Huskers Show Depth at Wrestle-Offs
Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska wrestling team held its annual Wrestle-Offs in conjunction with the Fall Coaches Clinic at the Devaney Center on Friday night.
Returning All-American Robert Kokesh (174) made one appearance, winning a 17-2 technical fall over McCoy Newberg. 2013 NCAA qualifiers Jake Sueflohn (149) and Caleb Kolb (197) also competed during Wrestle-Offs and each won both of their matches.
Sueflohn opened with a pin over Luis DeAnda in 2:47 before winning by injury default over newcomer Destin McCauley. Kolb battled Spencer Johnson to extra time twice on the night, winning by a 3-2 margin on both occasions.
At 184 pounds, Aaron Studebaker and TJ Dudley split their matches against each other. Studebaker won the first battle by a 4-2 decision. Dudley won the second showdown, 6-5.
At 125 pounds, redshirt freshman Tim Lambert defeated Shawn Nagel twice, winning the first by pin in 4:52 and the second by technical fall, 18-0. At 133 pounds, Colton McCrystal put together a pair of victories. McCrystal took down Ben Morgan, 6-1, before defeating Eric Montoya, 7-4.
Micah Barnes (165) won both of his matches, defeating Brandon Wilbourn by injury default and outlasting Ian Ousley, 12-3. At 157 pounds, John Svoboda picked up a pair of wins. Svoboda opened with a 5-2 triumph over Ousley and added a 5-2 decision over Metzler.
The heavyweights battled once on Friday night, with Nyle Bartling notching an injury default victory over Collin Jensen.
At 141 pounds, Anthony Abidin pinned Adam Joseph in 1:27 following Joseph’s 5-3 decision over Tyrell Galloway.
The Huskers open the regular season on Sunday, Nov. 17 against Northwestern at the Devaney Center at 1 p.m.
125: Tim Lambert by pin over Shawn Nagel, 4:52
133: Colton McCrystal by dec. over Ben Morgan, 6-1
157: John Svoboda by dec. over Ian Ousley, 5-2
149: Jake Sueflohn by pin over Luis DeAnda, 2:47
141: Adam Joseph by dec. over Tyrell Galloway, 5-3
149: Destin McCauley by pin over Gage Anderson, 0:41
165: Micah Barnes by inj. def. over Brandon Wilbourn
184: Aaron Studebaker by dec. over TJ Dudley, 4-2
174: Robert Kokesh by tech. fall over McCoy Newberg, 17-2
197: Caleb Kolb by dec. over Spencer Johnson, 3-2 (2OT)
133: Colton McCrystal by dec. over Eric Montoya, 7-4
157: John Svoboda by dec. over Alex Metzler, 5-2
125: Tim Lambert by tech. fall over Shawn Nagel, 18-0
HWT: Nyle Bartling by inj. def. over Collin Jensen
149: Luis DeAnda by pin over Gage Anderson, 2:46
141: Anthony Abidin by pin over Adam Joseph, 1:27
149: Jake Sueflohn by inj. def. over Destin McCauley
184: TJ Dudley by dec. over Aaron Studebaker, 6-5
197: Caleb Kolb by dec. over Spencer Johnson, 3-2 (3OT)
133: Eric Montoya by major dec. over Ben Morgan, 14-5
165: Micah Barnes by major dec. over Ian Ousley, 12-3