Photo by Geoff Thurner

Red, White and Labriola Place at Medal Rounds

By NU Athletic Communications

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Chad Red Jr. (141), Isaiah White (165) and Mikey Labriola (174) took eighth, fifth and sixth place, respectively, during Session V’s medal rounds this afternoon. With one session to go, the Huskers are in 9th place with 52 points.

 

Red Jr. Takes 8th Place in Second Nationals Appearance:

#16 Chad Red Jr. competed in the seventh-place match today and dropped an 11-3 major decision to Lock Haven’s #13 Kyle Shoop. Red Jr. went 4-3 on the weekend as he took All-America honors for the second consecutive season.

 

The sophomore from Indianapolis, Ind., finishes his second season as a starter with a 22-14 overall record and 16 bonus-point victories. He was second amongst all starters with six victories by pinfall.

White Grabs Fifth Place:

#7 Isaiah White fell in a back-and-forth decision to #4 Evan Wick of Wisconsin in the consolation finals. He led 2-1 heading into the final period, plus he had the riding time point locked in. However, an illegal hands to the face penalty on White and a late takedown by Wick turned out to be the difference, as the Wisconsin sophomore grinded out a 4-3 decision.

 

The junior from Chicago, Ill., responded in the best way he could in a dominating 8-3 victory over Arizona State’s #3 Josh Shields. The victory clinched a fifth-place finish for White as he celebrated his first All-America honor. He finishes the season with a 25-9 overall record and won a team-best 13 matches against ranked opponents.

 

Labriola Finishes Sixth in First NCAA Championships Appearance:

Redshirt freshman #10 Mikey Labriola fell in both the consolation semifinals and the fifth-place match during Session V this afternoon. Labriola was defeated by Michigan’s #5 Myles Amine in his first match via decision, 5-3. He led 3-2 late in the fifth-place match against #6 David McFadden (Virginia Tech), but a McFadden reversal with three seconds left gave him the 4-3 win.

 

The Easton, Pa., native finishes his first season as a starter at NU with a 30-9 record. He led all Huskers starters with 69 dual takedowns and eight major decisions. Labriola tied Husker-great Robert Kokesh (2011-15) for eighth-place on the NU single-season wins list for freshmen (30). Labriola joins elite company as only Kokesh and four-time All-American James Green (2011-15) have won 30 matches as a freshman since the 21st century began.

 

Up Next:

Session VI begins at 7 p.m. EST (6 p.m. CT) and will consist of all 10 national championship bouts. All championship matches will be on one mat, starting at 285 pounds and finishing at 197. Tyler Berger’s match at 157 pounds is expected to begin around 8 p.m. EST (6 p.m. CT).

 

NCAA Championships

Session V
March 23, 2019 
Pittsburgh, Pa.

 

Individual Results:

 

141 pounds: #16 Chad Red Jr. – (4-3) – 8th
First Round: #16 Chad Red Jr. (Nebraska) pinned #17 Ian Parker (Iowa State) (3:59)

Second Round: #1 Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell) dec. #16 Chad Red Jr. (Nebraska), 7-3

Cons. Second Round: #16 Chad Red Jr. (Nebraska) major dec. #31 Gabe Willits (Oregon State), 12-4

Cons. Third Round: #16 Chad Red Jr. (Nebraska) dec. #8 Kanen Storr (Michigan), 8-1

Cons. Round of 12: #16 Chad Red Jr. (Nebraska) dec. #22 Max Murin (Iowa), 4-1

Cons. Quarterfinals: #7 Mitch McKee (Minnesota) dec. #16 Chad Red Jr. (Nebraska), 6-2

7th Place Match: #13 Kyle Shoop (Lock Haven) major dec. #16 Chad Red Jr. (Nebraska), 11-3

 

157 pounds: #2 Tyler Berger – (4-0)

First Round: #2 Tyler Berger (Nebraska) tech. fall #31 Benjamin Barton (Campbell), 16-1

Second Round: #2 Tyler Berger (Nebraska) pinned #15 Eric Barone (Illinois) (6:07)

Quarterfinals: #2 Tyler Berger (Nebraska) dec. #7 Larry Early (Old Dominion), 5-2

Semifinals: #2 Tyler Berger (Nebraska) dec. #6 Kaleb Young (Iowa), 5-3

Finals: #2 Tyler Berger (Nebraska) vs. #1 Jason Nolf (Penn State)

 

165 pounds: #7 Isaiah White – (5-2) – 5th
First Round: #7 Isaiah White (Nebraska) dec. #26 Joey Gunther (Illinois), 5-1

Second Round: #7 Isaiah White (Nebraska) dec. #10 Branson Ashworth (Wyoming), 5-4

Quarterfinals: #2 Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State) SV-1 #7 Isaiah White (Nebraska), 3-1

Cons. Round of 12: #7 Isaiah White (Nebraska) TB-1 #21 Te-Shan Campbell (Ohio State), 3-2

Cons. Quarterfinals: #7 Isaiah White (Nebraska) dec. #11 Bryce Steiert (N. Iowa), 5-0

Cons. Semifinals: #4 Evan Wick (Wisconsin) dec. #7 Isaiah White (Nebraska), 4-3

5th Place Match: #7 Isaiah White (Nebraska) dec. #3 Josh Shields (Arizona State), 8-3

 

174 pounds: #10 Mikey Labriola – (4-3) – 6th

First Round: #10 Mikey Labriola (Nebraska) dec. #23 Daniel Bullard (NC State), 7-5

Second Round: #10 Mikey Labriola (Nebraska) dec. #7 Jacobe Smith (Oklahoma State), 8-4

Quarterfinals: #2 Daniel Lewis (Missouri) pins #10 Mikey Labriola (Nebraska) (4:28)

Cons. Round of 12: #10 Mikey Labriola (Nebraska) TB-2 #11 Dylan Lydy (Purdue), 4-3

Cons. Quarterfinals: #10 Mikey Labriola (Nebraska) dec. #9 Devin Skatzka (Minnesota), 7-5

Cons. Semifinals: #4 Myles Amine (Michigan) dec. #10 Mikey Labriola (Nebraska), 5-3

5th Place Match: #6 David McFadden (Virginia Tech) dec. #10 Mikey Labriola (Nebraska), 4-3

 

1. Penn State – 123.5
2. Ohio State – 96.5

3. Oklahoma State – 84.0

4. Iowa – 73.0

5. Michigan – 62.5

6. Missouri –  62.0

7. Cornell – 55.5

8. Minnesota – 53.5

9. Nebraska – 52.0

10. Virginia Tech – 46.0

 

Session I Attendance: 17,949

Session II Attendance: 17,957

Session III Attendance: 18,013

Session IV Attendance: 18,100

Session V Attendance: 18,436

 

Total Attendance (Through Five Sessions): 90,455

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