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Huskers Add All-American Moisey as Transfer

By NU Athletic Communications

Two-time All-American and 2015 NCAA runner-up Zeke Moisey will join the Nebraska wrestling program as a transfer, NU Head Coach Mark Manning announced Monday.

Moisey is expected to graduate from West Virginia this August with a bachelor's degree in multidisciplinary studies.

"We're extremely excited to have Zeke join our program," Manning said. "He comes to Nebraska as a two-time All-American and a national runner-up. Zeke can be very instrumental in our team's success next year and will provide leadership in the lighter weight classes."

A native of Northampton, Pa., Moisey has a career record of 84-37 in three seasons competing for the Mountaineers, qualifying for the NCAA Championships in each of his three years in the lineup. He took a medical redshirt in 2016-17 and did not compete that season.

Moisey earned his second All-America honor in March, as he finished eighth at 125 pounds at the 2018 NCAA Championships. He went 26-11 on the season, including 9-3 in duals, with five pins, three technical falls and two major decisions. He placed second at the 2018 Big 12 Championships.

He qualified for the 2016 NCAA Championships, but was forced to withdraw due to injury. He posted a 26-11 record on the year, and participated in the 2015 NWCA All-Star Classic prior to the season.

Moisey broke through on the national stage as a freshman in 2014-15, as he was the NCAA runner-up at 125 pounds at the 2015 NCAA Championships. Unseeded entering the tournament, Moisey knocked off four seeded wrestlers, including a decision over second-seeded Nahshon Garrett of Cornell in the second round and a pin over sixth-seeded Thomas Gilman of Iowa in the semifinals. He was the first unseeded wrestler to make the NCAA finals since 2003, and he became WVU's first All-American since 2007. He finished the season with a 32-14 record overall, including 16 wins by bonus points. He was also the runner-up at the Big 12 Championships in 2015.

Moisey prepped at wrestling powerhouse Bethlehem Catholic High School in Bethlehem, Pa. He won the 2014 PIAA Class AA state title at 126 pounds, and he finished in the top five at the state tournament in all four seasons.


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