Huskers Upset 14th-Ranked Wyoming
Laramie, Wyo.--- The 22nd-ranked Nebraska Wrestling team upset the 14th-ranked Wyoming Cowboys, 20-12, on Saturday night to extended its' winning streak to five straight duals. The Huskers improved their record to 5-1 on the season. Nebraska collected victories in the first two matches to gain a 7-0 lead on the Cowboys, and never looked back.
In the first match, Andy Johnson (NU) defeated L.J. Helbig (UW) by decision at 197 pounds, 10-4, to get the Huskers rolling. Johnson was followed by a victory from heavyweight Tucker Lane (NU), who took down Joe O'Farrell (UW) by major decision.
After dropping the 125-pound match, Mike Koehnlein (NU) defeated Chase Smith (UW), before Ridge Kiley upset 16th-ranked Michael Martinez (UW) at the 133-pound weight division to extend the Huskers lead to 13-3, before Wyoming was able to take the next two matches to tighten the lead to 13-6.
Nebraska took the next two matches as senior Jordan Burroughs (165) added another major decision to his season total as he defeated Patrick Martinez (UW), 19-7. Caleb Kolb got the last points for NU as he won by decision over Dallas Hintz (UW), 7-1.
In the duals most anticipated match of the night, 2nd-ranked Joe LeBlanc (UW) used a takedown in extra time to defeat 10th-ranked Josh Ihnen (NU) by the score of 5-3.
The Huskers return to the mat on Thursday, Dec. 9, to take on the nationally-ranked Minnesota Gophers on at the NU Coliseum. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m.
#22 Nebraska vs. #14 Wyoming
UniWyo Sports Complex
Nebraska 20, Wyoming 12
197-Andy Johnson (NU) by decision over L.J.Helbig (UW), 10-4 (NU 3, UW 0)
HWT- #8 Tucker Lane (NU) by major decision over Joe O'Farrell (UW), 11-3 (NU 7, UW 0)
125- Tyler Cox (UW) by decision over David Klingsheim (NU), 6-5 (NU 7, UW 3)
133-Ridge Kiley (NU) by decision over #16 Michael Martinez (UW), 3-1 (NU 10, UW 3)
141-Mike Koehnlein (NU) by decision over Chase Smith (UW), 4-1 (NU 13, UW 3)
149-Cole Dallaserra (UW) by decision over Ross Grande (NU), 5-1 (NU 13, UW 6)
157- Shane Onufer (UW) by decision over Tyler Koehn (NU), 4-2 (NU 13, UW 9)
165-#2 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by major decision over Patrick Martinez (UW)19-7 (NU 17, UW 9)
174-Caleb Kolb (NU) by decision over Dallas Hintz (UW), 7-1 (NU 20, UW 9)
184-#2 Joe LeBlanc (UW) by decision over #10 Josh Ihnen (NU), 5-3 (NU 20, UW 12)