Husker wrestler James Green won the ASICS University Freestyle Nationals in Akron, Ohio, this weekend
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Green Wins Crown, Makes World Team

By NU Athletic Communications

Akron, Ohio – University of Nebraska wrestler James Green won this weekend’s 66 kg/145.5 lbs. ASICS University Freestyle Nationals with a win over Jason Chamberlain at the University of Akron’s Stile Fieldhouse over the weekend. With the title, Green, a two-time NCAA All-American for the Huskers, qualified to represent the United States in the World University Games in Kazan, Russia, this August.

Green, who finished seventh at 157 pounds at this season’s NCAA Championships, won eight matches to take home the gold in Akron. After winning his first five matches by technical fall, Green pinned Ohio State All-American Hunter Stieber in the semifinals to earn him a spot in the best-of-three final.

In the championship, Green defeated 2012 University World Team member Jason Chamberlain with a 4-2 decision in the first match to take the advantage. However, Chamberlain then won a 5-4 decision in the second round to force a decisive contest. After a hard-fought battle, Green came out with a 3-0 decision to take the title and join the 2013 University World Team.

ASICS University Freestyle Nationals Results:

Champ. Round 1: James Green over Zachary Stepan (Rocky Mountain Regional Training) (TF 10-0)

Champ. Round 2: James Green over Daniel White (White Wrestling) (TF 10-0)

Champ. Round 3: James Green over Tyler Scotten (BOSTON UNIVERSITY) (TF 10-0)

Champ. Round 4: James Green over Zack Beitz (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club) (TF 12-2)

Quarterfinal: James Green over Nick Dardanes (Minnesota Storm) (TF 13-2)

Semifinal: James Green over Hunter Stieber (OHIO STATE) (Pin 3:59)

Championship Finals:

Round 1 - James Green (NWTC) won by decision over Jason Chamberlain (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) (Dec  4-2)

Round 2 - Jason Chamberlain (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) won by decision over James Green (NWTC) (Dec  5-4)

Round 3 - James Green (NWTC) won by decision over Jason Chamberlain (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) (Dec  3-0)


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