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Jake Sueflohn
Weight: 149
Year: Senior
Hometown: Watertown, Wis.
High School: Arrowhead

Honors & Awards

  • Three-Time NCAA Championships Qualifier (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2014)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
  • Nebraska Most Dedicated Award (2012-13)
  • Nebraska Granite Award (2011-12)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2013; Spring 2013)

2013-14 (Junior)
NCAA Championships
Jake Sueflohn went 2-2 at 149 pounds, with both losses coming by narrow decisions to seeded opponents. Sueflohn, the No. 6 seed, opened with a 16-0 technical fall over North Carolina's Christian Barber to get his tournament off on the right note. In the second round, he fell to 11th-seeded Joshua Kindig, 7-5, to move into the consolation bracket.

Sueflohn responded with another shutout, posting an 8-0 major decision over Bloomsburg's Bryce Busler. Sueflohn was eliminated in his next match, a 7-6 loss to third-seeded Chris Villalonga of Cornell.

Big Ten Championships
For the second consecutive season, Sueflohn collected runner-up honors at 149 pounds at the conference tournament. He breezed past Michigan State's Nick Trimble in his first match, 17-5, before notching an 8-6 decision over No. 8 Eric Grajales in the semifinals. In the championship match, Sueflohn dropped a 6-2 decision to No. 5 Jason Tsirtsis of Northwestern.

Regular Season
Sueflohn started every dual at 149 pounds, compiling a 13-1 record with his only loss coming to eventual NCAA champion Jason Tsirtsis of Northwestern. Sueflohn went 31-6 overall during the 2013-14 campaign, and captured the Reno Tournament of Champions title on Dec. 22. He finished second at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open and Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. After his loss in Las Vegas, Sueflohn reeled off 16 consecutive victories before his Big Ten Championships loss.

Sueflohn led the team in major decisions with 11, while collecting three pins and three technical falls. All six of his losses during the season came against ranked opponents.

2012-13 (Sophomore)
NCAA Championships
Sueflohn fell one match short of All-America honors in 2013 at 149 pounds. He opened the NCAA Championships with a 16-3 major decision over Pittsburgh’s Ronnie Garbinsky before taking down No. 8 seed Nick Brascetta of Virginia Tech, 4-2.

In the semifinals, Sueflohn fell by an 11-3 major decision to eventual champion Jordan Oliver of Oklahoma State. In the wrestleback bracket, Sueflohn suffered his second straight loss in a 5-3 decision against No. 6 seed Dylan Ness of Minnesota.

Big Ten Championships
Sueflohn finished second at 149 pounds with a 2-1 showing at the Big Ten Championships. He won a pair of decisions over Penn State’s Andrew Alton and Ohio State’s Ian Paddock to earn a spot in the championship match. However, Minnesota’s Dylan Ness pinned Sueflohn in 3:37 for the 149-pound title.

Regular Season
Sueflohn opened the season with six consecutive wins, capturing the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open title in the process. He added a third-place finish at the Cliff Keen Invitational and was the only Husker to claim victories at No. 1 Penn State and No. 2 Iowa. He pinned the Nittany Lions’ No. 3 Andrew Alton in 5:33 and added an 8-0 major decision over the Hawkeyes’ Brody Grothus. Sueflohn wrapped up the regular season with a pair of wins over ranked opponents at the NWCA National Duals against Virginia and Cornell.

Sueflohn finished the season with a 24-7 record and went 11-3 in dual competition. He managed two pins and six major decisions during his sophomore campaign.

2011-12 (Freshman)
NCAA Championships
Sueflohn wrestled at 141 pounds and went 1-2 in his first appearance at the NCAA Championships. He narrowly lost a 6-5 decision to Virginia Tech’s Zach Neibert before responding in the wrestleback bracket with a 6-2 decision over Appalachian State’s Mike Kessler. Sueflohn’s first trip to the NCAA Championships came to an end with a 5-4 loss to Rutgers’ William Ashnault.

Big Ten Championships
Sueflohn finished fifth at 141 pounds with a 4-2 record at the Big Ten Championships. He opened with a 9-6 decision over Northwestern’s Colin Shober before losing by sudden victory against Minnesota’s Nick Dardanes, 8-6. Sueflohn pinned Brian Gibbs of Michigan State, in 4:54, in his first wrestleback match.

Sueflohn won a 5-3 decision in the following round before dropping a 7-4 decision to third-ranked Hunter Stieber of Ohio State. Sueflohn closed the Big Ten Championships with a 15-10 decision over Illinois’ Daryl Thomas.

Regular Season
Sueflohn compiled a 25-11 record at 141 pounds, including a 13-4 dual record. In his first match as a Husker, the Watertown, Wis., native achieved his first pin over Bucknell’s Alex Pellicciotti in 4:35. It was Sueflohn’s first of three pins on the season. At the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open, Sueflohn earned runner-up honors, going 2-1.

Sueflohn took third at the Cliff Keen Invitational with a 5-2 record. Three of his five victories came against top 15 opponents. He went 5-3 in Big Ten duals, earning two victories by major decision. On the season, Sueflohn won six major decisions, which was good for third among the Husker starters.

Sueflohn was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for his work in the classroom during the fall 2011 semester.

Before Nebraska
Sueflohn was a two-time Wisconsin state champion after winning the Division I 140-pound title as a senior by going a perfect 48-0. He also claimed the 135-pound title as a junior. Sueflohn was the No. 2 wrestler in the nation at 140 pounds as a senior according to InterMat. As a freshman, Sueflohn finished third at the state championships at 119 pounds, while recording a 50-4 record. His sophomore season saw him finish in the runner-up spot at the 125-pound weight division going 38-5. After his senior season, Sueflohn finished third at 145 pounds at the Junior Freestyle National Championships in Fargo, N.D.

Personal
Jake is the son of Monica and Jeff Sueflohn. He was born on Oct. 6, 1992, in Oconomowoc, Wis. Sueflohn has one sister, Jamie. Jake is majoring in journalism and earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2011 and spring of 2013. In 2014, he collected Academic All-Big Ten honors and was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

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