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Nov. 10 at Bucknell Wrestle For a Cure Duals Nov. 12 vs. Kent State Nov. 12 vs. North Carolina Nov. 12 vs. Navy Dec. 2-3 at Las Vegas Invitational Dec. 10 Wyoming Dec. 17 at South Dakota State Dec. 18 at North Dakota State ASU Duals Dec. 29 vs. Boise State Dec. 29 at Arizona State Jan. 6 Ohio State* Jan. 13 Iowa*

Lewisburg, Pa.

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Harrisburg, Pa. Harrisburg, Pa. Harrisburg, Pa. Las Vegas, Nev. NU Coliseum Brookings, S.D. Fargo, N.D.

8 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 11 a.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m.

at Tempe, Ariz. at Tempe, Ariz. NU Coliseum NU Coliseum

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Jan. 20 Jan. 22 Jan. 27 Jan. 29 Feb. 3 Feb. 5 Feb. 11-12 Feb. 18-19 Feb. 19 March 3-4 March 15-17

at Indiana* Purdue* at Michigan State* at Wisconsin* Penn State* at Minnesota* at National Duals at Final Four Duals Northern Iowa** at Big Ten Championships at NCAA Championships

Bloomington, Ind. 6 p.m. NU Coliseum 1 p.m. East Lansing, Mich. 6 p.m. Madison, Wis. 2 p.m. NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Minneapolis, Minn. Noon Stillwater, Okla. TBA TBA TBA NU Coliseum TBA West Lafayette, Ind. 9:30 a.m./Noon St. Louis, Mo. TBA

*Conference Duals ** if neither team is in Final Four Duals Home duals in white. Dates and times subject to change and all times listed are central. For updated schedule and game day information, visit Huskers.com.


BEYOND NEBRASKA

Numerous Husker wrestlers have continued their careers on the international and Olympic stage after their time in the Scarlet and Cream. Six Huskers have won five Olympic medals over the past three Olympics, including a gold medal by Rulon Gardner in 2000. At least two NU wrestlers have been on the U.S. delegation at the FILA World Championships each of the last four years and have claimed seven medals.

The Hendricks Training Complex was officially dedicated October 13, 2011. The 84,000-square foot facility adjacent to the Bob Devaney Sports Center is the new home for the wrestling program.

Rulon Gardner

Justin Ruiz

2000 Olympic Gold Medalist 2001 World Championship Gold 2004 Olympic Bronze Medalist

2005 World Championship Bronze 2005-07, 2010 World Team member

Brad Vering 2004, 2008 Olympian 2005, 2007 World Team member 2007 World Championship Silver

The Husker wrestling team gained a 7,500-square foot wrestling room that doubled the size of the previous area in the Devaney Center. It features four mats, a cardio/viewing room as well as a satellite athletic medicine area right off the room.

Matt Lindland

Jordan Burroughs

2000 Olympic Bronze 2001 World Championship Silver

2011 World Championship Gold 2011 World Team member 2011 Pan American Gold

Tolly Thompson 2005 World Championship Bronze 2005-06 World Team member


NEBRASKA

WRESTLING

Nebraska Wrestling Tough. Together.

2011-12 Media Guide This is Nebraska Beyond Nebraska International Huskers NU National Champions Wrestling Facilities All-Sports Facilities Husker Power Athletic Medicine/Nutrition Academic Success Academic Support The University of Nebraska Husker Athletics Big Ten Conference Nebraska Radio and TV Roster

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Coaches and Staff Coach Mark Manning Assistant Coaches Wrestling Support Staff NU Coaching History Athletic Director Tom Osborne Athletic Administration University Administration Nebraska Board of Regents

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2011-12 Huskers Tucker Lane James Nakashima Ross Grande Josh Ihnen Ridge Kiley

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2011-12 Opponents Bucknell, Kent State, North Carolina, Navy Wyoming South Dakota State, North Dakota State, Boise State, Arizona State, Ohio State Iowa, Indiana, Purdue, Michigan State Wisconsin Penn State, Minnesota, Northern Iowa

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Media Guide Credits The 2011-12 University of Nebraska Wrestling Media Guide was written, designed and edited by Scott Pulverenti of the Nebraska Media Relations Office. Editorial assistance provided by Director of Media Relations Operations Jeff Griesch and Media Relations Director Keith Mann. The cover was designed by Athletic Department Design Specialist Annie Wood. The guide was produced on Adobe InDesign CS4 and printed by UNL Printing Services. Photo credits to Scott Bruhn of the University of Nebraska Media Relations Office, UNL Photo Services and Alan Jackson, Jackson Studios. Additional photo credits to the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau, UNL Public Relations Office, Kevin Smith, Kim Smith and Sonya Stanbro of USA Wrestling and Tony Rotundo of WrestlersAreWarriors.com. The cost of the 2011-12 Nebraska Wrestling Media and Recruiting Guide is $5, tax included.

2011-12 Nebraska Wrestling Media Guide


THIS IS

NEBRASKA

A year after celebrating its 100th season, the Nebraska wrestling program will look to continue its excellence both on and off that as a member of the prestigious Big Ten Conference. Coach Mark Manning has continued a tradition of success in his 11 years at the helm of the Huskers. With hard work and a dedication to excellence, Manning has developed a program that consistently competes with the nation’s best in collegiate wrestling. Since its inaugural season in 1910-11, Nebraska has earned more than 615 dual victories, including 149 wins in the past 11 years under Manning. Over the past decade, the Huskers have finished in the top eight at the NCAA Championships five times and racked up 34 All-America honors, including five individual national titles. In the classroom, the 2010-11 Huskers were recognized by the NWCA for the eighth-highest grade-point average in the nation (3.1343). NU wrestlers have earned 38 NWCA All-Academic Team selections and 59 academic All-Big 12 awards en route to five CoSIDA Academic All-America awards. One reason NU has been able to develop such a successful program is its top-notch facilities. In the fall of 2011, the Husker wrestling program moved into the state-of-the-art Hendricks Training Complex, which will provide four full-sized practice mats, new office suites and new areas for both strength and conditioning and athletic medicine. From the Devaney Center to the state-of-the-art weight room in the Osborne Athletic Complex, the wrestling program created the necessary environment for victories at the NU Coliseum, located in the heart of campus. With a wealth of support and a history of success, Nebraska wrestling expects to contend for conference and national championships every year.

Above: The Nebraska wrestling program has been built on the strong support of coaches and wrestlers, including (from left): Coach Mark Manning, who has guided the Huskers to a 149-61-3 record since 2000; Justin Ruiz, a two-time All-American in 2002 and 2003 at 197 pounds; Matt Murray, an All-American in 2004 at 141 pounds; Jacob Klein, a two-time All-American in 2004 and 2006 at 165 and 174 pounds; Jordan Burroughs, a three-time All-American in 2008, 2009 and 2011 at 149, 157 and 165 pounds. Right: The 2008-09 Nebraska wrestling squad added to the Huskers' achievements by claiming a share of the Big 12 Championship and finishing fourth at the NCAA Championships.

Nebraska Wrestling by the Numbers

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CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

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Olympic medals earned by Nebraska wrestlers

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Huskers who have wrestled in the Olympics

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Individual National Champions

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USA medals won by NU wrestlers at the World Championships

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Top 10 NCAA Team Finishes

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Members of the NWCA AllAcademic Team

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Academic All-Big 12 selections

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All-America Honors


SUCCESS BEYOND WRESTLING Nebraska coaches have always guided young men toward success on the mat while also teaching them to find success in life, and Mark Manning continues that with his coaching philosophies. Manning has helped young men grow into upstanding adults by teaching athletes that the values they learn on the mat can be transferred into their personal lives. Bryan Snyder (right), recently earned his Ph.D. in sociology after becoming NU's only four-time All-American. Snyder is now an assistant coach for the Huskers. "Wrestling presents a lot of challenges, but also the ability to work through those challenges. Wrestling builds good character and good work ethic and I definitely built that at Nebraska." - Bryan Snyder

The Scherr brothers were both national champions at Nebraska in 1984, before continuing their prosperity on the mat into their personal lives. Bill (above left) earned the collegiate title at 190 pounds and went on to win five medals in the Olympics and FILA World Championships before turning his attention to a professional career. He now serves as the vice president of a global investment banking and securities firm. "Wrestling teaches you valuable life lessons like self-discipline and perseverance. It gives you a sense of pride and accomplishment. All of those translate into any sort of career you would want to pursue." - Bill Scherr

A three-time All-American at Nebraska in the early 1990's, Scott Chenoweth (above) has coached his high school team to multiple state titles. "I learned the only thing holding me back was me. If I wanted a degree, there was no reason I couldn't get that degree."

Jim (above right) won the national title at 177 pounds with a victory over Iowa's Duane Goldman and also continued his wrestling career onto the international stage. Jim claimed three medals between the Olympics and FILA World Championships and continued his involvement with the Olympics through 2008. "[Nebraska] has a good core of dedicated faculty with great academic support in place. The sports department has tremendous personnel and resources. Nebraska was a great experience from both ends of the spectrum, athletically and academically." - Jim Scherr

A sample of Husker wrestler accomplishments after graduation: Name Jason Powell Brad Canoyer Scott Chenoweth John Myers Judd Norman Jim Owens Bill Scherr Jim Scherr Billie Selmon Johnnie Selmon Bryan Snyder Robert Thorpe

Years Lettered 2001-04 1995-98 1988-91 1986, 87 1979, 80, 82 1955, 56 1981-84 1981-84 1980, 82 1981, 82 1999-2002 1961

Major Sociology Ag Economics Speech Communications Journalism Agriculture Electrical Engineering Education Business Early Childhood Education Education Sociology/Communication Studies Business/Economics

Currently Assistant coach for Nebraska Wrestling Assists with family-owned garden centers Assistant principal and coach in Perry, Okla. Founder of digital design and effects studio Owns investment firm in Lincoln Owner of keyed interlock business Vice president of global investment firm CEO 776 Original Marketing Runs more than 20 childcare businesses Dean of student affairs at Lake Michigan College Assistant coach for Nebraska Wrestling President of his own architecture firm

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Two-time letterwinner John Myers (below) wrestled for NU in the late 1980's, before becoming executive producer of his own digital design and effects studio. "All of the

greatest things in my life past and present, big and small, can be attributed to wrestling and everything that came with wrestling at Nebraska."


Olympic Glory Nebraska wrestling has climbed its way into the Olympic spotlight during the past several Olympics. Former Huskers who have continued their careers on the international stage include two-time Olympic medal-winner Rulon Gardner, who won a gold medal in 2000 and a bronze in 2004 in Greco-Roman. Overall, six Nebraska wrestlers have participated on six U.S. Olympic teams and claimed five medals.

A 1993 All-American at heavyweight for Nebraska, Rulon Gardner (top) pulled off one of the most remarkable upsets in sports history with his victory over previously undefeated Alexander Karelin of Russia in the gold medal match in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Gardner also earned a bronze medal in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. Brad Vering (middle), a Howells, Neb., native and former Husker, is the latest NU wrestler to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic team, participating in the last two Olympic Games. Matt Lindland (bottom) was a 1993 Big Eight champion for Nebraska and went on to earn a silver medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Nebraska Olympians Year 1960 1964 1988 2000 2004 2008

Name Dan Brand Dan Brand Jim Scherr Bill Scherr Rulon Gardner Matt Lindland Rulon Gardner Brad Vering Brad Vering

Division Freestyle Freestyle Freestyle Freestyle Greco-Roman Greco-Roman Greco-Roman Greco-Roman Greco-Roman

Weight Light Hwt Middleweight 198 lbs 220 lbs Hwt 167 lbs Hwt 185 lbs 185 lbs

Place 5th 3rd 5th 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 11th DNP

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International Excellence Numerous Nebraska wrestlers have continued their careers on the international stage after their time with the Huskers. At least two former NU wrestlers have represented the United States at the FILA World Championships each of the last five years. Huskers have won 16 medals at the championships, including titles by Bill Scherr in 1986, Rulon Gardner in 2001 and Jordan Burroughs in 2011. Brad Vering was named the 2007 Greco-Roman Wrestler of the Year by USA Wrestling after his silver-medal performance at the 2007 FILA World Championships. Burroughs became the first American freestyle world champion since 2006. Jordan Burroughs (top) captured the world championship in 2011 after finishing his career at Nebraska as the school’s only two-time national champion. Justin Ruiz (middle-left), a two-time All-American for the Huskers, earned a bronze medal in the 2005 FILA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. He has represented the United States in the last four FILA World Championships. Tolly Thompson (middle-right) claimed a national title for Nebraska in 1995 and was a three-time AllAmerican before going on to earn a bronze medal at the 2005 FILA World Championships. He was also a member of the 2006 U.S. squad. After winning national titles at Nebraska in 1984, the Scherr brothers, Bill (bottom left) and Jim (bottom right) continued their wrestling careers by winning seven medals between them at the FILA World Championships, including a title by Bill in 1985.

NU at the FILA World Championships Year 1962 1963 1985 1986 1987 1989 2001 2005 2007 2010 2011

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Name Division Dan Brand Greco-Roman Jim Raschke Greco-Roman Bill Scherr Freestyle Bill Scherr Freestyle Jim Scherr Freestyle Bill Scherr Freestyle Jim Scherr Freestyle Bill Scherr Freestyle Jim Scherr Freestyle Rulon Gardner Greco-Roman Matt Lindland Greco-Roman Justin Ruiz Greco-Roman Tolly Thompson Freestyle Brad Vering Greco-Roman Justin Ruiz Greco-Roman Jordan Burroughs Freestyle

Weight 97 kg Hwt 90 kg 100 kg 90 kg 100 kg 90 kg 100 kg 90 kg 130 kg 85 kg 96 kg 120 kg 84 kg 96 kg 74 kg

Place 3rd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd 5th 1st


Jordan Burroughs

National Champions

Two-Time National Champion 157 - 2009 165 - 2011

A Winning Tradition

Always one of the nation's premier wrestling programs, Nebraska has produced 11 national champions, including five in the last 11 years. In addition, Husker wrestlers have earned a total of 89 All-America honors in the history of the program, including 64 awards since 1990 and 34 since Coach Mark Manning took the reins of the program in 2000-01.

The school record holder for career wins, heavyweight Tolly Thompson (middle) won the 1995 national title with an 8-0 major decision over Justin Greenlee of Northern Iowa. Thompson was a three-time Big Eight champion and All-American at Nebraska. Jason Powell (below) capped a career that saw him earn three All-America honors with a national championship his senior year at 125 pounds in 2004. Powell, who ended his career 109-24, took third in 2003 and fifth in 2002 before becoming the eighth national champion in Husker history and the first national champion coached by Mark Manning at NU. Jordan Burroughs (above right) became Nebraska’s only two-time national champion in 2011 at 165 pounds after winning the 157-pound title in 2009.

Tolly Thompson

National Champion HWT - 1995

Jason Powell

Bill Scherr

National Champion 125 lbs. - 2004

National Champion 190 lbs. - 1984

Jim Scherr

National Champion 177 lbs. - 1984

The Scherr brothers (above), Bill and Jim, were standouts for Nebraska from 1980 to 1984. Bill was NU's first three-time All-American and beat Jim Baumgardner of Oregon State in the finals of the 1984 NCAA Championships at 190 pounds to clinch his national championship with a 36-1 senior season at NU. He was also a three-time Big Eight champion. Jim earned the Huskers' second individual title with his win over Iowa's Duane Goldman at 177 pounds in 1984. 6


Mike Nissen (bottom right) became Nebraska's first national champion in 1963. Wrestling at 123 pounds, Nissen finished his senior season with a 19-1 record and closed his career with a perfect 36-0 dual mark. Tony Purler (top right) won the title at 126 pounds in 1993 by defeating Shawn Charles of Arizona State, avenging his only two losses of the season. Purler finished the season with an overall record of 35-2. Jason Kelber (below) led the Huskers to a 10th-place NCAA finish in 1991 with his national title at 126 pounds. He ended his senior year with a 32-2 record by defeating Terry Brands in the NCAA finals. Paul Donahoe (middle right) won the 2007 national championship at 125 pounds.

Tony Purler

National Champion 126 - 1993

Jason Kelber

National Champion 126 - 1993

Nebraska’s National Champions Name Mike Nissen Jim Scherr Bill Scherr Jason Kelber Tony Purler Tolly Thompson Brad Vering Jason Powell Paul Donahoe Jordan Burroughs Jordan Burroughs

Weight 123 177 190 126 126 Hwt 197 125 125 157 165

Year 1963 1984 1984 1993 1993 1995 2000 2004 2007 2009 2011

Record 19-1 34-2-1 36-1 35-2 35-2 36-2 38-3 26-2 35-5 35-0 36-0

Paul Donahoe

National Champion 125 - 2007

Brad Vering

Mike Nissen

National Champion 197 - 2000

National Champion 123 - 1963

Fifth all-time on Nebraska's career win charts with a 124-26 mark in four years at Nebraska, Brad Vering (bottom left) became the seventh national champion in school history when he defeated Iowa State's Zack Thompson in a tiebreaker, 2-1, in the finals of the 197-pound bracket in 2000. Vering was a three-time AllAmerican for the Huskers and won the Big 12 Conference championship once in his career. 7


Wrestling Facilities The competitive home of Nebraska wrestling, the NU Coliseum has provided Husker teams with a distinct home advantage for more than 80 years. Located in the heart of campus right next to Memorial Stadium, the Coliseum provides the Huskers a thrilling match-day environment for all of their home matches. A perfect setting for college wrestling, the Coliseum was home to the National Duals from 1993 to 1997, and host to the 2009 Big 12 Championships when Nebraska claimed a share of the conference title. The brand new Hendricks Training Complex houses the wrestling offices, locker room, weight room and wrestling room, all just steps from each other, providing an atmosphere conducive to elite training.

Top Right: Nebraska wrestles all of its home duals in the NU Coliseum, which holds more than 4,000 fans. Middle right: Opened in the fall of 2011, the Hendricks Training Complex is home to the wrestling team, along with the men’s and women’s basketball squads. Bottom: The NU Coliseum has hosted several major wrestling events, including the 2009 Big 12 Championships when the Huskers claimed a share of the conference title. The Huskers have five scheduled duals in the NU Coliseum during the 2011-12 season.

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Hendricks Training Complex The Nebraska wrestling program experienced some major facility improvements in the fall of 2011, starting with the addition of the Hendricks Training Complex. The Hendricks Training Complex provides four full-sized practice mats, new office suites and new areas for both strength and conditioning and athletic medicine at the Bob Devaney Sports Center, The facility was completed in October of 2011. Top Right: The Husker wrestling locker room features 40 custommade lockers with back-lit displays, doubling the space from the Devaney Center. Middle right: The Hendricks Complex features a new 5,000 square foot strength complex. The strength complex includes five Transformers, which are unique to Nebraska. The Transformers are fully automated, which helps the student-athletes reach optimal training.

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Bottom: The Nebraska wrestling room has four new mats that have a thicker underlayment, creating a safer environment for practice. The room also features an athletic medicine area and a cardio area adjacent to the mats.

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CHAMPIONSHIP FACILITIES

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Nebraska’s top facilities are not limited to the wrestling program. Nearly every Husker sport enjoys a venue that ranks among the nation’s best. Nebraska is dedicated to providing its athletes top-notch game-day and practice atmospheres in every sport. Nebraska annually hosts conference and NCAA Championship events, including volleyball, baseball, soccer, softball, track and field, gymnastics, golf, wrestling and swimming and diving. Top left: Memorial Stadium is packed for every home game and features a giant HuskerVision replay board. The Mitsubishi replay screen is one of the largest in any college stadium in the United States, measuring 117-feet, 7 1/8-inches wide by 33-feet, 7 3/16-inches high, roughly five times the width of the original screens inside Memorial Stadium. There are also replay boards in each of the four corners of the stadium and new ribbon boards spanning the east and west balconies.

Top right: The Osborne Athletic Complex provides Nebraska student-athletes with topnotch training facilities. Middle: Nebraska’s teams compete in some of the nation’s finest facilities in front of large crowds. The Huskers are also committed to improving their facilities on an annual basis, including the new Hendricks Training Complex, which opened in the fall of 2011, and a new downtown arena set to open in 2013-14 for Nebraska men’s and women’s basketball. Bottom left: Nebraska’s baseball team ranks among the nation’s leaders in attendance at Hawks Field at Haymarket Park. Bottom right: The main entrance to the Osborne Athletic Complex and Traditions Lobby features an impressive waterfall and a wall that honors those who contributed to the massive project, as well as memorabilia and trophies from all of Nebraska’s bowl games.

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“The University of Nebraska strength and development program is the model for others in the country.” Phillip Hage, Editor, Physician and Sports Medicine Magazine The model strength and conditioning program in the nation, Husker Power plays a major role in the continuing success of Nebraska athletics. Nebraska’s strength program was the first in the nation. With 13 staff members, Husker Power is one of the most comprehensive strength and conditioning organizations in the nation. Nebraska’s strength training facilities have set the standard in collegiate athletics since the early 1970s. The Ndamukong Suh Strength and Conditioning Center in the Osborne Athletic Complex has taken the Husker program to a whole new level in the past five years.

HUSKER POWER Three Reasons for Success

Program - The Husker Power Strength and Conditioning Program is geared for maximum improvement of performance on the field. Each athlete receives their own individual computerized program each year. Supervision - The Husker Power staff has nine fulltime strength and conditioning specialists and four interns. Former Nebraska NCAA Champion Jason Powell works directly with the wrestling program to help Huskers prepare for success. Facilities - The Hendricks Training Complex features a 5,000-square foot weight room for the wrestling program, along with the men’s and women’s basketball programs. The new weight room is designed similar to the Ndamukong Suh Strength Complex in the Osborne Complex. 12


ATHLETIC MEDICINE

Providing expert care to nearly 600 Husker student-athletes, Nebraska features one of the most well-trained and highly skilled athletic medicine staffs in the country. Under the guidance of Director of Athletic Medicine Dr. Lonnie Albers and Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist Jerry Weber, the 2011-12 Nebraska athletic medicine staff consists of five doctors, two therapist/athletic trainers, eight athletic trainers and six graduate assistant athletic trainers. Nebraska’s team of orthopaedists is led by Chief of Staff Dr. Pat Clare, a nationally respected orthopaedic surgeon with more than 30 years of service to Husker athletics. The medical facilities at Nebraska have long been among the nation’s best, and NU’s athletic medicine center within the Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic Complex will keep the Huskers on the front line of technology for decades to come. In addition to Nebraska’s North Stadium facility, the NU Coliseum, the Bob Devaney Sports Center and Haymarket Park all feature athletic medicine areas. The Devaney Center’s Athletic Medicine facility underwent an extensive expansion as part of the Hendricks Training Complex addition in 2011.

NUTRITION

Nebraska’s Sports Nutritionists Josh Hingst and Lindsey Remmers work with all 23 of Nebraska’s sports by educating athletes on topics such as increasing lean body mass, losing body fat, staying hydrated, nutritional strategies for competition, maximizing recovery following workouts and supplement use. Athletes are given individualized nutrition plans that can be applied in Nebraska’s Performance Buffet at the Lewis Training Table, which was remodeled and expanded in 2010. In addition to utilizing the Lewis Training Table each day for lunch and dinner, student-athletes have access to a fueling station called The Landing (above right) to provide fluids, and nutritional foods before and after workouts and practices to maximize performance and recovery.

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ACADEMIC SUCCESS The success of Nebraska student-athletes reaches far beyond athletic competition. More Husker student-athletes have been selected to CoSIDA Academic All-America teams (291) than any other school in the nation, and Nebraska has produced more NCAA Top Eight Award winners (16) than any other school. In its first season of Big Ten Conference competition in 2011-12, Nebraska continues to set the standard for the approximately 1,400 NCAA member institutions.

The Husker football team leads all individual sport programs in the nation with 99 all-time CoSIDA Academic All-America awards. The NU volleyball progam has captured more Academic All-America awards (36) than any other women’s team in the nation, while the Husker softball program ranks second on that list with 29 selections. Nebraska also ranks among the top 10 schools in the nation in CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in men’s and women’s track and field/cross country, baseball and women’s basketball.

Huskers Grow Academic Tradition in 2010-11

Husker student-athletes produced another stellar year at the University of Nebraska, continuing NU’s tradition of academic success. Nebraska increased its nation-leading total of CoSIDA Academic All-Americans across all sports to 291 with a Big 12 and Big Ten Conference-leading 14 honorees in 2010-11. Nebraska also set Big 12 records with 192 academic all-conference selections and 688 picks to the Big 12 Commissioner’s All Sports as of August 2011 Honor Roll during the year.

Academic All-Americans 291

Track and field All-Americans Nicholas Gordon and Natalie Willer led an impressive season for Coach Gary Pepin’s program. Gordon, a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American and the 2009 NCAA indoor long jump champion, claimed Nebraska’s Male Student-Athlete-of-the-Year award. A two-time Big 12 long jump champion and a five-time All-American, the senior from Kingston, Jamaica, was a threetime first-team academic all-conference selection as a political science major. Willer, a three-time All-American and four-time Big 12 pole vault champion, added Female Student-Athlete-of-the-Year honors. Willer also joined Gordon as a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2011. The biological sciences major from Elkhorn, Neb., was one of three Huskers across all sports to earn prestigious $7,500 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships, joining softball’s Julie Brechtel and rifle’s Ryann McGough. Willer also received a $7,500 Dr. Prentice Gautt Big 12 Postgraduate Scholarship.

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Gordon, Willer and fellow two-time track and field Academic All-American Bjorn Barrefors headlined an impressive class of 14 Husker Academic All-Americans in 2010-11. Barrefors, who earned first-team honors, joined Gordon, Adam Dailey, Tyler Hitchler and Nate Polacek on the men’s track and field/cross country Academic All-America team. The Husker men’s track and field program led all sports nationally in CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in 201011, while tying the NU record for most Academic All-Americans in one season by a Husker program (1997 football). The women’s track and field team added Willer (first team) and Ashley Miller (second team) as CoSIDA Academic All-Americans. Safety Austin Cassidy earned first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors to become the 99th Husker football Academic All-American. Softball players Ashley Hagemann and Nikki Haget, who were also high school teammates, added CoSIDA Academic All-America honors of their own, along with wrestler Tucker Lane, soccer player Morgan Marlborough, rifle team member Ryann McGough and baseball player Casey Hauptman. The pitcher from Omaha who was a 26th round pick of the New York Mets in the 2011 MLB Draft became the 10th Top left: Nebraska Student-Athletes of the Year Nicholas Gordon and Natalie Willer earned multiple AllAmerica awards in the classroom and in competition for the Husker track and field program. Middle and bottom: Craig Brester was named the 2010 Nebraska Male Student-Athlete of the Year and graduated in May of 2010 with a degree in mechanized systems management. A three-time All-American, Brester is now an administrative assistant with the NU wrestling program.

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Husker baseball player since 2001 to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. He also earned a $7,500 Dr. Prentice Gautt Big 12 Postgraduate Scholarship. Across all sports, Nebraska student-athletes claimed a Big 12-record 192 academic AllBig 12 selections, including a league-leading 148 first-team academic all-conference honorees. Over the past three years, Nebraska claimed nearly 550 academic All-Big 12 certificates across all sports, while no other Big 12 school accumulated 400 honors. NU student-athletes also earned a record-setting 688 spots on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall and Spring Honor Rolls. The hard work, dedication and commitment of Nebraska’s student-athletes in the classroom resulted in 113 current or former student-athletes earning degrees from August of 2010 through May of 2011. Each spring Nebraska hosts an Academic Awards Banquet to honor student-athletes who have earned either a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA or have earned a 3.0 or higher GPA in the previous calendar year. In the spring of 2011, Husker student-athletes earned 294 academic honors medallions.

Nebraska’s 2010-11 Academic Highlights

• 291 All-Time CoSIDA Academic All-Americans across all sports (leads nation) 99 Football Academic All-Americans (leads all sports, all time) 36 Volleyball Academic All-Americans (leads all women’s sports, all time) 29 Softball Academic All-Americans (No. 2 among all women’s sports, all time) • 14 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans (3 first-team, 6 second-team, 5 third-team) First-Team: Austin Cassidy (Football), Bjorn Barrefors (Men’s Track & Field), Natalie Willer (Women’s Track & Field) Second-Team: Nicholas Gordon (Men’s Track & Field), Ashley Hagemann (Softball), Casey Hauptman (Baseball), Tucker Lane (Wrestling), Ashley Miller (Women’s Track & Field), Nate Polacek (Men’s Track & Field) Third-Team: Adam Dailey (Men’s Track & Field), Nikki Haget (Softball), Tyler Hitchler (Men’s Track & Field), Morgan Marlborough (Soccer), Ryann McGough (Rifle) • Three NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Winners ($7,500) Julie Brechtel (Softball), Ryann McGough (Rifle), Natalie Willer (Track & Field) • Dr. Prentice Gautt Big 12 Postgraduate Scholarship Winners ($7,500) Casey Hauptman (Baseball), Natalie Willer (Women’s Track & Field) • Big 12-Record 192 Academic All-Big 12 Selections Across All Sports (3.0 GPA) • Big 12-Best 148 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Picks Across All Sports (3.2 GPA) • Big 12-Best 688 Student-Athletes Honored on Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall and Spring Honor Rolls (3.0 GPA or above) • Big 12-Record 93 Student-Athletes Earned Perfect 4.0 GPAs in either the Fall or Spring Semester • 113 Student-Athletes Earned Degrees from August 2010 through May 2011 (August 2010--21; December 2010--26; May 2011--66) • Male Student-Athlete of the Year - Nicholas Gordon, Men’s Track & Field (Political Science) • Female Student-Athlete of the Year - Natalie Willer, Women’s Track & Field (Biological Sciences) • Men’s Herman Award Winner - Men’s Golf (3.42 GPA in 2010) • Women’s Herman Award Winner - Women’s Tennis (3.54 GPA in 2010) • Life Skills Team Award Winners - Football, Softball

Middle: Vince Jones was one of three All-Americans to earn his undergraduate degree last spring. Bottom: Jordan Burroughs earned his bachelor’s degree from Nebraska in May of 2011, just weeks after winning his second NCAA title and embarking on an international career.

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THE NEBRASKA ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE Educational Assessments

From the day student-athletes decide the University of Nebraska is the right place to be, the athletic academic counseling unit provides personal and academic support to ensure that studentathletes will get the most out of their years as Huskers. Featuring one of the most innovative and comprehensive academic support systems in the country, Nebraska is dedicated to helping its student-athletes become outstanding leaders in their chosen fields. The academic support team is comprised of 13 full-time staff members and a tutorial staff of approximately 70 tutors addressing all subject areas.

Assessments are administered upon the request of the student-athlete, academic counselor, or coach to determine student strengths and areas for improvement. Results allow academic counselors to develop a personalized academic support program and to determine if more in-depth testing is warranted. When additional assessments are necessary, referrals are made to a consulting psychologist who conducts the assessments. If it is determined that a student-athlete has a learning disability, appropriate accommodations are made through the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.

Academic Counseling

Eight academic counselors and three assistant academic counselors are in place to monitor daily academic progress, receive consistent course feedback, assist with the advising/ registration process and monitor continuing eligibility and progress toward graduation. Essentially, academic counselors assist student-athletes in navigating the University of Nebraska system.

Multi-Cultural Programs

Designed to enhance cultural awareness, staff members concentrate efforts on issues of transition, adjustment and retention. These support programs include Ladies First, International Night and Your Degree First. Your Degree First is a program designed to assist, motivate and promote minority student-athletes in pursuing the degree of their choice.

Tutorial Support

Student-Athlete Orientation

A tremendous resource for all academic abilities, unlimited tutorial support is available from day one up to college graduation. Subject and mentor tutors help provide academic support and study strategies to be successful. Supplemental Instruction, a sub-component of the tutorial program, provides targeted group review sessions to help ease the transition to college academics while improving study strategies and building academic self-esteem.

The academic staff coordinates New Student-Athlete Orientation to help newcomers adjust to the multiple demands of being a college student-athlete. Presentations are made by academic counselors, compliance officials, NU faculty and administrators, business/ community professionals and student-athletes.

Personal Counseling

Study Hall

Student-athletes will find a supportive and caring environment at Nebraska. Transitional issues, stress management, time management, academic focus and problem resolution are all addressed in a proactive manner throughout the year. If necessary, counseling referrals are also made to designated practitioners.

Nebraska’s study hall program is housed in the D.J. Sokol Enrichment Center within the Student Life Complex. Student-athletes attend a supervised, flex-time study hall that features day, evening and weekend hours. Each student-athlete is required to complete a specific number of study hours each week as determined by their academic counselor and/ or coach. In addition, weekly study hall reports are provided to the coaching staff. Additional performance-based or tutor-based study hall may also be determined by the academic counselor.

Computer Resources

Student-athletes enjoy a new state-of-the art computer lab and technology center with more than 50 computers and professional supervision. Laptops are also available during team travel. Student-athletes have the benefit of ongoing education and assistance from a fulltime computer technician.

Mentoring

Many student-athletes meet with a mentor on a weekly basis to assist in making a smooth transition from high school to college. Mentors collect syllabi, gather and report academic progress information and teach academic success strategies.

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Left: All-America place-kicker Alex Henery (left), two-time NCAA wrestling champion Jordan Burroughs and track and field student-athlete Erin Hannon (far right) earned Nebraska’s Heart and Soul Awards for their commitment to community service throughout their Husker careers. Former Husker sprinter and Olympic gold medalist Charlie Greene presented the prestigious honors at the 2011 HERO Leadership Breakfast Bottom Right: Jordan Burroughs is presented one of Nebraska’s prestigious Student-Athlete HERO Leadership awards by Athletic Director Tom Osborne.

NEBRASKA LIFE SKILLS - SERVING LEADERS The Nebraska Life Skills program is committed to providing proactive education, resources and support throughout college and beyond, best preparing Husker student-athletes for life after sports. Services will foster transition, retention, responsible decision-making, leadership, volunteerism and career development.

from Husker student-athletes. Mentoring Programs – Typically requires one hour of service per week serving as a youth mentor. Leadership/Citizenship Life Skills promotes leadership development and provides recognition opportunities for extraordinary citizenship. Student-Athlete Advisory Committee – Elected team representatives from each of the 23 sports serve as the “voice” of the entire studentathlete population discussing student-athlete welfare, legislation and service events. Your Degree First – Leadership group providing programming and specialized support to student-athletes of color, women and international student-athletes. HERO Leadership Award – Individual recognition to Huskers who have consistently went above and beyond serving as an exemplary role-model. Heart and Soul Award – Presented annually to the top senior student-athlete leaders for extraordinary service throughout their college careers. Brook Berringer Citizenship Team – Annual “Good Works” team honoring football players for dedicated service in memory of late Husker Brook Berringer. Life Skills Award of Excellence – Presented to the single men’s and women’s team with the highest point total in the life skills team competition.

Nebraska has long been considered a pioneer in life skills support and programming. In 1998, Nebraska was one of five Division I schools nationally to win the prestigious Program of Excellence Award recognizing a strong commitment to total person development. In 2005, Keith Zimmer, Associate A.D. for Life Skills, was the recipient of the Dr. Gene Hooks Award recognizing him as the top life skills administrator in the country.

Life Skills Components

Proactive Education Husker Life Seminar – All incoming student-athletes complete a 13-week fall semester seminar addressing a variety of life skills topics ranging from leadership to money to relationships and study skills. Team Workshops – Campus and community experts facilitate team-specific life skills education workshops. Student-Athlete Assemblies – Meetings featuring remarks from Athletic Director Tom Osborne and nationally recognized life skills trainers.

Career Commitment In addition to the creation of a personalized resume and game plan, the following career resources are available to every Husker. Student-Athlete Career Fair – Attended by approximately 25 companies. Networking Night – Former Husker student-athletes and other professionals thriving in their chosen career fields share valuable insights with sophomore student-athletes. Assessments – On-line assessments to help individuals discover talents and match with a major and career. Practical Experience – Programs in place to facilitate shadowing and internship placements. Job Preparation – Expert advice on cover letter writing, interviewing skills and evaluating the job offer.

Personalized Support/Individual Sessions Resume Development – Each student-athlete works individually with a life skills staff member to create a personalized resume with periodic follow-up meetings to make updates through graduation. Game Plan Creation – Life skills counselors will create a “Game Plan for Life” outlining specific goals and objectives to be completed to enhance marketability prior to college graduation. Community Outreach Nebraska student-athletes combine to impact over 100,000 people statewide on annual basis. Team Service Requirement – Each team participates in a minimum of two service projects per year. School Outreach – Individuals participate in numerous school outreach campaigns in both classroom and assembly settings. Hospital Visits – Huskers are frequent hospital visitors providing cheer and encouragement to a variety of patients. Miscellaneous Outreach – Outreach requests are received daily from the entire state requesting involvement

Postgraduate Assistance Commitment to helping student-athletes pursue postgraduate plans and scholarships. Career Nights – Learn from the experts to gain valuable insight on timelines, application procedures, entrance requirements, personal essays and more. Scholarships – Seniors in their final season of athletic eligibility can apply for numerous postgraduate awards.

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LEADING THE WAY

As one of the nation’s premier public institutions, the University of Nebraska is committed to undergraduate learning and world-class research. Quality instruction is emphasized in Nebraska’s 157 undergraduate majors, which are spread through nine undergraduate colleges. Nebraska, which officially joined the Big Ten Conference on July 1, 2011, is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a consortium of Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago, which has generated unique opportunities for students and faculty by sharing expertise, leveraging resources and collaborating on programs. The University of Nebraska was chartered by the Nebraska Legislature in 1869 as the state’s public university and land-grant institution. Founded in Lincoln, the University of Nebraska was expanded in 1968 into a state educational system now comprising four campuses under the guidance of a Board of Regents and a central administration. To discover more about the University of Nebraska visit unl.edu. To learn more about Nebraska athletics, visit Huskers.com and ThisIsNebraska.com.

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“The Big Ten is a historically prestigious and stable academic community of scholars and students. The Big Ten, known for its athletic prowess, is highly regarded for its academic and research enterprises. There is nothing but upside for UNL to join the Big Ten.” Harvey Perlman University of Nebraska Chancellor at the June 11, 2010 press conference announcing UNL’s move to the Big Ten Conference Opposite page: The Bell Tower on campus is a focal point for students and alumni, often serving as a central meeting location on game days. Top right: The Nebraska Student Union is the meeting place on campus where students can spend a little down time between classes. It has areas to use for studying as well as a food court. Middle right: Named for UNL alumni Irene and Winslow Van Brunt, the Van Brunt Visitors Center is located at the gateway to the city campus. The UNL Van Brunt Visitors Center offers resources and information for visitors to the UNL campus, and is utilized extensively for recruiting new students by the UNL Office of Admissions, which has offices and staff located in the building. Middle right: The Esther L. Kaufmann Center was completed in May 2001 and houses the Jeffery S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management. Bottom Right: The Don L. Love Memorial Library is the main library in the University of NebraskaLincoln library system. Located on City Campus, it is surrounded by both Love Garden and Cather Garden.

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NEBRASKA’S NATIONAL POWER One of the nation’s premier athletic programs, Nebraska is dedicated to and successful in all 23 of its varsity sports. Nebraska has won a total of 24 team national championships since 1970, including five football titles, eight men’s gymnastics championships, five bowling crowns, three volleyball titles and three women’s track and field championships. In 2010-11, eight Husker teams finished among the top 20 in their respective sports.

most outstanding wrestler. Cornerback Prince Amukamara claimed first-team All-America honors after being named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. He went on to a first-round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft. Hannah Werth added Big 12 Defensive Player-of-the-Year honors of her own for the NU volleyball team, while soccer’s Morgan Marlborough was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year.

NU had 15 teams advance to postseason action in 2010-11, including the Husker football team’s appearance in the 2010 Holiday Bowl. The bowling team finished third at the 2011 NCAA Championships, while the women’s gymnastics team matched the best finish in school history with a fourth-place showing at the 2011 NCAA Super Six. The Husker volleyball team finished seventh in the final AVCA national poll, while the men’s gymnastics team added a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Championships. The Nebraska wrestling team added a second straight 12th-place finish at the NCAA Championships behind the dominance of two-time undefeated NCAA champion Jordan Burroughs. The Nebraska football team, men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams and the NU softball team all added top-25 national finishes in 2010-11.

Several Nebraska newcomers also made major impacts at the conference and national levels in 2010-11. Junior linebacker Lavonte David was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, while Lauren Cook added the same award for the Huskers in volleyball. Quarterback Taylor Martinez claimed the Big 12 Offensive Freshman-of-the-Year award, while women’s track and field competitor Mara Griva was named the Big 12 Outstanding Freshman. Overall in 2010-11, 40 Nebraska student-athletes combined to capture 51 All-America awards across all sports. As a testament to Nebraska’s national recruiting prowess, the All-Americans came to NU from 14 states and five foreign countries. The Cornhusker state showed its success in keeping the best and brightest of its future leaders at home, as 15 All-Americans came from the state of Nebraska. Among NU’s 40 All-Americans, 23 are expected to return for the Huskers during their inaugural Big Ten campaign in 2011-12.

While Nebraska’s teams continued to perform at the highest levels, individual Husker athletes also earned national honors. Jordan Burroughs became Nebraska’s first-ever two-time NCAA wrestling champion and claimed the Huskers’ first-ever Hodge Trophy presented to the nation’s

Jordan Burroughs became Nebraska’s first two-time NCAA wrestling champion in 2011. The 165-pounder from Sicklerville, N.J., produced a pair of undefeated national championship seasons in 2009 (157 pounds) and 2011. Burroughs, a three-time AllAmerican, was also Nebraska’s first winner of the Hodge Trophy, presented to the nation’s most outstanding wrestler.

Top: Point guard Lance Jeter led the Nebraska men’s basketball team to postseason play, while helping the Huskers produce 17 home victories at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Jeter earned All-Big 12 honors while claiming a spot on the USBWA All-District Team. Bottom: The Nebraska women’s track and field team captured the 2011 Big 12 Indoor title. It was NU’s 103rd track and field conference crown in history. In 2010-11, 18 Husker men’s and women’s track and field athletes combined for 26 first- and second-team AllAmerica awards.

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Nebraska’s Top 25 National Finishes in 2010-11 Bowling Women’s Gymnastics Volleyball Men’s Gymnastics Wrestling Football Women’s Indoor Track & Field Men’s Indoor Track & Field Softball

3rd 4th 7th 10th 12th 17th 17th 20th (Tie) 21st

Top left: The Nebraska women’s gymnastics team matched its best finish in school history by taking fourth at the 2011 NCAA Championships. The Huskers rolled to their 10th NCAA Super Six appearance after capturing the 2011 Big 12 Conference title. Nine Huskers combined for 11 All-America awards at the NCAA Championships.

Middle left: Brooke Delano led a trio of All-Americans for the Nebraska volleyball team in 2010. The Huskers captured the Big 12 Conference crown while finishing with a 29-3 record. Nebraska advanced to the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament while finishing with a No. 7 national ranking.

Top right: All-America soccer player Morgan Marlborough earned first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2011. Marlborough will enter her senior season in 2012 ranked second in school history in career goals with 59, needing 10 goals to overtake Christine Latham (69) for the school record.

Bottom left: Taylor Edwards made an immediate impact on the Nebraska softball program in 2011. The catcher from Murrieta, Calif., smashed Husker freshman home run and RBI records while claiming All-America honors. Taylor and her twin sister Tatum formed the nucleus of an explosive lineup that led the Huskers to a 40-win season and an NCAA Regional berth.

Bottom right: Cornerback Prince Amukamara earned first-team All-America honors while helping Nebraska to the Big 12 North division title and a final top-25 national ranking in 2010. Amukamara, the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, was a first-round pick of the New York Giants in the 2011 NFL Draft.

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HUSKERS MAKE HISTORIC MOVE TO BIG TEN

On June 11, 2010, the Big Ten Conference announced that its member schools voted unanimously to accept the University of Nebraska as the conference’s 12th member beginning on July 1, 2011. The Big Ten Conference is a union of 12 world-class academic institutions that share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. The conference’s 100-plus years of history, strong tradition of competitive intercollegiate athletic programs, vast and passionate alumni base, and consistent leadership in innovations position the Big Ten and its entire community firmly on the Big Stage. The Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness in all aspects of its student-athletes’ lives, with the ultimate goal of ensuring that each individual has the opportunity to live a Big Life.

Big Ten Wrestling Facts

Big Ten Conference Highlights

• Every school in the Big Ten Conference fields a wrestling team. With the addition of Nebraska in 2011, the Huskers will be competing in a 12-team league.

• Big Ten universities provide approximately $120 million in direct financial aid to more than 9,500 men and women student-athletes who compete for 25 championships. • Conference institutions sponsor broad-based athletic programs with 298 teams. Other than the Ivy League, the Big Ten has the most broad-based athletic programs in the United States.

• The Big Ten claims the last five national championships after Penn State broke Iowa’s streak of three consecutive titles in 2011. Overall, the Big Ten has won 29 total team national championships, including 16 since 1990.

• Big Ten fans are some of the nation’s most supportive, with nearly nine million patrons attending conference home contests for football, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball during 201011. In 2010, the Big Ten set attendance records for overall and average attendance in conference football games. In men’s basketball, the Big Ten led the nation in average home attendance for the 35th straight season, while Big Ten women’s volleyball also led the nation in total home attendance.

• In 2011, seven Big Ten programs finished inside the top 15 at the NCAA Championships, including overall champion Penn State and third-place finisher Iowa. Minnesota (seventh), Wisconsin (10th), Nebraska (12th), Northwestern (t-13th) and Michigan (15) also earned top-15 finishes.

• The Big Ten was home to one of the greatest wrestling coaches in the history of the sport, Dan Gable. Gable coached the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1977 to1997, when he led Iowa to 21 straight Big Ten Championships and coached 45 national champions.

• Over the last 32 seasons, the conference has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 nationally in football, men’s basketball and wrestling attendance. • Big Ten institutions have approximately five million living alumni and nearly 350,000 undergraduate students attending their universities. • Based on the U.S. Census projected population for 2010, the nine-state Big Ten region accounts for approximately 70 million people, which ranks second only to the Big East and well ahead of the ACC, SEC, Pac-12 and Big 12.

