Beau Breske will wrestle in the semifinal round at 79 kg at the Marine Corps Men's Freestyle Junior Nationals on Saturday.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Breske, Labriola in Semifinals at Junior Nationals

By NU Athletic Communications

Las Vegas, Nev. - Nebraska redshirt sophomore Beau Breske and redshirt freshman Mikey Labriola both advanced to the semifinals at 79 kg on Friday after the first day of competition at the Marine Corps UWW Men's Freestyle Junior Nationals at South Point Arena.

Both wrestlers went 4-0 on the day. Labriola was arguably one of the most impressive wrestlers on the first day of the tournament, as he won all four of his matches by technical fall and a combined score of 57-14. Breske won one pin and one technical fall, along with a pair of decisions.

Breske will face Aaron Brooks of TMWC/EAP in Saturday's semifinals, while Labriola will face NCAA qualifier Matthew Finesilver of Duke and Blue Blood Wrestling Club.

Redshirt freshman Christian Miller wrestled at 61 kg, but did not place after going 1-2. Redshirt sophomores Caleb Licking (70 kg) and Johnny Blankenship (74 kg) both went 2-2, but did not place.

Wrestlers with Husker ties also competed at the Marine Corps U.S. Senior Freestyle Nationals in Las Vegas, with a pair of NU alums and a Nebraska Wrestling Training Center athlete all still alive in the consolation bracket.

Three-time All-American TJ Dudley went 2-1 on the day at 86 kg, but fell to two-time NCAA champion David Taylor of Nittany Lion Wrestling Club in the semifinals. Dudley will wrestle in the consolation semifinals on Saturday.

Four-time NCAA qualifier at NU and current Purdue volunteer assistant coach Jake Sueflohn also reached the semifinals at 74 kg, but fell to NCAA champion Isaiah Martinez of TMWC. Sueflohn will wrestle in the consolation semifinals on Saturday.

Dom Bradley, who trains in Lincoln at the NWTC and is currently ranked second at 125 kg in the nation, reached the semifinal round but fell to Adam Coon of NYAC/MWC by criteria, 3-3. Bradley will wrestle in Saturday's consolation semifinals.

NU alums Tim Lambert (57 kg) and Anthony Abidin (65 kg) both went 1-2 at the tournament.

Action in Las Vegas continues on Saturday, as the semifinals and consolation matches for the juniors and the consolation and place matches for the seniors start at 11 a.m. (CT). The finals for both categories begin at 5 p.m. (CT). Live results and a live stream (subscription required) are available at FloWrestling.

Marine Corps UWW Men's Freestyle Junior Nationals
April 27-28
Las Vegas, Nev. (South Point Arena)

61 kg: Redshirt Freshman Christian Miller - DNP (1-2)
First Round: Bye
Second Round: Christian Miller dec. Job Greenwood (GRIT Athletics Wrestling Club), 11-8
Third Round: Derek Spann (Bulls Wrestling Club) dec. Christian Miller, 16-10
Consolation Fourth Round: Gable Fox (IAWC) pin Christian Miller, 3:53

70 kg: Redshirt Sophomore Caleb Licking - DNP (2-2)
First Round: Parker Kropman (Bearcat Wrestling Club) tech. fall Caleb Licking, 10-0
Consolation First Round: Caleb Licking dec. Jed Loveless (Wyoming Wrestling RTC), 13-4
Consolation Second Round: Caleb Licking dec. Jacob Wright (Valley RTC), 5-5
Consolation Third Round: Tyler Shilson (Wisconsin) pin Caleb Licking, 3:00

74 kg: Redshirt Sophomore Johnny Blankenship - DNP (2-2)
First Round: Bye
Second Round: Jason Romero (Colorado Mesa Wrestling Club) tech. fall Johnny Blankenship, 10-0
Consolation Second Round: Johnny Blankenship tech. fall Greg Gaxiola (Valley RTC), 11-1
Consolation Third Round: Johnny Blankenship dec. Wilder Wichmann (Warhawk Wrestling Club), 5-2
Consolation Fourth Round: Layne Van Anrooy (Michigan Regional Training Center) tech. fall Johnny Blankenship, 14-4

