3-1, at 149
open their home schedule on Friday night against No. 1 Minnesota at the NU
Coliseum at 7 p.m. Nebraska will close out next weekend with two matches on
Sunday, starting at noon. NU will face North Carolina before South Dakota
Nov. 11, 2012
#9 Nebraska 22, #19 Wyoming 15
UniWyo Sports Complex, Laramie, Wyo.
157: #5 James Green (NEB) by major
dec. over Dakota Friesth (WYO), 14-1 (NEB 4, WYO 0)
165: Austin Wilson (NEB) by major
dec. over Andy McCulley (WYO), 13-5 (NEB 8, WYO 0)
174: #8 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by major
dec. over L.J. Helbig (WYO), 17-4 (NEB 12, WYO 0)
184: #6 Josh Ihnen (NEB) by major
dec. over Shane Woods (WYO), 13-3 (NEB 16, WYO 0)
197: #4 Alfonso Hernandez (WYO) by
dec. over Caleb Kolb (NEB), 3-0 (NEB 16, WYO 3)
HWT: Tanner Harms (WYO) by dec. over
Donny Longendyke (NEB), 11-5 (NEB 16, WYO 6)
125: #18 Tyler Cox (WYO) by pin over
Eric Coufal (NEB), 6:16 (NEB 16, WYO 12)
133: Kasey Garnhart (WYO) by dec.
over Shawn Nagel (NEB), 5-2 (NEB 16, WYO 15)
141: Skylar Galloway (NEB) by dec.
over Kyle Komata (WYO), 8-3 (NEB 19, WYO 15)
149: Ridge Kiley (NEB) by dec. over
Brandon Richardson (WYO), 3-1 (NEB 22, WYO 15)