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)
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.
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.
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.
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.