Huskers Defeat Bears in Greeley, 34-6
Greeley, Colo.--- Behind two pins and one technical fall, the 21st-ranked Nebraska Wrestling team extended its' winning streak to four matches after taking down Northern Colorado, 34-6, on Friday night. The Huskers improved their record to 4-1 while playing in front of 481 people at the Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion in Greeley, Colo.Nebraska couldn't have asked for a better start as senior Jordan Burroughs kicked off the match with a pin over Rocco Depaolo (NC) in just 43 seconds to give the Huskers an early six point lead. Burroughs, who had six career pins entering the season, has amassed five pins already this season, while bettering his overall record to 10-0.
After dropping the match at 174-pounds, NU got back on track by winning their next five matches to extend their lead to 28-3. Josh Ihnen (184) got the streak rolling as he won by major decision over Northern Colorado's Eric Brennan, 13-4. The win improved Ihnen's dual record to 5-0 on the season and gave him his second major decision victory of the year.
Andy Johnson (NU) continued the dominance for the Huskers defeating Nick Bayer (NC) by technical fall, 18-2, before junior Tucker Lane recorded the second pin of the night for NU over Konner Knudtsen (NC) in 2:23. The pin was Lane's fourth of the season.
Seeing his first action of the season, sophomore David Klingsheim (125) held off Sam Bauer (NC) in the third period and used 1:40 of riding time take the decision, 5-3. Klingsheim finished the 2009-10 season with a 15-16 overall record for Nebraska as he was the primary starter at 125-pounds, but hadn't seen action before Friday's match.
At 133-pounds, sophomore Ridge Kiley picked up his third dual victory of the season after defeating Michael Balagna (NC) by major decision, while Ross Grande was victorious over Jacob Milewski (NC) at 149-pounds.
Nebraska's last victory came from redshirt freshman Cody Compton (157) after he defeated Rodney Dollar (NC) by decision, 7-4, in his first varsity match of his career. Compton used two takedowns in the first period and a reversal in the third to put away Dollar, and wrap up the Huskers 34-6 victory.
The Huskers will have a short turnaround before their next match as they are set to take on the 14th-ranked Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m. in Laramie, Wyo. Check back to Huskers.com to get complete results from the Huskers match against Wyoming and for all you information on Nebraska Wrestling.
No. 21 Nebraska at Northern Colorado
Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion
Dec. 3, 2010
Nebraska 34, Northern Colorado 6
165 -#2 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by fall over Rocco DePaolo (NC), 0:43 (NU 6, NC 0)
174 -Brandon Kammerzell (NC) by dec. over Jared Gubbets (NU), 8-3 (NU 6, NC 3)
184 -#10 Josh Ihnen (NU) by major dec. over Eric Brennan (NC), 13-4 (NU 10, NC 3)
197 -Andy Johnson (NU) by tech fall over Nick Bayer (NC), 18-2 (4:43) (NU 15, NC 3)
285 -#8 Tucker Lane (NU) by fall over Konner Knudtsen (NC), 2:23 (NU 21, NC 3)
125 -Dave Klingsheim (NU) by dec. over Sam Bauer (NC), 5-3 (NU 24, NC 3)
133 -Ridge Kiley (NU) by major dec. over Michael Balagna (NC), 14-3 (NU 28, NC 3)
141 -Casey Cruz (NC) by dec. over Mike Koehnlein (NU), 8-2 (NU 28, NC 6)
149 -Ross Grande (NU) dec. over Jacob Milewski (NC), 7-3 (NU 31, NC 6)
157 -Cody Compton (NU) by dec. over Rodney Dollar (NC), 7-4 (NU 34, NC 6)
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