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Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne (left) joined Big Ten Commissioner James Delany (middle) and UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman (right) as the Huskers were announced as the newest member of the league starting in 2011-12.

Big Ten Network

Headquartered in Chicago, the Big Ten Network is the first internationally distributed television network dedicated to covering one of America’s premier collegiate conferences. With more than 350 live sports events, and virtually all of them in high definition, the Big Ten Network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country. The network is on the air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Tucker Lane and the Huskers will host four Big Ten Conference duals at the NU Coliseum this season, including the defending national champion Penn State.

The network is available to an estimated 75 million households, through agreements with more than 300 cable/satellite affiliates and appears in 19 of the nation’s top 20 media markets.

athletic and academic programs of a single conference. The Big Ten Network launched on Aug. 30, 2007, and became the first new network in cable or satellite television history to reach 30 million homes in its first 30 days.

In 2011-12, the Big Ten Network will televise nine duals throughout the conference, including Nebraska’s match againt Iowa on Jan. 13. Including the Iowa match, eight of the Huskers’ duals will be streamed on BTN.com.

Big Ten Network Facts

• Since the current media agreements began in 2007-08, every home football and men’s basketball game has been produced while women’s basketball has received more coverage than any other conference.

• The Big Ten’s media agreements with CBS Sports, ABC/ESPN, the Big Ten Network and CBS College Sports Network provide the conference with its greatest television exposure ever.

• The Big Ten’s new media agreements have resulted in the broadcast of more than 850 events nationally and regionally on an annual basis, compared to 300 events in the final year of the previous agreements.

MORE TELEVISION EXPOSURE

• In 2006, the Big Ten created the first national conference-owned television network devoted to the

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2011-12 Nebraska Wrestling

Cory Brester

Beau Bryant

Cody Compton

Skylar Galloway

Ross Grande

James Green Fr. - 157 lbs.

RFr. - 125 lbs.

Ridge Kiley

Michael Klinginsmith

Tyler Koehn

Robert Kokesh

Donny Longendyke

Shawn Nagel

James Nakashima Sr. - 197 lbs.

Fr. - 157 lbs.

Chad Stroh

Jake Sueflohn

Keith Surber

Fr. - 184 lbs.

RFr. - 149 lbs.

Jr. - 133 lbs.

Fr. - Hwt.

RFr. - 141 lbs.

Fr. - 133 lbs.

Jr. - 157 lbs.

So. - 157 lbs.

So. - 125 lbs.

Fr. - 141 lbs.

So. - 157 lbs.

Michael Dauterive

Luis DeAnda

Christian Gallardo

Ryne Harris

Josh Ihnen

Spencer Johnson

Caleb Kolb

Tucker Lane

Ian Ousley

Brandon Rubino

Iver Sandoval

John Svoboda

Brandon Wilbourn

Austin Wilson

RFr. - 125 lbs.

Jr. - 165 lbs.

RFr. - 165 lbs.

RFr. - 133 lbs.

RFr. - 149 lbs.

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RFr. - 141 lbs.

Jr. - 184 lbs.

So. - 174 lbs.

RFr. - 125 lbs.

RFr. - 149 lbs.

Fr. - 125 lbs.

RFr. - 197 lbs.

Sr. - Hwt.

Fr. - 165 lbs.

Fr. - 165 lbs.


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WRESTLING

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Outlook

NEBRASKA

617 ALL-TIME DUAL WINS

WRESTLING

11 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

7 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Nebraska Wrestling: Tough. Together. 2011-12 Season Outlook

Quick Facts General Information Location............................................................Lincoln, Neb. Enrollment..................................................................24,610 Population.................................................................258,379 Founded........................................................................1869 Nickname........................................ Cornhuskers or Huskers Colors......................................................Scarlet and Cream Conference................................................................Big Ten Chancellor...........................................Harvey Perlman, J.D. Athletic Director............................................... Tom Osborne

Senior Tucker Lane needs 22 victories this season to become the 20th wrestler in school history with 100 career wins. Tough. Together. Those two words describe the Nebraska wrestling team as it embarks on a new era of Husker wrestling for the 2011-12 season. This season marks the beginning of competition in the Big Ten Conference for NU, after the University announced the switch from the Big 12 in June of 2010. Lauded as the top wrestling conference in the country, the Big Ten will offer premiere competition week in and week out for the Huskers. “Starting the Big Ten schedule in January is going to be a grind, but it’s going to be something we’re used to,” Head Coach Mark Manning said. “Every season is a grind, but it’s going to be good. It’s going to be a challenge. There are going to be different places than where we’ve wrestled in the past. We’re looking forward to those different venues we’re wrestling in.” The Huskers also moved into the newly opened Hendricks Training Complex this offseason, which was finished after 17 months of construction in early October. The 84,000 square foot state-of-the-art complex features a new wrestling room with four full-sized mats, new locker rooms, a players’ lounge and coaches offices. With changes abound taking place off of the mat, Manning, who is entering his 12th season as head coach, said he hasn’t seen a better offseason from his guys on the mat. Grueling workouts and conditioning were a regular for a squad that finished 12th for the second straight season at last year’s NCAA Championships, its 12th top-15 finish since 1995. “It was the best offseason since I’ve been here in 11 years,” Manning said. “Our guys have done a great job starting the week after the NCAA Tournament, and working out and training through the summer. They’ve had a great focus this fall. Our preparation has been tremendous and we just have to keep building momentum going through the season with how we trained in the offseason. I see that really being a huge factor for us. We have to keep that flame lit the whole season, but I’m really impressed with how our guys have trained in the offseason.” Three national qualifiers return to lead a lineup that could potentially see four new faces at the start of the season. One of two seniors on the team, Tucker Lane enters his fourth season as the heavyweight starter after amassing 78 career victories and qualifying for three consecutive

2011-12 Nebraska Wrestling Media Guide

NCAA Championships. Last season, the Redvale, Colo., native finished the year with a 27-9 record and a 14-5 mark in dual competition. At the NCAA Championships, Lane came up one match short of reaching All-America honors by falling to the No. 3 seed Ryan Flores of American in the quarterfinals and Maryland’s Spencer Myers in the consolation bracket to finish the tournament with a 2-2 mark. The other senior on the squad with Lane is James Nakashima. A junior college transfer from Lincoln (Ill.) College, Nakashima saw time in first his year in the program in 2009-10, when he won six matches. He took a redshirt last season and looks to take over the spot at 197 pounds. Nebraska will also lean on two-time returning national qualifier Josh Ihnen to provide some pivotal wins at 184 pounds. Ihnen fell just short of becoming an All-American last season after a 28-10 year and a second-place showing at the Big 12 Tournament. Earning a total of 47 team dual points for the Huskers, Ihnen was part of several big time wins including one over No. 4 Grant Gambrall of Iowa in the semifinals of the Midlands Championships. Manning will look to all three of his wrestlers at the three heaviest weights for leadership throughout the season. “I’m looking for Josh, James and Tucker all to be leaders,” Manning said. “I think we have a number of young guys that are stepping into leadership roles already, and I think it’s important that they all do, besides just those three. All of those guys are going to be really valuable to our season and how our year goes.” A year after winning Nebraska’s Most Improved Wrestler award, junior Ridge Kiley will return to be the starter at 133 pounds after having another impressive offseason, according to Manning. Kiley earned a spot in the NCAA Championships last season by winning the fourth-place challenge match at the Big 12 Tournament, and took advantage of his opportunity by winning his first career match at the NCAA Tournament over Stanford’s Justin Paulsen, 4-0. Kiley will look to build off his 22-15 record and 11-8 mark in duals last season with another standout year as a junior. “I’d say Ridge is one of the most improved wrestlers I’ve ever been around here at Nebraska,” Manning said of Kiley’s improvement over two seasons. “I have a lot of confidence and belief in moving forward with Ridge.” ‘Competition’ is the best word to describe the middle-four weight classes of the Husker lineup, as several wrestlers are

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Team Information Home Facility....................................................NU Coliseum Capacity........................................................................4,030 Head Coach.................................................... Mark Manning Office Phone................................................. (402) 472-6470 Alma Mater, Year........................... Nebraska-Omaha (1985) School Record (Yrs).............................. 149-61-3 (11 Years) Career Record (Yrs).............................. 172-85-5 (14 Years) Asst. Coaches.................................................. Tony Ersland ........................................................................ Bryan Snyder Strength and Conditioning Coach............................Jason Powell Volunteer Assistant Coach.......................... Brandon Browne Administrative Assistant....................................Craig Brester Wrestling Office Secretary..................................Ellen Shutts Wrestling Office Phone................................. (402) 472-9430 Wrestling Office Fax..................................... (402) 472-2272 2010-11 Season Information 2010-11 Dual Record.................................................. 14-5-0 2010-11 Big 12 Finish...........................2-2 (4th, 46.5 points) 2010-11 NCAA Finish................................12th (43.5 points) Starters Returning/Lost.....................................................6/4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost..........................................10/5 NCAA Qualifiers Returning/Lost.......................................3/4 All-Americans Returning/Lost...........................................0/1 Media Relations Information Wrestling Contact.........................................Scott Pulverenti Office Phone................................................. (402) 472-7873 Cell Phone.................................................... (402) 850-3584 Media Relations Fax..................................... (402) 472-2005 E-mail.......................................... spulverenti@huskers.com Website.............................................................Huskers.com vying for the spots at 141, 149, 157 and 165 pounds. At 141 pounds, the Huskers could see true freshman Jake Sueflohn step in and make an immediate impact after finishing his illustrious career at Arrowhead High School in Wisconsin. Sueflohn will be challenged by redshirt freshmen Luis DeAnda and Chad Stroh, who both competed in open tournaments for NU last year. DeAnda won 15 matches, while Stroh finished with a record of 6-5. Redshirt freshman Brandon Wilbourn looks to be the front-runner at 149 pounds after not seeing any action during his true freshman season, but fellow redshirt freshmen John Svoboda and Skylar Galloway will compete with Wilbourn for the top spot. Svoboda was eighth on the team last year in overall wins with 25 and Galloway won 16 matches of his own. Moving up a weight class from 149 to 157, junior Ross Grande will compete with Cody Compton for the spot at 157 pounds. Grande moved up a weight class after finishing last season with an 18-21 overall record. Compton started in six duals last season for NU at 157 and collected a 4-2 record in those duals. He finished with an 8-4 mark overall while battling a shoulder injury throughout the season. James Green, a true freshman from Willingboro, N.J., could also see action at 157.


NEBRASKA 89 ALL-AMERICANS

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1 Hodge Trophy Winner

Possibly one of the largest spots to fill comes at 165 pounds where former two-time national champion and Hodge Trophy Winner Jordan Burroughs departed after one of the most storied careers in program history. Redshirt freshman Robert Kokesh and junior Tyler Koehn will be the guys competing for the No.1 spot. Kokesh had a stellar redshirt season collecting 34 wins and seven open tournament titles. The Wagner, S.D., native was dominant with 29 of his 34 victories coming in bonus-point fashion. Koehn will challenge Kokesh after moving up a weight class from 157 pounds. Koehn has an abundance of experience and has wrestled in two Big 12 tournaments for the Huskers. The Pittsburg, Kan., native finished last season with a 7-11 mark as the starter at 157 pounds. “You never replace Jordan Burroughs, but I think we have two capable guys there that can compete,” Manning said. “I would say Robert has shown a competitiveness that is really good to see in a young guy. He has to do it out in competition, but he shows the capacity to really wrestle with anyone in the country.” Caleb Kolb will be the starter at 174 pounds after a redshirt freshman season that saw him thrown right into the mix with some of the best wrestlers in the country. Kolb finished the year with a 15-15 record and started every dual except one for NU. The last spot in the lineup is at 125 pounds where sophomore Shawn Nagel will look to take the reins after the departure of NCAA qualifier David Klingsheim. Nagel gained invaluable experience last season as a true freshman by starting seven duals, but failed to earn a victory in those matches. The Nebraska native finished the year with an overall record of 17-11 and was second on the team in pins with nine. Pushing Nagel for the starting spot will be redshirt freshmen Ryne Harris and Brandon Rubino, who both finished last year with 10 or more victories. “Due to the work Shawn put in over the spring and summer he’s made a lot of strides,” Manning said. “Shawn wrestled for us last year and got some great experience by being on the road. Right now he has the nod, but I would say it is really important for Brandon Rubino and Ryne Harris to push themselves each day and be ready to go when called upon.” Nebraska will also welcome eight newcomers to this year’s squad that was part of a recruiting class that was ranked second nationally, according to InterMat. Along with Sueflohn and Green, who could both see time in the Husker lineup, Donny Longendyke (HWT), Cory Brester (184),

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Beau Bryant (133), Christian Gallardo (125), Ian Ousley (157) and Austin Wilson (165) make up the newcomers. The Huskers will open the season with four consecutive duals on the East Coast, including three contests at the Wrestle for a Cure Duals against Kent State, North Carolina and Navy, after the season-opening dual against Bucknell. Overall the Huskers will face seven opponents that finished last season ranked inside the top 25. Nebraska has one of its most anticipated home dual schedules in recent memory, with defending national champion Penn State, Iowa, Purdue and Ohio State all visiting the Coliseum. NU will open it’s home schedule against Wyoming on Dec. 10. The Huskers will travel to the Las Vegas Invitational Dec. 2-3, and will participate in the National Duals, which unveiled a new regional format this season culminating with the Final Four Duals on Feb. 18-19. The Big Ten Championships will take place on March 3-4 in West Lafayette, Ind., on the campus of Purdue University. The 2012 NCAA Championships will be held in St. Louis at the Scottrade Center March 15-17.

Junior Josh Ihnen won 28 matches last season and looks to become one of the top 184-pounders in the country.

Nebraska's Projected Starters 125 Pounds: Sophomore Shawn Nagel

165 Pounds: Junior Tyler Koehn/Redshirt Freshman Robert Kokesh

133 Pounds: Junior Ridge Kiley

174 Pounds: Sophomore Caleb Kolb

141 Pounds: Redshirt Freshman Luis DeAnda/Freshman Jake Sueflohn

184 Pounds: Junior Josh Ihnen

149 Pounds: Redshirt Freshman John Svoboda/Redshirt Freshman Brandon Wilbourn

197 Pounds: Senior James Nakashima/Redshirt Freshman Spencer Johnson

157 Pounds: Sophomore Cody Compton/Junior Ross Grande

Hwt.: Senior Tucker Lane

Sophomore Shawn Nagel gained valuable experience as a true freshman by earning time in the lineup in several key duals. The Nebraska native finished the season with a 17-11 overall record and a tournament title at the Briar Cliff Open to conclude his year. Nagel hopes to carry that momentum into 2011-12, but will be pushed by redshirt freshmen Brandon Rubino and Ryne Harris. Rubino finished last season with 13 victories, while Harris went 11-6 during his redshirt season.

Redshirt freshman Robert Kokesh and junior Tyler Koehn will battle for the spot at 165 pounds. Kokesh was dominant in his redshirt season by winning 34 matches and seven open tournament titles. Koehn brings a shot of experience after starting the majority of last season at 157 pounds and wrestling in two Big 12 Championships in his career.

Junior Ridge Kiley returns to the lineup after starting every dual last season at 133 pounds for NU. Kiley qualified for his first NCAA Tournament last season, where he defeated Stanford’s Justin Paulsen for his only victory. Regarded as one of the team’s most improved wrestlers for the last two seasons, Kiley won 22 matches last season, including three victories over nationally ranked wrestlers. Redshirt freshman Keith Surber will provide solid depth for NU.

Sophomore Caleb Kolb started all but one dual last season at 174 pounds when he finished with 15-15 overall record. Kolb went 8-10 in dual matches, and came close to knocking off some of the top wrestlers in the country after losing four matches to nationally ranked opponents by three points or less. The Grove City, Pa., native won six matches last season in bonus-point fashion, finishing with two pins and four major decisions.

Freshman Jake Sueflohn has the potential to make an immediate impact for the Huskers as a true freshman after an illustrious prep career at Arrowhead High School in Wisconsin. Redshirt freshmen Luis DeAnda, who won 15 matches last season, and Chad Stroh will compete with Sueflohn for the top spot. Stroh had a 6-5 record last season and recorded three pins.

Junior Josh Ihnen has high expectations for his junior year after coming up one win short of being an All-American the past two seasons. The twotime NCAA qualifier won 28 matches a year ago and went 14-5 in dual matches. Ihnen won four matches last season over ranked opponents, including a win over No. 6 Grant Gambrall of Iowa in the semifinals of the Midlands Championships. Ihnen will begin the season ranked No. 11 at 184 pounds, according to InterMat.

Brandon Wilbourn looks to take over for former starter Ross Grande, who moved up to 157 pounds. The redshirt freshman didn’t compete in any matches last season, but has the talent to be a force at the 149 pounds. Fellow redshirts John Svoboda and Skylar Galloway will battle Wilbourn for the spot, with each of them winning at least 16 matches last season.

Senior James Nakashima returns after a redshirt season last year where he won 28 matches in open tournaments. A junior college transfer from Illinois, Nakashima saw action in the lineup in 2009-10 when he won six decisions. Redshirt freshman Spencer Johnson finished third on the team last year in overall wins with 31 and won three open tournament titles.

Both sophomore Cody Compton and junior Ross Grande will battle for the top spot at 157 pounds. Compton saw action last season and finished with a 4-2 mark in dual competition. Grande moved up a weight class from 149 pounds where he started every dual for NU a year ago. Grande finished the year with an 18-21 overall record.

Senior Tucker Lane has high aspirations for his last season in a Husker singlet as he looks to become one of the top heavyweights in the nation. A three-time NCAA qualifier, Lane has amassed 78 victories in his Husker career and looks to become the 20th member of the 100-victory club at NU. Lane was one match short of reaching All-America status last season, falling to No. 3 Ryan Flores of American in the quarterfinals. Lane will begin the season ranked as the No. 9 heavyweight in the country.

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2011-12 Nebraska Roster Alphabetical Roster Name Brester, Cory Bryant, Beau Compton, Cody Dauterive, Michael DeAnda, Luis Galloway, Skylar Grande, Ross Green, James Harris, Ryne Ihnen, Josh Johnson, Spencer Kiley, Ridge Klinginsmith, Michael Koehn, Tyler Kokesh, Robert Kolb, Caleb Lane, Tucker Longendyke, Donny Nagel, Shawn Nakashima, James Ousley, Ian Rubino, Brandon Sandoval, Iver Stroh, Chad Sueflohn, Jake Surber, Keith Svoboda, John Wilbourn, Brandon Wilson, Austin

Weight 184 133 157 125 141 149 157 157 125 184 197 133 157 165 165 174 Hwt Hwt 125 197 157 125 165 141 141 133 149 149 165

Year Fr. Fr. So. RFr. RFr. RFr. Jr. Fr. RFr. Jr. RFr. Jr. So. Jr. RFr. So. Sr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. RFr. Fr. RFr. Fr. RFr. RFr. RFr. Fr.

Weight-by-Weight Roster*

Hometown (Previous Schools) Howells, Neb. (Howells) Hickman, Neb. (Norris) Bonne Terre, Mo. (North County) Boyd, Texas (McKinney) South Sioux City, Neb. (South Sioux City) Omaha, Neb. (Central) Palatine, Ill. (Palatine) Willingboro, N.J. (Willingboro) Belleville, Ill. (Althoff Catholic) Sheldon, Iowa (Sheldon) Mountain Lake, Minn. (Windom/Mtn Lake/B-O) Eagle Grove, Iowa (Eagle Grove) Kearney, Neb. (Kearney Catholic) Pittsburg, Kan. (Pittsburg) Wagner, S.D. (Wagner) Grove City, Pa. (Grove City) Redvale, Colo. (Nucla) Vadnais Heights, Minn. (White Bear Lake) Kimball, Neb. (Kimball) Dwight, Ill. (Dwight/Lincoln College) Saginaw, Mich. (Saginaw Heritage) St. Charles, Ill. (St. Charles East) Manassa, Colo. (Centauri) Holyoke, Colo. (Holyoke) Watertown, Wis. (Arrowhead) O'Fallon, Mo. (O'Fallon) Schuyler, Neb. (Schuyler) O'Fallon, Mo. (Francis Howell Central) Hastings, Neb. (Hastings St. Cecilia)

Name Dauterive, Michael Harris, Ryne Nagel, Shawn Rubino, Brandon Bryant, Beau Kiley, Ridge Surber, Keith DeAnda, Luis Stroh, Chad Sueflohn, Jake Galloway, Skylar Svoboda, John Wilbourn, Brandon Compton, Cody Grande, Ross Green, James Klinginsmith, Michael Ousley, Ian Koehn, Tyler Kokesh, Robert Sandoval, Iver Wilson, Austin Kolb, Caleb Brester, Cory Ihnen, Josh Johnson, Spencer Nakishima, James Lane, Tucker Longendyke, Donny

Head Coach: Mark Manning, 12th season; Career Record: 172-85-5; Record at NU: 149-61-3 Assistant Coaches: Tony Ersland (sixth season), Bryan Snyder (second season) Strength and Conditioning Coach: Jason Powell (second season) Volunteer Assistant Coach: Brandon Browne (third season) Administrative Assistant: Craig Brester (second season)

Weight 125 125 125 125 133 133 133 141 141 141 149 149 149 157 157 157 157 157 165 165 165 165 174 184 184 197 197 Hwt Hwt

Hometown (Previous School) Boyd, Texas (McKinney) Belleville, Ill. (Althoff Catholic) Kimball, Neb. (Kimball) St. Charles, Ill. (St. Charles East) Hickman, Neb. (Norris) Eagle Grove, Iowa (Eagle Grove) O’Fallon, Mo. (O’Fallon) South Sioux City, Neb. (South Sioux City) Holyoke, Colo. (Holyoke) Watertown, Wis. (Arrowhead) Omaha, Neb. (Central) Schuyler, Neb. (Schuyler) O’Fallon, Mo. (Francis Howell Central) Bonne Terre, Mo. (North County) Palatine, Ill. (Palatine) Willingboro, N.J. (Willingboro) Kearney, Neb. (Kearney Catholic) Saginaw, Mich. (Saginaw Heritage) Pittsburg, Kan. (Pittsburg) Wagner, S.D. (Wagner) Manassa, Colo. (Centauri) Hastings, Neb. (Hastings St. Cecilia) Grove City, Pa. (Grove City) Howells, Neb. (Howells) Sheldon, Iowa (Sheldon) Mountain Lake, Minn. (Windom/Mtn Lake/B-O) Dwight, Ill. (Dwight/Lincoln College) Redvale, Colo. (Nucla) Vadnais Heights, Minn. (White Bear Lake)

*-Wrestlers listed alphabetically within weight class, not by depth.

Roster Notes: l This

season's roster of 30 athletes features nine Nebraska natives. l The Husker roster features athletes from 13 states. Freshman James Green made the longest journey to Nebraska, traveling 1,286 miles to Lincoln from his hometown of Willingboro, N.J. l Cory Brester is the younger brother of former Husker and current Administrative Assistant Craig Brester. Craig was a three-time All-American and two-time NCAA finalist for NU. l Tucker Lane's father, Larry, was a professional wrestler from 1973 to 1983 as "Red Dog Lane" and "Cowboy Larry Lane". l Cody Compton's brother, Will, is a linebacker on the Nebraska football team. l John Svoboda is the nephew of Brad Vering, Nebraska's 2000 national champion at 197 pounds. l Luis DeAnda's cousins, Tony (1995-96) and Jose (1996-99), both lettered for the Nebraska wrestling team.

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Pronunciation Guide: Grande Ihnen Koehn Nakashima Beau Bryant Ousley Sueflohn Gallardo

Gran-dee E-nen Cane NOCK-uh-shee-muh Bo OW-s-lee Sue-FLOHN Ga-LARDO


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2011-12 Roster Breakdown

Luis DeAnda South Sioux City, Neb. Cory Brester Spencer Johnson Howells, Neb. Mountain Lake, Minn. Josh Ihnen John Svoboda Sheldon, Iowa Ridge Kiley Schuyler, Neb. Eagle Grove, Iowa Donny Longendyke Robert Kokesh Vadnais Heights, Minn. Wagner, S.D. Jake Sueflohn Watertown, Wis.

Michael Klinginsmith Kearney, Neb.

Ian Ousley Saginaw, Mich.

Shawn Nagel Kimball, Neb.

Brandon Rubino St. Charles, Ill. Ross Grande Palatine, Ill. Caleb Kolb Grove City, Pa. James Green Willingboro, N.J. James Nakashima Dwight, Ill.

Skylar Galloway Omaha, Neb.

Tucker Lane Redvale, Colo.

Ryne Harris Belleville, Ill. Keith Surber O'Fallon, Ill.

Chad Stroh Holyoke, Colo. Cody Compton Bonne Terre, Mo. Tyler Koehn Pittsburg, Kan.

Iver Sandoval Manassa, Colo. Austin Wilson Beau Bryant Hastings, Neb. Hickman, Neb. Michael Dauterive Boyd, Texas

By Home:

Colorado (3) Tucker Lane, Iver Sandoval, Chad Stroh Illinois (5) Ross Grande, Ryne Harris, James Nakashima, Brandon Rubino, Keith Surber Iowa (2) Josh Ihnen, Ridge Kiley Kansas (1) Tyler Koehn Michigan (1) Ian Ousley Minnesota (2) Spencer Johnson, Donny Longendyke Missouri (2) Cody Compton, Brandon Wilbourn Nebraska (9) Cory Brester, Beau Bryant, Luis DeAnda, Christian Gallardo, Skylar Galloway, Michael Klinginsmith, Shawn Nagel, John Svoboda, Austin Wilson New Jersey (1) James Green Pennsylvania (1) Caleb Kolb South Dakota (1) Robert Kokesh Texas (1) Michael Dauterive

Wisconsin (1) Donny Longendyke

Agronomy (1) Cory Brester Animal Science (1) John Svoboda Biology (3) Michael Klinginsmith, Shawn Nagel, Austin Wilson Business Administration (2) Tyler Koehn, Chad Stroh Civil Engineering (1) Spencer Johnson Communication Studies (1) Tucker Lane Finance (2) Josh Ihnen, James Green History (1) Iver Sandoval International Business (1) Skylar Galloway Marketing (1) Ridge Kiley Nutritional Science and Dietetics (3) Ross Grande, Beau Bryant, Ian Ousley Political Science (1) James Nakashima Pre-Physical Therapy (1) Brandon Wilbourn Pre-Social Science (1) Keith Surber

By Class:

Seniors (2) Tucker Lane, James Nakashima Juniors (4) Ross Grande, Josh Ihnen, Ridge Kiley, Tyler Koehn Sophomores (4) Cody Compton, Michael Klinginsmith, Caleb Kolb, Shawn Nagel Redshirt Freshmen (11) Michael Dauterive, Luis DeAnda, Skylar Galloway, Ryne Harris, Spencer Johnson, Robert Kokesh, Brandon Rubino, Chad Stroh, Keith Surber, John Svoboda, Brandon Wilbourn Freshmen (9) Cory Brester, Beau Bryant, Christian Gallardo, James Green, Donny Longendyke, Ian Ousley, Iver Sandoval, Jake Sueflohn, Austin Wilson

By Major:

Accounting (1) Ryne Harris Agricultural Economics (1) Robert Kokesh

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Brandon Wilbourn O'Fallon, Mo.

Psychology (1) Caleb Kolb Sociology (1) Cody Compton Undeclared (5) Michael Dauterive, Luis DeAnda, Donny Longendyke, Jake Sueflohn, Christian Gallardo

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2011-12 Nebraska Schedule Date Nov. 10 Nov. 12 Nov. 12 Nov. 12 Dec. 2-3 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 18 Dec. 29 Dec. 29 Jan. 6 Jan. 13 Jan. 20 Jan. 22 Jan. 27 Jan. 29 Feb. 3 Feb. 5 Feb. 11-12 Feb. 18-19 Feb. 19 March 3-4 March 15-17

Day Thursday Saturday Saturday Saturday Friday-Saturday Saturday Saturday Sunday Thursday Thursday Friday Friday Friday Sunday Friday Sunday Friday Sunday Saturday-Sunday Saturday-Sunday Sunday Saturday-Sunday Thursday-Saturday

Opponent Bucknell Kent State - Wrestle for a Cure Duals North Carolina - Wrestle for a Cure Duals Navy - Wrestle for a Cure Duals Las Vegas Invitational Wyoming South Dakota State North Dakota State Boise State - ASU Duals Arizona State - ASU Duals Ohio State* Iowa* Indiana* Purdue* Michigan State* Wisconsin* Penn State* Minnesota* National Duals Final Four National Duals Northern Iowa** Big Ten Championships NCAA Championships

Site Lewisburg, Pa. Harrisburg, Pa. Harrisburg, Pa. Harrisburg, Pa. Las Vegas, Nev. NU Coliseum Brookings, S.D. Fargo, N.D. Tempe, Ariz. Tempe, Ariz. NU Coliseum NU Coliseum Bloomington, Ind. NU Coliseum East Lansing, Mich. Madison, Wis. NU Coliseum Minneapolis, Minn. Stillwater, Okla. TBA NU Coliseum West Lafayette, Ind. St. Louis, Mo.

Time (CT) 6 p.m. 8 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 11 a.m./11 a.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. Noon 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. Noon TBA TBA TBA 9 a.m./Noon Noon/11 a.m./10:30 a.m.

*-Big Ten Conference Competition **-If neither team advances to Final Four National Duals Note: Home duals in bold contested at the NU Coliseum, located northeast of Memorial Stadium. All times listed are central and subject to change. For updated ticket and schedule information, visit Huskers.com or call 1-800-8BIGRED.

Husker Travel Destinations

South Dakota State Dec. 17, 7 p.m. Frost Arena Brookings, S.D.

North Dakota State Dec. 18, 1 p.m. Bison Sports Arena Fargo, N.D.

Minnesota Feb. 5, Noon Wisconsin Sports Pavilion Minneapolis, Minn. Jan. 29, 2 p.m. UW Field House Madison, Wis.

Michigan State Jan. 27, 1 p.m. Jenison Field House East Lansing, Mich.

Bucknell Nov. 10, 6 p.m. Sojka Pavilion Lewisburg, Pa. Big Ten Championships March 3-4 Mackey Arena West Lafayette, Ind. Indiana Jan. 20, 6 p.m. University Gym Bloomington, Ind. Las Vegas Invitational Dec. 2-3, 11 a.m./11 a.m. Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, Nev.

ASU Duals Dec. 29 Wells Fargo Arena Tempe, Ariz. Boise State , Noon Arizona State, 8 p.m.

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NCAA Championships March 15-17 Scottrade Center St. Louis, Mo.

Wrestle for a Cure Duals Nov. 12 Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center Harrisburg, Pa. Kent State 8 a.m. North Carolina, Noon Navy, 2 p.m.


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Mark Man n i n g 12th Season • Nebraska-Omaha (1985)

"I coach to help young men prepare for life. It is my job to create a positive environment in order for each of our athletes to perform at his highest level. When the correct principles are taught, winning will take care of itself." - Mark Manning

The Leader

With over 100 years of history, Nebraska wrestling is one of the most storied programs in the collegiate wrestling ranks. Head Coach Mark Manning has taken the Huskers to new heights in his tenure and has established himself as one of the top wrestling coaches in the nation. The NU record book is a testament to Manning’s accomplishments in Lincoln. In his 11 years at the helm, he has coached 30 of Nebraska’s 89 All-Americans. He has led the Huskers to five top-eight finishes at the NCAA Championships, compared to just eight for the 14 NU coaches before him. He is the second winningest coach in Husker history with a dual-winning percentage of .707 and a record of 149-61-3 at NU. He won back-to-back Big 12 Coach-of-the-Year awards (2008 and 2009) after guiding Nebraska to a share of the conference crown in 2009 and a runner-up finish in 2008. NU went on to finish fourth at the NCAA Championships both seasons with nine Huskers earning All-America honors, and Jordan Burroughs capturing the 157-pound national title with a perfect 35-0 record in 2009. Manning earned one of the top coaching honors in the entire sport when he was named the 2011 FILA Freestyle Coach of the Year after helping Burroughs capture the gold medal at the World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. Records go on paper and in books and get tucked away. More important to Manning is the fact that he has helped numerous young men grow into upstanding adults by teaching them the correct principles of life. Regarded as one of the nation’s top recruiters, Manning not only lands, but he usually finds the correct wrestler for his program. He has a keen eye for finding the athletes with the right work ethic and dedication that he can develop. His recruiting and coaching abilities have allowed him to quickly find success at both programs he has led. Manning’s coaching philosophy focuses on developing wrestlers to reach their potential. A wrestler who brings a positive attitude and work ethic to the room can use goal setting and responsibility to develop into an upstanding citizen who is committed to excellence. Manning works daily with the team on every detail in and out of practice, while keeping in mind the best long-term interests of his student-

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athletes. Known for his fiery nature on the edge of the mat, Manning instills in his wrestlers a sense of determination and pride through his actions and demeanor. His guidance teaches his athletes to become winners in life, which translates into success in the classroom, on the mat and in their lives beyond wrestling. Manning works to instill life-long values in his wrestlers and it shows. In addition to their success on the mat, Husker wrestlers under Manning have earned 41 academic All-Big 12 selections (over 3 1/2 awards per year), including current student-athletes Ross Grande, Josh Ihnen, Tyler Koehn, Tucker Lane and James Nakashima. Both Ihnen and Lane were named to the 2011 NWCA All-Academic Team, as Nebraska turned in the nation’s eighth-highest team grade-point average (3.1343). Manning’s beliefs and values in developing student-athletes is evident right outside his office, where former Husker All-Americans Bryan Snyder, Jason Powell, Craig Brester and Brandon Browne are members of the NU coaching staff. During their time under Manning, Snyder and Brester were each named the Nebraska Male Student-Athlete of the Year. Manning’s coaching philosophy is one that he began during his competitive days, developed during his time as an assistant coach and continues to modify during his time as head coach at Nebraska.

Manning’s Mark at Nebraska

Manning began teaching his methods immediately when he was hired at Nebraska in May of 2000. His efforts first paid dividends when he led Nebraska to back-to-back eighth-place team finishes at the NCAA Championships in 2001 and 2002. Four Huskers (Todd Beckerman, Bryan Snyder, Ati Conner and Brad Vering) claimed All-America honors in Manning’s first year coaching the Huskers in 2000-01, as NU finished with an 11-6 dual record. Powell and Snyder also gave Manning his first two Big 12 Conference champions that year. During the 2001-02 season, Manning led the Huskers to their third consecutive third-place finish at the Big 12 Championships. Justin Ruiz and Powell earned their first All-America accolades under Manning, while Snyder became Nebraska’s first four-time All-American with his second-place finish at 157 pounds. Nebraska claimed a 16-7 dual record in 2002-03, as Manning guided NU to seven victories over ranked opponents, including a 20-17 victory over fifth-ranked Illinois at the Virginia Duals. At the 2003 NCAA Championships, Manning led a young lineup that included two juniors, five sophomores and three redshirt freshmen to a 13th-place showing. The finish marked the eighth time in nine seasons that NU had claimed a spot in the top 15 in the nation. The 2003-04 Huskers and Manning posted one of the best wrestling seasons ever at NU with a 19-3 overall record, tying the second-highest win total in NU history. The Huskers posted two team titles during the season, winning the prestigious Las Vegas Invitational behind individual titles from Powell, Travis Shufelt and Travis Pascoe and winning the Virginia Duals with a 2513 defeat of Lehigh in the finals. Manning directed the Huskers to second at the Big 12 Championships, while qualifying eight wrestlers for the NCAA Tournament, where NU earned a fifthplace finish. Manning coached his first national champion at Nebraska, as Powell claimed the title at 125 pounds with a 17-2 technical fall in the finals. The Huskers’ success continued in 2004-05, with Nebraska winning 19 duals for the second straight year. NU’s 19-2-1 dual record was the second-best mark in school history. The Huskers started the campaign with eight straight dual wins, and ended the season by winning 12 of the last 13 duals. Nebraska posted eight wins over ranked foes, including a 16-15 upset of No. 2 Iowa State to end the dual season. Manning’s 2005-06 squad was relatively inexperienced, but the Huskers earned a solid 12-5 dual record and a thirdplace finish at the National Duals. NU claimed third at the Big 12 Championships and two Huskers went on to finish as AllAmericans. Manning’s legacy continued to grow in 2006-07, as he watched his second Husker claim a national title. Paul Donahoe earned the crown at 125 pounds to lead Nebraska to a 10-7-1

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Coaching Accomplishments

172-85-5 Career Dual Record (14 seasons) l 149-61-3 Dual Record at Nebraska (11 seasons) l

Honors and Awards

2011 FILA Freestyle Coach of the Year l 2009 Dan Gable Coach of the Year l 2009 U.S. Freestyle World Team Coach l 2008 and 2009 Big 12 Coach of the Year l Five Top-10 NCAA Finishes at Nebraska l Coached 34 All-Americans as Head Coach l Led Five Wrestlers to NCAA Titles and One Hodge Tophy Winner l Head Coach, U.S. Freestyle Team, 2001 World Championships l Assistant Coach, U.S. Freestyle Team, 2009, 2010 and 2011 World Championships l Assistant Coach, U.S. Olympic Team, 1996 and 2000 l National Development Coach, USA Wrestling, 1993 l Head Coach, U.S. Olympic Festival, 1991, 1993, 1995 l

Athletic Accomplishments

Silver Medal, 1989 Pan American Games l Two-Time NCAA Division II National Champion, 150 pounds (1983, 1985) l Three-Time All-American l NCAA Division II Hall of Fame Member l 121-23 Career Record, Nebraska-Omaha l U.S. Freestyle Team Member, 1986-89 l

Year 97-98 98-99 99-00 00-01 01-02 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 Career

Year-by-Year

School Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska 14 Years

Dual 5-9 8-10 10-5-2 11-6 8-9 16-7 19-3 19-2-1 12-5 10-7-1 14-3-0 17-3-1 9-11-0 14-5-0 172-85-5

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dual record. The 2007-08 Husker campaign was one of the best ever under Manning. NU finished second at the Big 12 Championships with three individual champions and claimed fourth at the NCAA Championships with five Huskers finishing as All-Americans. That success would no doubt be a challenge to match, but the 2008-09 Nebraska wrestling team did just that. The Huskers won a share of the Big 12 championship for the first time in school history behind individual titles from Burroughs, Browne, Brester and Vince Jones. Seven NU wrestlers qualified for the NCAA Championships, where the Huskers finished fourth with All-America accolades going to Burroughs (1st, 157), Brester (2nd, 197), Browne (4th, 174) and Jones (6th, 184). In 2010, Nebraska fought through a rash of injuries, including a season-ending setback to Burroughs. Despite the unfortunate luck, the Huskers still qualified five wrestlers for the NCAA Championships and finished 12th in the team standings, marking the seventh top-15 finish under Manning. History was made last season when Manning helped Burroughs become the first two-time national champion in school history by winning the 165-pound title at the NCAA Championships in Philadelphia, Pa. After the season, Burroughs was awarded the school’s first-ever Hodge Trophy, given annually to the nation’s top wrestler. As a team, the Huskers qualified seven total wrestlers for the national tournament and finished in 12th place for the second consecutive season.

The Road to Lincoln

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Manning showed his ability to develop a top-notch program was universal, as he led a turnaround in the tradition-rich Northern Iowa program in his first head coaching position. Manning coached three seasons for the Panthers from 1997 to 2000 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Under Manning, UNI compiled a 23-24-2 dual record and improved its mark in each of his seasons. His rebuilding effort with the Panthers included strong showings at the NCAA Championships. Northern Iowa tied for 30th in Manning’s first year, but improved to a 17th-place showing in 1998 and added an 11th-place finish at the 2000 NCAA Tournament, which was the school’s best showing in seven seasons. Individually, several UNI wrestlers excelled on the national stage under Manning. In each of his last two seasons, the Panthers had a pair of All-Americans, including Tony Davis. A two-time NCAA finalist, Davis was the national champion at 149 pounds in 2000 and finished second in 1999. Manning returned the Northern Iowa program to national prominence by attracting some of the nation’s top wrestling talent. His first Panther recruiting class was ranked second in the nation, while his second class was tabbed as the top class in the nation in 2000. Before his appointment as the head coach at UNI, Manning had extensive experience as an assistant coach, including ties to the Big 12 Conference. Manning spent four seasons on Jack Spates’ staff at Oklahoma from 1993 to 1997 before accepting Northern Iowa’s head position. Manning helped guide the Sooners to three top-10 team finishes at the NCAA Championships during his tenure, including a seventh-place

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showing at the 1997 national tournament. He assisted in coaching 14 OU wrestlers to All-America accolades, and five Sooners to the NCAA finals. John Kading also claimed the 1996 190-pound title under him. Manning aided in the recruitment of three top-five national recruiting classes while in Norman. Manning began his coaching career as an assistant at North Carolina from 1985 to 1993. While pursuing his master’s degree in sports administration, Manning assisted Coach Bill Lam in guiding 15 Tar Heel wrestlers to All-America honors, including four NCAA finalists and a pair of national champions. UNC posted top-10 NCAA finishes in 1986, 1987 and 1993 with Manning on staff, and captured four Atlantic Coast Conference titles. He also helped attract the nation’s top recruiting class to Chapel Hill, N.C., in the spring of 1990. In addition to his extensive collegiate coaching experience, Manning has been selected numerous times to coach the United States in international competition. He has coached on two U.S. Olympic teams as an assistant in 1996 and 2000, while also being named the head coach at U.S. Olympic Festivals in 1991, 1993 and 1995. Manning was chosen to head the U.S. freestyle team at the 2001 FILA World Championships and was an assistant on the U.S. delegation to the FILA World Championships eight times. He has also been active at the FILA Junior level, serving as the head coach twice, and traveling to the 2008 FILA Junior World Championships in Turkey as an assistant coach, where he coached Burroughs to a 10th-place finish. In 2009, Manning was a coach for the U.S. Freestyle World Team at the World Wrestling Championships in Herning, Denmark.

Molding Manning

Manning had plenty of experience to build his coaching philosophies, as he was one of the top wrestlers in the nation during his competitive career. Manning wrestled collegiately at Nebraska for one year, before transferring to the University of Nebraska-Omaha. After redshirting a season, Manning went on to become a two-time NCAA Division II national champion and three-time All-American under Coach Mike Denney. Manning posted a 121-23 record for the Mavericks, while capturing titles at 150 pounds in 1983 and 1985. Manning helped UNO earn a third-place team finish in 1983 and runner-up honors in 1985. While competing for the Mavericks, he was the leader of UNO’s chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes for four years. Manning was inducted into the NCAA Division II Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as a wrestler and coach in 1999. Manning’s competitive career also extended beyond the collegiate ranks. He was a member of the U.S. freestyle team from 1986 to 1989. He won a silver medal at the 1989 Pan American Games. The Vermillion, S.D., native received his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Nebraska-Omaha in 1985, with a specialization in exercise science. Manning was the recipient of an NCAA postgraduate scholarship following his graduation from UNO and earned his master’s degree in sports administration from North Carolina in 1989. Manning and his wife, Carrie, were married in August of 2006. Mark has four sons, Matthew, Connor, Ryan and Will.

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Under Manning's tutelage, 34 wrestlers have earned All-America honors, including 15 in the last six years at Nebraska. At Northern Iowa: Year Name 1999 Tony Davis Eric Keller 2000 Tony Davis Randy Pugh

Weight 149 133 149 174

Place 2nd 6th 1st 4th

At Nebraska: Year Name 2001 Bryan Snyder Todd Beckerman Brad Vering Ati Conner 2002 Bryan Snyder Jason Powell Justin Ruiz 2003 Jason Powell Justin Ruiz 2004 Jason Powell Matt Murray Jacob Klein Travis Shufelt 2005 B.J. Padden Travis Pascoe 2006 B.J. Padden Jacob Klein 2007 Paul Donahoe 2008 Jordan Burroughs Paul Donahoe Craig Brester Brandon Browne Stephen Dwyer 2009 Jordan Burroughs Craig Brester Brandon Browne Vince Jones 2010 Craig Brester Stephen Dwyer 2011 Jordan Burroughs

Weight 157 133 197 174 157 125 197 125 197 125 141 165 149 197 184 197 174 125 149 125 197 174 165 157 197 174 184 197 174 165

Place 2nd 4th 7th 8th 2nd 3rd 5th 3rd 5th 1st 2nd 7th 7th 5th 6th 3rd 7th 1st 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 8th 1st 2nd 4th 6th 2nd 4th 1st

Nebraska Wrestling Philosophy Guided by the following philosophy, the Nebraska wrestling program creates an environment in which student-athletes can reach their potential, both as wrestlers and as young men. Attitude: Winners accept constructive criticism knowing it will make them better. Positive words and actions produce positive results. Work Ethic: There is no substitute for hard work. Worthwhile things come from hard work and believing that you deserve to win. Goal Setting: Individually, have a road map to reach your goals and the discipline to stick to your plan. Remember that the drive and determination in your daily activities will bring about success. Responsibility: Anyone can make excuses; you must be responsible for your actions and learn to make proper choices in your academic work, athletic endeavors and in your personal life. Citizenship: Each team member is expected to represent themselves, their family, university, teammates, coaches and community in a first-class manner. Commitment to Excellence: Demonstration of total effort and concentration whereby each team member gives their absolute best during practice, competition and in the classroom, regardless of result.

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Tony Ers l a n d • Assistant Coach • Sixth Season • Iowa (1997)

One of the most experienced coaches on the Nebraska staff, Tony Ersland enters his sixth year as an assistant coach after gaining experience in the Big 12, Big Ten and Mid-American Conferences in his 12-year coaching career. The NU wrestling squad has racked up a solid 6529-2 dual record with Ersland on the staff. Primarily working with NU’s upper weights, Ersland helped guide the Huskers to a 14-5-0 dual mark in 2010-11. He helped guide seven wrestlers to the 2011 NCAA Championships, while the team finished 12th at the NCAA Championships for the second season in a row. Over the last four seasons, he aided 197-pounder Craig Brester to claim All-America honors and has also led current Husker senior Tucker Lane in his quest to become one of the best heavyweights in the country. Lane is a three-time NCAA qualifier, while Ersland also helped junior 184-pounder Josh Ihnen qualify for twostraight NCAA tournaments. Both Lane and Ihnen are ranked in the top 15 to begin the 2011-12 season. Ersland came to Nebraska after serving as an assistant wrestling coach for the Cyclone Wrestling Club in 2005-06. From 2000 to 2005, Ersland was the head assistant coach at Northwestern University. He was also an assistant coach at Northern Illinois for one season and began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Central Michigan. Ersland turned to coaching after an illustrious competitive career at Iowa. A four-time letterwinner from 1994 to 1997, Ersland helped the Hawkeyes to four

national championships and four Big Ten Conference team titles. A 1997 NCAA qualifier, Ersland was also accomplished in the classroom as a four-time academic All-Big Ten honoree and the 1997 winner of the J. Donald McPike award, given to the Hawkeye senior wrestler who had the highest grade-point average. Ersland graduated from Iowa in 1997 with a degree in psychology, and later earned a master’s degree in athletic administration from Central Michigan. Ersland and his wife, Carolyn, have twin sons, Mason and Jaxon.

