Skylar

Galloway

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Weight: 141
Year: Junior
City/State: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Central

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
  • Two-Time Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013)
  • NWCA All-Academic Team (2012)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011; Spring 2012)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2010; Spring 2011)

2013-14 (Junior)
Skylar Galloway did not compete in any matches for the Huskers during the 2013-14 campaign, but he was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

2012-13 (Sophomore)
Regular Season
Galloway moved down a weight class to 141 pounds and compiled a 7-5 record in 2012-13. Galloway strung together four straight victories at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open en route to a first-place finish. He added a crucial decision at Wyoming over Kyle Komata that propelled the Huskers to a narrow victory.

Galloway fell by major decision against a pair of ranked opponents from Minnesota and North Carolina before defeating South Dakota State’s Ben Gillette, 14-4. Galloway wrestled against Maryland’s Shane Arechiga at the Grapple at the Garden but lost by an 8-3 decision to complete his dual campaign at 2-3. Galloway went 1-2 at the Midlands Invitational.
For his work in the classroom, Galloway earned a spot on the academic All-Big Ten team.

2011-12 (Redshirt Freshman)
Big Ten Championships
Galloway went 0-3 at the 2012 Big Ten Championships. He lost his first two matches to nationally ranked opponents with a 3-2 setback to Indiana’s Taylor Walsh and a 5-2 loss to Ohio State’s Cam Tessari. In Galloway’s final match, he fell by a 2-1 decision against Iowa’s Mike Kelly.

Regular Season
Galloway started for the Huskers at 149 pounds, going 24-11 on the season and 1-2 in duals. After not placing at the season-opening Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open, Galloway took third at the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open. He went 4-1 with a major decision over Fort Hays State’s Joey Dozier.

Galloway took fifth place at the UNI Open and third at the UNK Loper Open before winning back-to-back open tournaments. His first title came at the Quality Hotel Open and his second occurred at the Viking-Warrior Open. The Omaha native went 1-2 in Big Ten duals, falling to a pair of top-15 foes.

In the classroom, Galloway captured academic All-Big Ten honors, while earning spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters.

2010-11 (Redshirt)
Regular Season
Galloway was one of 10 non-varsity Huskers to reach the 15-victory plateau, while wrestling in several open tournaments. Galloway earned three top-five finishes at open tournaments, including a third-place finish at the Viking-Warrior Open and a fourth-place spot at the Brand Open. For the season, Galloway finished with a 16-15 record, while pinning three of his opponents. Galloway’s pin over Hastings’ Justin Cook took only 36 seconds, which was the fourth-fastest pin on the team.

Before Nebraska
Galloway was a 2010 Class A state champion at Omaha Central at 140 pounds. A four-time state qualifier, he also had a sixth-place finish in 2009. Galloway attended Omaha Gross for the first two years and placed fourth in Class B in 2007 and 2008. He had a high school career record of 96-27.

Galloway graduated in the top 10 percent of his class and was on the academic all-state team. He was also an eight-semester Honor Roll selection and a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal
Skylar is the son of Johnny and Shinobu Galloway. He was born in Iowa City, Iowa, on Jan. 19, 1992. Skylar has four brothers, Kentral, Johnny, Tyrell and Dax. He is majoring in history. He earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012 and 2013, and also claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2011-12. He earned selections to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2010-11.

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