New York, N.Y. - The No. 14 Nebraska wrestling
team defeated Rutgers, 22-10, before dropping an 18-17 match against No. 18
Maryland at the Grapple at the Garden on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
handed the Scarlet Knights their first loss of the season in the first match of
the day. Rutgers won at 125 and 133 pounds, but Nebraska reeled off seven
consecutive victories en route to its sixth win of the season. The victory also
marked Head Coach Mark Manning's 170th win at Nebraska.
pounds, Rutgers' Joe Langel won a 9-1 major decision over freshman Skylar Wood
before the Scarlet Knights' Vinny Dellafave defeated junior Shawn Nagel in a
9-3 decision at 133 pounds.
Ridge Kiley responded with a 3-0 decision over Rutgers' No. 20 Trevor Melde at
141 pounds. At 149 pounds, sophomore Jake Sueflohn won by decision over Kenny
Theobold, 7-2. Sueflohn, who is ranked No. 9 by InterMat, earned his 14th
win of the season and improves to 5-1 in dual competition.
Brandon Wilbourn earned the start at 157 pounds. He won his match against No.
13 Scott Winston by a 13-2 major decision to give the Huskers the lead. NU
never looked back as redshirt freshman Austin Wilson posted a sudden victory
over Nick Visicaro, 3-1, before No. 8 Robert Kokesh (174) and No. 6 Josh Ihnen
(184) added decisions over ranked opponents. Kokesh won 6-2 over No. 10 Greg
Zannetti and Ihnen won 4-0 over No. 14 Dan Rinaldi.
pounds, junior Caleb Kolb earned his seventh victory of the season with his 1-0
decision over Dan Seidenberg. Redshirt freshman Donny Longendyke fell in the
heavyweight match by a 4-2 decision.
Terrapins, the Huskers jumped out to a 17-9 lead before falling 18-17. Nebraska
moves to 6-3 on the season with the loss.
pounds, Wood suffered his second loss of the day, falling to Maryland's No. 13
Shane Gentry. Nagel responded at 133 pounds with a 12-4 major decision over
Josh Polacek. Nagel earned his 10th win of the season and moves to
4-5 in dual competition.
completed a 2-0 day and allowed no points to be scored on him as he won a 4-0
decision over Frank Goodwin of Maryland at 141 pounds. Kiley, a senior,
improves to 8-4 on the season and 4-2 in duals.
suffered back-to-back losses at 149 and 157. Sophomore Skylar Galloway wrestled
at 149 and lost an 8-3 decision to Shane Arechiga. Wilbourn suffered his first
loss of the 2012-13 campaign against Danny Orem in a 2-1 decision at 157.
Tyler Koehn earned the start at 165 pounds against Maryland and won a major
decision over the Terrapins' Anthony Guidice, 13-2. Koehn improves to 4-0 on
the season. Kokesh also won in dominating fashion with a pin in 1:38 of Aaron
Norris. The pin was his sixth of the season as Kokesh won his 11th
lost at 184, 197 and Heavyweight to close out the match. Ihnen (184) battled to
sudden victory against No. 10 Jimmy Sheptock but lost 6-4 before Kolb (197)
fell by a 3-1 decision against No. 16 Christian Boley. In the heavyweight
match, Longendyke fell in overtime to Carl Buchholz, 3-2.
next competition is Dec. 29-30 at the Midlands Invitational in Evanston, Ill. Nebraska
will wrestle in its first Big Ten road match against Michigan on Jan. 11 before
traveling to Northwestern on Jan. 12. NU's next home match is Jan. 18 against
Match #1 Round 1: Nebraska defeated
125 - Joe Langel (Rutgers) over Skylar
Wood (Nebraska) MD 9-1
133 - Vinny Dellafave
(Rutgers) over Shawn Nagel (Nebraska) Dec 9-3
141 - #19 Ridge Kiley
(Nebraska) over #20 Trevor Melde (Rutgers) Dec 3-0
149 - #9 Jake Sueflohn
(Nebraska) over Kenny Theobold (Rutgers) Dec 7-2
157 - Brandon Wilbourn
(Nebraska) over #13 Scott Winston (Rutgers) MD 13-2
165 - Austin Wilson
(Nebraska) over Nick Visicaro (Rutgers), SV 3-1
174 - #8 Robert Kokesh
(Nebraska) over #10 Greg Zannetti (Rutgers) Dec 6-2
184 - #6 Josh Ihnen
(Nebraska) over #14 Dan Rinaldi (Rutgers) Dec 4-0
197 - Caleb Kolb (Nebraska)
over Dan Seidenberg (Rutgers) Dec 1-0
285 - Billy Smith (Rutgers)
over Donny Longendyke (Nebraska) Dec 4-2
Match #2 Round 4: Maryland defeated
125 - #13 Shane Gentry (Maryland) over
Skylar Wood (Nebraska) Dec 5-1
133 - Shawn Nagel (Nebraska)
over Josh Polacek (Maryland) MD 12-4
141 - #19 Ridge Kiley
(Nebraska) over Frank Goodwin (Maryland) Dec 4-0
149 - Shane Arechiga
(Maryland) over Skylar Galloway (Nebraska) Dec 8-3
157 - Danny Orem (Maryland)
over Brandon Wilbourn (Nebraska) Dec 2-1
165 - Tyler Koehn (Nebraska)
over Anthony Guidice (Maryland) MD 13-2
174 - #8 Robert Kokesh
(Nebraska) over Aaron Norris (Maryland) Pin 1:38
184 - #10 Jimmy Sheptock
(Maryland) over #6 Josh Ihnen (Nebraska) SV 6-4
197 - #16 Christian Boley
(Maryland) over Caleb Kolb (Nebraska) Dec 3-1
285 - Carl Buchholz
(Maryland) over Donny Longendyke (Nebraska) TB 3-2