Bryan Sn y d e r • Assistant Coach • Second Season • Nebraska (2002)

Bryan Snyder enters his second season as an assistant coach after joining the program in 2010 when he helped guide seven wrestlers to qualify for the NCAA Championships. Snyder is the only four-time AllAmerican and four-time conference champion in school history. In his first season at NU, Snyder played a key role in helping Jordan Burroughs win his second national championship with a perfect 36-0 record. Snyder also helped Burroughs win the 2011 74 kilogram freestyle World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, becoming the first U.S. wrestler to win a freestyle title since 2006. The Easton, Pa., native spent the 2009-10 season as the head assistant coach at Arizona State and helped guide five Sun Devils to the NCAA Championships in Omaha. Snyder began his coaching experience as an assistant at Harvard in 2002-03, while returning to the Husker wrestling program as a graduate assistant coach for two seasons (2003-04 and 2004-05), as NU went 38-5-1 in duals and finished fifth at the 2004 NCAA Championships. He helped coach eight All-Americans at NU during that time. As a wrestler, Snyder ranks No. 1 on Nebraska’s all-time winning percentage chart (.925), compiling a 136-11 record from 1999 to 2002. One of 19 members of Nebraska’s 100-win club, he claimed All-America accolades and a Big 12 championship all four years, while finishing as the NCAA runner-up at 157 pounds in 2001 and 2002. He amassed more than 30 wins in a season three times, including his 43-3 record as a sophomore that stands as the second-best single-season mark in school 2011-12 Nebraska Wrestling Media Guide

history. A four-time NWCA All-Academic selection, Snyder was named the 2002 Nebraska Male Student-Athlete of the Year and graduated with a double major in sociology and communication studies. He was also a four-time first-team academic All-Big 12 selection. Prior to Nebraska, Snyder was a three-time state placewinner and a 1997 state champion at Easton (Pa.) High School. He finished with a 112-12 record and was one of the nation’s most highly regarded recruits.

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Craig Brester

• Strength and Conditioning Coach • Third Season • Nebraska (2004)

• Administrative Assistant • Second Season • Nebraska (2010)

Jason Powell is in his third season as the strength coach for the Huskers. A native of Midwest City, Okla., Powell was one of the most decorated wrestlers in school history, claiming the 2004 national championship at 125 pounds with a 17-2 technical fall over Kyle Ott of Illinois. The win wrapped up a 26-2 season for Powell, as he helped lead NU to its first top-five finish at the NCAA Championships since 1996. As a junior, Powell finished third at the 2003 national meet following a fifth-place finish in 2002. He ranks 10th on NU's all-time win chart with 109. A 2004 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in sociology, Powell was a three-time All-American and four-year team captain before furthering his career with a fourth-place finish at the U.S. Nationals in the freestyle competition. After graduation, Powell spent time as a volunteer coach for the Huskers and as an assistant coach at Oregon and Maryland.

Craig Brester was hired as administrative assistant for the NU wrestling program in June 2010 after one of the most successful careers in school history. A three-time All-American, Brester begins a new role after solidifying his spot among the best wrestlers in school history. A native of Howells, Neb., Brester finished his career in 2010 with his secondstraight NCAA runner-up finish at 197 pounds. Through four years at Nebraska, he produced a 109-21 record that ranks as the ninth-best winning percentage (.838). He was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the 2009 Big 12 Championships following his individual title that lifted the Huskers to a share of the team championship. Brester graduated with a mechanized systems management degree in May 2010 and was named Nebraska’s Male Student-Athlete of the Year for excellent achievements on the mat, in the classroom and in the community.

Brandon Browne

Ellen Shutts

• Volunteer Assistant • Third Season • Nebraska (2009)

• Secretary • Sixth Season Ellen Shutts began working at the University of Nebraska in 1980, and served as the administrative assistant for the men’s basketball program from 1987 to 2006. In November of 2006, Shutts became the administrative assistant for Nebraska’s wrestling, men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s tennis teams. Before joining the athletic department, Shutts was a secretary for the Nebraska Student Union’s Food Department. Shutts and her husband, Rob, have a daughter, Erin, a son, Ryan, and a grandson, Marshall.

A two-time All-American, Brandon Browne was hired as volunteer assistant coach in June 2010 following one season as the team’s club coach. A native of Plattsmouth, Neb., Browne won back-to-back Big 12 championships at 174 pounds in 2008 and 2009. He placed fourth at the NCAA Championships as a junior and senior to finish his career as a two-time All-American with a 79-15 record. His .840 winning percentage ranks eighth on the school’s all-time win list after enjoying his best seasons in 2007-08 and 2008-09 with a combined 65-9 mark. The team’s Most Improved Wrestler during the 2007-08 season, Browne earned a psychology degree from Nebraska in August 2009.

Tyler Weeda

Scott Pulverenti

• Athletic Trainer • First Season • Coe College (2011)

• Media Relations Contact • Second Season Scott Pulverenti is in his second year as the media relations contact for the Nebraska wrestling team. Pulverenti handles all media inquiries for the Huskers, which includes the production of the annual media guide, coodinating interview requests and managing the wrestling page on Huskers.com. In his role with the NU Athletic Department, he also serves as the media relations contact for the Nebraska women’s gymnastics team. A native of Omaha, Neb., Pulverenti is a senior business administration major at Nebraska. He has worked in the Media Relations Office for four years.

Tyler Weeda is in his first season as the athletic trainer for the Husker wrestling team as a graduate assistant after training as an athletic training clinical student at Coe College from 2008 until his graduation in 2011. He worked with football, wrestling, swimming and diving, indoor track, women’s tennis and the women’s soccer team at Coe. Before joining the Nebraska Athletic Medicine Staff as a graduate assistant, Weeda also wrestled at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he studied and earned a degree in athletic training and physical education with an emphasis in strength and condition. Weeda is from Belle Plaine, Iowa.

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Coaching History Nebraska has had only 15 head coaches in 101 years of wrestling history, including current Husker coach

Mark Manning. Combining for more than 615 dual wins, NU coaches have always set a standard of excellence in the wrestling community. Dr. R.G. Clapp was the Huskers' first wrestling coach and led the team for 11 years before moving on to promote wrestling with the National Wrestling Coaches Association. Jerry Adam coached Nebraska for the majority of the 1930's and 1940's, before giving way to B.R. Patterson. Orval Borgialli headed the Huskers for 14 years from 1964 to 1978, amassing 73 dual wins, and Bob Fehrs took over the team until 1985. Fehrs finished with a .648 dual-winning percentage with 95 career dual wins at Nebraska. Tim Neumann racked up 199 dual victories from 1985 to 2000 to become NU's all-time leader in dual wins. Manning took over in 2000 and has amassed a 149-61-3 mark in Lincoln, while leading the Huskers over the 600-win plateau during the 2009-10 season. Coach Years Dr. R.G. Clapp 1911-26 John Kellogg 1927-31 R.G. Lehman 1931-32 H. Ecklund & C.E. Thomas 1932-33 Jerry Adam 1933-47 B.R. Patterson 1947-50 Al Partin 1950-54 Don Strasheim 1954-57 Bill Smith 1957-60 Mickey Sparano 1960-61 Robert Mancuso 1961-64 Orval Borgialli 1964-78 Bob Fehrs 1978-85 Tim Neumann 1985-2000 Mark Manning 2000-present Totals

Span 11 4 1 1 11 3 4 3 3 1 3 14 7 15 11 92

Bob Fehrs patrolled the mat for the Huskers from 1978 to 1985, racking up 95 dual wins and coaching 11 Nebraska wrestlers to All-America honors.

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W 17 13 2 0 16 13 15 3 2 5 15 73 95 199 149 617

L 17 15 3 2 72 18 24 25 31 3 23 105 51 77 61 527

T 1 1 0 0 4 1 2 0 1 1 1 6 2 6 3 29

Pct .500 .466 .400 .000 .196 .422 .390 .107 .073 .611 .397 .413 .648 .716 .707 .538

Tim Neumann coached Nebraska from 1985 to 2000, producing five top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships, 40 Husker All-Americans and four NU national champions.

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Dr. R.G. Clapp

NU's First Head Coach (1911-26) Former Chairman NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee Nebraska's first wrestling coach, Dr. Raymond G. Clapp (1911-26), was more than just a mentor for the first athletes who enjoyed the sport at the university. He was a prominent figure locally and internationally in the world of wrestling. In the 1890s, Clapp distinguished himself as an allaround athlete while a student at Williston Seminary and at Yale University, starring in football, track, gymnastics and tennis. It was as a track athlete at Yale that he rose to national and world prominence. Clapp won the IC4A pole vault title twice, annexed the national A.A.U. championship, earned a Canadian title and in 1898, he topped all performances to set a then-world mark in the vault of nearly 12 feet. Dr. Clapp's interest and ability in gymnastics probably were more responsible than any other one thing in creating his great interest in collegiate wrestling. In addition to his many athletic distinctions, Clapp was crowned the all-around individual gymnastics champion of the Eastern Intercollegiate Association in 1889. As a member and eventual chairman of the NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee, Clapp was largely responsible for the efficient organization of collegiate wrestling tournaments in the 1930s and 1940s. Clapp pioneered the system that is used to run many of the meets that take place even today. While Ed Gallagher was building wrestling popularity in the Southwest, and Charlie Mayser was doing likewise in the East and Midwest, Dr. Clapp initiated college wrestling at the University of Nebraska in the earliest days of the sport, serving as head coach from 1911 to 1926. Known widely as a leader in the promotion of collegiate wrestling, Clapp served in the administrative branch of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association for numerous years. In 1932 and 1936, Clapp was secretary of the American Olympic Wrestling Committee and in 1940 was elected chairman of the committee. As chairman of the USA-Pan American Wrestling Committee and the committee representative to the 1942 Pan-American Games Committee, Clapp became increasingly prominent in the wrestling community. For over 30 years, Clapp freely and willingly gave his time and energy to popularize collegiate wrestling.


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Tom Osbo r n e Athletic Director • Fifth Season • Hastings College (1959)

Hall of Fame football coach Tom Osborne has continued to leave a lasting impression on the history of Nebraska Athletics since returning to lead the Husker program as the school’s 13th athletic director on Oct. 16, 2007. Osborne, who led Nebraska to three national championships (1994, 1995, 1997) and 255 victories in his 25 years as the Huskers’ head football coach, has continued to use his impressive leadership skills to guide the NU athletic department as a whole over the past four seasons. With the core values of integrity, trust, respect, teamwork and loyalty serving as guiding principles for Nebraska’s 23-sport program as a whole, Osborne has made historic decisions to help the University of Nebraska athletic programs for years to come. In June of 2010, Osborne joined Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman and Big Ten Conference Commissioner Jim Delany to announce the Huskers would join the Big Ten beginning on July 1, 2011. Nebraska’s move to the Big Ten is expected to add University-wide academic opportunities, while providing financial stability for the athletic department for years to come. Just a few months later, Osborne announced an aggressive expansion plan for the east side of Memorial Stadium that will increase attendance past 90,000 for the first time, while continuing Nebraska’s NCAA record-setting sellout streak. The expansion, which is set for completion before the 2013 football season, will include athletic and academic research components. In the spring of 2010, the city of Lincoln also received voter approval to begin construction on a 16,000-seat downtown arena, which will serve as the new competitive home for both Nebraska men’s and women’s basketball programs beginning in 2013-14. The basketball programs, the wrestling program and many of NU’s other sports will also benefit from the Hendricks Training Complex at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The facility, which opened in October of 2011, includes new practice and team areas, in addition to expanded athletic medicine and strength training areas. The Nebraska baseball and softball programs will also benefit from a new indoor practice facility at Haymarket Park, which opened in September of 2011. The first step in Osborne’s aggressive building plan for Nebraska’s facilities began in the summer of 2010, as the Huskers broke ground on the Student Life Complex on the west side of Memorial Stadium. The Student Life Complex, which opened in the fall of 2010, directly benefits every Husker student-athlete with expanded academic resources. While Osborne has helped initiate landmark moves off the field, he has continued to help coaches and student-athletes focus on Nebraska’s tradition of success in competition. In fact, the Huskers have enjoyed renewed success in Osborne’s first four years as athletic director. In 2010-11, eight Husker teams finished among the top 20 in the nation, while 15 NU squads advanced to postseason play in their respective sports, including the Husker football team’s second straight Holiday Bowl appearance. One of Osborne’s first major decisions as athletic director was to hire Bo Pelini as the Huskers’ football coach. Pelini, who had spent the 2003 campaign as NU’s defensive coordinator, has energized Nebraska’s storied tradition with back-to-back 10-win seasons and a trio of Big 12 North Division titles in his first three years. In 2009 and 2010, Pelini’s Huskers finished among the top 20 teams in the nation in the final polls. The tradition-rich NU volleyball program has claimed three Big 12 titles and advanced to three NCAA Sweet 16 appearances, while the women’s basketball program has earned two NCAA Tournament trips, while notching the best season in school history with a 2010 Big 12 title and a berth in the NCAA Sweet 16. The NU wrestling program shared the 2009 Big 12 title and finished in the top 16 at four straight NCAA Championships. The NU men’s and women’s track and field teams combined for three conference crowns, while producing seven top-20 finishes indoors and outdoors over the past four years. The men’s and women’s gymnastics teams have produced top-10 NCAA finishes the past two years, including a schoolrecord-tying fourth-place showing by the women in 2011. The Husker bowling team won the 2009 NCAA title and has finished in the top eight at the NCAA Championships each of the past four years. The NU rifle team has produced a pair of top-six NCAA finishes in the last four years, while the men’s and women’s

tennis teams both earned NCAA Tournament trips in 2010 and 2011. The 2010 NCAA first-round victory for the women was the first in school history, while the men’s appearance in 2010 was the first in school history. The Husker softball team has made three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, while the Husker women’s golf and baseball programs both earned NCAA Regional bids in 2008. Osborne made his second coaching hire since his return to Nebraska, when he named two-time Major League All-Star, three-time Gold Glove award winner, and former No. 1 MLB Draft pick Darin Erstad as the baseball team’s new coach on June 2, 2011. Erstad was not only one of the best Husker baseball players in history, he was the starting punter on NU’s 1994 national championship football team coached by Osborne. While the Huskers have continued to make advancements in competition and in recruiting under Osborne’s guidance, they have continued to set the bar high academically. Nebraska led the Big 12 with 14 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in 2010-11, increasing its nation-leading total to 291 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans all-time, across all sports. The Huskers also led the Big 12 with a league-record 192 academic all-conference selections, along with a conference-record 688 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selections. NU graduated 113 student-athletes from August of 2010 through May of 2011. Before being asked by Chancellor Perlman to return to Nebraska as athletic director in 2007, Osborne served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives (Nebraska’s 3rd congressional district) from 2000 to 2006. He returned to academia following a 2006 gubernatorial bid, serving as a senior lecturer at Nebraska in the College of Business Administration, teaching leadership and business ethics, in the fall of 2007. Osborne also worked as a consultant for local college athletic departments for two years. Osborne and his wife, Nancy, continue to pour their time and support into the TeamMates mentoring program, which they founded in 1991. TeamMates provides encouragement to schoolaged youth to help them graduate from high school and pursue a post-secondary education. Osborne’s leadership of the TeamMates program began while he was putting the final touches on one of the best coaching careers in college football history. The Hastings, Neb., native, who earned master’s and doctoral degrees in educational psychology from the University of Nebraska, was named NU’s 25th head coach following the 1972 season. In 25 seasons with Osborne at the helm, the Huskers mounted a 255-49-3 record - the sixth-most wins in major college history. Osborne’s .836 winning percentage ranked fifth all-time. His career came to a close with a 42-17 win over No. 3 Tennessee in the 1998 Orange Bowl, when he became the first coach in college football history to retire as a reigning national champion. Following his career, he became one of just four coaches in history to have the mandatory three-year waiting period waived for induction into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in December of 1998. Osborne’s 1994 and 1995 teams allowed Nebraska to become just the second school in history to post back-to-back perfect national championship seasons (Oklahoma 1955-56). Nebraska put together the best five-year run in college football history from 1993 to 1997, going 60-3 with five straight 11-win seasons. Osborne led NU to 13 conference crowns, including six of his last seven seasons on the sideline. All 25 of his Husker teams won at least nine games and went to a bowl, while 15 won 10-or-more games. In the classroom, the NU football program totaled 65 CoSIDA Academic All-America awards in Osborne’s 25 years. In fact, he accumulated more football Academic All-Americans in his 25 years as coach than any other football program in the nation has produced in its history. Prior to becoming head coach, Osborne spent five seasons under Devaney, helping the Huskers win back-to-back national championships in 1970 and 1971. In 1973, Osborne succeeded Devaney, who also served as Nebraska’s Athletic Director from 1967 to 1993. Osborne and his wife, Nancy, have three adult children, Mike, Ann and Suzanne and four grandchildren.

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Administrative Experience

• Athletic Director University of Nebraska 2007-present • U.S Congress Third District (Nebraska), 2000-06 • Head Football Coach University of Nebraska, 1973-97 • Assistant Head Football Coach University of Nebraska, 1972 • Assistant Football Coach University of Nebraska, 1967-71

More About Osborne Education

• Hastings College, 1959; Bachelor’s Degree, History • University of Nebraska, 1963 Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology • University of Nebraska, 1965 Ph.D. in Educational Psychology

Family

• Wife: Nancy • Children: Mike, Ann and Suzanne • Birthdate: Feb. 23, 1937

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Bob Burton

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Alvin Banks

• Associate Athletic Director • 14th Year • Nebraska (1985)

• Academic Counselor • 12th Year • Nebraska (1992)

Associate Athletic Director Bob Burton joined the Nebraska athletic department in 1998. He spent 10 years as associate athletic director for compliance/sports administration from 1998 to 2007. Burton is responsible for the direct administrative supervision to the sports of wrestling, golf, tennis, men’s gymnastics, track and field, cross country, bowling, and swimming and diving. He also oversees the operation of Haymarket Park. Working with the Lincoln Saltdogs, he helps set the budget for field and stadium operation costs and create strategic plans for the facility. Burton is a member of the athletic department’s executive team, which helps set policy, develops short- and long-term goals and objectives, and creates strategic plans for the department. Burton also reviews and monitors compliance with all contracts for the athletic department. Burton filled a similar position at Oklahoma State as the assistant athletic director for sports administration and compliance from 1993 to 1997. He oversaw OSU’s Olympic sports programs as well as the training and strength and conditioning, wrestling, men’s and women’s track and field and men’s and women’s tennis programs. Burton came to Nebraska from Texas Tech, where he served as an associate athletic director for compliance for one year. While at Texas Tech, Burton helped complete the NCAA investigation into the Red Raider athletic department and analyzed the entire compliance system at the institution. He also helped identify and implement financial aid and eligibility systems, including changes in personnel and restructuring of the compliance department. Burton, who was a member of the NCAA Division I women’s soccer committee for three years and was a member of the NCAA Division I bowling committee, served as a legislative administrator for the NCAA from 1989 to 1993. At the NCAA, he was involved in the development of legislation, interpretation of regulations and reviewed legal issues related to the application of the association’s regulations. He served as an NCAA liaison to committees and conducted comprehensive education to several intercollegiate athletic conferences. He has served on the National Association of Athletic Compliance Coordinators Executive Committee and the subcommittee of Big 12 Directors of Compliance. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Nebraska in 1985 and his juris doctorate from the Nebraska College of Law in 1989. A native of Falls City, Neb., Burton and his wife, Krista, have a daughter, Elly, and sons Robert Falk, McClain John and Abram Lawslo.

Alvin Banks serves as an academic counselor and the coordinator of student-athlete development for Nebraska’s Academic Performance Team. Banks began working as an academic counselor at Nebraska in 2003, after serving two years as an assistant academic counselor. As Nebraska’s coordinator of student-athlete development, he provides academic, athletic, personal and career counseling to all Husker student-athletes. As an academic counselor, he works primarily with the Nebraska men’s and women’s golf teams, the women’s swimming and diving team and the wrestling team, while also assisting with the football. Before joining the Academic Performance Team, Banks served six years as a law enforcement officer for the City of Lincoln. He is currently a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics. Banks, who lettered in football at Nebraska during the 1991 season, earned his master’s degree in vocational education in 1998, after receiving a bachelor’s degree in business management in 1992 from Nebraska. Banks and his wife, Lisa, have two children, Kaylie and Darius.

Executive Team

Marc Boehm Dennis Leblanc Executive Associate A.D./ Senior Associate A.D./ Administration Academics

Keith Zimmer Associate A.D./ Life Skills

Dan Floyd Director of Information Technology

Chris Anderson Associate A.D./ Community Relations

Gary Bargen Associate A.D./ Compliance

Holly Adam Assistant A.D./ Ticketing

Dr. Lonnie Albers Assistant A.D./ Athletic Medicine

Kirk Hartman Executive Director of Video Production

Katie Jewell Associate Director of Academic Programs

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Butch Hug Associate A.D./ Facilities & Events

John Ingram Associate A.D./ Capital Projects & Construction

Pat Logsdon Associate A.D./ Senior Woman Administrator

Paul Meyers Associate A.D./ Athletic Development

Jeff Jamrog Associate A.D./ Football Operations

Shot Kleen Assistant A.D./ HuskerVision

Keith Mann Assistant A.D./ Media Relations

Michael Stephens Assistant A.D./ Marketing, Licensing, Concessions

Jan Brown Director of Business Operations

Doak Ostergard Outreach Director

Kim Schellpeper Associate Director of Academic Programs

Randy York Director of Customer Relations

Kelly Mosier Director of Web Operations

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Josephine Potuto, J.D.

• University Chancellor • 11th Year • Nebraska (1963)

• Institutional Representative • 14th Year • Rutgers (1971)

Harvey Perlman was named the 19th Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on April 1, 2001. He had served as Interim Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since July 16, 2000. A former dean of the University of Nebraska College of Law (198398), Perlman has also served as interim senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at UNL (1995-96). A Nebraska native, Perlman was raised in York, and earned a bachelor of arts in history and a juris doctorate from the University of Nebraska. During his law school years, he was editor in chief of the Nebraska Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif, a law honors society. He joined the NU law faculty in 1967 after spending a year as a Bigelow Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. He served on the Nebraska law faculty until 1974 when he l NEBRASKA'S CHANCELLORS joined the faculty at the University of Virginia 1871-1876 — Allen R. Benton Law School. He returned to Nebraska in 1983 1876-1882 — Edmund B. Farfield when he accepted the deanship of the Nebraska 1884-1889 — Irvin J. Manatt Law College, a post he held until 1998 when 1891-1895 — James H. Canfield he returned to the professoriate. He has also 1895-1899 — George E. MacLean 1900-1908 — E. Benjamin Andrews served as a visiting professor at Florida State University College of Law, the University of Puget 1908-1927 — Samuel Avery Sound School of Law and the University of Iowa 1927-1938 — E.A. Burnett College of Law. 1938-1946 — Chauncey S. Boucher His area of legal expertise lies in torts and 1947-1953 — R.G. Gustavson intellectual property. He is a member of the 1953-1954 — John K. Selleck Nebraska State and American Bar Associations 1954-1968 — Clifford Hardin and is a Life Fellow of the American Bar 1968-1971 — Joseph Soshnik Association. Perlman is co-author of “Intellectual 1972-1975 — James H. Zumberge Property and Unfair Competition” (5th edition, 1975-1976 — Adam C. Brecken- 1998) and co-reporter for the American Law Institute’s “Restatement of Unfair Competition” ridge (1994). 1976-1980 — Roy A. Young He serves on the Council of the American Law 1980-1981 — Robert H. Rutford 1981-1991 — Martin A. Massengale Institute, a leading national law reform organization and as one of Nebraska’s Commissioners of 1991-1991 — Jack Goebel Uniform State Laws. He previously served as 1991-1995 — Graham B. Spanier a member of the NCAA Board of Directors and 1995-1996 — Joan R. Leitzel* is past chair of the Bowl Championship Series 1996-2000 — James Moeser Presidential Oversight Committee. He serves on 2000-2001 — Harvey S. Perlman* the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Chamber 2001-present — Harvey S. Perlman of Commerce and is Chairman of the Board of * Interim Chancellor Directors of the Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corporation. He received the George Turner Award from the Nebraska State Bar Association for contributions to the legal profession and the Roger T. Larson Community Builder Award from the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. Perlman and his wife, Susan, an NU alumna, are the parents of two daughters. Anne, who earned degrees from UNL and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, practices medicine in Lincoln and is married to UNL alumnus David Spinar; they have three children; Will, Ava, and Marco, Husker fans all. Daughter Amie, who received bachelors and juris doctorate degrees from UNL, is a Nebraska assistant attorney general and is married to UNL alumnus Ron Larson; they are the parents of Caleb Quinn.

Josephine (Jo) R. Potuto, the Richard H. Larson Professor of Constitutional Law, has been Nebraska’s faculty representative (FAR) to the NCAA and conference level since May 15, 1997. For the past three years, Potuto has been president of the 1A FAR (FARs from FBS institutions). In 2002, she was named Outstanding Faculty Athletics Representative by the AllAmerican Football Foundation. l NEBRASKA'S FACULTY REPS Potuto spent nine years (the maximum) on the 1931-1946 — T.J. Thompson NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions (chair 1947-1958 — Earl Fullbrook her last two years) and currently substitutes on 1959-1964 — Charles S. Miller the Committee when a member cannot serve. 1965-1968 — Merk Hobson She is a past Big 12 Conference representative 1969-1970 — John R. Davis on the NCAA Division I Management Council, 1971-1982 — Keith L. Broman served on the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics 1982-1997 — James O'Hanlon Championship Committee, and currently serves 1997-present — Josephine Potuto on an NCAA-wide (all divisions) committee to advise NCAA staff on student-athlete issues. Potuto is an expert on NCAA enforcement and infractions processes as well as the general NCAA committee structure. She has testified before the House Subcommittee on the Constitution regarding due process in NCAA infractions hearings and has made presentations to the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Potuto is a past adviser to the Uniform Law Commissioners Committee to draft a sports agent statute, has drafted rules governing search and seizure and hearings for the Nebraska Racing Commission, and also has written on issues of gender equity in college athletics. At Nebraska, Potuto is a member of the academic senate as well as the senate’s intercollegiate athletics committee. She also served on Nebraska’s NCAA site certification steering committee. Potuto teaches constitutional law, procedural and criminal law, federal jurisdiction, and sports law. She has been a visiting professor of law at the University of Arizona, Rutgers University, the Cardozo College of Law at New York’s Yeshiva University, the University of Oregon, the University of North Carolina, and Seton Hall University. She has worked as an assistant prosecutor in the Essex and Morris County (N.J.) prosecutor’s offices. Potuto was project director and a drafter of the Uniform Law Commissioners Sentencing and Corrections Act, as well as the drafter for the Nebraska Supreme Court Committee to Draft Criminal Jury Instructions. She is the author of three books and numerous articles. She also is a member of the American Law Institute. Potuto earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism at Rutgers’ Douglass College; her master’s degree in English literature at Seton Hall; and her juris doctorate at the Rutgers Law College. She is a member of the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for Nebraska and New Jersey.

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Board of Regents The Board of Regents consists of eight voting members elected by district for six-year terms, and four non-voting student Regents, one from each campus, who serve during their tenure as student body president. The board supervises the general operations of the university, and the control and direction of all expenditures. The board also includes a corporation secretary who manages all records including agendas, minutes, notices, policies and bylaws. Those documents can be found on the web at nebraska.edu/board/. The board meets regularly, primarily in Lincoln but also in Omaha and greater Nebraska. Persons wishing to provide information to the board or to appear before it should contact: Corporation Secretary, University of Nebraska, Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege, Lincoln, NE 68583. James B. Milliken, J.D. President, Univ. of Nebraska

Timothy Clare Lincoln

Randolph Ferlic, M.D. Omaha

Chuck Hassebrook Lyons

Howard Hawks Omaha

Jim McClurg, Ph.D. Lincoln

Bob Phares North Platte

Kent Schroeder, J.D. Kearney

Bob Whitehouse Omaha

Jordan Gonzales Nebraska-Kearney

Jeremy Peterson Nebraska-Medical Center

Elizabeth O’Connor Nebraska-Omaha

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TUCKER L A N E senior l HWT l redvale, colo. l nucla l three letters Career Highlights

Three-Time NCAA Championship Qualifier (2009, 2010, 2011) 2011 CoSIDA Second-Team Academic All-American Two-Time NWCA All-Academic Team (2010, 2011) Two-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2010, 2011) Eight-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010; Spring 2009, 2010, 2010, 2011) Lifter of the Year Team Award (2011) 2011-12 Outlook Tucker Lane has high aspirations for his final season in a Husker singlet. A three-time NCAA qualifier, Lane has amassed 78 victories over his career and looks to become the 20th member of the 100-victory club at NU this season. Lane looks to earn All-America honors afer coming up one match short the past two seasons at the NCAA Championships. 2010-11 (Junior) NCAA Championships Wrestling in his third NCAA Tournament, the No. 11 seed Lane came one match short of reaching All-America status after winning his first two bouts. The Redvale, Colo., native defeated Buffalo’s Brett Cornell in the first round before taking down Brendan Barlow, 4-2, in the second round to advance to the quarterfinals. Matched up against the No. 3 seed Kevin Flores from American, Lane couldn’t pull off the upset dropping a 5-2 decision to fall into the wrestleback bracket. Lane was knocked from the tournament by Maryland’s Spencer Myers to finish with a 2-2 record. Big 12 Championships Lane went 2-1 at the Big 12 Championships to propel him to his third consecutive third-place finish at the conference tournament. Oklahoma’s Nathan Fernandez upset Lane in his first match, winning by pin in 3:56, but Lane won two consecutive matches to end the tournament. Lane defeated Blake Rosholt of Oklahoma State by decision, 7-2, before claiming a forfeit victory over Kyle Simonson of Iowa State. Regular Season Lane opened his season with two tournament titles at the Daktronics/Warren Williamson Open and the Cowboy Open to propel him to an 8-0 record. His first loss came against No. 10 Ryan Tomie of Pitt in the opening dual match of the season, but Lane bounced back to win six of his next seven matches, including a 2-0 decision over No. 12 Clayton Jack of Oregon State for his first victory over a ranked opponent during the season. One of Lane’s most impressive performances came at the Lone Star Duals in Dallas, where he went 3-0 with a pin, technical fall and major decision. Those results helped Lane finish the year with four pins, one technical fall and three major decisions, while also helping him finish with 56 total team dual points, which was second on the team behind Jordan Burroughs. In Big 12 dual competition, Lane won three of four matches with victories over No. 10 Nathan Fernandez of Oklahoma, Blake Rosholt of Oklahoma State and Iowa State’s Kyle Simonson. Lane concluded the regular season with a 23-6 mark, including a 14-5 record in dual matches. The heavyweight recorded 27 takedowns in dual competition, while only surrendering four. 2009-10 (Sophomore) NCAA Championships Lane went 1-2 in his second straight NCAA Championship appearance. The sophomore began the tournament with a 2-1 win over Virginia’s John Danilkowicz before running into a pair of tough opponents. Against No. 4 Konrad Dudziak of Duke, Lane dropped a 4-3 decision, before falling in overtime, 3-1, to No. 7 Jarod Trice of Central Michigan. Big 12 Championships Lane finished third at the conference tournament for

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the second consecutive year. Facing a pair of top-15 ranked opponents, Lane defeated No. 14 Nathan Fernandez of Oklahoma in a first round overtime battle, 3-1. He then came up short against No. 1 Jared Rosholt of Oklahoma State, 5-3, before coming back to defeat Fernandez again, 3-1. Regular Season Lane produced another 20-plus win season in his second year as Nebraska’s heavyweight starter. The sophomore was 23-12 overall, including a 12-8 mark in duals. He had identical bonus victory numbers as 2008-09 with three pins, one technical fall and one major decision. Lane began the season on fire by winning his first six matches. He finished first at the Kaufman-Brand Open in Omaha and delivered a critical season-opening win over Eric Bugenhagen of Wisconsin. Lane did not lose his first match until Nov. 28 against No. 6 Zach Rey of Lehigh. Despite the setback, Lane rattled off six straight victories until he fell in the championship match of the Las Vegas Invitational to No. 10 Nate Everhart of Indiana. The Redvale, Colo., native went 8-7 the rest of the regular season, but lost four of those matches in either overtime or by only one point. After defeating No. 13 Nathan Fernandez of Oklahoma in the semifinals of the Las Vegas Invite, Lane downed the Sooner again Feb. 4 in the dual against Oklahoma. 2008-09 (Freshman) NCAA Championships Lane posted a 2-2 mark in his first career appearance at the NCAA Championships. He took No. 19 Kyle Massey of Wisconsin into the second tiebreaker in the first round, but lost a 4-3 decision. Lane rebounded with a 6-0 win over Ricardo Alcala from UCDavis and a 4-2 sudden victory against North Carolina’s Justin Dobies. Lane was eliminated by East Stroudsburg’s Christopher Birchler, 4-3. Big 12 Championships The fourth seed at the Big 12 Championships, Lane posted a 2-1 record, including a 3-2 upset of third-ranked Jared Rosholt of Oklahoma State to finish third. Lane also defeated OU’s Nathan Fernandez in the pigtail round before losing to top-ranked David Zabriskie of Iowa State in overtime. Regular Season In his first year as a starter at heavyweight, Lane posted a 28-14 record, including 13-8 in duals. He had three pins, one technical fall and one major decison to tie for the seventh-best record by an NU freshman. Lane opened with a second-place finish at the Daktronics Open on Nov. 8 behind a 3-1 record, and quickly picked up his first career dual victory on Nov. 20 against Cody Sliger of Chattanooga. Lane climbed into the rankings for the first time after a fourth-place showing at the Las Vegas Invitational on Dec. 6. Lane was 5-2 at the tournament, including two wins over ranked foes. Lane posted back-to-back dual wins on Jan. 4, before going 3-1 at National Duals. His decisions over Northwestern’s Ben Kuhar and Penn State’s Cameron Wade gave Nebraska wins over the Wildcats and Nittany Lions in the first and second rounds, respectively. He lost to No. 12 Dan Erekson of Iowa in the semifinals, but defeated third-ranked Dave Zabriskie of Iowa State in the consolation final. Lane’s efforts earned him Big 12 Wrestlerof-the-Week honors. Lane went 5-6 to finish the regular season, but battled some tough opponents. Two of those losses came to opponents ranked in the top three in the nation. Lane was able to secure a key decision against Central Michigan on Jan. 25. Wrestling in the last match of the day, his 5-4 win over Jarod Trice gave NU a 17-17 tie in Mount Pleasant, Mich.

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7 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Match-by-Match Date Rank Opponent Result Daktronics/Warren Williamson Open 11/6 DeAnthony Cloyd (Midland) W; F, 1:37 11/6 Zack Wilcox (Nebraska-Omaha) W; F, 3:21 11/6 Seth McGregor (Iowa Central CC) W; D, 4-2 11/6 Matthew Meuleners (Northern Iowa) W; D, 3-2 Cowboy Open 11/13 Louis Thornton (New Mexico Highlands) W; D, 7-2 11/13 Matthew McLaughlin (Wyoming) W; D, 3-1 11/13 Eric McCallister (Utah Valley) W; D, 8-1 11/13 Ben Hohensee (Nebraska-Kearney) W; D, 4-0 11/21 10 Ryan Tomei (Pittsburgh) L; D, 1-4 11/21 Jonathan Hiles (Ohio State) W; D, 4-1 11/27 Conor Sweeney (Bucknell) W; MD, 12-3 11/27 Kevin Kelly (South Dakota State) W; D, 4-0 12/3 Konnor Kanudtsen (Nothern Colorado) W; F, 2:23 12/4 Joe O’Farrell (Wyoming) W; MD, 13-3 12/9 11 Tony Nelson (Minnesota) L; SV, 1-3 12/11 12 Clayton Jack (Oregon State) W; D, 2-0 Midlands Championships 12/29 Atticus Disney (Cal Poly) W; D, 4-3 12/29 John Helgerson (Wartburg) L; D, 3-4 1/15 Christian Denny (Utah Valley) W; F, 2:38 1/15 Alan Yen (Stanford) W; TF, 17-2 1/15 Tyler Cowman (Brown) W; MD, 12-2 1/21 Eric Bugenhagen (Wisconsin) L; TB2, 1-2 1/23 16 Christian Brantley (Northern Iowa) W; D, 2-0 1/28 10 Nathan Fernandez (Oklahoma) W; D, 4-1 1/30 4 Dom Bradley (Missouri) L; D, 4-5 2/2 Levi Cooper (Arizona State) L; SV, 1-3 2/4 Blake Rosholt (Oklahoma State) W; D, 2-0 2/12 Ben Brooks (North Carolina) W; Inf. Def. 2/20 Kyle Simonson (Iowa State) W; D, 3-0 3/5 14 Nathan Fernandez (Oklahoma) L; F, 3:56 3/5 Blake Rosholt (Oklahoma State) W; D, 7-2 3/5 Kyle Simonson (Iowa State) W; For. 3/17 Brett Cornell (Buffalo) W; Inf. Def. 3/17 Brendan Barlow (Kent St.) W; D, 4-2 3/18 3 Kevin Flores (American) L; D, 2-5 3/18 Spencer Myers (Maryland) L; D, 2-9 Year 07-08* 08-09 09-10 10-11 Career

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2007-08 (Redshirt) Regular Season Lane capped a standout redshirt season at heavyweight with 2008 NU Redshirt-of-the-Year honors after his 27-3 campaign. Competing in seven open tournaments, Lane laid claim to four titles, one second place and two third-place finishes. His seven pins placed him second on the team and paced him to first at the Cowboy Open, Kaufman-Brand Open, Bob Smith Open and Dana Open. Despite finishing first at more than half of his competitions, the highlight of Lane’s season came during his third-place finish at the Brand Open on Jan. 19. Lane suffered a 4-2 overtime loss to open the tournament, but rebounded with five straight dominating victories. Lane pinned two of those opponents, notched a 13-0 major decision, won a 6-0 decision and came out on top of a 6-3 contest. Before Nebraska Lane was a three-time state champion at Nucla High School under the direction of Coach Larry Lane. He also was a four-time Junior All-American, and was recognized by Intermat as a fourstar recruit. Lane was also accomplished in the classroom. He earned a 31 on his ACT and graduated as the valedictorian of his class with a 4.25 grade-point average. Personal Information The son of Larry and Gwen Lane, Tucker was born on June 4, 1988. He has one sister, Mollie, and one brother, Stryker. Tucker earned his degree in communications in the spring of 2011. Larry Lane wrestled collegiately at the Northern Colorado and was on the All-Army wrestling team. Larry went on to wrestle professionally from 1973 to 1983 as ‘Red Dog Lane’ and ‘Cowboy Larry Lane’.


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JAMES NAKASHIMA senior l 197 l dwight, iill. l dwight/lincoln college l one letter Career Highlights

2011 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Four-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2009, 2010; Spring 2010, 2011)

2011-12 Outlook Senior James Nakashima returns after a redshirt season last year when he won 28 matches in open tournaments. A first-team academic All-Big 12 selection last season, Nakashima will look to replace former Husker Andy Johnson at the 197-pound weight class. A junior college transfer from Illinois, Nakashima saw action in the lineup in 2010 when he won six decisions before redshirting last season. 2010-11 (Redshirt) Regular Season After seeing action in the Huskers’ lineup as a junior, Nakashima used a redshirt season in 2010-11. Nakashima made the most of his year by collecting 28 victories and six top-three finishes at open tournaments at 184 pounds. With a title at the Cowboy Open to begin the season, Nakashima reached the finals in three of his next four tournaments. Nakashima also competed in the Midlands Championships, where he went 4-3 with victories over NCAA qualifiers Max Thomusseit of Pitt and Illinois’ Tony Dallago. Nakashima’s 28 victories tied for fourth on the team. He also claimed 11 bonus-point victories.

Regular Season Nakashima began his Division I career with a pin in 1:25 against Drae Cox of Lindenwood. The fall was the beginning of four wins at the Harold Nichols Open as he went on to a fourthplace finish. The competition and pressure intensified from that point on, as Nakashima earned a starting role at 165 pounds and faced eight ranked opponents in his final 14 matches. He had major decision wins over Tanner Weiks of Northern Colorado and Weston Blasius of South Dakota State to finish the regular season with a 6-15 record. Before Nebraska Nakashima spent two seasons at Lincoln (Ill.) College and was crowned the 2009 NJCAA national champion at 174 pounds before committing to Nebraska. At Dwight High School, Nakashima was a four-time letterwinner and twice qualified for the state meet. In 2007, he finished runner-up in Class 1A. Nakashima also lettered two seasons on the basketball court for the Trojans. In the classroom at Lincoln College, Nakashima was the valedictorian of his Associates Class. Personal James is the son of John and Janet Nakashima and was born on Oct. 26, 1988, in Dwight, Ill. He is the youngest of three kids, as he has older siblings, Jennifer and Joey. James is a political science major at Nebraska.

2009-10 (Junior) Big 12 Championships Nakashima drew a pair of tough opponents at the Big 12 Championships and was eliminated after two matches. In the first round, he dropped a 5-0 decision to No. 15 Tyler Caldwell of Oklahoma before an 11-4 loss to No. 8 Alex Meade of Oklahoma State in the consolation bracket.

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Match-by-Match Date Rank Opponent Result Cowboy Open 11/13 Justin Grosse (Mesa State College) W; TF, 19-3 11/13 Eric Brennan (Northern Colorado) W; D, 6-2 11/13 Kazden Ikehara (Air Force) W; D, 4-0 11/13 Adam Carey (CSU-Pueblo) W; D, 6-4 Bob Smith Open 12/4 Evan Gros (Air Force) W; TF, 22-5 12/4 Steven Cooksley (Newman) W; TF, 20-5 12/4 Elliot Hellwege (Oklahoma State) W; D, 11-4 12/4 Spencer Johnson (Nebraska) L; Def. UNK Loper Open 12/11 Shane Woods (Wyoming) W; MD, 13-5 12/11 Mark Fiala (UNO) W; MD, 14-5 12/11 Tommy Thoman (Wyoming) W; D, 8-4 Midlands Championships 12/29 13 Mike Larson (Missouri) L; D, 5-9 12/29 Tony Dallago (Illinois) W; D, 3-2 12/29 Corey Peltier (Maryland) W; D, 5-4 12/29 Spence Patrick (Stanford) W; D, 4-2 12/30 Max Thomusseit (Pittsburgh) W; D, 6-5 12/30 13 Mike Larson (Missouri) L; D, 1-6 12/30 Kadeem Samuels (Lehigh) L; D, 2-3 Quality Hotel Open 1/8 Joe Klinkel (Buena Vista) W; TF, 15-0 1/8 Bryce Manker (Baker) W; F, 1:54 1/8 Darnell Bortz (Oklahoma State) W; D, 10-4 1/8 Cody Hanel (Baker) W; MD, 18-6 Brand Open 1/16 CD Johnson (SMSU) W; MD, 15-6 1/16 Aaron Denson (UNO) L; D, 1-3 1/16 Mark Fiala (UNO) W; D, 4-3 1/16 Spencer Johnson (Nebraska) W; D, 5-3 Grand View Open 1/29 Tyler Christensen (Iowa State) W; D, 7-3 1/29 Todd Becker (Wartburg) W; D, 7-4 1/29 Tomas Lira (Iowa) W; MFor Briar Cliff Open 2/5 Chris Michael (Northwestern Iowa)) W; TF, 17-1 2/5 Sean Derry (Augustana) W; D, 12-5 2/5 Tommy Perez (Grand View) W; D, 3-2 2/5 Steven Urquizo (Dickinson State) W; TF, 23-7 Year Overall Dual Pins TF MD 09-10 6-17 1-11 1 0 2 10-11* 28-5 0-0 1 6 4 Career 6-17 1-11 1 0 2 *-Redshirt Season does not count in career totals.

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ROSS GR A N D E junior l 157 l palatine, ill. l palatine l two letters Career Highlights

2011 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Six-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2008, 2009, 2010; Spring 2009, 2010, 2011) Most Dedicated Wrestler Team Award (2011) Nebraska Co-Redshirt of the Year Award (2009)

2011-12 Outlook After starting every dual last seaosn at 149 pounds, Ross Grande moved up to 157 pounds for the 2011-12 season. A first-team academic All-Big 12 team member, Grande will compete with sophomore Cody Compton for the starting spot. NU’s Most Dedicated Wrestler award winner last season, Grande will look to build off an 18-21 overall record last season at 149. 2010-11 (Sophomore) Big 12 Championships Grande dropped two hard-fought matches to end his year at the Big 12 Championships. Grande opened the tournament with a 2-1 loss to Max Mayfield from Iowa State in the tiebreaker period, before falling to No. 15 Matt Lester of Oklahoma, 1-0. Regular Season Grande finished the regular season with an 18-19 record, while going 0-4 in Big 12 Conference duals. He opened the season with a fourth-place finish at the Harold Nichols Open, which catapulted him to a 7-2 record before winning his first dual match of the season with a 7-6 decision over Sean Nemec of Ohio State. At the Midlands Championships, Grande won two matches over Dan Osterman from Michigan State and Wisconsin La-Crosse’s Matt Mauseth. Grande added a tournament title at the Quality Hotel Open. He finished the regular season with one pin, two technical falls and two major decisions.

