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Tim Lambert
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Tim Lambert 818309
Weight: 125
Year: Senior
Hometown: Forest Hills, Mich.
High School: Forest Hills Eastern
Major: Fisheries & Wildlife

Honors & Awards

  • Three-Time NCAA Championships Qualifier (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • NWCA All-Academic Team (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Four-Time Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)
  • Nebraska Most Dedicated Award (2013-14)
  • Nebraska Redshirt of the Year (2012-13)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013, 2014*, 2015*, 2016; Spring 2013, 2014, 2016*)

*-denotes perfect 4.0 grade-point average

2016-17 (Senior)
NCAA Championships – Round of 12 (3-2) – 125 pounds

  • First Round: Defeated Brock Hudkins (Northern Illinois) by decision, 9-2
  • Second Round: Lost to #12 Sean Fausz (NC State) by decision, 1-3
  • Cons. Second Round: Defeated Jose Rodriguez (Ohio State) by decision, 6-1
  • Cons. Third Round: Defeated #13 Shakur Laney (Ohio) by pin, 5:57
  • Cons. Fourth Round: Lost to #2 Joey Dance (Virginia Tech) by sudden victory-1, 1-3

Big Ten Championships – 2nd (2-1) – 125 pounds

  • Quarterfinals: Defeated #19 Johnny Jimenez (Wisconsin) by decision, 6-3
  • Semifinals: Defeated Elijah Oliver (Indiana) by pin, 5:59
  • Finals: Lost to #1 Thomas Gilman (Iowa) by decision, 0-4

Regular Season – 125 pounds

  • 31-8 record (13-3 in duals)
  • Bonus Points: nine pins, six technical falls and five major decisions
  • Finished second at the Daktronics Open (Nov. 6)
  • Won the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open title (Nov. 13)
  • Finished second at the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30)
  • Led all Husker starters in pins in 2016-17 (9)
  • 20 of his 31 wins in 2016-17 were by bonus points
  • Became the 27th wrestler to win 100 career matches at Nebraska on Jan. 29

2015-16 (Junior)
NCAA Championships - DNP (2-2) - 125 pounds

  • First Round: Defeated Zachary Fuentes (Drexel) by major decision, 14-3
  • Second Round: Lost to #4 Thomas Gilman (Iowa) by major decision, 4-12
  • Cons. Second Round: Defeated Sean Fausz (NC State) by decision, 7-2
  • Cons. Third Round: Lost to #11 Ronnie Bresser (Oregon St.) by decision, 4-5

Big Ten Championships - 4th (3-2) - 125 pounds

  • First Round: Defeated Michael Beck (Maryland) by technical fall, 15-0
  • Quarterfinals: Defeated #19 Elijah Oliver (Indiana) by major decision, 14-1
  • Semifinals: Lost to #1 Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State) by decision, 5-10
  • Cons. Semifinals: Defeated #20 Conor Youtsey (Michigan) by decision, 7-1
  • Third-Place Match: Lost to #2 Thomas Gilman (Iowa) by major decision, 4-12

Regular Season - 125 pounds

  • 25-11 record overall (11-6 in duals)
  • Bonus Points: five pins, two technical falls and four major decisions
  • Tied for first at the Daktronics Open (Nov. 1)
  • Finished third at the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30)

2014-15 (Sophomore)
NCAA Championships – DNP (1-2) – 125 pounds

  • First Round: Lost to #2 Nahshon Garrett (Cornell) by decision, 6-10
  • Cons. First Round: Defeated #15 Chasen Tolbert (Virginia) by major decision, 9-1
  • Cons. Second Round: Lost to Conor Youtsey (Michigan) by decision, 7-10

