Huskers Fall to No. 11 Sooners
<div id="ArticleText" readability="91"> Norman, Okla.----The No. 16 Nebraska wrestling team fell to the No. 11 Oklahoma Sooners on Friday night, 17-16, in Norman Okla. The Sooners were able to hold off the Huskers, who won the last three matches of the dual. NU dropped to 10-4 and 0-1 in the Big 12 Conference, while Oklahoma improved to 11-1 with a 1-0 record in conference duals.
Nebraska raced out to a 6-0 lead after Andy Johnson (NU) and Tucker Lane (NU) won the first two matches of the dual. Johnson won his fourth-straight match and 21st overall after defeating Keldrick Hall (OU) at the 197-pound weight class, 8-2, while Lane upset No. 10 Nathan Fernandez (OU) by decision, 4-1, for his third victory of the season over a nationally-ranked opponent.
The Huskers weren?t able to keep a hold of the lead after dropping the next five matches to fall behind, 17-6. At 125-pounds, David Klingsheim (NU) fell to No. 7 Jarrod Patterson (OU) by decision, 5-0, before Ridge Kiley (NU) was defeated by No. 19 Jordan Keller (OU) in a tight, 4-2, battle.
After two-straight major decision victories by Oklahoma, No. 1 Jordan Burroughs (165) got the Huskers back on track after defeating No. 2 Tyler Caldwell (OU) by decision, 7-3, to bring the Huskers within eight points at 17-9. Burroughs victory improved his season record to 24-0.
Caleb Kolb (NU) pulled the Huskers within five points with one match remaining after defeating Jeff James (OU) at 174-pounds by decision, 5-3. After James tied the score at 3-3 with the riding time point at the end of regulation, Kolb was able to take down James in the first sudden-victory period to secure the victory.
In the last match of the dual, No. 13 Josh Ihnen (NU) broke his two-match losing streak by defeating No. 17 Erich Schmidke (OU) by major decision, 8-0. The major decision victory wasn?t enough to close the gap on the Sooners as the Huskers fell by the score of 17-16.
The Huskers return to action on Sunday, Jan. 30, when they take on the No. 7 Missouri Tigers at 1 p.m., in Columbia, Mo.
#16 Nebraska 16, #11 Oklahoma 17
McCasland Field Hosue, Norman, Okl
Friday, Jan. 28, 2011
Attendance: 778Official Results
- Andy Johnson (NU) by dec. over Keldrick Hall (OU),*8-2 (NU 3, OU 0)
285 - #12 Tucker Lane (NU) by dec. over #10 Nathan Fernandez (OU), 4-1 (NU 6, OU 0)
125 - #7 Jarrod Patterson (OU) by*dec. over David Klingsheim (NU), 5-0 (NU 6, OU 3)
133 - #19 Jordan Keller (OU)*by dec. over Ridge Kiley (NU), 4-2 (NU 6, OU 6)
141 - #6 Zack Bailey (OU) by major dec. Mike Koehnlien (NU), 12-3 (NU 6, OU 10)
149 -*Matt Lester (OU) by major dec. Ross Grande (NU), 9-0 (NU 6, OU 14)
157 - #11 Chase Nelson (OU)*by dec. over Tyler Koehn*(NU), 6-4 (NU 6, OU 17)
165 - #1 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by dec. over #2 Tyler Caldwell (OU), 7-3 (NU 9, OU 17)
174 - Caleb Kolb (NU)<span class="c11">
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