2008-09 (Redshirt) Regular Season Grande collected the second-most wins among the Husker redshirts with his 21-13 mark, and narrowly missed placing at several tournaments. He finished with four pins, one technical fall and seven major decisions. Grande opened the season with a 2-2 showing at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open and went 4-2 at the Kaufman-Brand Open. Grande also posted a 4-2 mark at the Fort Hays State Open. Grande went 0-2 at the UNK Loper Open, but rebounded with a fifth-place showing at the Dana Open. He went 5-2 during the tournament, including two pins. Grande posted a 3-2 mark at the Brand Open and ended his season with a 3-1 mark to place second at the Grandview Open.

Before Nebraska

Grande was a four-time all-conference wrestler under Coach Dan Collins at Class 2A Palatine High School. Grande’s 128 career victories broke the school record. He racked up a 43-5 senior season in which he was voted conference wrestler of the year and finished in the top eight in the state. In the classroom, Grande was named to the honor roll for seven semesters.

Personal

The son of Ralph and Maggie Grande, Ross was born on July 3, 1990, in Evanston, Ill. He has two sisters, Angie and Theresa. Ross is a nutritional science and dietetics major.

7 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Match-by-Match Date Rank Opponent Result Harold Nichols Classic 11/13 Joseph Cozart (Iowa State) L; D, 3-7 11/13 Skylar Galloway (Nebraska) W; MD, 12-1 11/13 Kenneth Chacon (Iowa Central CC) W; TF,15-0 11/13 Cameron Wagner (Wartburg) W; D, 4-3 11/13 Jake Tabbert (St. Cloud State) W; D, 4-1 11/13 Adam Kurimski (Grand View) W; MD, 10-2 11/13 Vince Hannon (Lindenwood) W; SV, 3-1 11/13 Joseph Cozart (Iowa State) W; D, 6-2 11/13 Max Mayfield (Iowa State) L; SV, 1-3 11/21 Dane Johnson (Pittsburgh) L; D, 2-4 11/21 Sean Nemec (Ohio State) W; D, 7-6 11/27 5 Kevin LeValley (Bucknell) L; MD, 2-10 11/27 Andrew Youngblom (SDSU) W; D, 4-1 12/3 Jacob Milewski (Northern Colorado) W; D, 7-3 12/4 20 Cole Dallaserra (Wyoming) L; D, 1-5 12/9 Danny Zilverberg (Minnesota) L; D; 2-6 12/11 Scott Sakaguchi (Oregon State) L; D, 2-6 Midlands Championships 12/29 Dan Osterman (Michigan State) W; D, 6-3 12/29 18 Coulthurst Schmitt (Wisconsin) L; D, 2-8 12/29 Matt Mauseth (Wisconsin-La Crosse) W; D, 3-2 12/29 Donnie Corby (Central Michigan) L; D, 0-6 Quality Hotel Open 1/8 Tom Thompson (Sioux Falls) W; F, 2:02 1/8 Zachary Ryan (Buena Vista) W; TF, 20-4 1/8 Justin Hudson (Fort Hays State) W; D, 8-5 1/8 Jarell Price (Baker) W; D, 3-1 1/8 Julian Feikert (Oklahoma State) W; SV, 4-2 1/15 Josh Wilson (Utah Valley) L; D, 0-4 1/15 Timmy Boone (Stanford) L D, 3-8 1/15 Giuseppi Lanzi (Brown) L; D, 2-3 1/21 Shawn Perry (Wisconsin) L; D, 2-6 1/23 Brett Robbins (Northern Iowa) L; D, 2-6 1/28 Matt Lester (Oklahoma) L; MD, 0-9 1/30 Kyle Bradley (Missouri) L; D, 6-8 2/2 Tai Fukumoto (Arizona State) W; D, 7-2 2/4 10 Jamal Parks (Oklahoma State) L; D, 0-2 2/12 Nick Stabile (North Carolina) L; D, 2-3 2/20 Max Mayfield (Iowa State) L; D, 4-8 3/5 Max Mayfield (Iowa State) L; TB, 1-2 3/5 15 Matt Lester (Oklahoma) L; D, 0-1 Year 08-09* 09-10 10-11 Career

2009-10 (Freshman) Grande was 0-3 in his first varsity campaign as he battled through a shoulder injury that eventually ended his season.

Overall 21-13 0-3 18-21 18-24

Dual 0-0 0-1 4-15 4-16

Pins 4 0 1 1

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JOSH IHN E N junior l 184 l sheldon, iowa l sheldon l two letters Career Highlights

Two-Time NCAA Championship Qualifier (2010, 2011) Two-Time NWCA All-Academic Team (2010, 2011) Two-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2010, 2011) Six-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2008, 2009, 2010; Spring 2009, 2010, 2010) Most Improved Wrestler Team Award (2010)

2011-12 Outlook Josh Ihnen will be one of the top 184-pounders in the entire country after coming one match short of AllAmerica status at last year’s NCAA Championships. Ihnen won 28 matches last season and qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive season, and looks to build off that momentum in 2011-12. 2010-11 (Sophomore) NCAA Championships For the second straight year, Ihnen fell one match short of earning All-America honors at the NCAA Championships, but had a solid showing with three victories. Ihnen opened the tournament with a dominant major decision victory over West Virginia’s Matt Ryan, but fell to Big 12 foe Chris Perry from Oklahoma State by a 5-2 decision to drop into the wrestleback bracket. The Sheldon, Iowa native won his second match by major decision after taking down OU’s Erich Schmidtke, 10-1, and defeated Austin Trotman of Appalachian State, 8-1. Ihnen’s tournament run came to an end against the No. 1 overall seed Christopher Honeycutt from Edinboro, who defeated Ihnen, 4-3. Big 12 Championships Ihnen began the tournament with his third victory of the season over Oklahoma’s Erich Schmidtke to advance to the finals against Chris Perry from Oklahoma State. In the finals, Ihnen couldn’t hold off Perry in the suddenvictory period and gave up a takedown in a 3-1 loss. The second-place finish was the highest finish for Ihnen at the Big 12 Championships after finishing third in 2010. Regular Season Ihnen produced a strong regular season that included 24 victories and three wins over top-20 opponents. Ihnen kicked off the year with a third-place finish at the Harold Nichols Open, before winning his first five dual matches to improve to 11-1. Ihnen’s first dual loss came on Dec. 4 against No. 2 Joe LeBlanc from Wyoming, dropping a 5-3 sudden-victory decision. Ihnen had one of his best performances at the Midlands Championships where he won his first four matches, including an upset of No. 4 Grant Gambrall of Iowa in the semifinals. Ihnen wasn’t able to take the Midlands title home after falling to No. 6 Travis Rutt from Wisconsin in the finals, 4-3, but responded with three victories at the Lone Star Duals in Dallas. The sophomore was nearly perfect in Big 12 matches going 3-1 in conference duals helping him to a 14-5 dual record. Those victories included a major-decision victory over No. 17 Erich Schmidtke from Oklahoma and a technical fall victory over Iowa State’s Cole Shafer to close the regular season. 2009-10 (Freshman) NCAA Championships Ihnen had a strong showing in his first NCAA Championship appearance, going 3-2 and falling just short of a top-eight finish. Ihnen opened the tournament with a 7-5 loss to No. 7 Joe LeBlanc of Wyoming but came back to win his next three in a row. He first defeated No. 17 Mike Miller of Central Michigan, 3-1, and then shut out No. 20 Thomas Spellman of Virginia Tech, 4-0. Ihnen’s rise continued with a 5-3 victory over Zac Thomusseit of Pittsburgh before his run came to an end with a 9-6 loss to No. 3 Dustin Kilgore of Kent State.

A win would have put Ihnen on the All-America podium as a freshman. Big 12 Championships Ihnen produced a third-place finish at the Big 12 Championships with a 2-1 record. Both of Ihnen’s wins came over Erich Schmidtke of Oklahoma. In the first round, Ihnen downed the Sooner, 8-3, while coming back with a strong performance in the consolation final by shutting out Schmidtke, 4-0. Ihnen’s only setback in the Big 12 Championships was a 2-1 loss to No. 3 Max Askren of Missouri. Regular Season Ihnen was 14-12 during the regular season with a 10-10 dual record. A starter at 184 pounds in his redshirt freshman season, Ihnen began the season 1-3 but made notable improvements to achieve a successful year. The Iowa native defeated one ranked opponent during the regular season when he downed No. 17 Joe Budi of Old Dominion at the Las Vegas Invitational. Nine of Ihnen’s 10 dual losses came to opponents ranked in the top 15, with eight of those by decision. After an 8-4 loss to No. 18 Sonny Yohn of Minnesota on Dec. 10, Ihnen went 8-6 the rest of the regular season. He picked up his first Big 12 win with a 5-1 decision over Erich Schmidtke of Oklahoma on Feb. 4. Ihnen finished the regular season with one technical fall and two major decision wins. 2008-09 (Redshirt) Regular Season Ihnen claimed a 24-5 record during 2008-09 to post the best record among NU’s non-varsity wrestlers. Ihnen had six pins, two technical falls and five major decisions. Ihnen opened the season with a 1-2 performance at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open on Nov. 15, but the Sheldon, Iowa, native went 23-3 the rest of the season to place at six open tournaments, including three titles. Wrestling in the amateur division, Ihnen posted four wins to advance to the final of the Kaufman-Brand Open on Nov. 22, before losing to place second. Ihnen continued his roll with a 5-0 perfomance to win the Fort Hays State Open on Dec. 6. Ihnen went 4-1 to place third at the UNK Loper Open on Dec. 13, but racked up six straight victories to win the Dana and Brand opens on Jan. 3 and 17. Ihnen ended his season with a 4-1 showing and second-place finish at the Grand View Open on Jan. 31.

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Match-by-Match Date Rank Opponent Result Harold Nichols Classic 11/13 Martin Ercoline (Lindenwood) W; TF, 16-0 11/13 Harold Pritchard (Ellsworth CC) W; F, 3:17 11/13 Kyven Gadson (Iowa State) L; F, 5:45 11/13 Bran Curdden (Boston U.) W; MFor 11/13 Ben Becker (Minnesota St. Mankato) W; MD, 10-2 11/13 Aaron Denson (Nebraska-Omaha) W; D, 5-2 11/13 Richard Shafer (Iowa State) W; D, 7-2 11/21 Max Thomusseit (Pittsburgh) W; D, 7-5 11/21 Peter Capone (Ohio State) W; D, 11-4 11/27 Joseph McMullan (Bucknell) W; D, 8-3 11/27 Forfeit W; FOR 12/3 Eric Brennan (Northern Colorado) W;MD,13-4 12/4 2 Joe LeBlanc (Wyoming) L; SV, 3-5 12/9 15 Kevin Steinhaus (Minnesota) L; D, 2-3 12/11 Brice Arand (Oregon State) W; D, 6-2 Midlands Championships 12/29 Kadeem Samuels (Lehigh) W; D, 12-6 12/29 Joseph Barczak (Illinois) W; D, 8-1 12/29 Daniel Rinaldi (Rutgers) W; D, 3-2 12/30 4 Grant Gambrall (Iowa) W; TB, 4-2 12/30 6 Travis Rutt (Wisconsin) L; D, 3-4 1/15 Casen Eldredge (Utah Valley) W; D, 6-1 1/15 Spence Patrick (Stanford) W; D, 2-1 1/15 Brandon Vorrius (Brown) W; MD,16-3 1/21 4 Travis Rutt (Wisconsin) L; D, 2-3 1/23 14 Ryan Loder (Northern Iowa) L; D, 0-5 1/28 17 Erich Schmidtke (Oklahoma) W; MD, 8-0 1/30 15 Mike Larson (Missouri) W; D, 2-1 2/2 Jake Meredith (Arizona State) W; D, 5-0 2/4 11 Chris Perry (Oklahoma State) L; D, 2-3 2/12 Antonio Giorgio (North Carolina) W; D, 6-0 2/20 Cole Shafer (Iowa State) W; TF, 17-1 3/5 14 Erich Schmidtke (Oklahoma) W; D, 5-1 3/5 9 Chris Perry (Oklahoma State) L; SV, 1-3 3/17 Matt Ryan (West Virginia) W;MD,10-0 3/17 7 Chris Perry (Oklahoma State) L; D, 2-5 3/18 Erich Schmidtke (Oklahoma) W;MD,10-1 3/18 Austin Trotman (App. St.) W; D, 8-1 3/18 1 Christopher Honeycutt (Edinboro) L; D, 3-4 Year Overall Dual Pins TF MD 08-09* 24-5 0-0 6 2 5 09-10 19-15 10-10 0 1 2 10-11 28-10 14-5 1 2 6 Career 47-25 24-15 1 3 8 *Redshirt Season does not count in career totals

Before Nebraska Ihnen was a standout performer for Coach Steve Fischer on and off the mat at Sheldon High School. Ihnen was a four-time state qualifier and set Sheldon’s career wins mark with a 156-11 record. He was 93-1 his final two years, finishing first and second at the state championships in his junior and senior seasons. In the classroom, Ihnen earned a 3.99 grade-point average and was named to the honor roll all four years. He was a member of National Honor Society and a two-time first-team selection to the academic all-state wrestling squad. A three-sport athlete, Ihnen also earned six letters in football and track and field in high school. He was a three-year starter at linebacker, helping Sheldon to a 12-1 record his sophomore year and an appearance in the state finals. He was named to the all-district first team twice for football and was also named the Siouxland Male Athlete of the Year by the Sioux City Journal. Ihnen was ranked No. 10 nationally at 189 pounds by InterMat Personal The son of Gary and Donna Ihnen, Josh was born on Sept. 7, 1989. He has two sisters, Rachel and Elizabeth, and one brother, Jacob. Josh is a finance major at Nebraska.

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RIDGE K I L E Y

junior l 133 l eagle grove, iowa l eagle grove l two letters Career Highlights

NCAA Championship Qualifier (2011) Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2008) Most Improved Wrestler Team Award (2011)

2011-12 Outlook Junior Ridge Kiley returns to the lineup after starting every dual last season at 133 pounds for NU. Kiley qualified for his first NCAA Tournament last season where he defeated Stanford’s Justin Paulsen for his only victory. Regarded as one of the team’s most improved wrestlers for the last two seasons, Kiley won 22 matches last season, including three victories over nationally-ranked wrestlers. 2010-11 (Sophomore) NCAA Tournament Participating in his first NCAA Tournament, Kiley went 1-2 in the 133-pound bracket. In his opening round match, Kiley fell to the No. 4 seed Tyler Graff of Wisconsin by major decision, 19-6, to drop to the wrestleback bracket. Kiley recorded his first victory at the NCAA Championships in his second match against Stanford’s Justin Paulsen in dominating fashion, 4-0, but was bounced from the tournament after falling to Flint Ray from Utah Valley.

2008-09 (Redshirt) Regular Season Kiley posted a 10-2 record in his redshirt season for the Huskers, including three pins and two major decisions. Kiley started the year with nine straight wins, including a 5-0 showing to place first in the amateur division of the Kaufman-Brand Open. Kiley went 3-0 at the UNK Loper Open, before a minor injury forced him to default out. He ended the season with a 2-2 showing at the Brand Open.

Before Nebraska

Kiley racked up a 153-25 career record for Dave Morgan and Darin Schreck at Eagle Grove High School. Kiley claimed second and third his freshman and sophomore years and capped his career with a 37-1 record and state title his senior year. A twotime all-state honoree, Kiley earned two All-America selections at the Junior National Championships. In the classroom, he was on the honor roll all four years.

Personal

The son of Ernie and Ladawn Kiley, Ridge was born Dec. 14, 1989, in Ames, Iowa. He has one brother, Garett. Ridge is majoring in marketing at Nebraska.

Big 12 Tournament Needing one victory at the Big 12 Tournament to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships, Kiley defeated Iowa State’s Ben Cash in the fourth-place challenge match by major decision, 9-0. Kiley battled the No. 2 seed Jordan Keller of Oklahoma in the opening round, but fell to the Sooner in a one-point decision. Kiley then fell to Missouri’s Nathan McCormick in another one-point decision to fall into the fourth-place challenge match.

Match-by-Match Date Rank Opponent Result Harold Nichols Open 11/13 Jake Damon (Northern Iowa) W; MD, 11-0 11/13 Derek Geiges (Oklahoma) W; D, 2-1 11/13 Skyler Mooer (Minn. State Mankato) W; D, 4-0 11/13 Eric Ellington (St. Cloud State) W; D, 4-3 11/13 Ryan Jauch (Northern Iowa) W; D, 3-2 11/21 Shelton Mack (Pittsburgh) L; D, 4-6 11/21 14 Ian Paddock (Ohio State) L; D, 4-10 11/27 Alex Pelliccotti (Bucknell) W; D, 5-3 11/27 Forfeit W; FOR 12/3 Michael Balagna (Northern Colorado) W; MD, 14-3 12/4 16 Michael Martinez (Wyoming) W; D, 3-1 12/9 Bart Reiter (Minnesota) L; SV, 3-4 12/11 16 Kelly Kubec (Oregon State) L; D, 3-5 Midlands Championships 12/29 Kevin Fanta (Northern Illinois) W; D, 6-1 12/29 8 Tony Ramos (Iowa) L; D, 4-7 12/29 Nathan Fitzenreider (North Central (Ill.)) W; F, 6:29 12/29 16 Levi Mele (Northwestern) W; F, 6:35 12/30 Jimmy Kirchner (Rider) W; DQ 12/30 7 Filip Novachkov (Cal Poly) L; D, 0-7 12/30 Jordan Keller (Oklahoma) L; D, 2-5 1/15 14 Flint Ray (Utah Valley) L; D, 0-2 1/15 18 Justin Paulsen (Stanford) W; D, 6-4 1/15 Cortlandt Choate (Brown) W; D, 4-1 1/21 3 Tyler Graff (Wisconsin) L; MD, 5-13 1/23 Ryan Jauch (Northern Iowa) W; D, 3-2 1/28 19 Jordan Keller (Oklahoma) L; D, 2-4 1/30 Nathan McCormick (Missouri) W; D, 4-0 2/2 Kalin Goodsite (Arizona State) W; D, 4-0 2/4 1 Jordan Oliver (Oklahoma State) L; MD, 3-14 2/12 Pat Owens (North Carolina) W; D, 7-1 2/20 Ben Cash (Iowa State) W; D, 3-0 3/5 Jordan Keller (Oklahoma) L; D, 1-2 3/5 Nathan McCormick (Missouri) L; D, 2-3 3/5 Ben Cash (Iowa State) W; MD, 9-0 3/17 4 Tyler Graff (Wisconsin) L; MD, 6-19 3/17 Justin Paulsen (Stanford) W; D, 4-0 3/18 Flint Ray (Utah Valley) L; D, 0-7 Year 08-09* 09-10 10-11 Career

Overall 10-2 18-10 22-15 40-25

Dual 0-0 0-2 11-8 11-10

Pins 3 6 2 8

*-Redshirt Season does not count in career totals.

Regular Season Kiley wrestled one of the most challenging schedules on the Husker squad with 11 nationally ranked opponents on his slate. Opening his season with a title at the Harold Nichols Open, Kiley went on to start every dual at the 133-pound spot where he garnered an 11-8 dual record with two pins and two major decisions. He finished the regular season with a 20-11 record. After an 0-2 start in dual competition, Kiley responded by winning eight of his next 11 matches, including an eighth-place finish at the Midlands Championships. At the tournament, Kiley recorded two pins over North Central College’s (Ill.) Nathan Fitzenreider and No. 16 Levi Mele of Northwestern, which was Kiley’s second victory over a ranked opponent on the year. Kiley was 2-2 in conference dual matches with victories over Missouri’s Nathan McCormick and Iowa State’s Ben Cash. Kiley was competitive in almost every match, with seven of his 11 losses coming by two points or less. He was a valuable part of the Huskers’ success during the dual season accounting for 34 dual points to tie for No. 5 on the squad. 2009-10 (Freshman) Kiley was 18-10 overall in his redshirt freshman season with six pins and one technical fall. His six falls tied for third among all Huskers. Kiley had a pair of third-place finishes at the Harold Nichols Open and Glen Brand Open to highlight the tournament season. He began the year with a 10-4 record. Kiley’s two varsity starts came against top-four ranked opponents, as he fell to eventual national champion Jayson Ness of Minnesota by pin and No. 4 Jordan Oliver of Oklahoma State by technical fall.

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CALEB K O L B

sophomore l 174 l grove city, pa. l grove city l one letter Career Highlights

Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2009, 2010) Nebraska Redshirt-of-the-Year Award (2010)

2011-12 Outlook Caleb Kolb will return as the Huskers’ starter at 174 pounds after starting all but one dual last season. Kolb will look to impove on his 15-15 overall record last season and 8-10 mark in dual competition. 2010-11 (Redshirt Freshman) Big 12 Championships Kolb entered the tournament as the No. 4 seed, but couldn’t pick up a victory after dropping two tightly contested battles. Kolb opened the tournament with a 2-1 loss to Oklahoma’s Jeff James, before falling to Dorian Henderson of Missouri by a 6-2 count. Regular Season Kolb went 15-13 in the regular season as the 174-pound starter, while finishing with two pins and four major decisions. His 29 dual points ranked seventh on the team and his four major decisions tied for fifth on the squad. After opening the season with a loss to No. 17 Ethan Headlee from Pitt, Kolb came back and helped the Huskers in their upset over Ohio State by defeating the Buckeyes’ Robel Campbell in major-decision fashion, 13-5. Kolb participated in two open tournaments during the season, finishing third at the Viking-Warrior Open and taking the title at the Quality Hotel Open. Following his title at the Quality Hotel Open, Kolb finished the season with a 5-6 record in his next 11 matches, including dual victories over Oklahoma’s Jeff James and Northern Iowa’s Brice Wolf. Kolb finished the year with 24 dual takedowns.

2009-10 (Redshirt) Regular Season Kolb dominated his competition with a 27-5 overall record to earn the team’s Redshirt-of-the-Year award. He finished in the top five at each of the six tournaments, including first-place finishes at the UNK Loper Open and Quality Hotel Open with a combined 9-0 mark in those competitions. Kolb led the NU redshirts with eight major decision wins, including four at the Kaufman Brand Open and Fort Hays State Open when he took second- and third-place finishes. He also took runner-up honors at the Dana Open, dropping only the championship match to Marty Usman of Nebraska-Kearney.

Before Nebraska

Kolb was an InterMat top 100 recruit and a three-time state qualifier for Grove City High School, where he captured the title his senior year. He posted a 128-22 career record, including a 39-0 mark in 2008-09. Kolb also participated in football as a halfback and outside linebacker, and in track and field as a pole vaulter his first three years of high school. Kolb earned All-America honors in 2009 after finishing third at 160 pounds in the National High School Coaches Association Wrestling Championships.

Personal

Caleb is the son of Jon and Deborah Kolb, and was born on July 17, 1990 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Jon played 13 seasons in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers and earned four Super Bowl rings. Caleb has one brother, Tanner. Caleb is majoring in psychology at Nebraska.

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Match-by-Match Date Rank Opponent Result 11/21 17 Ethan Headlee (Pittsburgh) L; D, 0-4 11/21 Robel Campbell (Ohio State) W; MD, 13-5 11/27 David Thompson (Bucknell) L; D, 4-6 11/27 David Michaud (SDSU) W; D, 10-3 12/4 Dallas Hintz (Wyoming) W; D, 7-1 12/9 10 Scott Glasser (Minnesota) L; D, 1-3 12/11 6 Colby Covington (Oregon State) L; MD, 3-12 Midlands Championships 12/29 Brice Wolf (Northern Iowa) L; D, 4-8 12/29 Friedl Benjamin (Illinois) L; SV, 1-3 Viking-Warrior Open 1/2 Travis Shadrach (Baker) W; F, 2:38 1/2 Jeff James (Oklahoma) L; D, 3-5 1/2 Ronnie Balfour (Oklahoma) W; MD, 16-6 1/2 Jerad Gubbels (Nebraska) W; D, 4-0 Quality Hotel Open 1/8 Casey Paprocki (Buena Vista) W; MD, 12-4 1/8 Jairin Potter (Hastings) W; MFor 1/8 Parker Owen (Baker) W; F, 4:40 1/8 Jerad Gubbels (Nebraska) W; For 1/15 Brad Darrington (Utah Valley) W; D, 4-2 1/15 6 Nick Amuchastegui (Stanford) L; D, 2-5 1/15 Jeffrey Lemmer (Brown) W; MD, 13-4 1/21 19 Ben Jordan (Wisconsin) L; D, 1-2 1/23 Brice Wolf (Northern Iowa) W; D, 5-3 1/28 Jeff James (Oklahoma) W; D, 5-3 1/30 20 Dorian Henderson (Missouri) L; D, 2-4 2/2 Forfeit (Arizona State) W; For 2/4 17 Mike Benefiel (Oklahoma State) L; D, 5-11 2/12 Thomas Ferguson (North Carolina) L; D, 1-3 2/20 1 Jon Reader (Iowa State) L; MD, 4-16 3/5 Jeff James (Oklahoma) L; D, 1-2 3/5 Dorian Henderson (Missouri) L; D, 2-6 Year Overall Dual Pins TF MD 09-10* 27-5 0-0 3 2 8 10-11 15-15 8-10 2 0 4 Career 15-15 8-10 2 0 4 *-Redshirt Season does not count in career totals.

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11 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

7 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

CODY COM P TO N sophomore l 157 l bonne terre, mo. l north county l one letter Career Highlights

Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Spring 2011) 2011-12 Outlook Cody Compton is a contender for the top spot at 157 pounds with junior Ross Grande, who moved up from 149 pounds. Compton saw limited action in the lineup during his redshirt freshman season winning four dual matches, including a three-dual win streak to begin the season. 2010-11 (Redshirt Freshman) Regular Season Compton saw his first action of the season when he was inserted into the lineup for the Huskers’ third road dual of the season against the Northern Colorado Bears. After collecting his first career dual victory over the Bears’ Rodney Dollar, Compton went on to beat Minnesota’s Alec Ortiz and Alex Elder from Oregon State to leap to a 3-0 start. Compton wrestled in three other duals for NU, earning his other dual victory over Patrick Labuz from Brown. Compton finished the season with an 8-4 record and a 4-2 mark in dual competition. In dual matches, Compton racked up 11 takedowns, while only giving up one. Compton won the 157-pound title at the Briar Cliff Open to finish his season. 2009-10 (Redshirt) Regular Season Compton had an impressive redshirt season, as he compiled a 13-4 record with five major decisions and one technical fall. In four tournaments, Compton finished in the top three, including a title at the Quality Hotel Open when he

went a perfect 5-0. After beginning the season just 4-3, Compton won nine of his final 10 matches. He finished second at the Glen Brand Open and third at the Fort Hays State Open. Before Nebraska A two-time All-American, Compton found success at the state level for North County High School in Bonne Terre, Mo. Compton racked up a 162-7 career record with four straight topfive finishes at the state championships. He claimed third as a freshman and sophomore with a 37-2 record at 130 pounds and a 40-1 mark at 140, respectively. He won the title in 2009 and went on to claim the senior national championship. He claimed third at 145 pounds in the freestyle division of the 2007 Cadet National Championships, before notching an eighth-place showing at 152 pounds in the freestyle division of the 2008 Junior National Championships. Personal The son of Bill and Kathy Compton, Cody was born on April 16, 1991 in Cleveland, Ohio. He has an older brother, Will, and a younger brother, Wyatt. Will is a junior linebacker for the Nebraska football team. Cody is majoring in sociology at Nebraska.

Year 09-10* 10-11 Career

Overall 13-4 8-4 8-4

Dual 0-0 4-2 4-2

Pins 0 0 0

TF 1 0 0

MD 5 1 1

Year 10-11* Career

Overall 31-7 0-0

Dual 0-0 0-0

Pins 4 0

TF 0 0

MD 4 0

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SPENCER JOHNSON

redshirt freshman l 197 l mountain lake, minn. l windom/mountain lake/butterfield-odin Career Highlights

Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2010; Spring 2011) 2011-12 Outlook Spencer Johnson had a very successful season during his redshirt year by winning 31 matches to finish third on the team in total victories. Johnson will look to translate that success on the mat as he will be in contention for the 197-pound starting spot.

up at the state tournament with a 42-6 record. An all-state and all-conference selection, Johnson finished sixth at Senior Nationals to claim All-America honors. Johnson earned six letters in wrestling and three in football. Johnson was a member of the National Honor Society and was on the B-Honor Roll.

2010-11 (Redshirt) Regular Season Johnson produced a stellar freshman campaign with 31 victories and three open tournament titles. His 31 wins ranked third on the team behind Jordan Burroughs and Robert Kokesh. Johnson also posted eight bonus-point victories. Johnson began the year by winning his first three matches at the Harold Nichols Open, before falling to Iowa State’s Kyven Gadson, 3-2, in the finals. After winning five matches at the Kaufman/Brand Open, Johnson took home his first tournament title at the Bob Smith Open by dominating the 184-pound weight class, with two major decisions among his five victories. Johnson added crowns at the Quality Hotel Open and the Grand View Open, while finishing runner-up in the Viking-Warrior Open. Johnson concluded his season with a third-place finish at the Briar Cliff Open, while wrestling up a weight class at 197 pounds.

Personal Spencer is the son of James and Deb Johnson and was born in Windom, Minn., on Jan. 15, 1992. Spencer has three older sisters, Jessica, Naomi and Jackie, and one younger brother, Vincent. Spencer is majoring in civil engineering.

*-Redshirt Season does not count in career totals.

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MICHAEL KLINGINSMITH sophomore l 157 l kearney, neb. l catholic Career Highlights

Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2009, 2010; Spring 2010, 2011) 4.0 Grade-Point Average (2010, 2011) 2011-12 Outlook Michael Klinginsmith will provide depth and could potentially see time in the lineup at 157 pounds for NU. The 4.0 student won 16 matches last season in open tournaments.

early January with a 2-3 mark. The following week, he had the best showing of his season by taking second at the Quality Hotel Open in Hastings with a 4-1 record, as he won three matches in bonus-point fashion.

2010-11 (Redshirt Freshman) Regular Season Klinginsmith finished the season with a 16-13 overall record and was tied for fifth on the team in pins with five. Klinginsmith kicked off the season by losing three straight matches, but responded with three victories at the Bob Smith Open to pull his record to 3-4. Klinginsmith placed in his first open tournament a week later at the UNK Loper Open by taking fifth. He added a third-place finish at the Viking-Warrior Open in his next tournament.

Before Nebraska Klinginsmith had a standout career at Kearney Catholic High School. He won the state championship each of his final three years after placing third as a freshman, and finished with a 168-7 overall record. Klinginsmith also excelled on the football field as the Stars’ starting quarterback. He led the team to three straight playoff appearances with a 21-8 record. In the classroom, Klinginsmith had a 4.0 grade-point average and earned a 35 on his ACT.

2009-10 (Redshirt) Regular Season Klinginsmith was 13-14 as a redshirt with six pins and three major decisions. His pin total ranked first among Nebraska’s redshirts in 2009-10. Klinginsmith made steady improvement throughout the year as he placed sixth at the Dana Open in

Personal The son of John and Julie Klinginsmith, Michael was born on May 29, 1990 in Davenport, Iowa. He has one sister, Molly, and one brother, Matt. Michael is a biology major at Nebraska. He had a 4.0 grade-point average in 2010 and 2011.

Year 09-10* 10-11 Career

Overall 13-14 16-13 16-13

Dual 0-0 0-0 0-0

Pins 6 5 5

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MD 3 1 1

TYLER KO E H N junior l 165 l pittsburg, kan.

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pittsburg

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two letters

Career Highlights

First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2011) Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2009; Fall 2010) Nebraska Granite Award (2010) 2011-12 Outlook Tyler Koehn moved up a weight class from 157, where he spent the past three seasons to 165 pounds. He will be one of the wrestlers in competition to replace former national champion Jordan Burroughs. Koehn spent the majority of the time as the starter at 157 last season and accumulated a 7-11 overall record. 2010-11 (Sophomore) Big 12 Championships Koehn went 0-2 at the Big 12 Championships after dropping two competitive decisions to Iowa State’s Trent Weatherman and Oklahoma’s Chase Nelson. Koehn opened the tournament with a 3-2 loss to Weatherman, before falling out of the tournament with a 4-1 setback to Nelson. Regular Season Koehn finished the regular season with a 7-9 overall record, while going 5-8 in dual matches for the Huskers. The Kansas native accumulated 21 dual points for NU at the 157-pound spot in the lineup and recorded two pins. After three straight losses to open the season, Koehn picked up his first victory against Nick Flynn of South Dakota State by an 8-3 decision. Koehn’s most impressive victory of the season came with a pin against No. 20 Corey Mock of North Carolina. 2009-10 (Redshirt Freshman) Big 12 Championships Despite entering the tournament as the fifth seed, Koehn won his first-round match over Patrick Wright of Missouri by an 11-2 major decision. Looking for a spot in the finals, the redshirt freshman fell short of an upset in a 4-1 loss to No. 12 Shane Vernon of Oklahoma. In the third-place match, Koehn nearly posted a victory over No. 19 Andrew Sorenson of Iowa State, but dropped a narrow 2-1 decision.

Regular Season Koehn began the season in open tournament action at 165 pounds and claimed top-five finishes at the Harold Nichols Open, Kaufman-Brand Open and Fort Hays State Open. During that stretch, he compiled a 13-6 record. After 157-pound starter Jordan Burroughs went down with a season-ending injury in mid-December, Koehn cut weight over winter break and returned as the 157-pound starter in the Jan. 3 double dual against North Dakota State and North Carolina State. He earned a win over the Wolfpack’s Colton Palmer, 2-0 and remained the starter the rest of the season. Although the transition was tough, Koehn won his second and final dual match of the season with a 10-3 decision over Rocco DePaolo of Northern Colorado. Koehn finished the regular season with a 15-15 overall record. He had one pin and one major decision victory. 2008-09 (Redshirt) Regular Season Koehn racked up four pins and five major decisions en route to a 20-8 record during his redshirt season. He placed at three open tournaments, including winning two titles. Koehn went 4-2 at the Harold Nichols Open on Nov. 15, before going 5-0 to win the amateur division at the KaufmanBrand Open on Nov. 22. Koehn combined for a 5-5 mark at the Fort Hays State and UNK Loper opens in early December, before winning his second tournament with a 4-0 record at the Dana Open on Jan. 3. Koehn finished with a 2-2 showing at the Brand Open on Jan. 17. Before Nebraska Koehn finished in the top three at the Kansas state tournament his final three seasons for Coach Scott Rieck and Pittsburg High School. A four-time state qualifier, Koehn did not place his freshman year at 119 pounds, but earned third as a sophomore with a 41-2 record at 135. He collected 26 pins his junior year while rolling to a perfect 38-0 record and a state championship at 152 pounds. He capped his high school

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career with a second-place finish at 171 pounds after a 34-3 season. Koehn finished with a 147-15 career record and was a three-time all-area pick and a four-time all-conference selection. Koehn was a five-time All-American at the Junior National Championships in Fargo, N.D. He claimed fifth in GrecoRoman and seventh in freestyle at 140 pounds in 2006. He moved up to 160 in 2007 to claim eighth in freestyle, before earning fourth in Greco-Roman and seventh in freestyle in 2008. Koehn also spent all four years on the honor roll at Pittsburg High School. Personal The son of Dan and Cheryl Koehn, Tyler was born on June 13, 1990. He has two brothers, Derek and Brent, and one sister, Cori. Tyler is a business administration major at Nebraska. Year 08-09* 09-10 10-11 Career

Overall 20-8 16-17 7-11 23-28

Dual 0-0 2-11 5-8 7-19

Pins 4 1 2 3

TF 0 0 0 0

*-Redshirt Season does not count in career totals.

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2011-12 Huskers

NEBRASKA

617 ALL-TIME DUAL WINS

WRESTLING

11 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

7 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

ROBERT KO K E S H redshirt freshman l 165 l wagner, s.d. l wagner Career Highlights

Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2010) Nebraska Redshirt of the Year (2010-11) 2011-12 Outlook Robert Kokesh looks to build off a true freshman season that saw him win 34 matches in open tournaments, including 29 victories in bonus-point fashion. Kokesh is the frontrunner to replace former two-time national champion Jordan Burroughs at 165 pounds. Last season, Kokesh led the team in pins with 19. 2010-11 (Redshirt) Regular Season Kokesh unleashed one of the most dominant freshman seasons in recent Nebraska history by going 34-1 and recording 29 bonus-point victories. Kokesh’s only loss of the season came to fellow Husker Jordan Burroughs in the finals of the Harold Nichols Open to start the season when Kokesh forfeited for medical reasons. His 34 victories ranked second on the team behind Burroughs, and he led the team in pins with 19. Kokesh also tied for the lead in major decisions with eight. After the second-place finish at Harold Nichols Open, Kokesh went on to capture seven open tournament titles, which included the Kaufman/Brand Open, Bob Smith Open, UNK Loper Open, Viking-Warrior Open, Quality Hotel Open, Brand Open and the Briar Cliff Open. Kokesh closed the season wrestling in top form, pinning 11 of his final 15 opponents.

Before Nebraska Kokesh was a three-time South Dakota Class B state champion (2008-10) and led Wagner High School to team state titles each year. His impressive career included a 21624 prep record, while earning All-America honors in his last three seasons. In 2008, Kokesh was the NHSCA Sophomore Nationals champion before he also claimed a pair of runner-up finishes at the Junior Nationals in 2009 and 2010. Kokesh also excelled on the football field for the Red Raiders, as the linebacker earned first-team all-state honors. He also lettered in track and field. Academically, Kokesh was on the honor roll. Personal Robert is the son of Doug and Kathy Kokesh. He was born on Dec. 5, 1991 in Yankton, S.D. Robert has three siblings, Richard, Kimberly and Kristi. He is majoring in agricultural business administration.

Year 10-11* Career

Overall 34-1 0-0

Dual 0-0 0-0

Pins 19 0

TF 2 0

MD 8 0

Year 10-11 Career

Overall 17-11 17-11

Dual 0-7 0-7

Pins 9 9

TF 2 2

MD 2 2

*-Redshirt Season does not count in career totals.

SHAWN N A G E L sophomore l 125 l kimball, neb. l kimball l one letter Career Highlights

Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2010; Spring 2011) Nebraska Granite Award (2010-11) 2011-12 Outlook Shawn Nagel will open the season as the starter at the 125-pound weight class after seeing limited action in the lineup last season. Despite not recording a win in his seven dual matches last year, Nagel improved greatly in the offseason and will use his experience last year as a building block during his sophomore season. Nagel finished last season with a 17-11 overall record. 2010-11 (Freshman) Regular Season Nebraska’s 2010-11 Granite Award winner, Nagel was the only Husker true freshman to compete in dual action. Nagel finished the year with a 17-11 overall mark, while going 0-7 in dual competition. Four of those seven losses came against nationally ranked opponents. Nagel reeled off six straight victories to open the season at the Cowboy Open. He secured a third-place finish after dropping his openinground match. At the UNK Loper open, Nagel went 5-2 to finish fifth. Nagel’s best tournament came at the Briar Cliff Open to conclude his year. He won all four of his matches, two by pin, to take home first-place honors. For the season, Nagel pinned nine of his opponents, which was good enough for second on the team behind Robert Kokesh, while also producing two technical falls and two major decisions for a total of 13 bonus-point victories.

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Before Nebraska A three-time Class C state champion and one-time runnerup, Nagel ended his career by being named the 2010 Nebraska Wrestler of the Year. Nagel was undefeated in his last three seasons and owned a 147-3 career high school record along with being a four-time member of the first-team All-Region squad. He also earned all-league honors four times along with being tabbed the Western Trails Conference Most Outstanding Wrestler all four years. Nagel was on the Principal’s Merit Honor Roll along with being a member of the National Honor Society. Nagel won four letters in wrestling, track and cross country throughout his high school tenure. Personal Shawn is the son of Bob and Carrie Nagel and was born on Nov. 1, 1991, in Scottsbluff, Neb. He has an older sister, Shayla. Shawn is majoring in biology.

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WRESTLING

18 TOP 10 NCAA FINISHES

1 Hodge Trophy Winner

2011-12 Huskers

40 NWCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

KEITH SUR B E R redshirt freshman l 133 l o’fallon, ill. l o’fallon

2011-12 Outlook Keith Surber will provide solid depth behind junior Ridge Kiley at the 133-pound weight class in 2011-12. The talented redshirt freshman won 13 matches last season, including his last four to capture a title at the Brair Cliff Open. Surber finished his year with two pins, two technical falls and three major decisions.

Personal Keith is the son of Barry Surber and Jill Monroe. He was born on Feb. 2, 1992 in O’Fallon, Ill., and has an older brother, Kyle. Keith is majoring in biology.

2010-11 (Redshirt) Regular Season Surber began the season with a 3-4 record through his first two tournaments before taking third place at the Quality Hotel Open to begin a streak of impressive finishes for the 133-pounder. Surber followed the third-place finish with a fourth-place showing at the Brand Open, where he defeated Josh Keszler from Nebraska-Omaha and NU teammate Ryan Pohlman. Surber moved up a weight class to 141 pounds for the last tournament of the season at the Briar Cliff Open, where he won all four matches to win an individual title. Surber finished the year with a 13-7 overall mark with two pins, two technical falls and three major decisions.

Year 10-11* Career

Overall 13-7 0-0

Dual 0-0 0-0

Pins 2 0

TF 2 0

MD 3 0

Year 10-11* Career

Overall 24-15 0-0

Dual 0-0 0-0

Pins 8 0

TF 0 0

MD 1 0

*-Redshirt Season does not count in career totals.

Before Nebraska Surber won the NHSAA Senior National Championships and Illinois Class 3A state title to wrap up an outstanding career at O’Fallon (Ill.) High School. A four-time Southwestern Conference all-league selection, Surber was 181-9 during his prep days. The first-team All-American was named the St. Clair County Journal Male Athlete of the Year in 2009-10. He earned four letters in wrestling. Surber was also named to the Honor Roll and volunteered his time as a member of the National Honor Society.

JOHN SVO B O D A redshirt freshman l 149 l schuyler, neb.

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Career Highlights

Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2010; Spring 2011) 4.0 Grade-Point Average (Spring 2011) 2011-12 Outlook John Svoboda is one of several wrestlers battling for a spot in the lineup at 149 pounds. Svoboda, who earned a 4.0 grade-point average last spring, was one of the top redshirts last season when he finished with an overall record of 2415 and eight pins, including the team’s quickest fall in 22 seconds.

Personal John is the son of Dick and Linda Svoboda. He was born on Dec. 9, 1991 in David City, Neb. He has two brothers, Bill (21) and David (13). John is majoring in animal science.

2010-11 (Redshirt) Regular Season Svoboda ended the season tied for eighth on the team in victories with 24, including five top-five finishes at open tournaments. He closed a 24-15 campaign with a pair of third-place finishes at the Grand View and Briar Cliff Opens. Svoboda won nine of his final 12 matches to end the year, while collecting three of his eight total pins down the stretch. Svoboda’s eight pins ranked third on the team, while also having the quickest pin on the squad in 22 seconds.

*-Redshirt Season does not count in career totals.

Before Nebraska Svodoba was a two-time runner-up at the Nebraska Class B state tournament (2008 and 2010). Svoboda was a fourtime state qualifier at Schuyler High School and had a career record of 132-28 with 78 pins. He was named a Scholastic Academic All-American three straight years (2008-10), while also finishing in the top three at state in his final three seasons. Svoboda was a four-time letterwinner in both wrestling and football, in addition to being part of the National Honor Society.

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2011-12 Huskers

NEBRASKA

617 ALL-TIME DUAL WINS

WRESTLING

11 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

7 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

BRANDON WILBOURN redshirt freshman l 149 l o’fallon, mo. l francis howell central

2011-12 Outlook Brandon Wilbourn is the leading canidate to be the starter at 149 after junior Ross Grande moved up a weight class. Wilbourn did not wrestle in any matches last season, but the talented redshirt freshman was a four-time All-American in high school and is expected be a force in the Husker lineup.

Personal Brandon is the son of Terrance and Benetha Moore, and was born on Sept. 14, 1991 in Bellville, Ill. Brandon has two brothers, Terrel and Tol. He is a pre-physical therapy major. Wilbourn trained in the Purler Wrestling Academy under 1993 Nebraska national champion Tony Purler.

2010-11 (Redshirt) Regular Season Wilbourn did not compete in any matches for the Huskers during his freshman campaign. Before Nebraska Wilbourn ended his prep career by winning a Senior Nationals championship in May 2010. Prior to that, he was the Missouri Class 4 state champion after finishing third in 2007 and second in 2008. The four-time All-American had a career record of 181-11 with 87 pins at Francis Howell Central High School. Wilbourn was named to the 2010 allstate team, as well as earning all-conference honors three times. Wilbourn was a four-year wrestling letterwinner and also earned one letter in football.

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Year 10-11* Career

Overall Dual Pins TF Did not compete 0-0 0-0 0 0

*-Redshirt Season does not count in career totals.

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18 TOP 10 NCAA FINISHES

MICHAEL DAUTERIVE

rfr. l 125 l boyd, texas

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Career Highlights

Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Spring 2011) 2011-12 Outlook Michael Dauterive will play an important role and provide depth at the 125-pound weight class after winning four matches a year ago. All of Dauterive’s wins came in bonus-point fashion with two pins and two major decisions. 2010-11 (Redshirt) Regular Season Dauterive competed in several open tournaments during the season where he finished with a record of 4-16 at 125 pounds. Of those four victories, two of them came by pin over Midland (Neb.) College’s Josh Bennett. Dauterive’s other two victories were by major decision over Grady Nakano from Bacone and Bennett. Before Nebraska Dauterive was a three-time All-American at the Fargo national championships, earning the honor twice in Greco and once in Freestyle. He had a strong 128-23 career record at McKinney Boyd High School in Boyd, Texas and won the high school state championship in the 103-pound weight class, the first-ever title in the McKinney Independent School District. Dauterive earned four letters in wrestling. Personal The son of Paul and April Dauterive, Michael was born in Omaha, Neb. on Sept. 17, 1991. Dauterive has two older sisters, Tara Piperis (30) and Lindsay Kriebel (27) along with a younger brother, Nick. Dauterive moved from Omaha when he was three years old. He has not declared a major at Nebraska. Year 10-11* Career

Overall 4-16 0-0

Dual 0-0 0-0

WRESTLING

Pins 2 0

*-Redshirt Season does not count in career totals.

