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Huskers Upend 7th-Ranked Tigers, 17-16
Columbia, Mo.- The No. 16 Nebraska wrestling team picked up its first conference dual victory of the season on Sunday, upsetting the No. 7 Missouri Tigers, 17-16, at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, Mo. Nebraska's victory over Missouri marked its highest victory over a ranked opponent since defeating No. 7 Minnesota, 21-18, on Dec. 21, 2008. The Huskers improved to 11-4 and 1-1 in conference duals, while Missouri dropped to*14-6 and 0-1 in the league.Missouri controlled the dual early capturing three out of the first four matches and taking a 10-3 lead. David Klingsheim (NU) battled No. 9 Alan Waters (MU) at 125-pounds to open the dual, but couldn't pull off the upset falling by decision, 5-3. NU was able to even the score at 3-3 when Ridge Kiley (NU) took down Nathan McCormick (MU), 4-0, at 133-pounds. After a scoreless first period, Kiley was dominant in the final two periods scoring a reversal and a penalty point (locked hands) in route to the victory.
With the score tied, MU regained the lead after scoring victories at 141 and 149-pounds, but NU responded with two wins of their own from Tyler Koehn (NU) and No. 1 Jordan Burroughs (NU). Koehn used two first period takedowns to take control early against Giorgio Gregoris (MU) at 157-pounds and took the match by decision, 9-4. Burroughs defeated his second nationally-ranked opponent of the weekend by taking down No. 11 Zach Toal (MU) by technical fall, 26-11, at 165-pounds.
Burroughs improved his season record to 25-0 and 15-0 in dual competition. The victory also gave him his 10th by technical fall this year.
With a one-point advantage in the team score, the Huskers weren't able to keep a hold of the lead after No. 20 Dorian Henderson (MU) edged Caleb Kolb (NU), 4-2, at 174-pounds. Now trailing by two-points, No. 13 Josh Ihnen (NU) defeated No. 15 Mike Larson in a tight 2-1 battle at 184-pounds to give NU the lead for good. Ihnen used the riding time point to secure the victory after accumulating 1:48 of riding time in the third period.
Andy Johnson (NU) extended the Huskers lead to four points at 197-pounds by upsetting No. 10 Brent Haynes (MU) for his fifth-straight victory. Entering the third period trailing 1-0, Johnson rallied back with two takedowns in the final period to take the match by decision, 5-3. The senior now owns a 22-8 record and an 11-4 mark in dual matches.
Nebraska was able to hold on for the 17-16 victory despite No. 12 Tucker Lane (NU) falling to No. 4 Dom Bradley (MU) by decision, 5-4, at the heavyweight spot.
The Huskers finished their seven-dual road streak with a 5-2 record. Nebraska returns to action on Friday, Feb. 4, when they take on Arizona State at the NU Coliseum at 7 p.m.
#16 Nebraska 17, #7 Missouri 16
Hearnes Center, Columbia, Mo.
Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011
125- #9 Alan Waters (MU) by dec. over David Klingsheim (NU), 5-3 (NU 0, MU 3)
133- Ridge Kiley (NU) by dec. over Nathan McCormick (MU), 4-0 (NU 3, MU 3)
141- #12 Todd Schavrien (MU) by major dec. over Mike Koehnlein (NU), 11-1 (NU 3, MU 7)
149- Kyle Bradley (MU) by dec. over Ross Grande (NU), 8-6, (NU 3, MU 10)
157- Tyler Koehn (NU) by dec. over Giorgio Gregoris (MU), 9-4 (NU 6, MU 10)
165- #1 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by tech. fall over #11 Zach Toal (MU), 26-11 (NU 11, MU 10)
174- #20 Dorian Henderson (MU) by dec. over Caleb Kolb (NU), 4-2 (NU 11, MU 13)
184- #13 Josh Ihnen (NU) by dec. over #15 Mike Larson (MU), 2-1 (NU 14, MU 13)
197- Andy Johnson (NU) by dec. over #10 Brent Haynes (MU), 5-3 (NU 17, MU 13)
HWT- #4 Dom Bradley (NU) by dec. over #12 Tucker Lane (NU), 5-4 (NU 17, MU 16)
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