79 kg: Redshirt Sophomore Beau Breske - 4-0
First Round: Beau Breske tech. fall Tommy O'Brien (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club), 10-0
Second Round: Beau Breske pin Ahmed Alford (Navy-Marine Corps RTC), 1:40
Third Round: Beau Breske dec. Elijah Cleary (OSC-Unattached), 3-1
Quarterfinals: Beau Breske dec. Jacob Covaciu (Wisconsin), 4-1
Semifinals: Beau Breske vs. Aaron Brooks (TMWC/EAP)

79 kg: Redshirt Freshman Mikey Labriola - 4-0
First Round: Mikey Labriola tech. fall Hampton Boyd (Naval Academy Prep School), 10-0
Second Round: Mikey Labriola tech. fall Christopher Ronaldo Perez Lopez (Team Puma), 10-0
Third Round: Mikey Labriola tech. fall Michael O'Malley (Apex), 25-13
Quarterfinals: Mikey Labriola tech. fall Trent Hidlay (Bison Legend), 12-1
Semifinals: Mikey Labriola vs. Matthew Finesilver (Blue Blood Wrestling Club)

Marine Corps U.S. Senior Freestyle Nationals
April 27-28
Las Vegas, Nev. (South Point Arena)

57 kg: Nebraska Alum and Volunteer Assistant Coach Tim Lambert - DNP (1-2)
First Round: Bye
Second Round: David Terao (DCAC) tech. fall Tim Lambert, 10-0
Consolation Second Round: Tim Lambert tech. fall DaWayne Robertson (Unattached), 14-4
Consolation Third Round: Frank Perrelli (TMWC) dec. Tim Lambert, 7-2

65 kg: Nebraska Alum Anthony Abidin - DNP (1-2)
First Round: Bye
Second Round: Anthony Abidin tech. fall Dylan Thurston (NYAC/Valley WC), 13-2
Quarterfinals: Evan Henderson (TMWC) dec. Anthony Abidin, 9-8
Consolation Fourth Round: Jayson Ness (Minnesota Storm) dec. Anthony Abidin, 9-8

74 kg: Nebraska Alum Jake Sueflohn - 3-1
First Round: Jake Sueflohn dec. Taleb Rahmani (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club), 13-6
Second Round: Jake Sueflohn dec. Evan Wick (TMWC/Wisconsin), 6-4
Quarterfinals: Jake Sueflohn tech. fall Carson Brolsma (Minnesota Storm), 12-2
Semfinals: Isaiah Martinez (TMWC) tech. fall Jake Sueflohn, 11-0
Consolation Semifinals: Jake Sueflohn vs. TBA

86 kg: Nebraska Alum TJ Dudley - 2-1
First Round: Bye
Second Round: TJ Dudley tech. fall Brandon Supernaw (Western Colorado Wrestling Club), 11-0
Quarterfinals: TJ Dudley tech. fall Bryan Battisto (Roadrunner WC), 10-0
Semifinals: David Taylor (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club) tech. fall TJ Dudley, 12-2
Consolation Semifinals: TJ Dudley vs. TBA

125 kg: NWTC Athlete Dom Bradley - 3-1
First Round: Dom Bradley pin Malique Trumbo (Unattached), 0:26
Second Round: Dom Bradley tech. fall Matthew Voss (Patriot Elite Wrestling Club), 10-0
Quarterfinals: Dom Bradley dec. Michael Kosoy (TMWC), 7-0
Semifinals: Adam Coon (NYAC/MWC) dec. Dom Bradley, 3-3
Consolation Semifinals: Dom Bradley vs. TBA

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