TF 0 0

MD 2 0

1 Hodge Trophy Winner

LUIS DEANDA

rfr. l 141 l south sioux city, neb. south sioux city

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2011-12 Outlook Luis DeAnda will use an impressive offseason to compete for the starting spot at 141 pounds with several other wrestlers. DeAnda finished one match above .500 last year with a 15-14 record in open tournaments and won five matches by pin. 2010-11 (Redshirt) Regular Season DeAnda finished the season with a 15-14 overall record while competing in open tournaments for NU. DeAnda took second at 141 pounds at the Quality Hotel Open on Jan. 8 by winning his first four matches. His first three victories came by pin, before forfeiting in the finals to fellow Husker Mike Koehnlein. DeAnda ended the season with five pins, which tied him for fifth on the team. He also won one match by technical fall and two matches by major decision. Before Nebraska DeAnda reached the quarterfinals of the Nebraska Class A state tournament three times (2006, 2007 and 2009) and medaled twice. He set a South Sioux City school record with 120 career wins. A two-time district champion, DeAnda earned all-state, all-conference and team wrestler-of-the-year honors. DeAnda was a four-time letterwinner in both wrestling and cross country. He also earned a letter in track and field. Personal Luis is the son of Rodrigo and Maria DeAnda and was born on Feb. 26, 1990, in South Sioux City, Neb. He has three sisters, Aracelie, Maria and Selma along with three brothers, Rodrigo, Juan and Ricky. Luis’ cousins, Tony (1995-96) and Jose (1996-99), wrestled at Nebraska in the 1990s. Luis has yet to declare an academic major. Year 10-11* Career

Overall 15-14 0-0

Dual 0-0 0-0

Pins 5 0

*-Redshirt Season does not count in career totals.

TF 1 0

MD 2 0

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SKYLAR GALLOWAY rfr. l 149 l omaha, neb.

central

Career Highlights

Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2010; Spring 2011) 2011-12 Outlook Skylar Galloway is in contention to see action at 149 pounds in 2011-12. The Omaha, Neb., native will look to build off his 16 victories last season, including three wins by pin and three by major decision. 2010-11 (Redshirt) Regular Season Galloway was one of 10 non-varsity Huskers to reach the 15-victory plateau, while wrestling in several open tournaments. Galloway earned three top-five finishes at open tournaments, which included a third-place finish at the Viking-Warrior Open and a fourth-place spot at the Brand Open. For the season, Galloway finished with a 16-15 record, while pinning three of his opponents. Galloway’s pin over Hastings’ Justin Cook took only 36 seconds, which was the fourth-fastest pin on the team. Before Nebraska Galloway was a 2010 Class A state champion at Omaha Central at 140 pounds. A four-time state qualifier, he also had a sixth-place finish in 2009. Galloway attended Omaha Gross for the first two years and placed fourth in Class B in 2007 and 2008. He had a high school career record of 96-27. Galloway graduated in the top 10 percent of his class and was on the academic all-state team. He was also an eightsemester Honor Roll selection and a member of the National Honor Society. Personal Skylar is the son of Johnny and Shinobu Galloway. He was born in Iowa City, Iowa, on Jan. 19, 1992. Skylar has four brothers, Kentral, Johnny, Tyrell and Dax. Skylar is majoring in international business at Nebraska. Year 10-11* Career

Overall 16-15 0-0

Dual 0-0 0-0

Pins 3 0

*-Redshirt Season does not count in career totals.

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2011-12 Huskers

617 ALL-TIME DUAL WINS

WRESTLING

11 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

RYNE HARRIS

rfr. l 125 l belleville, ill. althoff catholic

7 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

BRANDON RUBINO rfr. l 125 l st. charles, ill. st. charles east

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Career Highlights

Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2010) 2011-12 Outlook Ryne Harris has the ability to compete for time in the lineup with other talented 125 pounders on the roster. Harris used the offseason to improve after an impressive redshirt season where he won 11 matches, four of them coming by way of major decision. 2010-11 (Redshirt) Regular Season After a 1-2 start at the Viking-Warrior Open at 133 pounds, Harris made the switch to the 125 weight division and collected three top four finishes at his next three open tournaments. Harris won four matches at the Quality Hotel Open to propel him to third place with his only loss coming to fellow Husker David Klingsheim. After a fourth-place showing at the Brand Open, Harris finished his season in second-place at the Grand View Open. Harris went 11-6 on the season with two pins and four major decisions. Before Nebraska Harris finished third at the 2009 Illinois Class 2A state tournament to earn first-team all-state honors. A four-time state qualifier, Harris produced a 152-24 career record at Althoff Catholic High School. He earned all-conference honors from the South Seven Conference three times. Harris earned letters in wrestling and football along with being a member of the National Honor Society. Harris was also on his high school’s Honor Roll.

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2011-12 Outlook Brandon Rubino won 13 matches last year in open tournaments and will be a key in the Huskers’ depth at 125 pounds. The St. Charles, Ill., native won over half of his matches last season in bonus-point form and is looking to build off the momentum he gained near the end of last season. 2010-11 (Redshirt) Regular Season After a 1-4 start to begin the season, Rubino found his form at the Quality Hotel Open where he went 4-2 with a technical fall, major decision and pin to capture fifth place. Following the Quality Hotel Open, Rubino won nine of his last 13 matches to finish the season with a 13-11 overall record. More than half of Rubino’s victories came in bonus-point fashion. Rubino also found the award stand at the Brand Open, finishing third after posting two of his three major decisions during the season. Along with his three majors, Rubino also won two matches by technical fall and pin. Before Nebraska Rubino was the Illinois 2010 Class 3A state champion as a senior after he defeated Aurora’s Nicholas Drendel, 5-1, in the state finals at 112 pounds. Rubino finished his senior year with an overall record of 41-6 and was the first state champion from St. Charles East since 2004. Rubino was ranked No. 20 among high school seniors at 112 pounds, according to InterMat, and was awarded the 2010 Gaffney Outstanding Male Athlete award at St. Charles East for his efforts as a senior. As a junior, Rubino won a total of 35 matches and advanced to the second round of the consolation bracket in the state tournament.

Personal Ryne is the son of David and Peggy Harris. Ryne was born on Nov. 8, 1991 in Belleville, Ill. He has two younger brothers, Michael and Cody. Ryne is majoring in accounting.

Personal Brandon is the son of Tony and Sherry Rubino. Rubino was born on July 24, 1992, in St. Charles, Ill. He has two younger brothers, Ryan and Anthony. Brandon is majoring in business administration.

Year 10-11* Career

Year 10-11* Career

Overall 11-6 0-0

Dual 0-0 0-0

Pins 2 0

*-Redshirt Season does not count in career totals.

TF 1 0

MD 4 0

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Overall 13-11 0-0

Dual 0-0 0-0

Pins 2 0

*-Redshirt Season does not count in career totals.

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TF 2 0

MD 3 0

CHAD STROH

rfr. l 141 l holyoke, colo.

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holyoke

Career Highlights

Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2010) 2011-12 Outlook Chad Stroh will be a factor at 141 pounds where he will compete with several other Huskers for time in the lineup. Stroh won six matches last season with half of those wins by falls. 2010-11 (Redshirt) Regular Season Stroh ended his freshman season with a 6-5 mark in open tournaments for the Huskers while wrestling at 141 pounds. In his first tournament, Stroh took second place at the VikingWarrior Open with back-to-back wins over Oklahoma’s Scott Chene and Grand View’s Gustavo Martinez. Stroh also found the award stand at the Brand Open, finishing in third place. Stroh finished the year with three pins. Before Nebraska Stroh was one of the most successful wrestlers in recent Colorado state history, as he claimed three straight Class 2A state championships at Holyoke High School. A four-time state qualifier, Stroh ended his career with a 31-1 senior season and pinned all four opponents at the state tournament. A three-time all-state selection, Stroh was 42-1 as a junior and 36-1 as a sophomore in his first two state title campaigns. He was runnerup as a freshman. On the national level, Stroh claimed All-America honors by finishing sixth at the 2009 NHSCA Junior Nationals. Personal Chad is the son of Duane and Melissa Stroh and was born on Sept. 26, 1991, in Holyoke, Colo. He is majoring in business administration. Year 10-11* Career

Overall 6-5 0-0

Dual 0-0 0-0

Pins 3 0

*-Redshirt Season does not count in career totals.

TF 0 0

MD 0 0


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18 TOP 10 NCAA FINISHES

CORY BRESTER

fr. l 184 l howells, neb.

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2011-12 Outlook Cory Brester is a candidate to redshirt this season, but has a bright future as a Husker. The brother of former Nebraska AllAmerican Craig Brester, Cory finished his high school career as a two-time Class D state champion. Before Nebraska Brester ended his career at Howells by winning 84 consecutive matches through his last two seasons en route to two Class D state championships. Brester won the 189-pound state championship as a senior, going 44-0 and defeated fellow undefeated wrestler Justin Romeo of Medicine Valley in the state finals, 7-1. As a junior, Brester improved on his runnerup finish as a sophomore to claim the title at 171 pounds and finished with another perfect record at 40-0. The Howells native was one of the most dominant wrestlers in the state of Nebraska, pinning 98 of his opponents during his career and was named the NSWCA Outstanding Wrestler of the Year in Class D as a senior. Brester finished in fourth place in the state as a freshman at 145 pounds. Brester was also a four-year letterwinner in football and participated in the annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl after his senior season. Personal The son of Dan and Denise Brester, Cory was born on Oct. 22, 1992, in West Point, Neb. Brester has three sisters, Christy, Cheryl and Connie along with two brothers Craig and Chad. Cory’s brother, Craig (2005-10), was a three-time All-American at Nebraska and currently serves as the administrative assistant on the wrestling staff. Cory is majoring in agronomy at Nebraska.

1 Hodge Trophy Winner

BEAU BRYANT

fr. l 133 l hickman, neb.

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40 NWCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

CHRISTIAN GALLARDO

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2011-12 Outlook Beau Bryant will provide depth behind several talented wrestlers at 133 pounds, where he will gain experience as a redshirt in 2011-12. Bryant, a Nebraska native, comes to NU as one of the most accomplished wrestlers in Norris High School history.

2011-12 Outlook Christian Gallardo will work during 2011-12 on refining his skills as a wrestler at the collegiate level while providing depth at the 125-pound weight class. Gallardo won 102 career matches at Wakefield High School.

Before Nebraska Bryant is one of the most successful wrestlers in Norris High School history after a four-year career that saw him capture the school record for career wins and career takedowns. Bryant is a four-time state qualifier and capped his career off with a fourth-place finish at the 135-pound weight class in Class B. Bryant won 34 matches as a senior and finished his career with an overall record of 131-32. As a sophomore and junior, Bryant was able to reach the quarterfinals of the state tournament at 140 and 125 pounds, respectively. Bryant was a standout in the classroom as well as earning several Academic All-State honors and was part of the Honor Society.

Before Nebraska A three-time state qualifier at Wakefield High School, Gallardo joined the Husker program after a third-place finish at the 112-pound Class D state championships as a senior. Gallardo owned 102-30 career record in high school and reached at least the quarterfinals of the state tournament all three times he qualified. Gallardo was a fouryear letterwinner in wrestling and also lettered in football two years. He excelled both on the mat and in the classroom as he was an Academic All-State selection in both 2010-11 and part of the National Honor Society.

Personal Beau is the son of Dave and Candi Bryant, and was born on June 3, 1992. Bryant has two younger sisters, Alix (16) and Rylie (11), and a younger brother, Chase (14). Beau is majoring in nutrition, exercise and health sciences at Nebraska.

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Personal Christian is the son of Jose and Maria Gallardo. He was born on June 7, 1993, in Los Angeles, Calif. Gallardo has not declared a major at Nebraska.

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NEBRASKA

617 ALL-TIME DUAL WINS

JAMES GREEN

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11 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

7 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

DONNY LONGENDKYE l

2011-12 Outlook James Green will begin his Husker career as candidate to redshirt, but has the potential to see time in the Husker lineup later in the season. Green was one of Nebraska’s top recruits for this season after a stellar career at Willingboro High School in New Jersey.

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IAN OUSLEY fr. l 157 l saginaw, mich. saginaw heritage

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2011-12 Outlook Donny Longendyke will redshirt this season and learn from senior three-time NCAA qualifier Tucker Lane. Longendyke was the top-rated heavyweight recruit in the nation last year and will be a major player in the Husker lineup in the future.

2011-12 Outlook Ian Ousley is the first wrestler from Michigan to join the Huskers since 2009 and will redshirt the 2011-12 season to gain experience. Ousley recorded 33 pins during his senior year at Saginaw Heritage High School.

Before Nebraska As a senior at Willingboro High School, Green became the first wrestler in school history to win a state championship after a perfect 29-0 season. Green capped his title run with a 16-4 major decision win over Nicholas Alpher of Paramus in the 145-pound finals, and finished his career with a 148-8 overall record. During his senior year, Green recorded 13 pins and three technical falls to go along with five major decisions. Green was the state runner-up at 140 pounds his junior season, and took fourth place at 130 pounds as a sophomore. Green finished his high school career by winning the 145-pound national title at the NHSCA Senior National Wrestling Championships. Green was a four-time District 26 Champion in New Jersey and a two-time Regional Champion.

Before Nebraska Ranked as the No. 1 heavyweight recruit in the country by InterMat, Longendyke finished his high school career by winning his second Minnesota Class AAA state championship and with a record of 43-1. A three-time state finalist, Longendyke set his high school’s record for most pins and victories (184) in a career. He was perfect as a junior, finishing the year with 47 wins and no losses to go along with his first state title. On the national stage, Longendyke was a double All-American at the 2010 USA Wrestling Junior Nationals by placing second in Greco-Roman and sixth in freestyle. As a cadet in 2009, he also earned two All-America honors by winning the freestyle event and finishing in third in Greco-Roman. Longendyke was the 2010 Northern Plains Regional champion in freestyle, and also claimed titles at the Central Regional tournament in both Greco-Roman and freestyle.

Before Nebraska Ousley was a four-year letterwinner at Saginaw Heritage High School where he helped his team to three consecutive Division 1 District Championships. As a senior, Ousley was a third-place finisher in his district and finished the year with a 44-12 record. Ousley was dominant in his final season, pinning 33 of his opponents and recording three technical falls. Ousley was a four-time team captain and was also a 2010 AAU Scholastic Duals All-American after helping his team to a 18thplace finish at the national tournament.

Personal The son of James and Joyce H. Green, James was born on Dec. 19, 1992, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He has two sisters, Autumn (17) and Heaven (11). James is a finance major at Nebraska.

Personal Donny is the son of Tom and Theresa Longendyke, and was born on June 28, 1993. Donny has four siblings, including three sisters Lindsey (20), Krish (16) and Katie (15), and one brother Tommy (16). He has not declared a major at Nebraska.

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Personal The son of Todd and Ann Ousley, Ian was born on Dec. 2, 1992 in Austin, Texas. He has two brothers, Dae (17) and Josh (14). Ousley is majoring in nutrition, exercise and health sciences at Nebraska.


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IVER JAKE SANDOVAL SUEFLOHN fr. l 165 l manassa, colo.

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2011-12 Outlook Sandoval will be a candidate to redshirt during his freshman season, while providing depth at 165 pounds. Sandoval was a Colorado state champion his senior year at Centauri High School and a three-time state qualifier. Before Nebraska Sandoval helped Centauri to back-to-back Class 3A state championships in 2009 and 2010, while winning the 160-pound individual title as a senior in 2011. Sandoval went 44-0 during his senior season, including a 14-2 major decision win over Brandon Bertsch of Alamosa in the state finals. Sandoval was named to the 2011 All-Colorado wrestling team by the Denver Post. During his junior season, Sandoval went 39-5 and finished runner-up at 152 pounds. As a sophomore, Sandoval also finished in second place at 152 pounds and won 38 total matches. Sandoval earned three letters in football and one in track and cross country while at Centauri. Personal Iver is the son of Ruben and Lisa Sandoval. He was born in Alamosa, Colo., and has two sisters, Nikela (20) and Ariolle (12). Iver is majoring in history at Nebraska.

fr. l 141 l watertown, wis.

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2011-12 Outlook Jake Sueflohn has the ability to make an immediate impact on the Husker lineup at 141 pounds and replace two-time NCAA qualifier Mike Koehnlein. Sueflohn, the No. 2 rated wrestler nationally at 140 pounds coming out of Arrowhead High School, finished third at the Junior Freestyle National Championships as senior. Before Nebraska Sueflohn is a two-time Wisconsin state champion after winning the Division I 140-pound title as a senior by going a perfect 48-0 and the 135-pound title as a junior. Sueflohn was the No. 2 ranked wrestler in the nation at the 140-pound weight division according to InterMat. As a freshman, Sueflohn finished third at the state championships at 119 pounds, while recording a 50-4 record. His sophomore season saw him finish in the runner-up spot at the 125-pound weight division going 38-5. After his senior season, Sueflohn finished third at 145 pounds at the Junior Freestyle National Championships in Fargo, N.D. Personal Jake is the son of Monica and Jeff Sueflohn. He was born on Oct. 6, 1992 in Oconomowoc, Wis. Sueflohn has one sister, Jamie (16). Jake has not declared a major at Nebraska.

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AUSTIN WILSON fr. l 165 l hastings, neb. hastings st. cecilia

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2011-12 Outlook Austin Wilson, one of nine Nebraska natives on the team, is a candidate to redshirt duing the 2011-12 season at 165 pounds. Wilson is a talented wrestler who finished his high school career by winning 180 matches, which was a Nebraska state high school record. Before Nebraska Wilson finished his high school career as one of the most prolific wrestlers in Nebraska high school history after amassing a state record 180 wins to only three losses, while capturing three Class C state championships. Wilson capped his career by winning the 160-pound title as a senior, while tying his own state record for wins in a single season by going 48-0. Ranked as the No. 18 wrestler in the country at 160 pounds by InterMat, Wilson finished his career by winning his final 143 high school matches, which is also a Nebraska high school record. As a junior, Wilson won the 145-pound state championship with a 48-0 record, and took home the title as a sophomore at 130 pounds going 47-0. Wilson captured second place at the 2011 NHSCA Senior National Wrestling Championships at 160 pounds in Virginia Beach, Va. Personal Austin is the son of Craig and Donna Wilson. He was born on July 10, 1992, in Plainview, Neb. Wilson has a younger sister, Ashley. Austin is majoring in biology at Nebraska.

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7 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

2011-12 Opponents Bucknell Bison

Date: Thursday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m. Lewisburg, Pa. Last Meeting: Nov. 27, 2010 (W, 19-16) Lincoln, Neb. Series Record: NU leads, 3-0-1

Kent State Golden Flashes Date: Saturday, Nov. 12, 8 a.m. Wrestle for a Cure Duals Harrisburg, Pa. Last Meeting: Dec. 22, 1979 (L, 10-26) Dekalb, Ill. Series Record: NU trails, 0-3-0

North Carolina Tar Heels Date: Saturday, Nov. 12, Noon Wrestle for a Cure Duals Harrisburg, Pa. Last Meeting: Feb. 12, 2011 (W, 31-6) Chapel Hill, N.C. Series Record: NU leads, 9-1-0

Navy Midshipmen Date: Saturday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m. Wrestle for a Cure Duals Harrisburg, Pa. Last Meeting: Jan. 8, 2005 (W, 21-12) Grand Prairie, Texas Series Record: NU trails, 1-2-0

Wyoming Cowboys

Date: Saturday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. Lincoln, Neb. Last Meeting: Dec. 4, 2010 (W, 20-12) Series Record: NU leads, 30-14-0

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Lewisburg, Pa. 3,583 EIWA NCAA Division I Orange and Blue Bison Davis Gym John Bravman John P. Hardt

Media Relations Wrestling SID SID Office Phone SID Fax SID E-Mail Internet Address

Todd Merriett (570) 577-3488 (570) 577-1660 tmerriett@bucknell.edu bucknellbison.com

General Information Location Enrollment Conference Affiliation Colors Nickname Home Facility President Athletic Director

Kent, Ohio 41,365 Mid-American NCAA Division I Navy Blue and Gold Golden Flashes Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center Dr. Lester Lefton Joel Nielsen

Media Relations Wrestling SID SID Office Phone SID Fax SID E-Mail Internet Address

Aaron Chimenti (330) 672-8468 (330) 672-2112 achiment@kent.edu kentstatesports.com

General Information Location Enrollment Conference Affiliation Colors Nickname Home Facility Chancellor Athletic Director

Chapel Hill, N.C. 17,895 Atlantic Coast NCAA Division I Carolina Blue and White Tar Heels Eddie Smith Field House Holden Thorp Dick Baddour

Media Relations Wrestling SID SID Office Phone SID Fax SID E-Mail Internet Address

Dave Schmidt (919) 962-0084 (919) 843-2309 daveschmidt@unc.edu tarheelblue.com

General Information

Location Annapolis, Md. Enrollment 4,400 Conference EIWA Affiliation NCAA Division I Colors Navy Blue and Gold Nickname Midshipmen and Mids Home Facility Alumni Hall and Wesley Brown Field House Superintendent Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller, USN Athletic Director Chet Gladchuck

Media Relations Wrestling SID SID Office Phone SID Fax SID E-Mail Internet Address

General Information Location Enrollment Conference Affiliation Colors Nickname Home Facility President Athletic Director

Stacie Michaud (410) 293-8773 (410) 293-8954 michaud@usna.edu navysports.com

Laramie, Wyo. 13,476 Western Wrestling NCAA Division I Brown and Yellow Cowboys, ‘Pokes UniWyo Sports Complex (1,200) Tom Buchanan Tom Burman

Media Relations Wrestling SID SID Office Phone SID Fax SID E-Mail Internet Address

Andy Chapman (307) 766-5516 (307) 766-2346 achapman@uwyo.edu wyomingathletics.com

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Head Coach Alma Mater Record at Kent State Career Record Wrestling Office Phone

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Head Coach Alma Mater Record at North Carolina Career Record Wrestling Office Phone

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Head Coach Alma Mater Record at Navy Career Record Wrestling Office Phone

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Head Coach Alma Mater Record at Wyoming Career Record Wrestling Office Phone

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7-11 2-5 (8th) 36th (11.5 points) Dan Wirnsberger Michigan State (1995) 51-46-2 (five years) 77-68-2 (eight years) (610) 577-1035 3/7 0/2 0/1

14-6 4-1 (1st) 17th (37 points) Jim Andrassy Kent State (1995) 99-53-1 (eight years) Same (330) 672-8423 8/2 4/2 0/1

9-9-1 2-3 (4th) T35th (7 points) C.D. Mock North Carolina (1982) 75-67-3 (Eight years) Same (919) 962-5212 6/4 2/1 0/0

5-3 3-1 (6th) T 37th (11 points) Bruce Burnett Idaho State (1973) 101-50 (11 years) Same (410) 293-4631 7/3 2/2 0/1

11-7 5-1 (2nd) 28th (21 points) Mark Branch Oklahoma State (1997) 38-13 (Three years) Same (307) 766-5382 7/3 5/1 1/1


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2011-12 Opponents South Dakota State Jackrabbits Date: Saturday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m. Brookings, S.D. Last Meeting: Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 (W, 36-6) Lincoln, Neb. Series Record: NU leads, 16-13-2

North Dakota State Bison Date: Sunday, Dec. 18, 1 p.m. Bison Sports Arena Last Meeting: Jan. 3, 2010 (W, 33-9) Lincoln, Neb. Series Record: NU leads, 8-3-0

Boise State Broncos Date: Thursday, Dec. 29, Noon ASU Duals Tempe, Ariz. Last Meeting: Nov. 18, 2005 (W, 27-9) Lincoln, Neb. Series Record: NU leads, 4-0-0

Arizona State Sun Devils

Date: Thursday, Dec. 29, 8 p.m. ASU Duals Tempe, Ariz. Last Meeting: Feb. 4, 2011 (W, 35-8) Dallas, Texas Series Record: NU leads, 10-4-1

Ohio State Buckeyes

Date: Friday, Jan. 6, 7 p.m. Lincoln, Neb. Last Meeting: Nov. 21, 2010 (W, 24-11) Columbus, Ohio Series Record: NU leads, 6-1-0

General Information Location Enrollment Conference Affiliation Colors Nickname Home Facility President Athletic Director

Brookings, S.D. 12,816 Western Wrestling NCAA Division I Yellow and Blue Jackrabbits Frost Arena (6,500) Dr. David Chicoine Justin Sell

Media Relations Wrestling SID SID Office Phone SID Fax SID E-Mail Internet Address

Jacob Dreyer (605) 688-4932 (605) 688-5999 jacob.dreyer@sdstate.edu gojacks.com

General Information Location Enrollment Conference Affiliation Colors Nickname Home Facility President Athletic Director

Fargo, N.D. 14,399 Western Wrestling NCAA Division I Yellow and Green Bison Bison Sports Arena Dr. Dean Bresciani Gene Taylor

Media Relations Wrestling SID SID Office Phone SID Fax SID E-Mail Internet Address

Jenny Beam (701) 231-8047 (701) 231-8022 jennifer.beam@ndsu.edu gobison.com

General Information

Location Boise, Idaho Enrollment 19,664 Conference Pac-12 Affiliation NCAA Division I Color Blue and Orange Nickname Broncos Home Facility Bronco Gym (1,450) and Taco Bell Arena (12,380) President Dr. Robert Kustra Athletic Director Curt Apsey

Media Relations Wrestling SID SID Office Phone SID Fax SID E-Mail Internet Address

Casey Johnson (208) 426-4675 (208) 426-1778 caseyjohnson@boisestate.edu broncosports.com

General Information Location Enrollment Conference Affiliation Colors Nickname Home Facility President Athletic Director

Tempe, Ariz. 68,064 Pac-12 NCAA Division I Maroon and Gold Sun Devils Wells Fargo Arena (14,198) Dr. Michael Crow Lisa Love

Media Relations Wrestling SID SID Office Phone SID Fax SID E-Mail Internet Address

Jeremy Hawkes (480) 965-9544 (480) 965-5408 jdhawkes@asu.edu thesundevils.com

General Information Location Enrollment Conference Affiliation Colors Nickname Home Facility President Athletic Director

Columbus, Ohio 64,077 Big Ten NCAA Division I Scarlet and Gray Buckeyes St. John Arena (13,276) Gordon Gee Gene Smith

Media Relations Wrestling SID SID Phone SID E-mail SID Fax Internet

Danielle Warner (614) 292-3270 warner.238@osu.edu (614) 292-8547 ohiostatebuckeyes.com

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Head Coach Alma Mater Record at South Dakota State Career Record Wrestling Office Phone

1-13-1 0-6 (7th) NA Jason Liles Bowling Green (1979) 144-131-5 (18 years) 233-162-6 (27 years) (605) 688-5026

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6/4 0/0 0/0

10-4 3-3 (T-4th) T-52nd (4 points) Roger Kish Minnesota (2008) First Season First Season (701) 231-8783

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12/5 7/3 1/1 0/0

10-3-1 3-0-1 (First) 9th (57.5 points) Greg Randall Iowa (1987) 98-32-1 (Nine years) Same (208) 426-2879

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3/7 3/7 1/2

5-13 1-4 (3rd) 6th (62.5 points) Shawn Charles Arizona State (1993) 14-20 (Two years) 18-32 (Three years) (480) 965-7842

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6/6 3/2 1/3

2-11 1-7 (8th) 29th (20.5 points) Tom Ryan Iowa (1993) 63-26 (Four years) 172-109-1 (16 years) (614) 292-9323

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2011-12 Opponents Iowa Hawkeyes Date: Friday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m. Lincoln, Neb. Last Meeting: Jan. 9, 2010 (L, 3-33) Cedar Falls, Iowa Series Record: NU trails, 8-21-2

Indiana Hoosiers

Date: Friday, Jan. 20, 6 p.m. Bloomington, Ind. Last Meeting: Jan. 15, 2005 (W, 25-9) Hampton, Va. Series Record: NU leads, 10-5-0

Purdue Boilermakers Date: Sunday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m. NU Coliseum, Lincoln, Neb. Last Meeting: Jan. 4, 1992 (W, 27-17) Bloomington, Ind. Series Record: NU leads, 5-1

Michigan State Spartans Date: Friday, Jan. 27, 1 p.m. East Lansing, Mich. Last Meeting: Jan. 18., 1998 (L, 18-23) Iowa City, Iowa Series Record: NU trails, 3-8

Wisconsin Badgers Date: Sunday, Jan. 29, 2 p.m. Madison, Wisc. Last Meeting: Jan. 21, 2011 (L, 15-22) Series Record: NU trails, 4-8-2

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General Information Location Enrollment Conference Affiliation Colors Nickname Home Facility President Athletic Director

Media Relations Wrestling SID SID Phone SID E-mail SID Fax Internet

Iowa City, Iowa 30,893 Big Ten NCAA Division I Black and Gold Hawkeyes Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500) Sally Mason Gary Barta

Chris Brewer (319) 335-9411 christopher-brewer@hawkeyesports.com (319) 335-9417 hawkeyesports.com

General Information Location Enrollment Conference Affiliation Colors Nickname Home Facility President Athletic Director

Bloomington, Ind. 42,237 Big Ten NCAA Division I Cream and Crimson Hoosiers University Gym Michael A. McRobbie Fred Glass

Media Relations Wrestling SID SID Phone SID E-mail SID Fax Internet

Kyle Kuhlman (812) 855-4770 kkuhlman@indiana.edu (812) 855-9401 iuhoosiers.com

General Information Location Enrollment Conference Affiliation Colors Nickname Home Facility President Athletic Director

West Lafayette, Ind. 39,637 Big Ten NCAA Division I Old Gold and Black Boilermakers Holloway Gymnasium France A. Cordova Morgan J. Burke

Media Relations Wrestling SID SID Office Phone SID Fax SID E-Mail Internet Address

Tanner Lipsett (765) 494-3197 (765) 494-5447 tlipsett@purdue.edu purduesports.com

General Information Location Enrollment Conference Affiliation Colors Nickname Home Facility President Athletic Director

Eash Lansing, Mich. 47,800 Big Ten NCAA Division I Green and White Spartans Jenison Field House (5,017) Lou Anna K. Simon Mark Hollis

Media Relations Wrestling SID SID Office Phone SID Fax SID E-Mail Internet Address

Ben Phelgar (517) 355-2271 (517) 353-9636 phlegarb@ath.msu.edu msuspartans.com

General Information Location Enrollment Conference Affiliation Colors Nickname Home Facility Interim Chancellor Athletic Director

Madison, Wis. 42,099 Big Ten NCAA Division I Cardinal and White Badgers UW Field House (10,300) David Ward Barry Alvarez

Media Relations Wrestling SID SID Office Phone SID Fax SID E-Mail Internet Address

Justin Mozer (608) 262-1811 (608) 262-8184 jmozer@athletics.wisc.edu uwbadgers.com

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Head Coach Alma Mater Record at Indiana Career Record Wrestling Office Phone

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Head Coach Alma Mater Record at Bucknell Career Record Wrestling Office Phone

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Head Coach Alma Mater Record at Michigan State Career Record Wrestling Office Phone

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15-0-1 8-0 (1st) 3rd (86.5 points) Tom Brands Iowa (1992) 97-6-1 (five years) 114-26-1 (seven years) (319) 335-9405 8/2 7/2 4/1

11-8 1-7 (10th) 25th (23.5 points) Duane Goldman Iowa (1986) 243-127-5 (19 years) Same (812) 855-6941 4/6 1/3 1/1

8-8-1 3-5 (9th) T-39th (9 points) Scott Hinkel Purdue (1988) 41-33-2 (four years) Same (765) 494-7417 6/4 4/3 1/0

9-9 1-8 (11th) T-43rd (7 points) Tom Minkel Central Michigan (1971) 151-179-4 (20 years) 166-197-4 (22 years) (517) 355-5270 10/0 5/0 0/0

11-6-1 2-5-1 (8th) 10th (54.5 points) Barry Davis Iowa (1985) 183-124-11 (17 years) Same (608) 262-3586 5/5 2/5 0/4


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2011-12 Opponents Penn State Nittany Lions Date: Friday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m. Lincoln, Neb. Last Meeting: Jan. 10, 2009 (W, 20-16) Cedar Falls, Iowa Series Record: NU leads, 8-4-1

Minnesota Golden Gophers Date: Sunday, Feb. 5, Noon Minneapolis, Minn. Last Meeting: Dec. 9, 2010 (L, 8-26) Lincoln, Neb. Series Record: NU trails, 19-48-0

Northern Iowa Panthers Date: Sunday, Feb. 19, TBA Lincoln, Neb. Last Meeting: Jan. 23, 2011 (W, 18-15) Cedar Falls, Iowa Series Record: NU trails, 14-27-1

General Information Location Enrollment Conference Affiliation Colors Nickname Home Facility President Athletic Director

University Park, Pa. 44,112 Big Ten NCAA Division I Blue and White Nittany Lions Rec Hall (6,502) Dr. Graham Spanier Tim Curley

Media Relations Wrestling SID SID Office Phone SID Fax SID E-Mail Internet Address

Patrick Donghia (814) 865-1757 (814) 865-1746 pad11@psu.edu gopsusports.com

General Information Location Enrollment Conference Affiliation Colors Nickname Home Facility President Athletic Director

Minneapolis, Minn. 58,064 Big Ten NCAA Division I Maroon and Gold Golden Gophers Williams Arena (5,840) Eric W. Kaler Joel Maturi

Media Relations Wrestling SID SID Office Phone SID Fax SID E-Mail Internet Address

Michael Levy (612) 624-4345 (612) 625-0359 mdlevy@umn.edu gophersports.com

General Information Location Enrollment Conference Affiliation Colors Nickname Home Facility President Athletic Director

Cedar Falls, Iowa 13,201 Western Wrestling NCAA Division I Purple and Old Gold Panthers West Gym Benjamin Allen Troy Dannen

Media Relations Wrestling SID SID Office Phone SID Fax SID E-Mail Internet Address

Tim Getting (319) 273-3642 (319) 273-3602 tget32@gmail.com unipanthers.com

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17-1-1 6-1-1 (1st) 1st (107.5 points) Cael Sanderson Iowa State (2002) 30-7-2 (Two years) 74-17-2 (Five years) (814) 865-9631

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7/3 6/2 4/1

15-4-1 6-1-1 (3rd) 7th (61 points) J Robinson Oklahoma State (1969) 374-127-4 (25 years) Same (612) 625-1013

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Head Coach Alma Mater Record at Oregon State Career Record Wrestling Office Phone

8/2 7/2 4/1

12-9 5-0 (2nd) T-46th (5.5 points) Doug Schwab Iowa (2001) 12-9 (One year) Same (319) 273-6323

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Huskers Witness History in 100th Season sport and quickly became a force to be reckoned with at the 197-pound weight class. The Yankton, S.D., native finished with a 28-13 record and was ranked as high as No. 13 in the country at his weight class. Koehnlein, a junior college transfer, finished the year with a 17-15 overall record, and started every dual at 141 pounds during his two seasons as a Husker. Nebraska began the season ranked No. 14 in the NWCA Coach Poll and would face off against two nationally ranked opponents at the Buckeye Duals in Columbus, Ohio to open the season. The Huskers were knocked off in their first dual of the season by No. 20 Pittsburgh, but responded that same day with a victory over future Big Ten foe Ohio State, 24-11. The No. 12 Buckeyes weren’t able to hold back the Huskers, as three out of the last four matches were won by NU to take control of the dual. The win over the Buckeyes sparked a five-dual winning streak for NU. A trip home to Lincoln for the home opener against Bucknell and South Dakota State awaited Manning and Nebraska, and the Huskers didn’t disappoint. In the first dual against Bucknell, late heroics from Lane at the heavyweight position propelled NU to a 19-16 victory over the Bison. Trailing by a point in the team race, Lane earned a major decision over Conor Sweeney (BU) to bring the Huskers back. Lane, a Redvale, Colo., native had three major decision victories during a season which saw him finish with a 27-9 record. A trip west was on tap for NU as they would take on the Northern Colorado Bears and Wyoming in the Huskers’ next two duals. Redshirt freshman Cody Compton recorded his first varsity victory and was one of eight wrestlers to earn a win in Nebraska’s 34-6 stomping of the Bears. The next day, Nebraska traveled to Laramie, Wyo., for a dual against the Cowboys. Ranked by some wrestling publications, the Cowboys provided stiff competition for Manning and company on the road. The Huskers jumped on the Cowboys right out of the gates, recording a victory from Johnson and a major-decision win by Lane to jump out to a 7-0 lead, which catapulted the Huskers to a 20-12 win. The triumph in Laramie improved NU’s record to 5-1 and would set them up for their toughest match of the season up to that point against No. 3 Minnesota at the NU Coliseum. Against the Gophers, Burroughs continued his monster season by beating No. 6 Cody Yohn by technical fall, 23-7. Compton was the only other Husker to record a victory with his 6-4 decision over Alec Ortiz at 157 pounds as NU dropped the match, 22-8. Nebraska wouldn’t have long to think about the Minnesota dual with No. 12 Oregon State coming to the NU Coliseum just two days later. The Beavers featured a strong lineup that included five nationally ranked wrestlers. NU fell behind by six points after Ross Grande was defeated at 149-pounds, but rallied furiously by winning three of the last four duals, including Ihnen’s decisive win over Brice Arand to give the Huskers a 17-16 victory. Next up for the Huskers was a trip to Evanston, Ill., to participate in the prestigious Midlands Championships on the campus of Northwestern University. The Huskers were wrestling at Midlands for the first time since 2001. Burroughs again stole the show by

Jordan Burroughs became Nebraska’s first two-time national champion in 2011 and also won the school’s first Hodge Trophy.

The 2011 Nebraska wrestling team produced something never before accomplished in its first 99 years as a program: a two-time national champion. Jordan Burroughs highlighted an historic year for the Husker wrestling program after capturing his second national championship by going a perfect 36-0. Burroughs was a force in a lineup that went 14-5 in dual competition and finished 12th (43.5 points) at the NCAA Championships for the second straight season. What made Burroughs’ journey to the top so special were the obstacles he overcame to reach the pinnacle of collegiate wrestling. In 2009, Burroughs suffered a season-ending knee injury against Central Michigan’s Steve Brown on Dec. 19, which required months of rehabilitation. Burroughs was granted a medical redshirt and returned for his senior season with the motivation to return to the top. Burroughs finished the year with his second undefeated season and topped it off with a major decision victory over Tyler Caldwell of Oklahoma in the 165-pound finals of the NCAA Championships in Philadelphia, Pa., just 30 minutes from Burroughs’ hometown. His name will be etched in the Husker record books at No. 4 in career wins (128) and tied for fifth in duals wins (62). Burroughs became the 19th Husker wrestler ever to win 100 matches with his victory over Corey Lear of Bucknell on Nov. 27, 2010 and joined an even more prestigious group after the season as he was awarded the Hodge Trophy, given annually to the nation’s most outstanding wrestler. Burroughs is Nebraska’s first Hodge Trophy winner. “It’s meant so much to have Jordan in our program,” Nebraska coach Mark Manning said. “He’s a very talented kid, but he’s worked extremely hard to get to this level. He deserves all the things he received. He earned it.” The Huskers qualified seven wrestlers for the NCAA Championships, extending their streak to 26 seasons qualifying at least five wrestlers for the national tournament. Burroughs was joined in Philadelphia by redshirt freshman David Klingsheim (125), sophomore Ridge Kiley (133), senior Mike Koehnlein (141), sophomore Josh Ihnen (184), senior Andy Johnson (197) and junior Tucker Lane (HWT). Both Ihnen and Lane were on the cusp of earning All-America honors, but came up one match short of the medals stand. Ihnen finished the NCAA Tournament with a 3-2 record and saw his season come to an end with a 4-3 loss to No. 1 seed Christopher Honeycutt of Edinboro. Lane dropped two straight matches after reaching the quarterfinals to No. 3 Ryan Flores of American and Spencer Myers of Maryland. Along with Burroughs, the Huskers had two seniors end their careers at the NCAA Championships. Johnson returned to the team after a year away from the 2011-12 Nebraska Wrestling Media Guide

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Opponent Pittsburgh# Ohio State# Bucknell South Dakota State Northern Colorado Wyoming Minnesota Oregon State Midlands Championships$ Utah Valley% Stanford% Brown% Wisconsin Northern Iowa Oklahoma^ Missouri^ Arizona State Oklahoma State^ North Carolina Iowa State^ Big 12 Championships* NCAA Championships()

NU Rank 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 14 14 14 13 13 13

Opp Rank Result 20 L, 10-22 12 W, 24-11 W, 19-16 W, 36-6 W, 34-6 W, 20-12 3 L, 8-26 12 W, 17-16 9th, 63 pts. W, 22-12 W, 19-17 W, 37-3 4 L, 15-22 W, 18-15 11 L, 16-17 7 W, 17-16 W, 35-8 5 L, 10-22 W, 31-6 17 W, 21-14 4th, 46.5 pts. 12th, 43.5 pts.

Home matches in Bold. #-Buckeye Duals in Columbus, Ohio; $-Evanston, Ill.; %-Lone Star Duals in Grand Prairie, Texas; ^-Big 12 Conference Dual; *-Ames, Iowa; ()-Philadelphia, Pa.

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capturing the 165-pound title by winning his first four matches of the tournament in bonus-point fashion. In the finals, Burroughs beat the defending national champion and No. 1 ranked Andrew Howe of Wisconsin, 10-7, in the finals. For his efforts, Burroughs was awarded the Dan Gable Most Outstanding wrestler award for the tournament. Ihnen joined Burroughs in the finals at Midlands by upsetting No. 4 Grant Gambrall of Iowa in dramatic fashion in the semifinals. Tied at 2-2 after three periods, Ihnen was able to record a takedown and a win in the sudden-victory period to advance to the finals. In the title match, Ihnen dropped a hard-fought match to No. 6 Travis Rutt of Wisconsin, 4-3. Kiley and James Nakashima finished in eighth place at the tournament. Nebraska embarked on a seven-dual road swing next, which saw them go 5-2 including a victory over No. 7 Missouri. The Huskers opened the trip by traveling to Grand Prairie, Texas for a trio of duals against Utah Valley, Stanford and Brown at the Lone Star Duals. NU swept through the triple-header, with its closest match being a 19-17 victory over Stanford. The Huskers took down Utah Valley 22-12, and Brown, 37-3, in the final match. The third and final Big Ten opponent was on tap for Nebraska, as the Huskers traveled to Madison, Wis., to take on the No. 4 Badgers on Jan. 21. NU claimed victories from Burroughs, Koehnlein, Klingsheim and Johnson, but could not pull off the upset falling by the score of 22-15. The Huskers responded two days later with an 18-15 victory over Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Nebraska again entered the final match of the dual trailing by one team point, but Johnson carried the Huskers to victory after his major decision over Jarion Beets at 197 pounds. The win was NU’s 10th dual victory of the season and marked the ninth time since 2000 the Huskers had recorded 10 dual wins. The Huskers finished their seven-dual road swing by opening Big 12 Conference dual action against the Oklahoma Sooners and Missouri Tigers. Both matches were decided by one point, with the Huskers coming out on the winning end against the Tigers. After falling behind the Sooners 17-9, Burroughs broke a streak of five straight OU victories with his 7-3 decision over No. 2 Tyler Caldwell. The victory sparked NU, which won the last two matches at 174 and 184 pounds, but fell one point short of the victory, 17-16. Caleb Kolb defeated Jeff James of Oklahoma, 5-3, while Ihnen took down Erich Schmidtke by major decision, 8-0. Nebraska responded with its own one-point victory over the No. 7 Tigers, which marked the highest ranked opponent NU has defeated since 2008. Ihnen and Johnson both recorded victories over nationally ranked opponents in the 184- and 197-pound matches, respectively, to put away the Tigers, 17-16. The win was NU’s first Big 12 victory of the season. A welcomed return trip home for a pair of matches against Arizona State and Oklahoma State were up next for NU. The Huskers dominated the Sun Devils, 35-8, while not allowing a takedown in the duals first four contests. NU couldn’t find as much luck against the No. 5 Cowboys, falling by 22-10 score.

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Andy Johnson finished the season with a 28-13 record at 197 pounds and was one of seven NCAA qualifiers for the Huskers.

In its final road dual of the season, NU took down ACC foe North Carolina in dominating fashion. The Huskers won the first six matches of the dual to gain a 21-0 lead, and won by a final count of 31-6. The most impressive win of the day came at 157 pounds where Tyler Koehn pinned No. 20 Coery Mock of North Carolina with only eight seconds remaining in the third period. Nebraska returned home to the Coliseum for senior night against the Iowa State Cyclones for the Huskers’ last Big 12 dual in school history. Three seniors, Mike Koehnlein, Jordan Burroughs and Andy Johnson, were honored before the match as part of Senior Night ceremonies. The Huskers took down the No. 17 Cyclones, 21-14, by winning five of the first six matches to gain a 17-4 lead. Johnson didn’t disappoint in his last match at home by beating No. 14 Jerome Ward, 5-3, to finish the regular season with a 25-9 record. Burroughs finished his home career with a major decision victory over Chris Spangler, 22-8. Burroughs and Klingsheim both claimed titles at the Big 12 Championships for the Huskers before NCAA’s, while Burroughs became only the second Husker alltime to win three Big 12 crowns. Burroughs squeezed by Caldwell from Oklahoma in the finals, 2-1, while Klingsheim made an unprecedented run through his bracket, upsetting two top-10 wrestlers in Oklahoma State’s Jon Morrison and Oklahoma’s Jarrod Patterson in the finals. As a team, the Huskers finished in fourth place with a total of 46.5 points. The Huskers remained outstanding in the classroom as the Nebraska wrestling program ranked eighth in team grade-point average (3.1343) in the NWCA academic rankings, while Lane and Ihnen were both named to the NWCA All-Academic squad. Lane was named a second-team CoSIDA Academic All-American, becoming only the fifth Husker in school history to earn the honor. As a team, Nebraska placed six members on the academic All-Big 12 squad, including first-team members Grande, Ihnen, Koehn, Lane and Nakashima, while Johnson was named to the second team.

Josh Ihnen finished his sophomore season one win short of becoming an All-American. The Sheldon, Iowa native finished the year with a 28-10 overall record.

