Taylor Venz and the Huskers look to close out the dual season with a win over Stanford this Friday.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Eye Double-Digit Wins in Duals

By NU Athletic Communications
 Friday, Feb. 16  9 p.m. (PT)/7 p.m. (CT)  Stanford, Calif. (Maples Pavilion)
 #14 Nebraska Cornhuskers  9-4 (7-2 Big Ten)  Nebraska Match Notes | @HuskerWrestling
 Stanford Cardinal  7-4 (3-1 Pac-12)  Stanford Match Preview | @CardWrestling
 TV: Pac-12 Bay Area  Stream: Pac-12.com

No. 14 Nebraska travels to Stanford to close out the dual season this Friday, as the Cornhuskers look to reach the 10-win mark in duals for the eighth consecutive season and the 16th time in 18 seasons under Head Coach Mark Manning.

Friday night’s dual at Stanford is set to begin at 9 p.m. (CT)/7 p.m. (PT). It will be televised on Pac-12 Bay Area, with a live stream available at Pac-12.com with a cable subscription to Pac-12 Network.

Nebraska enters Friday with a record of 9-4 on the season after taking down No. 20 Wisconsin by a score of 24-10 last Friday, as the Huskers closed the Big Ten schedule with a 7-2 record.

Six Huskers are ranked in this week’s InterMat rankings, led by seventh-ranked Taylor Venz at 184 pounds. Colton McCrystal and Isaiah White join him in the top-10 at their respective weight classes, as McCrystal is ninth at 149, while White is 10th at 165. Tyler Berger is is 11th at 157, while Chad Red Jr. is 13th at 141 and Jason Renteria is 19th at 133.

Stanford is 7-4 on the season and 3-1 in the Pac-12 after defeating Oregon State by a score of 21-15 last Saturday. Stanford is led by 10th-year head coach Jason Borrelli, and two Cardinal wrestlers are ranked in this week’s InterMat poll.

Last Time Out

Nebraska defeated No. 20 Wisconsin by a score of 24-10. David Jensen won by pin, while six Huskers won decisions as NU won seven of the 10 matches.

Up Next

Nebraska will have a week off from competition before the 2018 Big Ten Championships, held March 3-4 in East Lansing, Mich.

Quick Notes

  • Nebraska has outscored its 13 dual opponents by a combined score of 285-184
  • Nebraska has won 71 of 130 individual matches in dual competition
  • Four starters have surpassed the nine-win plateau in duals, with White (165) leading way with 10 wins in dual competition. Colton McCrystal (149), Eric Schultz (197) and Taylor Venz (184) each have nine dual wins
  • White (165) has scored the most dual points for Nebraska (41) this season
  • Jason Renteria (133), Chad Red Jr. (141), Tyler Berger (157), David Jensen (HWT) and White lead starters with two pins a piece in duals this season
  • Venz (184) leads starters with two technical falls in duals this season
  • White (165) and Venz (184) lead starters with three major decisions in duals this season

About Stanford

2017-18 Dual Record: 7-4 (3-1 Pac-12)

  • Wins (7): California Baptist (20-15), CSU Bakersfield (18-16), Penn (21-20), Brown (18-13), Cal Poly (23-14), Fresno State (27-15), Oregon State (21-15)
  • Losses (4): #8 Virginia Tech (22-12), Maryland (15-18), Harvard (21-20), #9 Arizona State (24-15)

Two Cardinal wrestlers are ranked in this week’s InterMat rankings, and both are in the top-10. Senior Nathan Butler is ranked 10th at heavyweight, while senior Keaton Subjeck is ninth at 174.

Stanford finished third at the Hokie Open (Nov. 5) with 109 team points led by titles from Connor Schram (125) and Keaton Subjeck (174)

Six Cardinal wrestlers placed to help Stanford finish sixth at the Roadrunner Open (Nov. 19)

Stanford placed 10th at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 1-2) with 58.5 team points, led by fourth place finisher Nathan Butler (HWT)

The Cardinal placed 11th at the Reno Tournament of Champions (Dec. 17) with 43.5 points

Stanford took ninth at the Southern Scuffle (Jan. 1-2) with 68 points

Stanford is coached by Jason Borrelli (10th season at Stanford/10th season overall)

  • Record at Stanford/overall: 98-73-3

All-Time Against Stanford

Nebraska leads the all-time series with Stanford, 4-0 in a series that dates back to 2003. NU is 1-0 against the Cardinal in Stanford, a 28-12 win in 2013. The Huskers won the last matchup between the two teams, a 30-6 decision in Lincoln on Feb. 13, 2015.


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