Oklahoma City, Okla. – Nebraska’s Robert Kokesh (174) and James Green (157) each went 2-0 in consolation matches during Session IV of the NCAA Championships on Friday night to earn All-America honors for the second consecutive season.
Kokesh and Green become Nebraska’s 94th and 95th All-Americans in school history. Last season, Kokesh finished third, while Green took seventh for the second consecutive year.
As a team, the Huskers are in 16th place with 32.5 points heading into the final day of competition. Penn State leads the team standings with 91 points.
Kokesh collected an 8-2 decision over Illinois’ Tony Dallago in his first match of the fourth session. Kokesh earned two takedowns in the first period to build a 4-1 advantage before escaping from the down position to take a 5-1 lead into the third stanza. Dallago started down and earned an escape, but Kokesh took him down and added a point for riding time.
In his second match, Kokesh grappled against seventh-seeded Tyler Wilps of Pittsburgh. After a scoreless first period, the pair traded escapes in the second and third periods to head to sudden victory in a 1-1 tie. The score remained 1-1 after sudden victory before Kokesh escaped in the tiebreaker to collect a 2-1 triumph.
Kokesh is 36-2 on the season heading into Saturday’s action. He will face No. 4 seed Mike Evans of Iowa in the consolation semifinals.
Green (157) notched two bonus-point victories in his wrestleback matches to earn a spot against No. 7 seed Brian Realbuto of Cornell in Saturday’s consolation semifinals. Green’s first win was a 12-2 major decision over Joseph LaVallee of Missouri. Green managed four takedowns in the bout before adding a point for riding time.
In his second match, Green raced out to an 11-0 lead after the opening stanza against fifth-seeded Isaac Jordan of Wisconsin. Green managed a takedown in the second period and added nearfall points to avenge a loss from earlier this season in dominant fashion, 15-0. Green is 33-2 on the season.
Session V, consisting of wrestleback semifinals and the third-, fifth- and seventh-place matches, starts on Saturday at 10 a.m. CT. Session VI, which consists of the championship finals, begins on Saturday at 7 p.m.
March 20-22, 2014
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Oklahoma City, Okla.
First Round: #12 Tim Lambert (NEB) by dec. over David White (BING), 5-1
Second Round: #5 Dylan Peters (UNI) by dec. over #12 Tim Lambert (NEB), 7-5
Consolation Second Round: #12 Tim Lambert (NEB) by dec. over Nick Herrmann (UVA), 7-3
Consolation Third Round: Darian Cruz (LEH) by dec. over #12 Tim Lambert (NEB), 7-4
First Round: #6 Jake Sueflohn (NEB) by tech. fall over Christian Barber (UNC), 16-0
Second Round: #11 Joshua Kindig (OKST) by dec. over #6 Jake Sueflohn (NEB), 7-5
Consolation Second Round: #6 Jake Sueflohn (NEB) by major dec. over Bryce Busler (BLO), 8-0
Consolation Third Round: #3 Chris Villalonga (CORN) by dec. over #6 Jake Sueflohn (NEB), 7-6
First Round: #1 James Green (NEB) by major dec. over Joshua Kreimier (AF), 14-3
Second Round: #1 James Green (NEB) by major dec. over #16 Zac Brunson (ILL), 14-3
Quarterfinals: #9 Dylan Ness (MINN) by pin over #1 James Green (NEB), 3:36
Consolation Fourth Round: #1 James Green (NEB) by major dec. over #14 Joseph LaVallee (MIZZ), 12-2
Consolation Quarterfinals: #1 James Green (NEB) by tech. fall over #5 Isaac Jordan (WIS), 15-0
First Round: #10 Cooper Moore (UNI) by dec. over Austin Wilson (NEB), 5-3
Consolation First Round: Austin Wilson (NEB) by dec. over Zach Toal (MIZZ), 6-1
Consolation Second Round: #9 Joseph Booth (HOFS) by sudden victory over Austin Wilson (NEB), 4-2
First Round: #3 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by major dec. over Jacob Scheffel (WVU), 10-1
Second Round: #3 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by major dec. over Conor Brennan (RID), 14-5
Quarterfinals: #6 Logan Storley (MINN) by tiebreaker 2 over #3 Robert Kokesh (NEB), 6-4
Consolation Fourth Round: #3 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by dec. over Tony Dallago (ILL), 8-2
Consolation Quarterfinals: #3 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by tiebreaker 1 over #7 Tyler Wilps (PITT), 2-1
First Round: #8 TJ Dudley (NEB) by major dec. over Donald Patrick (DAV), 13-5
Second Round: Blake Stauffer (ASU) by dec. over #8 TJ Dudley (NEB), 7-2
Consolation Second Round: Kurtis Julson (NDSU) by dec. over #8 TJ Dudley (NEB), 3-2
First Round: #11 Austin Marsden (OKST) by major dec. over Collin Jensen (NEB), 10-2
Consolation First Round: Nick Tavanello (OHST) by pin over Collin Jensen (NEB), 3:41