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125- Derek Reber (BU) by dec. over Shawn Nagel (NU), 10-4................................ NU 0, BU 3 133- Ridge Kiley (NU) by dec. over Alex Pelliccotti (BU), 5-3.................................. NU 3, BU 3 141- Mike Koehnlein (NU) by dec. over Zachary Hancock (BU), 5-3....................... NU 6, BU 3 149- #5 Kevin LeValley (BU) by major dec. over Ross Grande (NU), 10-2.............. NU 6, BU 7 157- Brantley Hooks (BU) by dec. over Tyler Koehn (NU), 4-1.............................. NU 6, BU 10 165- #2 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by fall over Corey Lear (BU), 1:05..................... NU 12, BU 10 174- David Thompson (BU) by dec. over Caleb Kolb (NU), 6-4........................... NU 12, BU 13 184- #10 Josh Ihnen (NU) by dec. over Joseph McMullan (BU), 8-3................... NU 15, BU 13 197- Jay Hahn (BU) by dec. over Andy Johnson (NU), 11-10.............................. NU 15, BU 16 Hwt- #9 Tucker Lane (NU) by major dec. over Conor Sweeney (BU), 12-3......... NU 19, BU 16

#14 Nebraska (0-1)...................................................................................10 #20 Pittsburgh..........................................................................................22 Nov. 21, 2010 l St. John Arena l Columbus, Ohio

#14 Nebraska (1-1)...................................................................................24 #12 Ohio State.......................................................................................... 11

Nov. 21, 2010 l St. John Arena l Columbus, Ohio Senior Jordan Burroughs had two technical falls and was one of three Huskers to win both matches on the day as the 14th-ranked Nebraska wrestling team opened the dual season by splitting contests with No. 12 Ohio State, 24-11, and No. 20 Pittsburgh, 10-22, at the Buckeye Duals in Columbus, Ohio. Wrestling in a Nebraska uniform for the first time since Dec. 19, 2009, Burroughs (165) was back in full force following his season-ending knee injury the previous year. The Sicklerville, N.J. native led the Huskers to a comeback win over Ohio State with his technical fall victory over Jared Kusar (OSU). Prior to Burroughs’ win, the Huskers had trailed 11-6 through five matches, gaining their two wins at 141 and 149 pounds from senior Mike Koehnlein (141) and sophomore Ross Grande (149). Burroughs’ win tied the dual at 11-11 and began a string of five straight NU victories to close a 24-11 win. Following Burroughs’ technical fall, redshirt freshman Caleb Kolb (174) earned his first varsity win with a 13-5 major decision over Robel Campbell (OSU) to put NU ahead 15-11. Sophomore Josh Ihnen (184) turned in the third-straight Husker win with an 11-4 decision over Peter Capone (OSU), while senior Andy Johnson (197) upset No. 14 Cody Magrum (OSU) by decision, 7-4, and junior Tucker Lane (HWT) downed Jonathan Hiles (OSU), 4-1, to put the Buckeyes away. Earlier in the day, Nebraska was defeated by No. 22 Pittsburgh, 22-10. After falling behind 13-3, Burroughs dominated Adam Counterman (PITT) with a technical fall victory, 25-10, to make it 13-7, but the Huskers only picked up one more win the rest of the way, a 7-5 decision from Ihnen over Max Thomusseit (PITT). Nebraska’s other victory came from Koehnlein, as he downed Mike Tully (PITT) by a 2-1 decision.

125- Aaron Pickrell (SDSU) by dec. over Shawn Nagel (NU), 3-0...................... NU 0, SDSU 3 133- Ridge Kiley (NU) wins by forfeit................................................................... NU 6, SDSU 3 141- Tony Vaske (SDSU) by dec. over Mike Koehnlein (NU), 13-8..................... NU 6, SDSU 6 149- Ross Grande (NU) by dec. over Andrew Youngblom (SDSU), 4-1.............. NU 9, SDSU 6 157- Tyler Koehn (NU) by dec. over Nick Flynn (SDSU), 7-3............................ NU 12, SDSU 6 165- #2 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by fall over John Nething II (SDSU), 4:02...... NU 18, SDSU 6 174- Caleb Kolb (NU) by dec. over David Michaud (SDSU), 10-3.................... NU 21, SDSU 6 184- #10 Josh Ihnen (NU) wins by forfeit.......................................................... NU 27, SDSU 6 197- Andy Johnson (NU) wins by forfeit............................................................ NU 33, SDSU 6 Hwt-#9 Tucker Lane (NU) by dec. over Kevin Kelly (SDSU), 4-0...................... NU 36, SDSU 6

#15 Nebraska (4-1)...................................................................................34 Northern Colorado.....................................................................................6

Dec. 3, 2010 l Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion I Greeley, Colo. Behind two pins and one technical fall, the Huskers extended their winning streak to four matches after taking down Northern Colorado, 34-6. Nebraska couldn’t have asked for a better start as Jordan Burroughs (165) kicked off the match with a pin over Rocco DePaolo (UNC) in just 43 seconds to give the Huskers an early six-point lead. After dropping the match at 174 pounds, NU got back on track by winning its next five matches to extend the lead to 28-3. Josh Ihnen (184) got the streak rolling as he won by major decision over Eric Brennan (UNC), 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 (197) continued the dominance for the Huskers by defeating Nick Bayer (UNC) by technical fall, 18-2, before junior Tucker Lane (HWT) recorded the second pin of the night for NU over Konner Knudtsen (UNC) 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 (UNC) in the third period and used 1:40 of riding time to take the decision, 5-3. Sophomore Ridge Kiley (133) picked up his third dual victory of the season after defeating Michael Balagna (UNC) by major decision, while Ross Grande (149) was victorious over Jacob Milewski (UNC). Nebraska’s last victory came from redshirt freshman Cody Compton (157) in his first varisty match, after he defeated Rodney Dollar (UNC) by decision, 7-4. 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.

125- #18 Anthony Zanetta (PITT) by major dec. over Shawn Nagel (NU), 15-4.......NU 0, PITT 4 133- Shelton Mack (PITT) by dec. over Ridge Kiley (NU), 6-4..........................NU 0, PITT 7 141- Mike Koehnlein (NU) by dec. over Mike Tully (PITT), 2-1.........................NU 3, PITT 7 149- Dane Johnson (PITT) by dec. over Ross Grande (NU), 4-2...................NU 3, PITT 10 157- Donnie Tasser (PITT) by dec. over Tyler Koehn (NU), 6-2......................NU 3, PITT 13 165- #2 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by tech. fall over Adam Counterman (Pitt.), 7:00 (25-10).....NU 7, PITT 13 174- #17 Ethan Headlee (PITT) by dec. over Caleb Kolb (NU), 4-0...............NU 7, PITT 16 184- #10 Josh Ihnen (NU) by dec. over Max Thomusseit (PITT), 7-5...........NU 10, PITT 16 197- #8 Zac Thomusseit (PITT) by dec. over Andy Johnson (NU), 5-2.........NU 10, PITT 19 HWT- #10 Ryan Tomei (PITT) by dec. over #7 Tucker Lane (NU), 4-1.........NU 10, PITT 22 125- #5 Logan Stieber (OSU) by tech. fall over Shawn Nagel (NU), 1:12 (17-0)......NU 0, OSU 5 141- Mike Koehnlein (NU) by decision over Collin Palmer (OSU), 7-6.............NU 3, OSU 5 133- #14 Ian Paddock (OSU) by dec. over Ridge Kiley (NU), 10-4...................NU 3, OSU 8 149- Ross Grande (NU) by dec. over Sean Nemec (OSU), 7-6........................NU 6, OSU 8 157- #4 Colt Sponseller (OSU) by dec. over Tyler Koehn (NU), 5-2...............NU 6, OSU 11 165- #2 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by tech. fall over Jared Kusar (OSU), 5:25 (20-5)......NU 11, OSU 11 174- Caleb Kolb (NU) by major dec. over Robel Campbell (OSU), 13-5.......NU 15, OSU 11 184- #10 Josh Ihnen (NU) by dec. over Peter Capone (OSU), 11-4 ............NU 18, OSU 11 197- Andy Johnson (NU) by dec. over #14 Cody Magrum (OSU), 7-4..........NU 21, OSU 11 Hwt- #7 Tucker Lane (NU) by dec. over Jonathan Hiles (OSU), 4-1.............NU 24, OSU 11

#14 Nebraska (2-1)...................................................................................19 Bucknell....................................................................................................16

165- #2 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by fall over Rocco DePaolo (UNC), 0:43.............NU 6, UNC 0 174- Brandon Kammerzell (UNC) by dec. over Jared Gubbels (NU), 8-3..............NU 6, UNC 3 184- #10 Josh Ihnen (NU) by major dec. over Eric Brennan (UNC), 13-4...........NU 10, UNC 3 197- Andy Johnson (NU) by tech. fall over Nick Bayer (UNC), 18-2 (4:43)..........NU 15, UNC 3 HWT- #8 Tucker Lane (NU) by fall over Konner Knudtsen (UNC), 2:23...............NU 21, UNC 3 125- Dave Klingsheim (NU) by dec. over Sam Bauer (UNC), 5-3........................NU 24, UNC 3 133- Ridge Kiley (NU) by major dec. over Michael Balagna (UNC), 14-3............NU 28, UNC 3 141- Casey Cruz (UNC) by dec. over Mike Koehnlein (NU), 8-2.........................NU 28, UNC 6 149- Ross Grande (NU) dec. over Jacob Milewski (UNC), 7-3............................NU 31, UNC 6 157- Cody Compton (NU) by dec. over Rodney Dollar (UNC), 7-4......................NU 34, UNC 6

#14 Nebraska (3-1)...................................................................................36 South Dakota State....................................................................................6

#15 Nebraska (5-1)...................................................................................20 Wyoming..................................................................................................12

Nov. 27, 2010 l NU Coliseum I Lincoln, Neb.

Nov. 27, 2010 l NU Coliseum I Lincoln, Neb. The Nebraska wrestling team used a late rally to take down the Bucknell Bison, 19-16, before defeating the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, 36-6, to pick up their second and third victories of the season in the Huskers’ home opener. Trailing 16-15 entering the last match against Bucknell, NU looked to junior heavyweight Tucker Lane to bring the Huskers back in the deciding match. Lane used a pair of first period takedowns while only giving up three escape points en route to his 12-3 major decision victory over Conor Sweeney (BU). The victory gave the Huskers their 19-16 win. Lane also defeated Kevin Kelly (SDSU) in the day’s last match to be one of only two Nebraska wrestlers to win both of their matches on the day. Lane was dominant in his match as he did not give up a point in a 4-0 shutout against Sweeney. History was made at the NU Coliseum, as Jordan Burroughs won his 100th and 101st career matches to become only the 19th Husker in school history to reach the century mark. The senior was dominant in both of his matches, recording two pins at the 165-pound weight division. In his first match, Burroughs only used 1:05 to pin Corey Lear (BU), while he also won by fall over John Nething II (SDSU) in 4:02. The Huskers also had victories from Ridge Kiley (133), Mike Koehnlein (141) and Josh Ihnen (184) against the Bison. Ihnen defeated Joseph McMullan (BU), 8-3, while Koehnlein took down Zachary Hancock (BU), 5-3. Kiley picked up his first dual win of the season by defeating Alex Pelliccotti (BU). After dropping two of the first three matches against the Jackrabbits, Nebraska reeled off four straight victories to take control of the dual. In addition to Burroughs’ pin, Ross Grande (149), Tyler Koehn (157) and Caleb Kolb (174) all won by decision over their respective opponents to pull away from the Jacks.

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Dec. 4, 2010 l UniWyo Sports Complex I Laramie, Wyo. The 15th-ranked Nebraska wrestling team took down the Wyoming Cowboys, 20-12, to extend its winning streak to five straight duals. Nebraska collected victories in the first two matches to gain a 7-0 lead on the Cowboys and never looked back. In the first match, Andy Johnson (NU) defeated L.J. Helbig (UW) by decision at 197 pounds, 10-4, to get the Huskers rolling. Johnson was followed by a victory from heavyweight Tucker Lane (NU), who took down Joe O’Farrell (UW) by major decision. After dropping the 125-pound match, Mike Koehnlein (NU) defeated Chase Smith (UW), before Ridge Kiley upset 16th-ranked Michael Martinez (UW) at the 133-pound weight division to extend the Huskers’ lead to 13-3, before Wyoming was able to take the next two matches to narrow the margin 13-9. Nebraska took the next two matches, as senior Jordan Burroughs (165) added another major decision to his season total after defeating Patrick Martinez (UW), 19-7. Caleb Kolb (174) got the last points for NU as he won by decision over Dallas Hintz (UW), 7-1. In the dual’s most anticipated match of the night, No. 2 Joe LeBlanc (UW) used a takedown in extra time to defeat No. 10 Josh Ihnen (NU) by the score of 5-3 at 184 pounds. 197- Andy Johnson (NU) by dec. over L.J.Helbig (UW), 10-4................................. NU 3, UW 0 HWT- #8 Tucker Lane (NU) by major dec. over Joe O’Farrell (UW), 11-3............. NU 7, UW 0 125- Tyler Cox (UW) by dec. over David Klingsheim (NU), 6-5............................... NU 7, UW 3 133- Ridge Kiley (NU) by dec. over #16 Michael Martinez (UW), 3-1................... NU 10, UW 3 141- Mike Koehnlein (NU) by dec. over Chase Smith (UW), 4-1.......................... NU 13, UW 3 149- Cole Dallaserra (UW) by dec. over Ross Grande (NU), 5-1.......................... NU 13, UW 6 157- Shane Onufer (UW) by dec. over Tyler Koehn (NU), 4-2.............................. NU 13, UW 9

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#16 Nebraska (7-2)...................................................................................22 Utah Valley...............................................................................................12

165- #2 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by major dec. over Patrick Martinez (UW),19-7.... NU 17, UW 9 174- Caleb Kolb (NU) by dec. over Dallas Hintz (UW), 7-1................................... NU 20, UW 9 184- #2 Joe LeBlanc (UW) by dec. over #10 Josh Ihnen (NU), 5-3................... ,NU 20, UW 12

#16 Nebraska (8-2)...................................................................................19 Stanford....................................................................................................17

#15 Nebraska (5-2).....................................................................................8 #3 Minnesota............................................................................................26

Dec. 9, 2010 I NU Coliseum I Lincoln, Neb. The Huskers saw their five dual winning streak come to an end after falling to the No. 4 Minnesota Gophers, 26-8, in front of 812 fans at the NU Coliseum. The loss dropped NU’s record to 5-2 on the season. After dropping the first two matches at 141 and 149 pounds, Nebraska was able to rebound with two straight victories of their own from redshirt freshman Cody Compton (157) and senior Jordan Burroughs (165) to take their only lead of the night at 8-7. Compton recorded his second dual victory in two tries this season by taking down Alec Ortiz (UM) by decision, 6-4. Leading 4-3 late into the third period, Compton used a takedown with 1:07 left in the match to extend his lead to three points and ice the victory. Burroughs added to his overall fall total for the season after defeating No. 6 Cody Yohn (UM) by technical fall, 23-7 (5:54). After Burroughs’ match, the Huskers couldn’t find the win column, dropping the last six matches of the dual, with five of those matches being by two points or less. The match of the night came at the 133-pound weight division, where Bart Reiter (UM) took on Ridge Kiley to conclude the dual. Kiley was able to tie the score at 3-3 at the end of regulation by gaining the riding time advantage and send the match to overtime. After a scoreless sudden-victory period, Kiley was unable to escape the down position in the second tiebreaker period and lost the match, 4-3. No. 7 Tucker Lane (HWT) saw his five dual winning streak snapped after his sudden-victory loss to No. 11 Tony Nelson (UM), while No. 8 Josh Ihnen (184) dropped his second straight match to No. 15 Kevin Steinhaus (UM) by a 3-2 score.

#16 Nebraska (9-2)...................................................................................37 Brown.........................................................................................................3

Jan. 15, 2011 I South Grand Prairie High School Coliseum I South Grand Prairie, Texas The Huskers won all three duals they participated in at the Lone Star Duals in Grand Prairie, Texas. The Huskers defeated Utah Valley, Stanford and Brown to improve their record to 9-2 on the season. In the first dual, the Huskers won the last six matches and rallied back from a 12-0 deficit to defeat the Utah Valley Wolverines, 22-12. Utah Valley jumped out to 12-0 lead in the dual, as the Wolverines took the first four matches by decision. Getting his first start since the South Dakota State match on Nov. 27, Shawn Nagel (125) fell to No. 14 Ben Kjar (UVU) in the dual’s opening match, and was followed by Ridge Kiley (133) who was defeated by No. 14 Flint Ray (UVU) in a tight 2-0 decision. The last two victories for UVU came from Justin Morrill (UVU) who defeated Mike Koehnlein (NU) at 141 pounds, and Josh Wilson (UVU) who took down Ross Grande (NU) at 149 pounds. Nebraska got its first team points from Tyler Koehn (NU) after he defeated Richard Winger (UVU) by decision, 3-0, at 157 pounds. Koehn was followed by senior Jordan Burroughs (NU) who took down Jeb Clark (UVU) by major decision to pull the Huskers within five points of the Wolverines at 12-7. The Huskers pulled within two points of the Wolverines when Caleb Kolb (NU) used a takedown with eight seconds remaining in the third period to defeat Brad Darrington (UVU) at 174 pounds, 4-2. Nebraska took the lead in the dual when No. 11 Josh Ihnen (NU) defeated Casen Eldredge (UVU) by decision to give NU a 13-12 lead. In the last two matches, Andy Johnson (NU) and Tucker Lane (NU) were dominant, as they extended the Huskers’ lead to 22-12. Johnson won his sixth dual match of the season by defeating Trevor Rupp (UVU), 7-2, while Lane collected his fourth pin of the season over Christian Denny (UVU) in 2:38. In their match against Stanford, the Huskers used a technical fall victory from Lane (NU) to rally back and defeat the Cardinal by a 19-17 count. Entering the 184-pound match trailing by three team points, Ihnen tied the dual with his 2-1 victory over Spence Patrick of Stanford. NU couldn’t pull ahead in the next match as Johnson (197) fell to No. 10 Zack Giesen (Stanford) by a 10-4 decision to give the Cardinal a three-point lead. With the Huskers needing a bonus-point victory to win the dual, Lane came through by defeating Alen Yen (Stanford), 18-2, in the heavyweight bout. The dual-clinching victory gave Lane his first technical fall of the season. Earlier in the dual, Ridge Kiley (NU) got the Huskers their first three points with his upset of No. 18 Justin Paulsen (Stanford) in the second sudden-victory period, while Mike Koehnlein (NU) picked up his second victory of the day by taking down Jordan Gray (Stanford) at 141 pounds. Jordan Burroughs was the other Husker to get a win, as he defeated Garrett Schaner (Stanford) by technical fall, 24-7. In their last dual of the night, the Huskers jumped on the Brown Bears right out of the gate by winning the first three matches. David Klingsheim (125), Kiley (133) and Koehnlein (141) gave the Huskers a 10-0 lead, before Brown’s Giuseppi Lanzi defeated Ross Grande to put the Bears on the scoreboard. After Grande’s defeat, the Huskers won the last six matches of the dual, with four of those being bonus-point victories. Burroughs pinned Dave Foxen (BU) for his sixth pin of the season, while Cody Compton (NU) defeated Pat Labuz (BU) at the 157-pound match for his first victory of the day. The Huskers also got major decision victories from Kolb, Ihnen and Lane to round out the action. Burroughs, Lane and Ihnen all went 3-0 on the day for Nebraska.

141- #2 Mike Thorn (UM) by major dec. over Mike Koehnlein (NU), 14-4...............NU 0, UM 4 149- Danny Zilverberg (UM) by dec. over Ross Grande (NU), 6-2..........................NU 0, UM 7 157- Cody Compton (NU) by dec. over Alec Ortiz (UM), 6-4....................................NU 3, UM 7 165- #2 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by tech. fall over #6 Cody Yohn (UM), 23-7 (5:54)........NU 8, UM 7 174- #10 Scott Glasser (UM) by dec. over Caleb Kolb (NU), 3-1...........................NU 8, UM 10 184- #15 Kevin Steinhaus (UM) by dec. over #8 Josh Ihnen (NU), 3-2.................NU 8, UM 13 197- #5 Sonny Yohn (UM) by dec. over Andy Johnson (NU), 2-0..........................NU 8, UM 16 HWT- #11 Tony Nelson (UM) by sudden-victory dec. over #7 Tucker Lane (NU), 3-1.......NU 8, UM 19 125- #6 Zach Sanders (UM) by major dec. over David Klingsheim (NU), 24-12....NU 8, UM 23 133- Bart Reiter (UM) by sudden-victory dec. over Ridge Kiley (NU), 4-3.............NU 8, UM 26

#15 Nebraska (6-2)...................................................................................17 #12 Oregon State.....................................................................................16

Dec. 11, 2010 I NU Coliseum I Lincoln, Neb Nebraska won three of the last four matches against the Oregon State Beavers to complete a 17-16 come-from-behind victory at the NU Coliseum. The Huskers jumped out to an early 6-0 lead after Andy Johnson (197) and No. 7 Tucker Lane (HWT) won two close matches to start the dual. Trailing 3-2 entering the third period to Chad Hanke (OSU), Johnson used an escape and a takedown in the third period to go ahead 5-3 and complete the comeback, while Lane used an escape and gained the riding time advantage to put away No. 12 Clayton Jack (OSU), 2-0. Oregon State battled back to take a 12-6 lead after winning the next four matches all by decision, before redshirt freshman Cody Compton got the Huskers back on track at 157 pounds. Compton defeated Alex Elder (OSU) by an 8-6 decision to close the Husker deficit to three at 12-9. Senior Jordan Burroughs then gave the Huskers the lead in the next match at 165 pounds after he defeated Jon Brascetta (OSU) by technical fall, 26-9 (5:17). The victory marked Burroughs’ second straight by technical fall and fifth of the season. With the Huskers leading by two points, the Beavers were able to take the lead in the 174-pound match, as No. 6 Colby Covington (OSU) defeated Caleb Kolb (NU) by major decision to give Oregon State a two-point advantage. With Kolb’s loss, the dual was left in the hands of sophomore Josh Ihnen (NU). The No. 8 wrestler at 184 pounds jumped to an early four-point lead over Brice Arand (OSU) and never looked back, cruising to a 6-2 decision to give the Huskers a 17-16 victory.

125- #14 Ben Kjar (UVU) by dec. over Shawn Nagel (NU), 6-1.............................NU 0, UVU 3 133- #14 Flint Ray (UVU) by dec. over Ridge Kiley (NU), 2-0................................NU 0, UVU 6 141- Justin Morrill (NU) by dec. over Mike Koehnlein (NU), 6-3.............................NU 0, UVU 9 149- Josh Wilson (UVU) by dec. over Ross Grande (NU), 4-1............................NU 0, UVU 12 157-Tyler Koehn (NU) by dec. over Richard Winger (UVU), 3-0..........................NU 3, UVU 12 165-#1 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by major dec. over Jeb Clark (UVU), 21-8.........NU 7, UVU 12 174- Caleb Kolb (NU) by dec. over Brad Darrington (UVU), 4-2........................NU 10, UVU 12 184- #11 Josh Ihnen (NU) by dec. over Casen Eldredge (UVU), 6-1................NU 13, UVU 12 197- Andy Johnson (NU) by dec. over Trevor Rupp (UVU), 7-2........................NU 16, UVU 12 HWT- #11 Tucker Lane (NU) by fall over Christian Denny (UVU), 2:38.............NU 22, UVU 12

197- Andy Johnson (NU) by dec. over Chad Hanke (OSU), 5-4............................NU 3, OSU 0 HWT- #7 Tucker Lane (NU) by dec. over #12 Clayton Jack (OSU), 2-0................NU 6, OSU 0 125- #13 Jason Lara (OSU) by dec. over David Klingsheim (NU), 7-4..................NU 6, OSU 3 133- #16 Kelly Kubec (OSU) by dec. over Ridge Kiley (NU), 5-3...........................NU 6, OSU 6 141- #12 Mike Mangrum (OSU) by dec. over Mike Koehnlein (NU), 14-8.............NU 6, OSU 9 149- Scott Sakaguchi (OSU) by dec. over Ross Grande (NU), 6-2......................NU 6, OSU 12 157- Cody Compton (NU) by dec. over Alex Elder (OSU), 8-6 ...........................NU 9, OSU 12 165- #2 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by tech. fall over Jon Brascetta (OSU), 26-9......NU 14, OSU 12 174- #6 Colby Covington (OSU) by major dec. over Caleb Kolb (NU), 12-3......NU 14, OSU 16 184- #8 Josh Ihnen (NU) by dec. over Brice Arand (OSU), 6-2..........................NU 17, OSU 16

125- #6 Ryan Mango (Stanford) by tech. fall over Shawn Nagel (NU), 20-5...NU, 0, Stanford 5 133- Ridge Kiley (NU) by double sudden-victory over #18 Justin Paulsen (Stanford), 6-4.......NU, 3, Stanford 5 141- Mike Koehnlein (NU) by dec. over Jordan Gray (Stanford), 4-2...............NU 6, Stanford 5 149- Timmy Boone (Stanford) by tiebreaker over Ross Grande (NU), 3-2..................NU 6, Stanford 8 157- Kyle Meyer (Stanford) by tiebreaker over Cody Compton (NU), 5-2...... NU 6, Stanford 11 165- #1 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by tech. fall over Garrett Schaner (Stanford), 24-7..........NU 11, Stanford 11 174- #6 Nick Amuchastegui (Stanford) by dec. over Caleb Kolb (NU), 5-2.............NU 11, Stanford 14 184- #11 Josh Ihnen (NU) by dec. over Spence Patrick (Stanford), 2-1......NU 14, Stanford 14 197- #10 Zack Giesen (Stanford) by dec. over Andy Johnson (NU), 10-4.......NU 14, Stanford 17 HWT- #11 Tucker Lane (NU) by tech. fall over Alen Yen (Stanford), 18-2........NU 19, Stanford 17 125- David Klingsheim (NU) by dec. over Billy Watterson (BU), 6-1........................ NU 3, BU 0 133- Ridge Kiley (NU) by dec. over Cort Choate (BU), 4-0...................................... NU 6, BU 0 141- Mike Koehnlein (NU) by major dec. over CJ Howard (BU), 18-5................... NU 10, BU 0 149- Giuseppi Lanzi (BU) by dec. over Ross Grande (NU), 8-3............................. NU 10, BU 3 157- Cody Compton (NU) by dec. over Pat Labuz (BU), 9-2................................. NU 13, BU 3

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#16 Nebraska (10-4).................................................................................16 #11 Oklahoma..........................................................................................17

165- #1 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by fall over Dave Foxen (BU), 1:36..................... NU 19, BU 3 174- Caleb Kolb (NU) by major dec. over Jeff Lemmer (BU), 13-4........................ NU 23, BU 3 184- #11 Josh Ihnen (NU) by major dec. over Brandon Vorrius (BU), 16-3........... NU 27, BU 3 197- Andy Johnson (NU) wins by forfeit................................................................. NU 33, BU 3 HWT- #11 Tucker Lane (NU) by major dec. over Tyler Cowman (BU), 12-2.......... NU 37, BU 3

Jan. 28, 2011 l McCasland Field House I Norman, Okla. The Huskers fell to the No. 11 Oklahoma Sooners,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. 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 on 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 back-to-back major decision victories by Oklahoma, No. 1 Jordan Burroughs (165) got the Huskers back on track by defeating No. 2 Tyler Caldwell (OU) by decision, 7-3, to bring the Huskers within eight points at 17-9. 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 win. In the last match of the dual, No. 13 Josh Ihnen (NU) broke a two-match losing streak by defeating No. 17 Erich Schmidtke (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.

#16 Nebraska (9-3)...................................................................................15 #4 Wisconsin............................................................................................22

Jan. 21, 2011 l UW Field House I Madison, Wis. The Huskers had their four-dual winning streak snapped against No. 4 Wisconsin, 22-15, in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin opened the dual with a victory by pin from Kalvin York (UW) at 157 pounds over Nebraska’s Cody Compton to give the Badgers a 6-0 lead. Following the pin, No. 1 Jordan Burroughs won by forfeit at 165 pounds to tie the score at 6-6. At 174 pounds, No. 19 Ben Jordan (UW) regained the lead for the Badgers after holding off a late takedown attempt from Caleb Kolb (NU) with less than 10 seconds remaining in the match. After No. 10 Josh Ihnen (NU) dropped the 184-pound match to No. 4 Josh Rutt, Andy Johnson (NU) used a strong third period, as he scored eight points in the final two minutes, to defeat Derrick Borlie (UW) by decision, 10-5, at 197 pounds. At the heavyweight match, No. 10 Tucker Lane (NU) was upset by No. 19 Eric Bugenhagen (UW) in the tiebreaker period, 2-1. Lane, who was unable to escape in the first tiebreaker period, let Bugenhagen escape in the second tiebreaker period, but wasn’t able to score a takedown and dropped the match. The Huskers were able to win two of the next three matches, as David Klingsheim (NU) and Mike Koehnlein (NU) both won at their respective weight classes. Klingsheim defeated Tom Kelliher (UW) by decision, 3-0, in the 125-pound match, while Koehnlein was dominant in his victory over Danny Arnel (UW) at 141 pounds. The two victories pulled the Huskers within four team points at 19-15, needing a bonus-point victory at the 149-pound match to win or tie. At 149 pounds, Ross Grande (NU) was unable to score the bonus point victory the Huskers needed after falling to Shawn Perry (UW) by decision, 6-2.

197- Andy Johnson (NU) by dec. over Keldrick Hall (OU), 8-2.................................NU 3, OU 0 HWT- #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 Koehnlein (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)
by dec. over Jeff James (OU), 5-3....................................NU 12, OU 17 184- #13 Josh Ihnen (NU) by major dec. over #17 Erich Schmidtke (OU), 8-0...... NU 16, OU 17

157- Kalvin York (UW) by fall over Cody Compton (NU), 3:32................................ NU 0, UW 6 165- #1 Jordan Burroughs (NU) wins by forfeit....................................................... NU 6, UW 6 174- #19 Ben Jordan (UW) by dec. over Caleb Kolb (NU), 2-1............................... NU 6, UW 9 184- #4 Travis Rutt (UW) by dec. over #12 Josh Ihnen (NU), 3-2......................... NU 6, UW 12 197- Andy Johnson (NU) by dec. over Derrick Borlie (UW), 10-5......................... NU 9, UW 12 HWT- #19 Eric Bugenhagen by sudden-victory over #10 Tucker Lane (NU), 2-1.....NU 9, UW 15 125- David Klingsheim (NU) by dec. over Tom Kelliher (UW), 3-0...................... NU 12, UW 15 133- #3 Tyler Graff (UW) by major dec. over Ridge Kiley (NU), 13-5.................. NU 12, UW 19 141- Mike Koehnlein (NU) by dec. over Danny Arnel (UW), 10-4....................... NU 15, UW 19 149- Shawn Perry (UW) by dec. over Ross Grande (NU), 6-2............................ NU 15, UW 22

#16 Nebraska (11-4).................................................................................17 #7 Missouri...............................................................................................16

Jan. 30, 2011 l Hearnes Center I Columbia, Mo. Nebraska picked up its first conference dual victory of the season by upsetting the No. 7 Missouri Tigers, 17-16, at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, Mo. Missouri marked the highest ranked opponent defeated by Nebraska since the Huskers beat No. 7 Minnesota, 21-18, on Dec. 21, 2008. Missouri controlled the dual early capturing three 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) en 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 its 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. With a one-point advantage in the team score, the Huskers weren’t able to keep a hold on the lead after No. 20 Dorian Henderson (MU) edged Caleb Kolb (NU), 4-2, at 174 pounds. 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. 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.

#16 Nebraska (10-3).................................................................................18 Northern Iowa..........................................................................................15

Jan. 23, 2011 l West Gym I Cedar Falls, Iowa Trailing by one point entering the final match against the Northern Iowa Panthers, Andy Johnson (NU) was able to rally the Nebraska wrestling team back to an 18-15 victory. The dual opened with a pair of ranked wrestlers at the 285-pound weight class in No. 10 Tucker Lane (NU) and No. 16 Christian Brantley (UNI). After no scoring in the first two periods, Lane was able to score an escape and was awarded the riding time point to take the match, 2-0. At 125 pounds, David Klingsheim (NU) was unable to hold off Caleb Flores (UNI) surrendering a takedown with 36 seconds remaining in the third period to give Flores the 2-1 victory. Ridge Kiley (NU) was able to get the Huskers back on track at 133 pounds, defeating Ryan Jauch (UNI), 3-2. After scoring a reversal to take a 2-1 lead, Jauch tied the score at 2-2 after being awarded a stalling point, but Kiley was able to collect over a minute of riding time and took the match, 3-2. After Kiley’s victory, the Huskers dropped three-straight decisions and fell behind by six points in the team score at 12-6, before senior Jordan Burroughs (NU) recorded his ninth technical fall victory of the season to pull the Huskers within one. Burroughs was dominant in his victory over John Simon (UNI), recording five takedowns in the first period en route to a 21-5 win. Following Burroughs’ win, sophomore Caleb Kolb (NU) regained the lead for NU after defeating Brice Wolf (UNI) by decision, 5-3, at 174 pounds. Kolb used two second period takedowns to give the Huskers a 14-12 lead in the team score. The lead didn’t last long for NU, as No. 14 Ryan Loder (UNI) upset No. 12 Josh Ihnen (NU) at 184 pounds, 5-0, to set up the deciding match at 197 pounds. In that match, Johnson (NU) used three takedowns and two near falls to defeat Jarion Beets (UNI) by major decision, 12-0, and give NU the 18-15 victory.

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

HWT- #10 Tucker Lane (NU) by dec. over #16 Christian Brantley (UNI), 2-0........ NU 3, UNI 0 125- Caleb Flores (UNI) by dec. over David Klingsheim (NU), 2-1......................... NU 3, UNI 3 133- Ridge Kiley (NU) by dec. over Ryan Jauch (UNI), 3-2..................................... NU 6 UNI 3 141- Joey Lazor (UNI) by dec. over Mike Koehnlein (NU), 17-13........................... NU 6, UNI 6 149- Brett Robbins (UNI) by dec. over Ross Grande (NU), 6-2.............................. NU 6, UNI 9 157- David Bonin (UNI) by dec. over Tyler Koehn (NU), 6-1................................. NU 6, UNI 12 165- #1 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by tech. fall over John Simon (UNI), 21-5........ NU 11, UNI 12 174- Caleb Kolb (NU) by dec. over Brice Wolf (UNI), 5-3................................... NU 14, UNI 12 184- #14 Ryan Loder (UNI) by dec. over #12 Josh Ihnen (NU), 5-0................... NU 14, UNI 15 197- Andy Johnson (NU) by maj. dec. over Jarion Beets (UNI), 12-0................. NU 18, UNI 15

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#14 Nebraska (12-4).................................................................................35 Arizona State..............................................................................................8

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victory in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Huskers were wrestling in their final road dual of the season. Nebraska opened the dual with a shutout from No. 11 Josh Ihnen (NU) at 184 pounds over Antonio Giorgio (UNC), 6-0. Ihnen’s victory was followed by Andy Johnson (NU) defeating Zac Bennett (UNC) by decision, 10-4, at 197. Both Ihnen and Johnson were coming off losses to nationally ranked opponents against Oklahoma State. At heavyweight, No. 12 Tucker Lane (NU) defeated Ben Brooks (UNC) after Brooks had to withdrawal from the match with an injury in the second period. Leading by 12 points, the Huskers extended the margin to 21-0 with three decisions from David Klingsheim (NU), Ridge Kiley (NU) and Mike Koehnlein (NU). Klingsheim recorded the Huskers second shutout of the dual at 125 pounds when he defeated Jake Corrill (UNC), 6-0. At 133 pounds, Kiley defeated Pat Owens (UNC) by decision 7-1, while Koehnlein won his third straight dual by taking down Mike Rappo (UNC), 10-3. The match of the day came at 157 pounds where Tyler Koehn (NU) upset No. 20 Corey Mock (UNC) by fall with eight seconds left in the final period. Trailing 3-0 entering the third period, Koehn earned an escape point to pull within two points, and then turned a single-leg takedown attempt into a pin to extend the Husker lead to 27-3. No. 1 Jordan Burroughs (NU) recorded his 12th technical fall of the season for the Huskers’ last victory at 165 pounds over Thomas Scotton (UNC), 24-9. The Huskers’ only losses came at 149 and 174 pounds where, Nick Stabile (UNC) defeated Ross Grande (NU), 3-2, and Thomas Ferguson (UNC) took down Caleb Kolb (NU), 3-1.

Feb. 4, 2011 I NU Coliseum l Lincoln, Neb. The Huskers didn’t allow a takedown in their first four matches en route to a dominating performance over the Arizona State Sun Devils, 35-8, at the NU Coliseum. The Huskers jumped on the Sun Devils early, as Ross Grande (NU) broke his seven-dual losing streak with a 7-2 decision over Tai Fukumoto (ASU) at 149 pounds. The sophomore used a takedown in each period to claim the victory over Fukumoto. After Tyler Koehn’s (NU) win by forfeit at 157 pounds, No. 1 Jordan Burroughs stretched the Huskers’ lead to 14-0 with his 11th technical fall victory of the season over Te Edwards (ASU). After a slow start that saw Burroughs with a 2-1 lead after the first period, the senior erupted in the last two periods and pulled away for the win, 21-6. At 174 pounds, Caleb Kolb (NU) won by forfeit and was followed by No. 10 Josh Ihnen (NU) at 184 pounds, where he shut out Jake Meredith (ASU), 5-0, to extend Nebraska’s lead to 23-0. Newly ranked Andy Johnson (NU) continued his strong wrestling at 197 pounds, as he defeated Luke Macchiaroli (ASU), by decision, 3-1. ASU got its only two victories of the dual in the next two matches as Levi Cooper (ASU) upset No. 10 Tucker Lane (NU) in the sudden-victory period, and No. 2 Anthony Robles won by technical fall over freshman Shawn Nagel (NU) at 125-pounds. Nebraska finished the dual with back-to-back victories from Ridge Kiley (NU) and Mike Koehnlein (NU). Kiley gave the Huskers their second shutout of the dual by blanking Kalin Goodsite (ASU), 4-0, while Koehnlein finished the dual in style by pinning Carlos Castro (ASU) in 6:20 at 141 pounds.

184 - #11 Josh Ihnen (NU) by dec. over Antonio Giorgio (UNC), 6-0.....................NU 3, UNC 0 197 - #13 Andy Johnson (NU) by dec. over Zac Bennett (UNC), 10-4...................NU 6, UNC 0 HWT - #12 Tucker Lane (NU) by injury def. over Ben Brooks (UNC)...................NU 12, UNC 0 125 - David Klingsheim (NU) by dec. over Jake Corrill (UNC), 6-0......................NU 15, UNC 0 133 - Ridge Kiley (NU) by dec. over Pat Owens (UNC), 7-1................................NU 18, UNC 0 141 - Mike Koehnlein (NU) by dec. over Mike Rappo (UNC), 10-3......................NU 21, UNC 0 149 - Nick Stabile (UNC) by dec. over Ross Grande (NU), 3-2............................NU 21, UNC 3 157 - Tyler Koehn (NU) by fall over #20 Corey Mock (UNC), 6:52.......................NU 27, UNC 3 165 - #1 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by tech. fall over Thomas Scotton (UNC), 24-9......... NU 31, UNC 3 174 - Thomas Ferguson (UNC) by dec. over Caleb Kolb (NU), 3-1.....................NU 31, UNC 6

149- Ross Grande (NU) by dec. over Tai Fukumoto (ASU), 7-2............................ NU 3, ASU 0 157- Tyler Koehn (NU) by forfeit............................................................................. NU 9, ASU 0 165- Jordan Burroughs (NU) by tech. fall over Te Edwards (ASU), 21-6............. NU 14, ASU 0 174- Caleb Kolb (NU) by forfeit............................................................................ NU 20, ASU 0 184- #10 Josh Ihnen (NU) by dec. over Jake Meredith (ASU), 5-0...................... NU 23, ASU 0 197- #14 Andy Johnson (NU) by dec. over Luke Macchiaroli (ASU), 3-1............. NU 26, ASU 0 HWT- Levi Cooper (ASU) by sudden-victory dec. over #10 Tucker Lane, 3-1..... NU 26, ASU 3 125- #2 Anthony Robles (ASU) by tech. fall over Shawn Nagel (NU), 18-0......... NU 26, ASU 8 133- Ridge Kiley (NU) by dec. over Kalin Goodsite (ASU), 4-0............................ NU 29, ASU 8 141- Mike Koehnlein (NU) by fall over Carlos Castro (ASU), 6:20....................... NU 35, ASU 8

#13 Nebraska (14-5).................................................................................21 #17 Iowa State..........................................................................................14

Feb. 20, 2011 l NU Coliseum I Lincoln, Neb. Wrestling in dual competition for the last time as a member of the Big 12 Conference, the Nebraska wrestling team took down the No. 17 Iowa State Cyclones, 21-14, in NU’s final regular-season dual. The win capped a 14-5 regular season for the Huskers and evened their record in Big 12 duals to 2-2. In front of 1,158 fans at the NU Coliseum, the Huskers kicked off the dual by honoring three seniors, Mike Koehnlein, Jordan Burroughs and Andy Johnson, as the Huskers celebrated Senior Day. Nebraska fell behind after the first dual when, No. 1 Jon Reader (ISU) stayed unbeaten on the season by defeating Caleb Kolb (NU) by major decision, 16-4, at 174 pounds. The lead wouldn’t last long for ISU, as junior Josh Ihnen (NU) brought the Huskers back with his 17-1 technical fall victory over Cole Shafer (ISU). No. 10 Ihnen jumped on Shafer quickly, recording a takedown and a pair of two-point near falls in the first period to cruise to the dominating victory. Ihnen’s win was the start of five straight for the Huskers, as they extended their lead to 174. Johnson (NU) ended his home career as a Husker by defeating No. 14 Jerome Ward (ISU) by decision, 5-3, at 197 pounds. No. 13 Johnson extended his lead to 5-2 in the third period with a takedown with 1:39 remaining in the match, and was able to hold off a late charge from Ward as time expired for the victory. After Johnson’s decision, junior Tucker Lane (NU) used a reversal in the second period to take control in his 3-0 decision over Kyle Simonson (ISU). The Huskers got two more victories from David Klingsheim (NU) and Ridge Kiley (NU) at 125 and 133 pounds, respectively. Klingsheim was able to hold off a late shot attempt from Brandon Jones (ISU) for his 4-3 win, while Kiley used a reversal and gained the riding-time advantage in the third period for his victory over Ben Cash (ISU), 3-0. ISU was able to pull within three points of the Huskers by reeling off three-straight victories of its own. No. 15 Chris Drouin (ISU) took down Koehnlein by major decision at 141 pounds, while Max Mayfield (ISU) defeated Ross Grande at 149 pounds, 8-4. The Huskers’ final loss came at 157 pounds, where Trent Weatherman (ISU) was able to score a takedown 37 seconds into the sudden-victory period against Tyler Koehn (NU). Leading by only three points, the Huskers turned to Burroughs to put the match away and the senior responded. Wrestling in his last home dual, Burroughs defeated Chris Spangler (ISU) by major decision, 22-8. After a scoreless first period, the All-American used eight takedowns in the final two periods to secure the match. Burroughs finished the regular season with a perfect 29-0 record and a 19-0 mark in dual matches. His 62 dual victories placed him in a tie for No. 5 on the all-time duals wins list with Brad Vering (1997-01) and Tolly Thompson (1993-97). His 62-8 mark in dual matches also tied Burroughs with Vering at No. 6 on the career dual winning percentage chart with an .886 clip over his career.

