Tim Lambert
Weight: 125
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Forest Hills, Mich.
High School: Forest Hills Eastern

Honors & Awards

  • NCAA Championships Qualifier (2014)
  • NWCA All-Academic Team (2014)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2014)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2014)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
  • Nebraska Most Dedicated Award (2013-14)
  • Nebraska Redshirt of the Year (2012-13)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013; Spring 2013, 2014)

2013-14 (Redshirt Freshman)
NCAA Championships
Tim Lambert went 2-2 at 125 pounds in his first showing at the NCAA Championships. After opening with a 5-1 decision over Binghamton's David White, Lambert narrowly lost a 7-5 decision to fifth-seeded Dylan Peters of Northern Iowa. Lambert bounced back in the consolation bracket with a victory over Virginia's Nick Hermann before being eliminated by Darian Cruz of Lehigh, 7-4.

Big Ten Championships
Lambert pinned Ohio State's Nick Roberts in the fifth-place match in 4:24 en route to a 4-2 showing at the conference tournament. Lambert's only losses of the tournament came to top-10 opponents Cory Clark of Iowa and Ryan Taylor of Wisconsin. Lambert opened with a major decision before adding a pair of decisions in the consolation bracket. 

Regular Season
Lambert completed his first season in the Nebraska lineup with a 24-13 record at 125 pounds, highlighted by three pins, two technical falls and five major decisions. He collected runner-up honors at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open and Reno Tournament of Champions, while going 9-5 in duals. Lambert posted victories in his first five dual matches before falling by sudden victory to Wyoming's Tyler Cox in January.

Lambert responded to the loss with bonus-point wins in his next two matches before suffering a 2-1 loss to then-No. 3 Thomas Gilman of Iowa. Lambert notched a pair of victories the following weekend before falling to three consecutive ranked opponents to close the dual season. A leader in the classroom, Lambert collected Academic All-Big Ten and NWCA All-Academic Team honors, while being named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. At Nebraska's season-ending banquet, Lambert was named Most Dedicated of the Year.

2012-13 (Redshirt)
Regular Season
Lambert earned Nebraska Redshirt of the Year following a 19-3 season at 125 pounds and four open tournament titles. Following a first-place finish at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open, Lambert defeated No. 15 Ryak Finch of Iowa State, 5-2, at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open. Lambert finished second after losing the following match. He bounced back by winning the next two tournaments, the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open and UNK Loper Open, and closed the season with the Viking-Warrior Open crown. Lambert pinned six opponents and notched six major decisions.

Before Nebraska
Lambert wrestled at Forest Hills Eastern, where he won over 200 matches and finished in the Division 3 top five on three occasions. As a junior, Lambert finished third for the Hawks, while taking second during his sophomore season and fifth as a freshman. In addition, Lambert earned a fourth-place finish at the 2012 InterMat Junior Freestyle All-Americans. During the summer of 2011, Lambert made a strong showing at Junior Nationals in Fargo, N.D., pinning Cory Clark from Iowa to take third-place honors. Lambert owns the Michigan state high school record for most three-point nearfalls in a season with 125 in 2010-11, breaking his own record of 109 which he did in 2009-10.

The son of Brian and Diann Lambert, Tim was born on June 26, 1994. He is majoring in fisheries and wildlife, and is a four-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. In 2014, Lambert earned Academic All-Big Ten and NWCA All-Academic Team honors, while being named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. 

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