Big Ten Championships - 6th (3-3) - 125 pounds

  • First Round: Defeated Sean McCabe (Rutgers) by decision, 7-2
  • Quarterfinals: Lost to #10 Jordan Conaway (Penn State) by decision, 4-7
  • Cons. Second Round: Defeated John Jimenez (Wisconsin) by decision, 4-0
  • Cons. Quarterfinals: Defeated Garrison White (Northwestern) by pin, 0:27
  • Cons. Semifinals: Lost to #2 Jesse Delgado (Illinois) by sudden victory-1, 4-6
  • Fifth-Place Match: Lost to #20 Conor Youtsey (Michigan) by decision, 1-2

Regular Season - 125 pounds

  • 26-12 record overall (13-2 in duals)
  • Bonus Points: two pins, three technical falls and six major decisions
  • Runner-up at the Cowboy Open (Nov. 8)
  • Finished fifth at the Southern Scuffle (Jan. 1-2)
  • DNP at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 5-6)
  • Won nine of 10 dual matches from Jan. 9 to Feb. 21

2013-14 (Redshirt Freshman)
NCAA Championships – DNP – 125 pounds

  • First Round: Defeated David White (Binghamton) by decision, 5-1
  • Second Round: Lost to #5 Dylan Peters (Northern Iowa) by decision, 5-7
  • Cons. Second Round: Defeated Nick Herrmann (Virginia) by decision, 7-3
  • Cons. Third Round: Lost to Darian Cruz (Lehigh) by decision, 4-7

Big Ten Championships - 5th (4-2) - 125 pounds

  • First Round: Defeated Brenan Lyon (Michigan State) by major decision, 13-1
  • Quarterfinals: Lost to #4 Cory Clark (Iowa) by major decision, 2-10
  • Cons. First Round: Defeated Alonzo Shepherd (Indiana) by decision, 5-0
  • Cons. Quarterfinals: Defeated Camden Eppert (Purdue) by decision, 5-2
  • Cons. Semifinals: Lost to #9 Ryan Taylor (Wisconsin) by decision, 3-5
  • Fifth-Place Match: Defeated Nick Roberts (Ohio State) by pin, 4:24

Regular Season - 125 pounds

  • 24-13 record overall (9-5 in duals)
  • Bonus Points: three pins, two technical falls and five major decisions
  • Runner-up at the Reno Tournament of Champions (Dec. 22)
  • Runner-up at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open (Nov. 3)
  • DNP at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 6-7)

2012-13 (Redshirt) Regular Season – 125 pounds

  • 19-3 record overall
  • Bonus Points: six pins and six major decisions
  • Named Nebraska Wrestling Redshirt of the Year
  • Won the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open title (Nov. 4)
  • Won the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open title (Nov. 17)
  • Won the UNK Loper Open title (Dec. 8)
  • Won the Viking-Warrior Open title (Jan. 5)
  • Runner-up at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open (Nov. 10)
  • DNP at the Midlands Invitational (Dec. 29-30)

Before Nebraska

  • Wrestled at Forest Hills Eastern in Forest Hills, Mich.
  • Won over 200 matches and finished in the Division 3 top five on three occasions
  • As a junior, finished third in Division 3
  • As a sophomore, finished second in Division 3
  • As a freshman, finished fifth in Division 3
  • Finished fourth at the 2012 InterMat Junior Freestyle All-Americans
  • Finished third at the 2011 Junior Nationals, pinning Cory Clark (Iowa)
  • Set 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 established in 2009-10

Personal

  • Born: June 26, 1994
  • Parents: Brian and Diann Lambert
  • Graduated in spring of 2017 with a bachelor's degree in fisheries and wildlife

Career Results

Year Overall Dual Pins TF MD NCAA Big Ten
2012-13* 19-3 0-0 6 0 6 -- --
2013-14 24-13 9-5 3 2 5 DNP (2-2) 5th (4-2)
2014-15 26-12 13-2 2 3 6 DNP (1-2) 6th (3-3)
2015-16 25-11 11-6 5 2 4 DNP (2-2) 4th (3-2)
2016-17 31-8 13-3 9 6 5 Rd of 12 (3-2) 2nd (2-1)
Career 106-44 46-16 19 13 20 8-8 12-8

 

*Redshirt season does not count in career totals

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