#14 Nebraska (12-5).................................................................................10 #5 Oklahoma State..................................................................................22

Feb. 6, 2011 l NU Coliseum I Lincoln, Neb. The Nebraska wrestling team dropped its conference home opener after falling to the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 22-10. The dual started with Nebraska senior Mike Koehnlein (NU) upsetting No. 17 Josh Kindig (OSU) at 141-pounds by decision, 10-4. Trailing 2-1 entering the second period, Koehnlein used two takedowns and an escape to take the lead at 7-4. Koehnlein then scored a two-point near fall in the final seconds of the match to extend his lead to 10-4 with the riding-time advantage. Oklahoma State responded with two victories of its own at 149 and 157 pounds to regain the lead at 6-3. Ross Grande (NU) battled No. 10 Jamal Parks (OSU) for the entire match, but fell to the nationally ranked wrestler by a 2-0 count. At 157, No. 16 Neil Erisman (OSU) defeated Tyler Koehn (NU) by decision, 7-1. No. 1 Jordan Burroughs (NU) picked up his 27th-straight victory of the season by defeating No. 12 Dallas Bailey (OSU) by major decision at 165-pounds, 21-9. The Huskers were not able to keep the momentum after Burroughs’ victory, dropping three straight matches to nationally ranked opponents. No. 17 Mike Benefiel (OSU) defeated Caleb Kolb (NU) by decision, 11-5, at 174 pounds, while No. 11 Chris Perry (OSU) edged No. 10 Josh Ihnen (NU) at 184, 3-2. With Perry leading 2-1 heading into the third period, Ihnen was able to get an escape in the third to tie the match at 2-2, but wasn’t able to get the takedown he needed as Perry held the riding time advantage (1:34), which ended up being the deciding point. At 197 pounds, No. 14 Andy Johnson saw his six-match winning snapped when he fell to No. 3 Clayton Foster (OSU), 4-0. In the first period, Johnson was on the attack and nearly caught Foster on his back, but the senior couldn’t capitalize on numerous shot attempts at Foster’s legs. Foster used an escape and a takedown in the second period to take control of the match between the two ranked wrestlers. The Huskers got their final victory of the dual from junior Tucker Lane (NU) at the heavyweight spot. Lane earned an escape in the third period and owned the riding-time advantage (1:56) in route to his 2-0 decision over Blake Rosholt (OSU). NU dropped the final two matches of the dual to a pair of top-10 opponents. At 125 pounds, David Klingsheim (NU) fell to No. 8 Jon Morrison (OSU), 4-2, while No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) remained perfect on the season with his victory over Ridge Kiley (NU) at 133 pounds. 141- Mike Koehnlein (NU) by dec. over #17 Josh Kindig (OSU), 10-4...................NU 3, OSU 0 149- #10 Jamal Parks (OSU) by dec. over Ross Grande (NU), 2-0.......................NU 3, OSU 3 157- #16 Neil Erisman (OSU) by dec. over Tyler Koehn (NU), 7-1........................NU 3, OSU 6 165- #1 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by major dec. over #12 Dallas Bailey (OSU), 21-9....... NU 7, OSU 6 174- #17 Mike Benefiel (OSU) by dec. over Caleb Kolb (NU), 11-5.......................NU 7, OSU 9 184- #11 Chris Perry (OSU) by dec. over #10 Josh Ihnen (NU), 3-2...................NU 7, OSU 12 197- #3 Clayton Foster (OSU) by dec. over #14 Andy Johnson (NU), 4-0...........NU 7, OSU 15 HWT- #12 Tucker Lane (NU) by dec. over Blake Rosholt (OSU), 2-0................NU 10, OSU 15 125- #8 Jon Morrison (OSU) by dec. over Dave Klingsheim (NU), 4-2..............NU 10, OSU 18 133- #1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) by major dec. over Ridge Kiley (NU), 14-3..........NU 10, OSU 22

174- #1 Jon Reader (ISU) by major dec. over Caleb Kolb (NU), 16-4.................... NU 0, ISU 4 184- #10 Josh Ihnen (NU) by tech. fall over Cole Shafer (ISU), 17-1..................... NU 5, ISU 4 197- #13 Andy Johnson (NU) by dec. over #14 Jerome Ward (ISU), 5-3............... NU 8, ISU 4 HWT- #11 Tucker Lane (NU) by dec. over Kyle Simonson (ISU), 3-0....................NU 11, ISU 4 125- David Klingsheim (NU) by dec. over Brandon Jones (ISU), 4-3.................... NU 14, ISU 4 133- Ridge Kiley (NU) by dec. over Ben Cash (ISU), 3-0...................................... NU 17, ISU 4 141- #15 Chris Drouin (ISU) by major dec. over Mike Koehnlein (NU), 13-3........ NU 17, ISU 8 149- Max Mayfield (ISU) by dec. over Ross Grande (NU), 8-4............................NU 17, ISU 11 157- Trent Weatherman (ISU) by sudden-victory dec. over Tyler Koehn (NU), 3-1...... NU 17, ISU 14 165- #1 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by major dec. over Chris Spangler (ISU), 22-8.......... NU 21, ISU 14

#14 Nebraska (13-5).................................................................................31 North Carolina............................................................................................6

Feb. 12, 2011 l Carmichael Arena I Chapel Hill, N.C. The Huskers won the first six matches over the North Carolina Tar Heels en route to a 31-6

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NEBRASKA

617 ALL-TIME DUAL WINS

WRESTLING

11 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Big 12 Championships

Finals #1 Neil Erisman (OSU) by dec. over Nick Gregoris (MU), 4-2 Consolation #2 Chase Nelson (OU) by dec. over #5 Tyler Koehn (NU), 4-1 #2 Chase Nelson (OU) by fall over #4 Trent Weatherman (ISU), 1:05

Team Results Team Scoring

1. Oklahoma St.-77 2. Missouri- 60 3. Oklahoma- 59.5 4. Nebraska- 46.5 5. Iowa State- 31 Weight 125 133 141 149 157 165 174 184 197 HWT

165 Pounds (Burroughs - NU - Champion) Pigtail Round #4 Chris Spangler (ISU) by dec. over #5 Dallas Bailey (OSU), 7-5 Semifinals #1 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by major dec. over #4 Chris Spangler (ISU), 16-8 #2 Tyler Caldwell (OU) by dec. over #3 Zach Toal (MU), 6-0 Finals #1 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by dec. over #2 Tyler Caldwell (OU), 2-1 Consolation #5 Dallas Bailey (OSU) by dec. over #3 Zach Toal (MU), 5-2 #5 Dallas Bailey (OSU) by dec. over #4 Chris Spangler (ISU), 5-4 #3 Zach Toal (MU) by injury def. over #4 Chris Spangler (ISU), 5:30

Note: The 2011 Big 12 Championships were hosted by Iowa State University at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, on March 5, 2011. Total attendance was 5,566.

Individual Husker Results Name Record David Klingsheim 3-0 Ridge Kiley 1-2 Mike Koehnlein 1-2 Ross Grande 0-2 Tyler Koehn 0-2 Jordan Burroughs 2-0 Caleb Kolb 0-2 Josh Ihnen 1-1 Andy Johnson 1-2 Tucker Lane 2-1

7 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Place First Fourth Fourth Fifth Fifth First Fifth Second Fourth Third

174 Pounds (Reader- ISU - Champion) Pigtail Round #5 Jeff James (OU) by dec. over #4 Caleb Kolb (NU), 2-1 Semifinals #1 Jon Reader (ISU) by major dec. over Jeff James (OU), 14-6 #2 Mike Benefiel (OSU) by major dec. over #3 Dorian Henderson (MU), 9-0 Finals #1 Jon Reader (ISU) by major dec. over #2 Mike Benefiel (OSU), 14-3 Consolation #3 Dorian Henderson (MU) by dec. over #5 Caleb Kolb (NU), 6-2 #3 Dorian Henderson (MU) by dec. over Jeff James (OU), 3-1 (SV)

Overall Individual Results 125 Pounds (Klingsheim - NU - Champion) Pigtail Round #4 David Klingsheim (NU) by dec. over #5 Brandon Jones (ISU), 7-6 Semifinals #4 David Klingsheim (NU) by dec. over #1 Jonathon Morrison (OSU), 6-4 (SV) #2 Jarrod Patterson (OU) by dec. over #3 Alan Waters (MU), 1-0 (TB) Finals #4 David Klingsheim (NU) by dec. over #2 Jarrod Patterson (OU), 2-0 Consolation #3 Alan Waters (MU) by dec. over #5 Brandon Jones (ISU), 8-2 #3 Alan Waters (MU) by med. forfeit over #1 Jonathon Morrison (OSU) #5 Brandon Jones (ISU) by med. forfeit over #1 Jonathon Morrison (OSU)

184 Pounds (Perry - OSU - Champion) Pigtail Round #5 Cole Shafer (ISU) by fall over #4 Mike Larson (MU), 6:19 Semifinals #1 Chris Perry (OSU) by dec. over #5 Cole Shafer (ISU), 3-1 #2 Josh Ihnen (NU) by dec. over #3 Erich Schmidtke (OU), 5-1 Finals #1 Chris Perry (OSU) by dec. over #2 Josh Ihnen (NU), 3-2 (TB) Consolation #3 Erich Schmidtke (OU) by dec. over #4 Mike Larson (MU), 3-1 #3 Erich Schmidtke (OU) by dec. over #5 Cole Shafer (ISU), 3-1

133 Pounds (Oliver- OSU - Champion) Pigtail Round #5 Ben Cash (ISU) by dec. over #4 Nathan McCormick (MU), 9-6 Semifinals #1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) by fall over #5 Ben Cash (ISU), 0:59 #2 Jordan Keller (OU) by dec. over #3 Ridge Kiley (NU), 2-1 Finals #1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) by major dec. #2 Jordan Keller (OU), 15-3 Consolation #4 Nathan McCormick (MU) by dec. over #3 Ridge Kiley (NU), 3-2 #4 Nathan McCormick (MU) by dec. over #5 Ben Cash (ISU), 5-0 #3 Ridge Kiley (NU) by major dec. over #5 Ben Cash (ISU), 9-0

197 Pounds (Foster - OSU - Champion) Pigtail Round #4 Brent Haynes (MU) by dec. over #5 Keldrick Hall (OU), 4-2 Semifinals #1 Clayton Foster (OSU) by dec. over #4 Brent Haynes (MU), 7-4 #3 Jerome Ward (MU) by dec. over #2 Andy Johnson (NU), 3-1 Finals #1 Clayton Foster (OSU) by dec. over #3 Jerome Ward (MU), 9-5 Consolation #2 Andy Johnson (NU) by fall over #5 Keldrick Hall (OU), 3:15 #4 Brent Haynes (MU) by dec. over #2 Andy Johnson (NU), 3-2 (TB) Heavyweight (Zabriskie - ISU - Champion) Pigtail Round #5 Kyle Simonson (ISU) by dec. over #4 Blake Rosholt (OSU), 2-1 Semifinals #1 Dom Bradley (MU) by dec. over #5 Kyle Simonson (ISU), 2-1 #3 Nathan Fernandez (OU) by fall over #2 Tucker Lane (NU), 5:54 Finals #1 Dom Bradley (MU) by dec. over #3 Nathan Fernandez (OU), 3-1 Consolation #2 Tucker Lane (NU) by dec. over #4 Blake Roshholt (OSU), 7-2 #2 Tucker Lane (NU) by medical forfeit over #5 Kyle Simonson (ISU)

141 Pounds (Schavrien - MU - Champion) Pigtail Round #5 Josh Kindig (OSU) by fall over #4 Mike Koehnlein (NU), 2:13 Semifinals #1 Zack Bailey (OU) by dec. over #5 Josh Kindig (OSU), 3-2 #2 Todd Schavrien (MU) by dec. over #3 Chris Drouin (ISU), 6-3 Finals #2 Todd Schavrien (MU) by dec. over #1 Zack Bailey (OU), 3-2 Consolation #4 Mike Koehnlein (NU) by dec. over #3 Chris Drouin (ISU), 5-4 #5 Josh Kindig (OSU) by dec. over #4 Mike Koehnlein (NU), 9-4 149 Pounds (Parks - OSU - Champion) Pigtail Round #4 Max Mayfield (ISU) by dec. over #5 Ross Grande (NU), 2-1 (TB) Semifinals #1 Jamal Parks (OSU) by dec. over #4 Max Mayfield (ISU), 7-4 #3 Kyle Bradley (MU) by dec. over #2 Matt Lester (OU), 2-0 Finals #1 Jamal Parks (OSU) by dec. over #3 Kyle Bradley (MU), 4-0 Consolation #2 Matt Lester (OU) by dec. over #5 Ross Grande (NU), 1-0 #2 Matt Lester (OU) by dec. over #4 Max Mayfield (MU), 7-3 157 Pounds (Erisman - OSU - Champion) Pigtail Round #4 Trent Weatherman (ISU) by dec. over #5 Tyler Koehn (NU), 3-2 Semifinals #1 Neil Erisman (OSU) by major dec. over #4 Trent Weatherman (ISU), 12-4 #3 Nick Gregoris (MU) by dec. over #2 Chase Nelson (OU), 4-2 (TB2)

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Josh Ihnen finished in second place at 184 pounds at the 2011 Big 12 Championships in Ames, Iowa.

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40 NWCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

NCAA Championships Team Scoring March 17-19, 2011, Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center

Individual Husker Results 125 Pounds First Round: Sean Boyle (Michigan) by dec. over David Klingsheim (NU), 8-1 Consolation: Manuel Ramirez (UNCG) by major dec. over David Klingsheim (NU), 19-7

(Asterisk indicates 2010-11 NU dual opponent) Place 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 T-13 T-13 15 16 17 18 19 20

Team Penn State Cornell Iowa Oklahoma State* American Arizona State* Minnesota* Lehigh Boise State Wisconsin* Stanford* Nebraska Central Michigan Northwestern Michigan Oklahoma* Kent State Maryland Missouri* Iowa State*

Other 2010-11 Dual Opponents 21 Oregon State 28 Wyoming 29 Ohio State 30 Utah Valley 34 Pittsburgh 36 Bucknell T-43 North Carolina T-46 Northern Iowa T-60 Northern Colorado

Points 107.5 93.5 86.5 70.5 65.0 62.5 61.0 58.5 57.5 54.5 44.0 43.5 39.0 39.0 38.5 38.0 37.0 35.5 35.0 31.5

Champions 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1

26.0 21.0 20.5 18.5 15.5 11.5 7.0 5.5 2.0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

All-Americans 5 5 5 3 3 3 5 3 3 4 3 1 3 3 1 3 1 3 2 1

133 Pounds First Round: #4 Tyler Graff (Wisconsin) by major dec. over Ridge Kiley (NU), 19-6 Consolation: Ridge Kiley (NU) by dec. over Justin Paulsen (Stanford), 4-0 Consolation: Flint Ray (Utah Valley) by dec. over Ridge Kiley (NU), 7-0 141 Pounds First Round: #1 Kellen Russell (Michigan) by dec. over Mike Koehnlein (NU), 5-3 Consolation: Vicente Varela (Hofstra) by major dec. over Mike Koehnlein (NU), 12-1 165 Pounds First Round: #1 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by tech. fall over Ethan Headlee (PITT), 23-7 Second Round: #1 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by default over Justin Lister (Binghamton) Quarterfinals: #1 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by tech. fall over #8 Scott Winston (Rutgers), 23-8 Semifinals: #1 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by major dec. over #5 Colt Sponseller (Ohio St.), 14-6 Finals: #1 Jordan Burroughs (NU) by major dec. over #3 Tyler Caldwell (Oklahoma), 11-3 184 Pounds First Round: #10 Josh Ihnen (NU) by major dec. over Matt Ryan (West Virginia), 10-0 Second Round: #7 Chris Perry (Oklahoma State) by dec. over #10 Josh Ihnen (NU), 5-2 Consolation: #10 Josh Ihnen (NU) by major dec. over Erich Schmidtke (Oklahoma), 10-1 Consolation: #10 Josh Ihnen (NU) by dec. over Austin Trotman (Appalachain St.), 8-1 Consolation: #1 Christopher Honeycutt (Edinboro) by dec. over #10 Josh Ihnen (NU), 4-3

1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

197 Pounds First Round: Andy Johnson (NU) by major dec. over Zachary Bennett (North Carolina), 15-3 Second Round: #1 Cam Simaz (Cornell) by dec. over Andy Johnson (NU), 8-4 Consolation: Andy Johnson (NU) by major dec. over Peter Capone (Ohio State), 12-2 Consolation: #9 Sonny Yohn (Minnesota) by dec. over Andy Johnson (NU), 3-1 285 Pounds First Round: #11 Tucker Lane (NU) by default over Brett Correll (Buffalo) Second Round: #11 Tucker Lane (NU) by dec. over Brendan Barlow (Kent. St.), 4-2 Quarterfinals: #3 Ryan Flores (American) by dec. over #11 Tucker Lane (NU), 5-2 Consolation: Spencer Myers (Maryland) by dec. over #11 Tucker Lane (NU), 9-2

Tucker Lane came up one match short of being an All-American after reaching the quarterfinals of the heavyweight bracket.

Jordan Burroughs defeated Tyler Caldwell (OU) by major decision, 11-3, in the finals of the 165-pound bracket for Burroughs’ second national championship.

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NEBRASKA

617 ALL-TIME DUAL WINS

WRESTLING

11 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Results and Honors

7 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Tournament Results

Briar Cliff Open (Feb. 5, Sioux City, Iowa, No Team Score) 125-Shawn Nagel (1st), 141-Keith Surber (1st), 149-John Svoboda (4th), 157-Cody Compton (1st), Cody Magrew (3rd), 165-Robert Kokesh (1st), 174-Jerad Gubbels (174), 184-James Nakashima (1st), 197-Spener Johnson (3rd),

Cowboy Open (Nov. 13, Laramie, Wyo., No Team Scoring) Amateur Division: 125-Shawn Nagel (3rd), Elite Division: 184-James Nakashima (1st), HWT-Tucker Lane (1st)

NCAA Championships (March 17-19, Philadelphia, Pa., 12th 43.5 team points) 165-Jordan Burroughs (1st)

Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open (Nov. 2, Brookings, S.D., No Team Scoring) 197-Andy Johnson (3rd)

Big 12 Championships (March 5, Ames, Iowa, 4th-46.5 team points) 125-David Klingsheim (1st), 133-Ridge Kiley (4th), 141-Mike Koehnlein (4th), 165-Jordan Burroughs (1st), 184-Josh Ihnen (2nd), 197-Andy Johnson (4th), HWT-Tucker Lane (3rd)

Awards

Harold Nichols Cyclone Open (Nov. 13, Ames, Iowa, No Team Scoring) 133-Ridge Kiley (1st), 149-Ross Grande (4th), 157-Cody Magrew (6th), 165-Jordan Burroughs (1st), Robert Kokesh (2nd), 184-Spencer Johnson (2nd), Josh Ihnen (3rd), 197-Andy Johnson (3rd), Matt Dwyer (4th) Kaufman-Brand Open (Nov. 20, Omaha, Neb., No Team Scoring) Amateur Division: 149-John Svoboda (5th), 165-Robert Kokesh (1st), 197-Matt Dwyer (6th)

Nebraska Heart and Soul Award and Hero Award Jordan Burroughs (165)

UNK Loper Open (Dec. 11, Kearney, Neb., No Team Scoring) 125-Shawn Nagel (5th), 133-Ryan Pohlman (5th), 149-Greg Amos (3rd), John Svoboda (4th), 157-Michael Klinginsmith (5th), 165-Robert Kokesh (1st), 174-Jerad Gubbels (4th), 184-James Nakashima (1st)

Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll Fall: Stephen Dwyer, Ross Grande, Chris Hacker, Ryne Harris, Josh Ihnen, Andy Johnson, Spencer Johnson, Michael Klinginsmith, Tyler Koehn, Robert Kokesh, Caleb Kolb, Tucker Lane, Livingston Lukow, Shawn Nagel, James Nakashima, Chad Stroh, John Svoboda

Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30, Evanston, Ill., No Team Scoring) 133-Ridge Kiley (8th), 165-Jordan Burroughs (1st), 184-Josh Ihnen (2nd), James Nakashima (8th) Viking-Warrior Open (Jan. 2, Fremont, Neb., No Team Scoring) 125-Shawn Nagel (2nd), 141-Chad Stroh (2nd), Skylar Galloway (3rd), John Svoboda (4th), 157-Tyler Koehn (2nd), Michael Klinginsmith (3rd), 165-Robert Kokesh (1st), 174-Caleb Kolb (3rd), Jerad Gubbels (4th), 184-Spencer Johnson (2nd), 197-Matt Dwyer (3rd)

Spring: Cody Compton, Michael Dauterive, Skylar Galloway, Ross Grande, Josh Ihnen, Andy Johnson, Spencer Johnson, Michael Klinginsmith, Tucker Lane, Cody Magrew, Shawn Nagel, James Nakashima, John Svoboda

Quality Hotel Open (Jan. 8, Hastings, Neb., No Team Score) 125-David Klingsheim (1st), Ryne Harris (3rd), Brandon Rubino (5th),133-Keith Surber (3rd), Ryan Pohlman (5th), 141-Mike Koehnlein (1st), Luis DeAnda (2nd), 149-Ross Grande (1st), 165-Robert Kokesh (1st), 174-Caleb Kolb (1st), Jerad Gubbels (2nd), 184-Spencer Johnson (1st), James Nakashima (2nd)

Dual 5-7 11-8 10-9 4-15 5-8 19-0 8-10 14-5 14-5 14-5

NU/Opp 15/22 34/25 34/31 12/47 21/24 92/0 29/32 47/15 48/15 56/15

4-16 11-6 17-11 13-11 13-7 15-14 16-15 0-2 13-14 6-5 24-15 8-4 16-13 15-7 0-0 34-1 16-7 31-7 28-5 14-9 5-8

0-0 0-0 0-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0/0 0/0 0/28 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 12/9 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/3 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

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Most Improved Wrestler Ridge Kiley (133) Granite Award Shawn Nagel (125) Most Dedicated Wrestler Ross Grande (149) Redshirt of the Year Robert Kokesh (165)

NWCA All-Academic Team Josh Ihnen (184), Tucker Lane (HWT) Graduation Winter 2010: Stephen Dwyer (Business Administration) Spring 2011: Jordan Burroughs (Sociology), Andy Johnson (Nutrition, Exercise & Health Science), Tucker Lane (Communication Studies), James Nakashima (Political Science), Chris Oliver (Communication Studies), Alex Ward (Communication Studies)

Dual Pts.

Overall 11-11 22-15 17-15 18-21 7-11 36-0 15-15 28-10 28-13 27-9

Spirit of Excellence Award Andy Johnson (197)

Capital One Second-Team Academic All-America Tucker Lane (HWT)

Grand View Open (Jan. 28, Des Moines, Iowa, No Team Scoring) 125-Ryne Harris (2nd), 149-John Svoboda (3rd), Skylar Galloway (5th), 157-Cody Magrew (4th), 174-Jerad Gubbels (3rd), 184-Spencer Johnson (1st), James Nakashima (6th)

Record

Lifter of the Year Tucker Lane (HWT)

Academic All-Big 12 First Team: Ross Grande, Josh Ihnen, Tyler Koehn, Tucker Lane, James Nakashima Second Team: Andy Johnson

Glen Brand Open (Jan. 16, Omaha, Neb., No Team Scoring) 125-Brandon Rubino (3rd), Ryne Harris (4th), 133-Keith Surber (4th), 141-Chad Stroh (3rd), 149-Skylar Galloway (4th), 157-Cody Magrew (4th), 165-Robert Kokesh (1st), 174-Joe Pittman (3rd), 184-James Nakashima (3rd), Spencer Johnson (4th), 197-Matt Dwyer (3rd)

Wt. Name 125 David Klingsheim 133 Ridge Kiley 141 Mike Koehnlein 149 Ross Grande 157 Tyler Koehn 165 Jordan Burroughs 174 Caleb Kolb 184 Josh Ihnen 197 Andy Johnson Hwt. Tucker Lane Non-Starters 125 Michael Duaterive 125 Ryne Harris 125 Shawn Nagel 125 Brandon Rubino 133 Keith Surber 141 Luis DeAnda 141 Skylar Galloway 141 Blake Meeks 141 Ryan Pohlman 141 Chad Stroh 149 John Svoboda 157 Cody Compton 157 Michael Klinginsmith 157 Cody Magrew 157 Brandon Wilbourn 165 Robert Kokesh 174 Jerad Gubbels 184 Spencer Johnson 184 James Nakashima 197 Matt Dwyer 197 Livingston Lukow *Final Season Stats

Outstanding Wrestler of the Year Jordan Burroughs (165)

Hodge Trophy and InterMat Wrestler of the Year Jordan Burroughs (165)

FHSU-Bob Smith Open (Dec. 3, Hays, Kan., No Team Scoring) 165-Robert Kokesh (1st), 184-Spencer Johnson (1st), James Nakashima (2nd)

Team Awards

Big 12 Wrestler of the Week/Month Dec. 14-Jordan Burroughs (165) Jan. 3-Jordan Burroughs (165) Feb. 7-Mike Koehnlein (141)

Dual TD

Pins

0/0 0/0 1/19 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 11/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

2/3 2/1 9/0 2/3 2/0 5/9 3/1 0/0 0/2 3/1 8/1 0/1 5/1 3/1 0/0 19/0 3/0 4/2 1/0 4/1 1/3

NU/Opp 8/19 9/21 27/30 14/20 10/13 132/0 24/17 30/5 33/10 27/4

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TF 0 0 2 2 0 14 0 2 1 1

MD 1 2 3 2 0 8 4 6 4 3

QP 0 6:29 6:20 2:02 1:36 :43 2:38 3:17 1:04 1:37

0 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 6 0 0

2 4 2 3 3 2 3 0 5 0 1 1 1 1 0 8 4 4 4 3 1

1:24 1:09 :39 4:05 2:11 1:49 :36 0 0 :30 :22 0 2:39 :26 0 :38 2:39 1:56 1:54 :55 2:08


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7 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

NCAA Championship History

NCAA Champions (11) Year 1963 1984 1991 1993 1995 2000 2004 2007 2009 2011

Wrestler Mike Nissen Jim Scherr Bill Scherr Jason Kelber Tony Purler Tolly Thompson Brad Vering Jason Powell Paul Donahoe Jordan Burroughs Jordan Burroughs

NCAA Finalists (22) Year 1963 1983 1984 1987 1990 1991 1992 1993 1995 2000 2001 2002 2004 2007 2009 2010 2011

Wrestler Mike Nissen Al Freeman Jim Scherr Bill Scherr Gary Albright Gil Sanchez Jason Kelber Jason Kelber Corey Olson Tony Purler Corey Olson Tolly Thompson Brad Vering Bryan Snyder Bryan Snyder Matt Murray Jason Powell Paul Donahoe Jordan Burroughs Craig Brester Craig Brester Jordan Burroughs

All-Americans (89, Top 8) Year 1942 1949 1954 1958 1962 1963 1971 1981 1982 1983 1984 1986 1987 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993

Wrestler Newt Copple Herb Reese Max Kitzelman Dan Brand Mike Nissen Harold Thompson Mike Nissen Joe George Al Freeman Bill Scherr Johnnie Selmon Jim Scherr Gary Albright Al Freeman Bill Scherr Ray Oliver Jim Scherr Bill Scherr Gary Albright Gary Albright Gil Sanchez Jason Kelber Scott Chenoweth Jason Kelber Paul Herrera Scott Chenoweth Corey Olson Chris Nelson Joe Malecek Jason Kelber Scott Chenoweth Corey Olson Chris Nelson John Buxton Tony Purler

2010 2011

Weight 123 177 190 126 126 Hwt 197 125 125 157 165 Weight 123 142 177 190 Hwt 134 126 126 177 126 177 Hwt 197 157 157 141 125 125 157 197 197 165 Weight 145 175 Hwt Hwt 123 147 123 167 142 190 142 177 HWT 142 190 167 177 190 HWT HWT 134 126 167 126 142 167 177 190 Hwt 126 177 177 190 118 126

Place 4th 3rd 3rd 4th 3rd 3rd 1st 6th 8th 4th 5th 6th 7th 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 8th 2nd 7th 7th 3rd 5th 7th 1st 7th 2nd 6th 8th 1st

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197 174 165

2nd 4th 1st

Nebraska NCAA Team Results

Jordan Burroughs became the first Husker in school history to win two national championships after winning the 165 pound title in 2011. 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Frank Velazquez Mike Eierman Corey Olson Rulon Gardner Scott Gonyo Brad Canoyer Steve Baer Temoer Terry Ryan Tobin Tolly Thompson Temoer Terry Chad Nelson Ryan Tobin Tolly Thompson Tolly Thompson Temoer Terry Ryan Tobin Jose DeAnda Bryan Snyder Brad Vering Paul Gomez Todd Beckerman Bryan Snyder Brad Vering Todd Beckerman Bryan Snyder Ati Conner Brad Vering Bryan Snyder Jason Powell Justin Ruiz Jason Powell Justin Ruiz Jason Powell Matt Murray Travis Shufelt Jacob Klein Travis Pascoe B.J. Padden Jacob Klein B.J. Padden Paul Donahoe Paul Donahoe Jordan Burroughs Stephen Dwyer Brandon Browne Craig Brester Jordan Burroughs Brandon Browne Vince Jones Craig Brester

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134 142 177 Hwt 118 118 126 150 190 Hwt 158 167 190 Hwt Hwt 158 190 141 157 184 125 133 157 197 133 157 174 197 157 125 197 125 197 125 141 149 165 184 197 174 197 125 125 149 165 174 197 157 174 184 197

7th 5th 2nd 4th 6th 6th 5th 4th 8th 1st 3rd 8th 3rd 3rd 3rd 6th 4th 8th 4th 4th 8th 5th 5th 1st 4th 2nd 8th 7th 2nd 5th 5th 3rd 5th 1st 2nd 7th 7th 6th 5th 5th 3rd 1st 3rd 3rd 8th 4th 4th 1st 4th 6th 2nd

(Since 1980) Year-Finish 1980-39th 1981-32nd 1982-6th 1983-6th 1984-4th 1985-41st 1986-12th 1987-14th 1988-39th 1989-17th 1990-5th 1991-10th 1992-11th 1993-3rd 1994-29th 1995-6th 1996-5th 1997-12th 1998-21st 1999-15th 2000-8th 2001-8th 2002-8th 2003-13th 2004-5th 2005-19th 2006-16th 2007-16th 2008-4th 2009-4th 2010-T12th 2011-12th

Points 8 37 40.25 46 61 5.5 28.25 24.5 6.25 28 64.25 38 28 79.5 14.5 60 61 34.5 28 37 46.5 52.5 54 40.5 74 31.5 40.5 34.5 74 78.5 39.5 43.5

Top 10 NCAA Finishes (18) Year 1927-28 1945-46 1948-49 1961-62 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1989-90 1990-91 1992-93 1994-95 1995-96 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2003-04 2007-08 2008-09

Qualifiers All-Americans 1 None 6 One 8 Four 10 Three 6 Three 4 None 9 One 7 One 6 None 9 One 8 Five 9 Two 8 Two 10 Six 8 One 10 Five 9 Four 6 One 7 Two 7 Three 5 Four 6 Four 6 Three 6 Two 8 Four 7 Two 9 Two 6 One 8 Five 7 Four 5 Two 7 One

Location Ames, Iowa Stillwater, Okla. Fort Collins, Colo. Stillwater, Okla. Ames, Iowa Oklahoma City, Okla. Meadowlands, N.J. College Park, Md. Iowa City, Iowa Ames, Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Minneapolis, Minn. St. Louis, Mo. Iowa City, Iowa Albany, N.Y. St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis, Mo.

Place 5th 10th-tie 7th-tie 9th 6th 6th 4th 5th 10th 3rd 6th 5th 8th 8th 8th 5th 4th 4th Mike Nissen won the 123 pound title in 1963 to become Nebraska’s first national champion. Nissen finished third the year previous, and was NU’s first two-time AllAmerican.


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40 NWCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Conference Championship History

Team Championships (7) Year 1911 1915 1924 1949 1993 1995 2009

Conference W.I.A.A. W.I.A.A. Missouri Valley Big Seven Big Eight Big Eight Big 12

Location Chicago, Ill. Lincoln, Neb. N/A Ames, Iowa Norman, Okla. Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln, Neb.

Individual Champions (60) Missouri Valley (1) 1924 John Kellogg, 125

Big Six (1) 1929 Adolph Simic, 155 Big Seven (13) 1947 Mike DiBiase, Hwt 1948 Bob Yambor, 12 Mike DiBiase, Hwt 1949 Bob Yambor, 121 Michael Sparano, 136 Herb Reese 175 Mike DiBiase, Hwt 1950 Harold Gilliland, 126 Herb Reese, 175 1951 Herb Reese, Hwt 1953 Ed Husmann, Hwt 1954 Max Kitzelman, Hwt 1955 Charles Bryant, 167 Big Eight (25) 1962 Harold Thompson, 147 Jim Raschke, Hwt 1981 *Johnnie Selmon, 134 1982 *Johnnie Selmon, 142 Bill Scherr, 190 1983 Al Freeman, 142 1984 Jim Scherr, 177 Bill Scherr, 190 Gary Albright, Hwt 1987 Cody Olson, 177 1989 Sonny Manley, Hwt 1990 *John Buxton, 118 Joe Malecek, Hwt 1991 *Jason Kelber, 126 1992 Chris Nelson, 190 1993 Tony Purler, 126 Frank Velazquez, 134 Matt Lindland, 158 1994 Frank Velazquez, 134 1995 Steve Baer, 126 Temoer Terry, 150 Jason Kraft, 158 Tolly Thompson, Hwt 1996 Temoer Terry, 158 Tolly Thompson, Hwt Big 12 (20) 1997 Tolly Thompson, Hwt 1998 Brad Vering, 177 Ryan Tobin, 190 1999 Bryan Snyder, 157 2000 Bryan Snyder, 157 2001 Jason Powell, 125 Bryan Snyder, 157 2002 Bryan Snyder, 157 2005 B.J. Padden, 197 2006 B.J. Padden, 197 2008 Paul Donahoe, 125 *Jordan Burroughs, 149 Brandon Browne, 174 2009 Jordan Burroughs, 157 Brandon Browne, 174 Vince Jones, 184 *Craig Brester, 197 * - Named Outstanding Wrestler of the Meet. 2010 Stephen Dwyer, 174 2011 David Klingsheim, 125 Jordan Burroughs, 165

Year-by-Year Results

Year Place W.I.A.A. Championships 1911 1st 1915 1st Missouri Valley Conference Championships 1924 1st 1925 5th 1926 3rd 1927 4th Big Six Championships 1929 3rd 1930 3rd 1931 4th 1932 4th 1933 5th 1934 T5th 1935 5th 1936 6th 1937 5th 1938 4th 1939 4th 1940 4th 1941 4th 1947 3rd Big Seven Championships 1948 2nd 1949 1st 1950 2nd 1951 T4th 1952 4th 1953 T4th 1954 5th= 1955 5th 1956 5th 1957 5th Big Eight Championships 1958 6th 1959 6th 1960 N/A 1961 6th 1962 4th 1963 6th 1964 7th 1965 6th 1966 5th

Pts N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

1967 7th 1968 7th 1969 7th 1970 5th 1971 4th 1972 4th 1973 4th 1974 6th 1975 4th 1976 5th 1977 6th 1978 6th 1979 6th 1980 6th 1981 4th 1982 4th 1983 3rd 1984 4th 1985 4th 1986 4th 1987 4th 1988 4th 1989 4th 1990 2nd 1991 3rd 1992 3rd 1993 1st 1994 3rd 1995 1st 1996 2nd Big 12 Championships 1997 4th 1998 3rd 1999 4th 2000 4th 2001 4th 2002 4th 2003 4th 2004 2nd 2005 3rd 2006 3rd 2007 4th 2008 2nd 2009 T1st 2010 5th 2011 4th

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 11.75 37.00 54.25 61.00 43.00 27.00 48.00 38.70 32.00 39.50 70.50 63.50 52.00 86.00 57.00 83.50 64.00 41.50 54.00 57.50 49.50 50.00 32.50 39.50 55.50 47.50 52.00 46.00 62.50 70.00 32.00 46.50

The 2008-09 Nebraska wrestling team went 17-3-1 overall en route to the program's only Big 12 championship. The Huskers won the title in front of their home fans at the NU Coliseum.

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Nebraska Honor Roll

Hodge Trophy Award (1) 2011

Jordan Burroughs, 165

1983 1984 1985 1990 1991 1993

Al Freeman, 142; Jim Scherr, 177 Bill Scherr, 190; Gary Albright, Hwt Gary Albright, Hwt Jason Kelber, 126; Joe Malecek, Hwt Jason Kelber, 126; Corey Olson, 177 Tony Purler, 126; Matt Lindland, 158; Corey Olson, 177; Rulon Gardner, Hwt Tolly Thompson, Hwt Temoer Terry, 158; Tolly Thompson, Hwt Tolly Thompson, Hwt Ryan Tobin, 190 Bryan Snyder, 157; Brad Vering, 197 Todd Beckerman, 133; Bryan Snyder, 157; Brad Vering, 197 Bryan Snyder, 157 Jacob Klein, 174 Paul Donahoe, 125 Jordan Burroughs, 157; Stephen Dwyer, 174; Craig Brester, 197

NWCA All-Stars (29)

1995 1996 1997 1998 2000 2001 2002 2006 2007 2009

NWCA All-America Team (9)

2010 2011

Tucker Lane; 1st team; Andy Pokorny, 1st team; Robert Sanders, 2nd team Craig Brester*, 1st team; Stephen Dwyer, 1st team; Josh Ihnen, 1st team; Tucker Lane, 1st team *2010 Nebraska Male Student-Athlete of the Year Ross Grande, 1st team; Josh Ihnen, 1st team; Andy Johnson, 2nd team; Tyler Koehn, 1st team; Tucker Lane, 1st team; James Nakashima, 1st team

Manuel Gorrarian Award

1982 Gary Albright 1986 Gary Albright 1989 Jason Kelber 1997 Tolly Thompson 2003 Jason Powell (Given to the wrestler who records the most pins in the least amount of time at the NCAA Championships)

Midlands Champions 1983 1999 2011

Al Freeman*, 142 Jim Scherr, 177; Bill Scherr, 190 Brad Vering, 197 Jordan Burroughs*, 165 *Outstanding Wrestler

International Honors Olympians

1996

Jason Kelber, 126; Corey Olson, 177; Chris Nelson, 190 Mike Eierman, 142; Temoer Terry, 150; Ryan Tobin, 190; Tolly Thompson, Hwt Brad Canoyer, 118; Ryan Tobin, 190

1998 2003 2004 2005 2011

Ryan Tobin, 1st team Justin Ruiz, 2nd team Matt Murray, 2nd team Matt Murray, 3rd team Tucker Lane, 2nd team

2000

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995

Jason Kelber, 1st team; Layne Billings, 2nd team Chris Nelson, 2nd team John Buxton, 1st team; Rick Coltvet, honorable mention Scott Gonyo, 2nd team Steve Baer, 1st team; Ryan Roller, honorable mention; Tony DeAnda, honorable mention Ryan Tobin, 1st team; Mike Roller, honorable mention Scott Munson, 2nd team; Darin Giese, honorable mention Ryan Tobin, 1st team; Brad Vering, 2nd team; Scott Munson, honorable mention Brad Vering, 1st team; Bryan Snyder, 2nd team; Joe Henson, honorable mention Brad Vering, 1st team; Bryan Snyder, 2nd team; Joe Henson, honorable mention Bryan Snyder, 1st team; Brad Vering, honorable mention Bryan Snyder, 1st team Justin Ruiz, 1st team Matt Murray, 1st team Matt Murray, 1st team Robert Sanders, 1st team Craig Brester, 1st team Craig Brester; Stephen Dwyer Craig Brester; Tucker Lane Craig Brester, Josh Ihnen, Stephen Dwyer, Tucker Lane Josh Ihnen, Tucker Lane

1962 1963 1985 1986

1990 1995

CoSIDA Academic All-American (5)

NWCA All-Academic Team (40)

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Academic All-Big 12 (59) 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Brad Cooper, 1st team; Joe Henson, 1st team; Josh Henson, 1st team; Scott Munson, 1st team; Ryan Tobin, 1st team; Brad Vering, 2nd team Joe Henson, 1st team; Matt Zutavern, 1st team; Scott Munson, 2nd team; Kevin Garcia, 2nd team; Bryan Snyder, 2nd team; Travis Vandever, 2nd team; Brad Vering, 2nd team Bryan Snyder, 1st team; Matt Zutavern, 1st team; Todd Beckerman, 2nd team; Tony Denke, 2nd team; Brad Vering, 2nd team Todd Beckerman, 1st team; Bryan Snyder, 1st team; Brad Vering, 2nd team Tony Denke, 1st team; Adam Kastl, 1st team; Bryan Snyder, 1st team; Dusty Spaulding, 2nd team Jeremy Emerson, 1st team; Nate McMillin, 1st team Jeremy Baker, 1st team; Jeremy Emerson, 1st team; Trevor Hill, 1st team; Matt Murray, 1st team; Jacob Klein, 2nd team; Travis Shufelt, 2nd team; B.J. Wright, 2nd team Jeremy Emerson, 1st team; Jeremy Engel, 1st team; Trevor Hill, 1st team; Matt Murray, 1st team B.J. Padden, 1st team; David Ingalls, 2nd team Craig Brester, 1st team; Robert Sanders, 1st team Craig Brester, 1st team; Stephen Dwyer, 2nd team Craig Brester, 1st team; Stephen Dwyer, 1st team

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1960 1964 1988 2004 2008

Dan Brand, Freestyle Light Hwt. (5th) Dan Brand, Freestyle Middleweight (3rd) Jim Scherr, Freestyle 198 (5th) Bill Scherr, Freestyle 220 (3rd) Rulon Gardner, Greco-Roman Hwt (1st) Matt Lindland, Greco-Roman 167 (2nd) Rulon Gardner, Greco-Roman Hwt (3rd) Brad Vering, Greco-Roman 185 (11th) Brad Vering, Greco-Roman 185

FILA World Championships

1987 1989 2001 2005 2007 2010 2011

Dan Brand, Greco-Roman 97 kg (3rd) Jim Raschke, Greco-Roman Hwt. (3rd) Bill Scherr, Freestyle 90 kg (1st) Bill Scherr, Freestyle 100 kg (2nd) Jim Scherr, Freestyle 90 kg (3rd) Bill Scherr, Freestyle 100 kg (3rd) Jim Scherr, Freestyle 90 kg (2nd) Bill Scherr, Freestyle 100 kg (2nd) Jim Scherr, Freestyle 90 kg (2nd) Rulon Gardner, Greco-Roman 130 kg (1st) Matt Lindland, Greco-Roman 85 kg (2nd) Justin Ruiz, Greco-Roman 96 kg (3rd) Tolly Thompson, Freestyle 120 kg (3rd) Brad Vering, Greco-Roman 84 kg (2nd) Justin Ruiz, Greco-Roman 96 kg (5th) Jordan Burroughs, Freestyle 74 kg (1st)

World Cup Champions 1986 1989 1996

Jim Scherr, 180.5 Jim Scherr, 198 Bill Scherr, 220 Matt Lindland, 163 Rulon Gardner, Hwt

Goodwill Games 1990 1994

Bill Scherr, 220 (1st) Jim Scherr, 198 (2nd) Brad Penrith, Asst. Coach, 126 (3rd)

1996 2011

Ryan Tobin, 198 Jordan Burroughs, 163

1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993

Gary Albright, Hwt Gil Sanchez, 134 Jeff Coltvet, 158 Jason Kelber, 126 Jason Kelber, 126 Jason Kelber, 126 Chris Nelson, 190 Tony Purler, 126 Corey Olson, 177 Frank Velazquez, 134 Tolly Thompson, Hwt Tolly Thompson, Hwt Tolly Thompson, Hwt Ryan Tobin, 190 Bryan Snyder, 157 Brad Vering, 197 Bryan Snyder, 157 Bryan Snyder, 157 Jason Powell, 125 Jason Powell, 125

Pan-American Champions

Nebraska Wrestling Awards Most Valuable Wrestler

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

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2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

B.J. Padden, 197 B.J. Padden, 197 Paul Donahoe, 125 Jordan Burroughs, 149 Jordan Burroughs, 157 Craig Brester, 197 Jordan Burroughs, 165

1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Jeff Coltvet, 158 Cody Olson, 177 Matt Rempe, 142, Dave Evans, 126 Paul Herrera, 150 Todd Enger, 150 Todd Enger, 150 Tommy Robbins, 167 Mike Eierman, 142 Ryan Tobin, 177 Brad Canoyer, 118 Chad Nelson, 167 Charles McTorry, 177 Brad Vering, 177 Joe Henson, 149 Todd Beckerman, 133, Charles McTorry, 184 Ati Conner, 174 Justin Ruiz, 197 Joey Malia, 133, Mitch Manstedt, HWT Matt Murray, 141 Dominick Moyer, 133 Robert Sanders, 149 Craig Brester, 197 Brandon Browne, 174 Vince Jones, 184 Josh Ihnen, 184 Ridge Kiley, 133

1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Dave Droegemueller, 134 Scott Chenoweth, 167 Chris Nelson, 190 Chris Nelson, 190 Matt Lindland, 158 Matt Lindland, 158 Scott Gonyo, 118 Steve Baer, 126 Brad Canoyer, 118 Brad Canoyer, 134 Brad Canoyer, 134 Jose DeAnda, 141 Brad Vering, 197 Brad Vering, 197 Tony Denke, 164/174 Justin Ruiz, 197 Jacob Klein, 165 Jacob Klein, 165 Jacob Klein, 174 Dominick Moyer, 141 Stephen Dwyer, 165 Jordan Burroughs, 157, Craig Brester, 197 Stephen Dwyer, 174 Ross Grande, 149

1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

Tom Busler, 177 Scott Chenoweth, 167 Shane Snyder, 158 Joe Malecek, Hwt Dave Pope, 150 Paul Collier, 134 Chad Nelson, 167 Tolly Thompson, Hwt Darin Giese, 118 Chris Steele, 150 Travis Slaba, 134 Abe Boomer, Hwt Bryan Snyder, 150 Justin Ruiz, 197 Jason Powell, 125 Travis Pascoe, 184, Travis Shufelt, 149 Chris Nedens, 141, Jacob Klein, 165, B.J. Padden, 184 Matt Keller, 133, Marc Harwood, 165, B.J. Wright, 157 Jon May, Hwt Paul Donahoe, 125, Brandon Browne, 165, Chris Oliver, 157 Mike Rowe, 133, Kenny Jordan, 133, Craig Brester, 174, Levi Wofford, 197, Stefan Tighe, Hwt Matt Vacanti, 125 Tucker Lane, Hwt Ross Grande, 149, Josh Ihnen, 184 Caleb Kolb, 174 Robert Kokesh, 165

Most Improved

Most Dedicated

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Husker Season Records

Top 20 Season Victories

Wrestler Record 1. Gil Sanchez (1986-87) 46-3-0 2. Bryan Snyder (1999-00) 43-3-0 3. Gary Albright (1985-86) 43-4-1 4. Tolly Thompson (1995-96) 42-2-0 5. Tolly Thompson (1996-97) 41-4-0 6. Joe Malecek (1989-90) 39-4-2 7. Brad Vering (1999-00*) 38-3-0 8. Bill Scherr (1982-83) 38-4-0 Tolly Thompson (1993-94) 38-13-0 10. Bill Scherr (1981-82) 37-5-0 11. Brad Canoyer (1996-97) 37-9-0 12. Jordan Burroughs (2010-11*) 36-0-0 13. Matt Lindland (1992-93) 36-1-0 Bill Scherr (1983-84*) 36-1-0 Tolly Thompson (1994-95*) 36-2-0 16. Jordan Burroughs (2008-09*) 35-0-0 Tony Purler (1992-93*) 35-2-0 Jim Scherr (1983-84*) 35-2-1 Temoer Terry (1994-95) 35-3-0 Brandon Browne (2007-08) 35-4-0 Jason Kelber (1989-90) 35-4-0 Paul Donahoe (2006-07*) 35-5-0 Jason Powell (2002-03) 35-6-0 Steve Baer (1994-95) 35-7-0 Chris Nelson (1989-90) 35-9-0 Jeff Coltvet (1985-86) 35-10-2 Corey Olson (1989-90) 35-12-0 Jeramie Welder (1996-97) 35-12-0 *-National Championship season Other 30-Win Seasons—Jason Kelber (1990-91) 34-2-0* Craig Brester (2008-09) 34-4-0 Rulon Gardner (1992-93) 34-5-0 Jordan Burroughs (2007-08) 34-6-0 Ray Oliver (1982-83) 34-7-1 Scott Chenoweth (1989-90) 34-7-0 Vince Jones (2008-09) 34-9-0 Bryan Snyder (2001-02) 33-1-0 Brad Vering (1997-98) 33-9-0 Ryan Tobin (1995-96), 33-9-0 Paul Herrera (1989-90) 33-11-0 Jason Kraft (1996-97) 33-12-0 Jason Kelber (1988-89) 33-13-0 Bryan Snyder (1998-99) 32-5-0 Erik Josephson (1995-96) 32-7-0 Stephen Dwyer (2007-08) 32-10 Scott Gonyo (1993-94) 32-11-0 Brad Canoyer (1994-95) 32-13-0 Gary Albright (1983-84) 31-3-1 Ryan Tobin (1997-98) 31-5-0 Corey Olson (1991-92) 31-7 Chris Nelson (1991-92) 31-8-2 Bill Ferrie (1986-87) 31-8-2 Todd Beckerman (1999-00) 31-10 Jeff Coltvet (1988-89) 31-10-1 Tony DeAnda (1995-96) 31-12-0 J.R. Plienis (1997-98) 31-13-0 Craig Brester (2009-10) 30-3-0 Brandon Browne (2008-09) 30-5-0 Erik Josephson (1994-95) 30-8-0 Chris Marisette (1985-86) 30-8-0 Jeff Coltvet (1987-88) 30-9-0 Mike Eierman (1992-93) 30-14-0

Top 10 Season Winning Percentages (20-match minimum) Wrestler 1. Jordan Burroughs (2010-11) Jordan Burroughs (2008-09) 3. Matt Lindland (1992-93) Bill Scherr (1983-84) 5. Bryan Snyder (2001-02) 6. Tolly Thompson (1995-96) 7. Mike Nissen (1962-63) 8. Tolly Thompson (1994-95) 9. Tony Purler (1992-93) 10. Jason Kelber (1990-91)

Record 36-0-0 35-0-0 36-1-0 36-1-0 33-1-0 42-2-0 19-1-0 36-2-0 35-2-0 34-2-0

Pct. 1.000 1.000 .973 .973 .970 .955 .950 .947 .946 .944

Other Standout Seasons

(less than 20 matches) Wrestler 1. Harold Thompson (1961-62) 2. Herb Reese (1950-51) 3. Max Kitzelman (1950-51) 4. Herb Reese (1948-49) 5. Mike Nissen (1961-62) 6. Jim Raschke (1961-1962) 7. Ed Hussman (1952-53) 8. Mike Nissen (1960-61) 9. Bob Yambor (1948-49) 10. Herb Reese (1949-50)

Top 10 Season Falls 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 10.

