Lincoln, Neb. - In a back and forth battle, the
No. 9 Nebraska wrestling team took down Arizona State, 18-12, on Saturday night
at the NU Coliseum. Wrestling in front of 778 fans, the Huskers improved to
5-1, while the Sun Devils fell to 5-2.
No. 6 Josh
Ihnen started the match with a 6-2 decision over No. 20 Kevin Radford of
Arizona State at 184 pounds. Ihnen, a senior, improves to 13-1 on the season
with the victory, including a 5-1 mark in duals.
Devils responded with three consecutive victories at 197, Heavyweight and 125
to take a 9-3 lead. No. 9 Jake Meredith of Arizona State won a 1-0 decision
over Caleb Kolb before No. 13 Levi Cooper captured the heavyweight victory over
Donny Longendyke by a 3-0 decision. At 125 pounds, Dalton Miller won a 9-5
decision over Nebraska's Eric Coufal.
bounced back with three straight victories of its own to take a 12-9 lead. Shawn
Nagel started the rally with a 4-0 decision over Arizona State's Trevor Wilson
at 133 pounds. Nagel moves to 9-5 on the year with a 3-3 dual mark.
pounds, the Huskers earned their first takedown when Ridge Kiley did so in the
first period against Matt Kraus in the sixth match of the night. Kiley, a
senior, went on to a 9-3 decision victory. He improves to 6-3 on the season and
2-1 in duals. No. 10 Jake Sueflohn (149) earned his 12th victory of
the 2012-13 campaign with a 7-1 decision over ASU's Nathan Hoffer.
State's Codey Combs knotted the match at 12 with two to play after his narrow
1-0 decision over Ross Grande at 157 pounds. With the loss, Grande fell to 8-5
on the season and 0-1 in duals.
won the final two matches at 165 and 174 pounds to secure the victory. Redshirt
freshman Austin Wilson edged the Sun Devils' Parker Madl 2-0 at 165. Wilson
earned his 10th win of the season and improves to 4-1 in dual
competition. At 174 pounds, sophomore Robert Kokesh won an 8-3 decision over No. 14 Blake Stauffer. Kokesh, who is ranked No. 8 by InterMat, improves to 13-1.
return to the mat on Sunday at the NU Coliseum to face Big Ten foe Wisconsin.
The Badgers are 4-2 following a 19-12 victory over Michigan State on Friday
night. The match between Nebraska and Wisconsin starts at 2 p.m.
Dec. 8, 2012
No. 9 Nebraska 18, Arizona State 12
NU Coliseum, Lincoln, Neb.
184 - #6 Josh Ihnen
(NEB) by dec. over #20 Kevin Radford (ASU), 6-2 (NEB 3, ASU 0)
197 - #9 Jake Meredith (ASU) by dec.
over Caleb Kolb (NEB), 1-0 (NEB 3, ASU 3)
HWT - #13 Levi Cooper (ASU) by dec.
over Donny Longendyke (NEB), 3-0 (ASU 6, NEB 3)
125 - Dalton Miller (ASU) by dec.
over Eric Coufal (NEB), 9-5 (ASU 9, NEB 3)
133 - Shawn Nagel (NEB) by dec. over
Trevor Wilson (ASU), 4-0 (ASU 9, NEB 6)
141 - Ridge Kiley (NEB) by dec. over
Matt Kraus (ASU), 9-3 (ASU 9, NEB 9)
149 - #10 Jake Sueflohn (NEB) by
dec. over Nathan Hoffer (ASU), 7-1 (NEB 12, ASU 9)
157 - Codey Combs (ASU) by dec. over
Ross Grande (NEB), 1-0 (NEB 12, ASU 12)
165 - Austin Wilson (NEB) by dec.
over Parker Madl (ASU), 2-0 (NEB 15, ASU 12)
174 - #8 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by dec.
over #14 Blake Stauffer (ASU), 8-3 (NEB 18, ASU 12)