Wrestler Gary Albright (1985-86) Gil Sanchez (1986-87) Bryan Snyder (2001-02) Corey Olson (1992-93) Tolly Thompson (1996-97) Jordan Burroughs (2010-11) Corey Olson (1991-92) Tolly Thompson (1995-96) Tolly Thompson (1993-94) Corey Olson (1989-90)

Top 20 Season Dual Victories 1. 3. 5.

12.

20.

Wrestler Joe Malecek (1989-90) Chris Nelson (1989-90) Bill Scherr (1982-83) Jason Powell (2002-03) Jordan Burroughs (2010-11) Jordan Burroughs (2008-09) Craig Brester (2009-10) Ray Oliver (1982-83) Paul Herrera (1989-90) Travis Pascoe (2004-05) Jacob Klein (2004-05) Gil Sanchez (1986-87) Bryan Snyder (1999-00) Stephen Dwyer (2009-10) Jason Kelber (1989-90) Craig Brester (2008-09) Bryan Snyder (1998-99) Travis Shufelt (2003-04) Travis Pascoe (2003-04) Gary Albright (1983-84) Bryan Snyder (2001-02) Tolly Thompson (1994-95) Tolly Thompson (1996-97) Al Freeman (1980-81) Bill Scherr (1983-84) Brad Vering (1999-00) Bill Scherr (1981-82) B.J. Padden (2003-04) Nathan McClain (2003-04) Tim Neumann (1979-80) Bill Scherr (1980-81) Corey Olson (1989-90) Travis Shufelt (2002-03) Jacob Klein (2002-03)

Record 17-1-0 14-1-0 13-1-0 14-1-1 17-2-0 12-1-1 14-2-0 12-2-0 14-3-0 13-3-0

Pct. .944 .933 .929 .906 .895 .893 .875 .857 .824 .813

Pins-TF-Tot. 34-2-36 14-15-29 10-12-22 17-4-21 14-6-20 6-14-20 19-0-19 14-5-19 13-6-19 18-0-18 Record 21-1-2 21-2-0 20-2-0 20-2-0 19-0-0 19-0-0 19-1-0 19-2-1 19-5-0 19-2-0 19-2-0 18-0-0 18-0-0 18-2-0 18-2-0 18-3-0 18-3-0 18-3-0 18-3-0 17-0-0 17-0-0 17-1-0 17-1-0 17-1-0 17-1-0 17-1-0 17-2-0 17-3-0 17-4-0 17-4-0 17-4-0 17-5-0 17-6-0 17-6-0

Pct. .917 .913 .909 .909 1.000 1.000 .950 .886 .791 .905 .905 1.000 1.000 .900 .900 .857 .857 .857 .857 1.000 1.000 .944 .944 .944 .944 .944 .895 .850 .809 .809 .809 .773 .739 .739

Top 10 Season Dual Winning Percentages (10-Match Minimum) Wrestler 1. Jordan Burroughs (2010-11) Jordan Burroughs (2008-09) Gil Sanchez (1986-87) Bryan Snyder (1999-00) Gary Albright (1983-84) Bryan Snyder (2001-02) Jason Kelber (1990-91) Al Freeman (1982-83) Mike Nissen (1962-63) Mike Nissen (1960-61) Tony Jennings (1974-75)

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Record 19-0-0 19-0-0 18-0-0 18-0-0 17-0-0 17-0-0 16-0-0 16-0-0 13-0-0 12-0-0 12-0-0

Pct. 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000

History

Matt Lindland (1992-93) Herb Reese (1950-51) Harold Thompson (1961-62) Mike Nissen (1961-62) Temoer Terry (1997-98)

11-0-0 11-0-0 11-0-0 11-0-0 10-0-0

Wins by Class Top 10 Season Wins (Senior) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 9.

Wrestler Gil Sanchez (1986-87) Gary Albright (1985-86) Tolly Thompson (1996-97) Joe Malecek (1989-90) Jordan Burroughs (2010-11) Bill Scherr (1983-84) Tony Purler (1992-93) Steve Baer (1994-95) Vince Jones (2008-09) Jim Scherr (1983-84) Jason Kelber (1990-91) Ray Oliver (1982-83)

Top 10 Season Wins (Junior) 1. 2. 4. 5. 6.

10.

Wrestler Tolly Thompson (1995-96) Brad Vering (1999-2000) Bill Scherr (1982-83) Brad Canoyer (1996-97) Matt Lindland (1992-93) Jordan Burroughs (2008-09) Jason Powell (2002-03) Jeramie Welder (1996-97) Brandon Browne (2007-08) Craig Brester (2008-09) Rulon Gardner (1992-93) Scott Chenoweth (1989-90)

Top 10 Season Wins (Sophomore) 1. 2. 3. 4.

8. 9. 10.

Wrestler Bryan Snyder (1999-2000) Bill Scherr (1981-82) Tolly Thompson (1994-95) Temoer Terry (1994-95) Chris Nelson (1989-90) Jeff Coltvet (1985-86) Paul Donahoe (2006-07) Jordan Burroughs (2007-08) Jason Kelber (1988-89) Stephen Dwyer (2007-08)

Top 10 Season Wins (Freshman) 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 10.

Wrestler Tolly Thompson (1993-94) Corey Olson (1989-90) Brad Vering (1997-98) Bryan Snyder (1998-99) Brad Canoyer (1994-95) J.R. Plienis (1997-98) Tucker Lane (2008-09) John Buxton (1989-90) Matt Keller (2003-04) Justin Ruiz (2001-02)

1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000

Record 46-3-0 43-4-0 41-4-0 39-4-2 36-0-0 36-1-0 35-2-0 35-7-0 34-9-0 34-2-1 34-2-0 34-7-1 Record 42-2-0 38-3-0 38-4-0 37-9-0 36-1-0 35-0-0 35-6-0 35-12-0 35-4-0 34-4-0 34-5-0 34-7-0 Record 43-3-0 37-5-0 36-2-0 35-3-0 35-9-0 35-10-2 35-5-0 34-6-0 33-13-0 32-10 Record 38-13-0 35-12-0 33-9-0 32-5-0 32-13-0 31-13-0 28-14-0 28-13-2 28-12-0 27-11-0

Husker Team Records

Most Wins in a Season: 21 (1989-90) Fewest Wins in a Season: 0 (1910-11, 1915-16, 1918-19, 1932-33, 1940-41, 1941-42, 1945-46, 1954-55) Fewest Losses in a Season: 0 (1914-15) Most Losses in a Season: 14 (1962-63, 1984-85) Most Consecutive Wins: 11 (1982-83) Most Consecutive Losses: 30 (1940-42, 1945-46) Most Consecutive Wins to Start a Season: 9 (2000-01) Most Consecutive Losses to Start Season: 13 (1959-60) Most Consecutive Winning Seasons: 13 (1988-2001) Most Consecutive Losing Seasons: 7 (1953-1960, 1962-1969)

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7 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Husker Career Records

Top 15 Career Victories 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10. 11.

15.

Wrestler Tolly Thompson (1993-97) Bryan Snyder (1998-02) Bill Scherr (1980-84) Jordan Burroughs (2006-11) Brad Vering (1997-01) Jason Kelber (1987-91) Corey Olson (1989-93) Jeff Coltvet (1984-89) Ryan Tobin (1994-98) Gary Albright (1981-86) Craig Brester (2006-10) Jason Powell (2000-04) Jim Scherr (1980-84) Brad Canoyer (1994-98) Jason Kraft (1993-97)

Record 157-21-0 136-11-0 133-18-0 128-20-0 124-26-0 123-30-0 115-28-0 113-48-4 113-50-0 112-19-4 109-21-0 109-24-0 109-25-4 109-43-0 107-53-0

Top 10 Career Dual Victories Wrestler 1. Bill Scherr (1980-84) 2. Bryan Snyder (1998-02) 3. Craig Brester (2006-10) Jacob Klein (2002-06) 5. Jordan Burroughs (2006-11) Tolly Thompson (1993-97) Brad Vering (1997-01) 8. Jason Powell (2000-04) 9. Jason Kelber (1987-91) 10. Gary Albright (1981-86) Jeff Coltvet (1984-89)

Record 71-9-0 69-4-0 63-10-0 63-17-0 62-7-0 62-9-0 62-9-0 60-11-0 59-13-0 58-4-3 58-16-4

Top 10 Career Dual Win-Loss Percentages

(30-match minimum) Wrestler Record Pct. 1. Mike Nissen (1960-63) 36-0-0 1.000 2. Bryan Snyder (1998-02) 69-4-0 .945 3. Herb Reese (1948-51) 29-2-1 .922 4. Gary Albright (1981-86) 58-4-3 .915 5. Jordan Burroughs (2006-11) 62-7-0 .899 6. Bill Scherr (1980-84) 71-9-0 .888 7. Brad Vering (1997-01) 62-8-0 .886 8. Erik Josephson (1995-96) 30-4-0 .882 9. Tolly Thompson (1993-97) 62-9-0 .873 10. Craig Brester (2006-10) 63-10-0 .863 Others not reaching minimum number of matches: Frank Velazquez (1993-94) 19-2-0 .905

Top 10 Career Win-Loss Percentages

(50-match minimum) Wrestler Record 1. Bryan Snyder (1998-02) 136-11-0 2. Mike Nissen (1960-63) 48-5-0 3. Tolly Thompson (1993-97) 157-21-0 4. Bill Scherr (1980-84) 133-18-0 5. Jordan Burroughs (2006-11) 128-20-0 6. Johnnie Selmon (1980-82) 46-7-1 7. Gary Albright (1981-86) 112-19-4 8. Brandon Browne (2006-09) 79-15-0 9. Craig Brester (2006-10) 109-21-0 10. Frank Velazquez (1993-94) 49-10-0 Others not reaching minimum number of matches: Herb Reese (1948-51) 41-5-1

Top Five Career Falls 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Wrestler Tolly Thompson (1993-97) Gary Albright (1981-86) Corey Olson (1989-93) Gil Sanchez (1982-87) Jason Kelber (1987-91)

Pct. .925 .906 .882 .881 .865 .861 .844 .840 .838 .830 .883

P-TF-Tot 53-19-72 66-2-68 63-4-67 27-23-50 29-18-47 The winningest wrestler in NU history, Tolly Thompson compiled a 157-21 record from 1993 to 1997. The 1995 NCAA heavyweight champion also tops the career falls list with 72. Thompson won the bronze medal in freestyle at 120kg for the United States at the 2005 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Bryan Snyder was Nebraska’s first four-time All-American from 1999 to 2002. Snyder sits atop the all-time winning percentage list at Nebraska, with a clip of .925 over his four seasons as a Husker.

A three-time All-American, Bill Scherr is Nebraska’s all-time dual wins leader with 71 recorded from 1980 to 1984. Scherr captured the 190-pound national championship in 1984.

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Nebraska’s 100-Win Club Year

1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 Totals

Year

1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 Totals

Year

Bill Scherr (1981-84)

W-L-T

22-8-0 37-5-0 38-4-0 36-1-0 133-18-0

Conf

DNP 1st 1st 1st

Jim Scherr (1981-84)

W-L-T

19-8-1 27-11-0 29-4-2 34-2-1 109-25-4

Conf

DNP 3rd 2nd 1st

Gary Albright (1982-86) W-L-T

Conf

NCAA

DNP 4th 3rd 1st

NCAA

DNP 6th DNP 1st

NCAA

1981-82 1982-83* 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 Totals

21-6-1 2nd Medical Redshirt 31-3-1 1st 17-6-1 3rd 43-4-1 2nd 112-19-4

7th

Year

W-L-T

NCAA

1984-85 1985-86 1986-87* 1987-88 1988-89 Totals

Year

1986-87 1987-88* 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 Totals

Year

1987-88 1988-89* 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 Totals

Year

1988-89* 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 Totals

Jeff Coltvet (1985-89)

17-19-1 35-10-2 12-3-0 30-9-0 31-10-1 113-48-4

Conf

5th 3rd

DNP DNP

2nd DNP

DNP DNP

Jason Kelber (1987-91) W-L-T

21-11-0 11-1-0 33-13-0 35-4-0 34-2-0 123-30-0

Conf

DNC

3rd 2nd 1st

6th 2nd 1st

Conf

14-14-1 DNP Medical Redshirt 35-9-0 2nd 20-6-0 2nd 32-8-2 1st 101-37-3

Corey Olson (1989-93) W-L-T

18-2-0 35-12-0 20-5-0 31-7-0 29-4-0 115-28-0

Year

W-L-T

1992-93* 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 Totals

Year

5-2-0 26-13-0 22-13-0 26-15-0 33-12-0 107-53-0

NCAA

DNC 5th DNP 6th

Conf

NCAA

2nd DNC 2nd 2nd

3rd DNC 2nd 2nd

Conf

NCAA

2nd 1st 4th 3rd

DNP DNP DNP DNP

Tolly Thompson (1993-97) W-L-T

1992-93* 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 Totals

18-5-0 38-13-0 36-2-0 42-2-0 41-4-0 157-21-0

Conf

NCAA

3rd 1st 1st 1st

DNP 1st 3rd 3rd

Brad Canoyer (1994-98)

Year

W-L-T

1993-94* 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 Totals

20-4-0 32-13-0 21-12-0 37-9-0 19-9-0 109-43-0

Conf

NCAA

3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd

5th DNP DNP DNP

Temoer Terry (1994-98)

Year

W-L-T

1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97* 1997-98 Totals

Conf

21-16-0 2nd 35-3-0 1st 25-3-0 1st Medical redshirt 19-2-0 2nd 100-24-0

Ryan Tobin (1994-98)

NCAA

5th

Chris Nelson (1988-92) W-L-T

2nd DNP 3rd

Jason Kraft (1993-97)

Year

W-L-T

1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97* 1997-98 Totals

22-22-0 27-14-0 33-9-0 28-0-0 31-5-0 113-50-0

Conf

3rd 3rd 2nd 1st

Bryan Snyder (1998-2002)

Year

W-L-T

1997-98* 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 Totals

6-2-0 32-5-0 43-3-0 28-2-0 33-1-0 136-11-0

Year

W-L-T

1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 Totals

33-9-0 26-9-0 38-3-0 27-5-0 124-26-0

6th

NCAA

DNP 8th 3rd

4th

Conf

NCAA

1st 1st 1st 1st

4th 5th 2nd 2nd

Brad Vering (1998-01)

Conf

1st 2nd 2nd 2nd

Year

1999-00* 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 Totals

Year

2000-01* 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 Totals

Year

2005-06* 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 Totals

NCAA

DNP 4th 3rd

History

Year

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 Totals

Year

Jason Powell (2000-2004) W-L-T

16-7-0 19-8-0 29-8-0 35-6-0 26-2-0 109-24-0

Conf

NCAA

1st 3rd 3rd 2nd

DNP 5th 3rd 1st

Travis Pascoe (2001-05) W-L-T

22-3-0 23-9-0 22-15-0 28-7-0 28-6-0 101-37-0

Conf

3rd 3rd 4th 2nd

Craig Brester (2006-10) W-L-T

24-9 19-7-0 26-7-0 34-4-0 30-3-0 109-21-0

Conf

2nd 2nd 1st 2nd

Stephen Dwyer (2006-10) W-L-T

19-13-0 32-10 27-7 28-5 106-35-0

Conf

3rd 2nd 2nd 1st

Jordan Burroughs (2006-11) W-L-T

2006-07 16-13 2007-08 34-6 2008-09 35-0 2009-10* 7-1 2010-11 36-0 Totals 128-20-0 *Injured, medical redshirt

NCAA

DNP 4th 2nd 2nd

NCAA

DNP 8th DNP 4th

Conf

NCAA

1st

1st

3rd 1st 1st

NCAA

DNP 4th 1st 7th

* - Redshirt season does not count in career totals.

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11 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

All-Time Series Records

Opponent Adams State Air Force Alabama American Appalachian State Arizona State Army Ashland Augsburg Augustana (S.D.) Binghamton Bloomsburg Boise State Brigham Young Brown Buffalo Bucknell Cal Poly Cal State Bakersfield Cal State Fullerton Camp Carson Carson-Newman Central Indiana Central Michigan Central Oklahoma Chadron State Chicago Clarion Clemson Colorado Colorado Mines Colorado State

W 4 8 1 1 1 11 1 1 2 3 1 2 4 4 3 0 1 4 4 3 0 1 1 3 5 1 1 0 7 11 9 9

L T 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 20 1 2 0 13 1

Opponent Cornell Dana College Denver Doane College Drake Drexel East Carolina Findlay Fort Hays State Franklin & Marshall Fresno State Georgia State Great Lakes Grinnell Harvard Hofstra Illinois Illinois State Indiana Indiana State Iowa Iowa State James Madison Kansas Kansas State Kent State Lafayette Lehigh Lock Haven Mankato State Maryland

W 4 2 4 1 17 2 1 3 10 0 3 1 1 3 2 6 2 1 10 1 8 14 1 10 20 0 1 3 7 3 3

L T 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 21 2 77 2 0 0 5 1 32 1 3 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 12 2 0 1

Opponent Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Missouri Navy Nebraska-Kearney Nebraska-Omaha New Mexico North Carolina North Carolina State North Dakota North Dakota State Northern Colorado Northern Illinois Northern Iowa Northern Montana Northwestern Northwest Missouri State Notre Dame Ohio Ohio State Oklahoma Oklahoma State Oregon Oregon State Penn Penn State Pittsburgh Pittsburgh-Johnstown Princeton Portland State

Year-By-Year Records

Year 1910-11 1911-12 1912-13, 1913-14 1914-15 1915-16 1916-17, 1917-18 1918-19 1919-20, 1920-21 1921-22 1922-23 1923-24 1924-25 1925-26 1926-27 1927-28 1928-29 1929-30 1930-31 1931-32 1932-33 1933-34 1934-35 1935-36 1936-37 1937-38 1938-39 1939-40 1940-41 1941-42 1942-45 1945-46 1946-47 1947-48 1948-49 1949-50 1950-51 1951-52 1952-53 1953-54 1954-55 1955-56 1956-57 1957-58 1958-59 1959-60 1960-61 1961-62 1962-63

Won Lost Tied 0 0 0 (Records Incomplete) (No Wrestling Team) 1 0 0 0 1 1 (No Wrestling Team) 0 1 0 (No Wrestling Team) 2 1 0 4 1 0 2 3 0 1 4 0 4 2 0 3 4 0 3 4 0 3 3 1 5 3 0 2 5 0 2 3 0 0 2 0 1 4 1 1 7 0 2 6 0 4 4 1 1 7 1 3 6 1 1 7 0 0 9 0 0 8 0 (No Wrestling Team) 0 8 0 3 7 0 2 8 0 6 4 1 5 6 0 4 6 1 0 9 1 9 1 0 2 8 0 0 12 0 2 6 0 1 7 0 1 9 0 1 9 1 0 13 0 5 3 1 9 2 1 2 14 0

Coach Dr. R.G. Clapp Dr. R.G. Clapp Dr. R.G. Clapp Dr. R.G. Clapp

Dr. R.G. Clapp Dr. R.G. Clapp Dr. R.G. Clapp Dr. R.G. Clapp Dr. R.G. Clapp Dr. R.G. Clapp John Kellogg John Kellogg John Kellogg John Kellogg R.G. Lehman Ecklund/Thomas Jerry Adam Jerry Adam Jerry Adam Jerry Adam Jerry Adam Jerry Adam Jerry Adam Jerry Adam Jerry Adam Jerry Adam Jerry Adam B.R. Patterson B.R. Patterson B.R. Patterson Al Partin Al Partin Al Partin Al Partin Don Strasheim Don Strasheim Don Strasheim Bill Smith Bill Smith Bill Smith Mickey Sparano Robert Mancuso Robert Mancuso

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Won 4 5 3 3 4 4 6 8 9 4 7 8 6 2 4 9 16 16 14 17 15 8 16 12 8 12 21 11 13 10 12 17 15 15 10 17 10 11 8 16 19 19 12 10 14 17 9 14 617

Lost 7 11 12 10 12 9 5 5 5 10 6 3 6 5 6 10 9 4 5 4 5 14 5 6 9 6 2 6 4 2 6 3 3 6 6 6 7 6 9 7 3 2 5 7 3 3 11 5 527

Tied 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 29

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Coach Robert Mancuso Orval Borgialli Orval Borgialli Orval Borgialli Orval Borgialli Orval Borgialli Orval Borgialli Orval Borgialli Orval Borgialli Orval Borgialli Orval Borgialli Orval Borgialli Orval Borgialli Orval Borgialli Orval Borgialli Bob Fehrs Bob Fehrs Bob Fehrs Bob Fehrs Bob Fehrs Bob Fehrs Bob Fehrs Tim Neumann Tim Neumann Tim Neumann Tim Neumann Tim Neumann Tim Neumann Tim Neumann Tim Neumann Tim Neumann Tim Neumann Tim Neumann Tim Neumann Tim Neumann Tim Neumann Tim Neumann Mark Manning Mark Manning Mark Manning Mark Manning Mark Manning Mark Manning Mark Manning Mark Manning Mark Manning Mark Manning Mark Manning

7 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

W 5 3 19 39 1 7 18 1 9 3 8 8 9 7 15 2 8 15 7 4 6 18 4 3 11 1 8 2 1 1 3

L T 3 0 8 0 48 0 17 3 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 12 1 0 0 27 1 0 0 2 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 36 1 50 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Opponent Purdue Rider Rutgers San Francisco State South Dakota South Dakota State Southern Illinois Southern Ill.-Edwardsville Southwest Missouri State St. Ambrose St. Cloud State Stanford Syracuse Temple Tennessee-Chattanooga UC-Davis UNC Greensboro Utah Utah State Utah Valley Virginia Tech Virginia Weber State Western New England West Virginia Wichita State Wilkes College William & Mary Wisconsin Wisconsin-River Falls Wyoming

W 5 5 1 1 12 16 2 3 2 1 1 2 1 1 4 1 1 0 5 1 3 3 1 1 8 1 2 1 4 1 30

L T 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 14 0

Mark Manning has led the Huskers to at least 10 dual victories in nine of his 11 seasons as Nebraska’s head coach, including 19 wins in both 2004 and 2005.


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18 TOP 10 NCAA FINISHES

1 Hodge Trophy Winner

All-Time Results 1910-11

(0-0-0)

Coach: Dr. R.G. Clapp Date Opponents Result 3/18 at Iowa Tournament NTS 3/21-3/22 at WIAA Champs.@ 1st @-at Western Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championships in Chicago.

1911-12

Coach: Dr. R.G. Clapp NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Records Incomplete

1912-13, 1913-14 1914-15

Result

No Team (1-0-0)

Coach: Dr. R.G. Clapp NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result 3/13 Doane W, 5-1 4/10 W.I.G.A.@ 1st @-at Western Intercollegiate Gymnastics Association Championships in Lincoln, Neb.

1915-16

(0-1-1)

Coach: Dr. R.G. Clapp NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result 3/11 Iowa@ T 3/11 Iowa State@ L Home matches in Bold. @-Missouri Valley Conference dual.

1916-17, 1917-18 1918-19

Coach: Dr. R.G. Clapp NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents 2/21 Iowa State@ @-Missouri Valley Conference dual.

1919-20, 1920-21

No Team (0-1-0) Result L, 7-32

No Team

1921-22

(2-1-0)

1922-23

(4-1-0)

1923-24

(2-3-0)

1924-25

(1-4-0)

Coach: Dr. R.G. Clapp NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result N/A Northwestern@ L N/A Iowa@ W N/A Oklahoma State W, 36-11 Home matches in Bold. @-Missouri Valley Conference dual.

N/A Northwestern  L, 4-10 3/14-3/15 MVC Championships% 5th Home matches in Bold. @-Missouri Valley Conference dual. %-Missouri Valley Conference Championships at Lincoln, Neb.

1925-26

(4-2-0)

Coach: Dr. R.G. Clapp NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result N/A Kansas State@ W, 27-3 N/A Iowa L, 8-12 N/A Kansas@ W, 21-11 N/A Missouri@ W, 29-0 N/A at Minnesota W, 13-1 N/A at Iowa State@ L, 9.5-13.5 N/A MVC Championships% 3rd Home matches in Bold. @-Missouri Valley Conference dual. %-Missouri Valley Conference Championships at Stillwater, Okla.

History

40 NWCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

1928-29

(3-3-1)

1929-30

(5-3-0)

(2-5-0)

Coach: John Kellogg NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result 1/12 Indiana L, 11-15 1/19 Iowa State@  L, 6-22 1/26 at Missouri@ T, 14-14 2/2 at Iowa W, 21-6 2/9 Kansas State@  W, 18-11 2/16 Kansas@ W, 27-3 2/23 Oklahoma@ L, 11-17 3/7-3/8 Big Six Championships% 3rd 3/29-3/30 NCAA Championships$ 1 pt Home matches in Bold. @-Big Six Conference dual. %-Big Six Championships at Norman, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Columbus, Ohio.

1926-27

Coach: Dr. R.G. Clapp NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result N/A Kansas State@ W, 21-13 N/A Missouri@ W, 21-8 N/A Iowa State@ L, 0-21 N/A at Iowa L, 6-17 N/A at Kansas State@ W, 16-14 N/A at Kansas@ L, 6-17 N/A Oklahoma@ L, 9.5-13.5 N/A MVC Championships% 4th Home matches in Bold. @-Missouri Valley Conference dual. %-Missouri Valley Conference Championships at Lawrence, Kan.

(3-4-0)

Coach: John Kellogg NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result 1/9 at Purdue W, 23-11 1/11 at Indiana L, 11-15 1/25 at Oklahoma@ L, 3-21 2/1 at Kansas State@ L, 12-14 2/7 Kansas@ W, 20.5-7.5 2/15 Iowa W, 17-11 2/21 at Iowa State@ W, 16.5-13.5 2/28 Missouri@ W, 21-9 3/6-3/7 Big Six Championships% 3rd NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Six Conference dual. %-Big Six Championships. $-NCAA Championships at Providence, R.I.

1927-28

(3-4-0)

1930-31

Coach: John Kellogg NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result 1/21 at Cornell College L 2/4 Kansas@ L, 13-18 2/11 at Oklahoma@ L, 11-14 2/13 at Kansas State@ W, 17-8 2/17 at Iowa State@ L, 4.5-20.5 2/25 Iowa W, 19-6 3/3 Missouri@ W, 20-9 3/9-3/10 MVC Championships 5th NCAA Championships$ N/A Home matches in Bold. @-Missouri Valley Conference dual. $-NCAA Championships at Ames, Iowa.

Coach: John Kellogg NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result 1/9 at Iowa L, 11-17 1/10 at Cornell College L, 10-22 1/31 at Kansas@ W, 31-3 2/7 Oklahoma@ L, 6-28 2/21 Kansas State@ L, 0-34 2/28 Missouri@ W, 24-6 3/7 Iowa State@  L, 0-32 Big Six Championships% 4th NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Six Conference dual. %-Big Six Championships. $-NCAA Championships at Providence, R.I.

Coach: Dr. R.G. Clapp NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result N/A Northwestern W N/A Iowa State@ L N/A Kansas@ W N/A at Minnesota W N/A at Iowa W N/A MVC Championships% Home matches in Bold. @-Missouri Valley Conference dual. %-Missouri Valley Conference Championships. Coach: Dr. R.G. Clapp NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result N/A at Northwestern W, 13-7 N/A at Kansas@ W, 18-5 N/A at Iowa State@ L, 9-17 N/A Iowa L, 7-16 N/A Minnesota L, 8-9 N/A MVC Championships% 1st Home matches in Bold. @-Missouri Valley Conference dual. Coach: Dr. R.G. Clapp NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents N/A Kansas@ N/A Iowa State@ N/A Iowa N/A Minnesota

Result L, 6-11 L, 0-14 L, 2-12 W, 12-8

Dr. R.G. Clapp (back left) was the first wrestling coach in school history. He is pictured here with the 1923 Nebraska wrestling team.

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NEBRASKA

617 ALL-TIME DUAL WINS

1931-32

11 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS (2-3-0)

Coach: R.G. Lehman NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result 2/6 Oklahoma@ L, 0-27 2/13 Missouri@ W, 16-11 2/20 Kansas State@ L, 6-15 2/26 at Iowa State@ L, 3-24 3/5 Kansas@ W, 21-10 Big Six Championships% 4th NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Six Conference dual. Big Six Conference Championships. $-NCAA Championships at Bloomington, Ind.

1932-33

(0-2-0)

Coach: Harold Ecklund and C.E. Thomas NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result 2/11 Iowa State@  L, 0-38 2/18 at Kansas State@ L, 0-34 3/3-3/4 Big Six Championships% 5th NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Six Conference dual. %-Big Six Championships at Ames, Iowa. $-NCAA Championships at Bethlehem, Pa.

1933-34

(1-4-1)

Coach: Jerry Adam NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result 1/27 at Kansas State@ L, 14-18 2/9 Kansas@ W, 25.5-6.5 2/12 at Cornell College L, 1.5-26.5 2/13 at Iowa State@ L, 3-23 2/23 Kansas@ T, 16-16 2/26 Kansas State@ L, 6-26 3/2-3/3 Big Six Championships% 5th-tie NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Six Conference dual. %-Big Six Championships at Columbia, Mo. $-NCAA Championships at Ann Arbor, Mich.

1934-35

(1-7-0)

Coach: Jerry Adam NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result 2/2 Kansas@ L, 11-23 2/7 Kansas State@ L, 6-26 2/14 at Missouri@ L, 9-25 2/15 at Kansas@ L, 7.5-22.5 2/18 at Cornell College L, 13-19 2/19 at Northern Iowa L, 6-21 2/23 Iowa State@ L, 3-25 3/2 Minnesota W, 16-14 3/8-3/9 Big Six Championships% 5th NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Six Conference dual. %-Big Six Championships at Ames, Iowa. $-NCAA Championships at Bethlehem, Pa.

1935-36

(2-6-0)

Coach: Jerry Adam NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result 1/18 at Minnesota L, 0-32 1/20 at Northern Iowa L, 9.5-20.5 1/31 Missouri@ W, 17-11 2/7 Kansas@ W, 32-0 2/14 at Kansas State@ L, 1.5-32.5 2/22 Iowa L, 3-21 2/28 at Iowa State@ L, 9-17 2/29 at Cornell College L, 3-27 3/6-3/7 Big Six Championships% 6th NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Six Conference dual. %-Big Six Championships at Norman, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Lexington, Va.

1936-37

WRESTLING

(4-4-1)

Coach: Jerry Adam NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result 1/16 Kansas State@ L, 9.5-19.5 1/30 Iowa State@ T, 14-14 2/6 at Minnesota L, 9-19 2/12 at Missouri@ W, 20-8 2/25 at Franklin & Marshall L, 11-19 2/26 at Temple W, 29-3 2/27 at Navy W, 16-14 3/1 at Kent State L, 12.5-13.5 3/2 at Iowa W, 15.5-14.5 3/5-3/6 Big Six Championships% 5th NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Six Conference dual. %-Big Six Championships in Lincoln, Neb. $-NCAA Championships at Bloomington, Ind.

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1937-38

7 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS (1-7-1)

Coach: Jerry Adam NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result 2/4 Minnesota L, 0-30 2/8 at Kansas State@ L, 4.5-23.5 2/9 at Denver W, 21-9 2/10 at Colorado@ L, 6-24 2/11 at Colorado State L, 14.5-15.5 2/18 at Iowa State@ L, 6-26 2/19 at Northern Iowa L, 6.5-23.5 2/25 Iowa T, 14-14 3/4-3/5 Big Six Championships% 4th 3/19 Cornell College L, 4.5-21.5 3/25-3/26 NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Six Conference dual. %-Big Six Championships at Ames, Iowa. $-NCAA Championships at State College, Pa.

1938-39

(3-6-1)

Coach: Jerry Adam NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result 1/11 at Lehigh L, 10-22 1/12 at Lafayette W, 21-11 1/13 at Franklin & Marshall L, 6-26 1/14 at Penn State T, 14-14 1/28 at Iowa L, 11-21 2/4 Illinois L, 3-23 2/8 Kansas State@ W, 15.5-10.5 2/11 Iowa State@  L, 9-19 2/20 at Minnesota L, 6-20 3/4 Grinnell College W, 28-8 3/10-3/11 Big Six Championships% 4th 3/17-3/18 NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Six Conference dual. %-Big Six Championships at Ames, Iowa. $-NCAA Championships at Lancaster, Pa.

1939-40

(1-7-0)

Coach: Jerry Adam NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result 1/20 Northern Iowa  L, 5-25 2/8 at Michigan State L, 6-22 2/9 at Chicago W, 15-9 2/10 at Illinois L, 0-28 2/13 Minnesota L, 14.5-21.5 2/16 at Iowa State@ L, 9.5-22.5 2/24 at Kansas State@ L, 0-28 3/2 Iowa L, 4.5-23.5 3/8-3/9 Big Six Championships% 4th NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Six Conference dual. %-Big Six Championships at Ames, Iowa. $-NCAA Championships at Champaign, Ill.

1940-41

(0-9-0)

Coach: Jerry Adam NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result 2/4 at Kent State L, 0-26 2/5 at Temple L, 8-22 2/6 at Franklin & Marshall L, 0-34 2/8 at Iowa L, 6-22 2/14 Michigan State L, 3-27 2/18 Kansas State@ L, 11-17 2/21 Northern Iowa  L, 3-27 2/22 at Minnesota L, 8-24 3/1 Iowa State@  L, 3-25 3/7-3/8 Big Six Championships% 4th 3/22-3/23 NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Six Conference dual. %-Big Six Championships at Manhattan, Kan. $-NCAA Championships at Bethlehem, Pa.

1941-42

(0-8-0)

Coach: Jerry Adam NCAA Finish: 12th-tie Date Opponents Result 2/7 Iowa L, 6-24 2/13 at Iowa State@ L, 5-28 2/14 at Cornell College L, 5-26 2/16 at Michigan L, 6-28 2/17 at Michigan State L, 10-21 2/21 Northern Iowa  L, 12-16 2/24 at Kansas State@ L, 2-25 3/9 Minnesota L, 6-22 No Big Six Meet Held 3/27-3/28 NCAA Championships$ 12th-tie Home matches in Bold. @-Big Six Conference dual. $-NCAA Championships at East Lansing, Mich.

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1942-45

No Team

1945-46

(0-8-0)

No NCAA Championships or Big Six Conference Championships were held because of World War II. Coach: Jerry Adam NCAA Finish: 10th-tie Date Opponents 1/26 at Minnesota 1/28 at Wisconsin 2/1 Iowa State@ 2/5 Indiana 2/9 at Northern Iowa 2/11 Iowa 2/16 at Iowa State@ 2/26 Northern Colorado No Big Six Meet Held NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Six Conference dual. Championships at Stillwater, Okla.

Result L, 0-28 L, 10-20 L, 9-21 L, 8-24 L, 5-25 L, 9-19 L, 6-22 L, 16-18 10th-tie $-NCAA

1946-47

(3-7-0)

1947-48

(2-8-0)

1948-49

(6-4-1)

1949-50

(5-6-0)

Coach: Jerry Adam NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result 1/10 Wichita State  W, 28-6 1/16 at Denver W, 19-9 1/17 at Northern Colorado L, 8-22 2/3 Minnesota W, 14-12 2/13 Kansas State@  L, 8-19 2/21 Oklahoma@ L, 14-16 2/24 Iowa State@ L, 6-20 3/1 at Indiana L, 3-21 3/3 at Cornell College L, 4-26 3/10 Michigan State L, 3-25 3/14-3/15 Big Six Championships% 3rd 3/27-3/28 NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Six Conference dual. %-Big Six Championships at Ames, Iowa. $-NCAA Championships at Urbana, Ill. Coach: B.R. Patterson NCAA Championships Finish: N/A Date Opponents Result 1/13 Cornell College L, 0-28 1/16 Colorado@ W, 19-10 1/17 Northern Colorado L, 6-20 1/20 Northern Iowa  L, 5-28 2/6 Iowa State@ L, 14-16 2/7 at Minnesota L, 12-14 2/10 at Kansas State@ W, 17-9 2/20 at Oklahoma@ L, 11-14 2/21 Oklahoma State@ L, 3-24 2/28 Michigan State L, 8-17 3/5-3/6 Big Seven Championships% 2nd 3/19-3/20 NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Seven Conference dual. %-Big Six Championships at Boulder, Colo. $-NCAA Championships at Lehigh, Pa. Coach: B.R. Patterson NCAA Championships: 7th-tie Date Opponents Result 1/7 Oklahoma State@ L, 5-23 1/13 at Northern Colorado W, 17-12 1/14 at Colorado@ W, 19-9 1/15 at Colorado State W, 14-12 1/17 Minnesota L, 8-19 2/4 Iowa State@  T, 14-14 2/8 Kansas State@  W, 20-8 2/12 Oklahoma@ W, 22-5 2/18 at Northern Iowa L, 5-24 2/19 at Cornell College L, 12-14 2/25 St. Ambrose W, 22-8 3/5 Big Seven Championships% 1st 3/25-3/26 NCAA Championships$ 7th-tie Home matches in Bold. @-Big Seven Conference dual. %-Big Seven Championships at Ames, Iowa. $-NCAA Championships at Fort Collins, Colo. Coach: B.R. Patterson NCAA Championships: N/A Date Opponents 1/2 South Dakota State 1/11 Cornell College 1/13 Northern Colorado 1/28 Northern Iowa 2/3 at Iowa State@ 2/4 at Minnesota 2/11 Wisconsin

 

Result W, 38-0 L, 9-15 L, 11-14 L, 3-23 W, 19-8 L, 10-17 W, 15-9


NEBRASKA 89 ALL-AMERICANS

18 TOP 10 NCAA FINISHES

2/18 at Oklahoma State@ L, 3-21 2/19 at Oklahoma@ L, 8-20 2/21 at Kansas State@ W, 20-13 3/3 Colorado@ W, 15-9 3/10-3/11 Big Seven Championships% 2nd 3/24-3/25 NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Seven Conference dual. %-Big Seven Championships at Manhattan, Kan. $-NCAA Championships at Cedar Falls, Iowa.

1950-51

(4-6-1)

Coach: Al Partin NCAA Championships: N/A Date Opponents Result 1/13 Oklahoma State@ L, 5-21 2/1 at Denver W, 18-12 2/2 at Colorado@ L, 11-15 2/3 at Wyoming L, 6-20 2/8 at Northern Iowa L, 8-17 2/9 at Cornell College L, 8-18 2/10 at Wisconsin T, 12-12 2/14 Kansas State@ W, 21-8 2/17 Iowa State@ W, 14-11 2/23 Nebraska-Omaha W, 24-8 3/2 Oklahoma@ L, 5-24 3/9-3/10 Big Seven Championships% 4th-tie NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Seven Conference dual. %-Big Seven Championships at Norman, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Bethlehem, Pa.

1951-52

(0-9-1)

Coach: Al Partin NCAA Championships: N/A Date Opponents Result 1/28 Mankato State L, 13-14 2/2 Northern Colorado T, 9-9 2/6 Wisconsin L, 3-23 2/9 Cornell College L, 5-22 2/15 Colorado@ L, 7-21 2/16 Northern Iowa L, 4-26 2/19 at Oklahoma@ L, 2-27 2/20 Oklahoma State@ L, 0-26 2/23 at Kansas State@ L, 8-17 2/29 at Iowa State@ L, 14-15 3/7-3/8 Big Seven Championships% 4th NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Seven Conference dual. %-Big Seven Championships at Ames, Iowa. $-NCAA Championships at Fort Collins, Colo. (Colorado State).

1952-53

(9-1-0)

Coach: Al Partin NCAA Championships: N/A Date Opponents Result 1/10 South Dakota State W, 17-11 1/16 at Grinnell W, 27-3 1/17 at Mankato State W, 21-10 1/31 Iowa State@ L, 11-18 2/6 at Wisconsin W, 19-13 2/7 at Cornell College W, 18-15 2/13 at Northern Colorado W, 17-11 2/14 at Colorado@ W, 16-14 2/18 Kansas State@ W, 19-11 2/21 Minnesota W, 16-15 3/13-3/14 Big Seven Championships% 4th-tie NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Seven Conference dual. %-Big Seven Championships at Norman, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at State College, Pa.

1953-54

WRESTLING

(2-8-0)

Coach: Al Partin NCAA Championships: 14th-tie Date Opponents Result 12/16 at South Dakota State W, 20-6 12/18 at Grinnell W, 23-12 1/16 Northern Colorado L, 10-20 2/5 Wisconsin L, 11-17 2/13 Colorado L, 13-16 2/20 Cornell College L, 9-19 2/26 at Mankato State L, 3-25 2/27 at Minnesota L, 10-22 3/4 at Iowa State@ L, 3-25 3/6 at Kansas State@ L, 15-16 3/12-3/13 Big Seven Championships% 5th 3/26-3/27 NCAA Championships$ 14th-tie Home matches in Bold. @-Big Seven Conference dual. %-Big Seven Championships at Manhattan, Kan. $-NCAA Championships at Norman, Okla.

1 Hodge Trophy Winner

1954-55

(0-12-0)

Coach: Don Strasheim NCAA Championships: N/A Date Opponents Result 1/14 at Mankato State L, 9-19 1/15 at Minnesota L, 13-19 1/21 at Northern Colorado L, 3-23 1/22 at Colorado@ L, 2-25 1/29 at Camp Carson L, 9-21 2/4 at Iowa L, 3-31 2/5 at Northern Iowa L, 3-27 2/7 South Dakota State L, 12-16 2/11 Kansas State@ L, 11-19 2/25 at Cornell College L, 6-22 2/26 at Wisconsin L, 3-25 3/3 Iowa State@ L, 8-22 3/11-3/12 Big Seven Championships% 5th 3/25-3/26 NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Seven Conference dual. %-Big Seven Championships at Boulder, Colo. NCAA Championships at Ithaca, N.Y.

1955-56

(2-6-0)

Coach: Don Strasheim NCAA Championships: N/A Date Opponents Result 1/14 Minnesota L, 3-25 1/16 South Dakota W, 20-8 1/21 Northern Colorado W, 25-8 1/28 at Kansas State@ L, 10-24 2/13 Mankato State L, 3-25 2/25 Northern Iowa L, 13-21 3/1 at Iowa State@ L, 2-31 3/3 Colorado@ L, 5-28 3/9-3/10 Big Seven Championships% 5th NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Seven Conference dual. %-Big Seven Championships at Ames, Iowa. $-NCAA Championships at Stillwater, Okla.

1956-57

(1-7-0)

Coach: Don Strasheim NCAA Championships: DNP Date Opponents Result 1/10 at Mankato State L, 12-19 1/12 at Minnesota L, 6-28 1/18 at Northern Colorado L, 8-20 1/19 at Colorado@ L, 6-20 2/2 Kansas State@ L, 8-24 2/9 South Dakota State W, 26-8 2/15 at Northern Iowa L, 3-27 3/2 Iowa State@ L, 3-27 3/8-3/9 Big Seven Championships% 5th NCAA Championships$ DNP Home matches in Bold. @-Big Seven Conference dual. %-Big Seven Championships at Norman, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Pittsburgh, Pa.

1957-58

(1-9-0)

Coach: Bill Smith NCAA Finish: 17th-tie Date Opponents Result 1/11 Minnesota L, 5-30 1/17 Mankato State L, 3-27 1/18 Northern Colorado L, 6-18 2/1 at Kansas State@ L, 10-24 2/7 Great Lakes W, 31-3 2/8 Colorado@ L, 10-19 2/13 at Iowa State@ L, 0-32 2/22 at South Dakota State L, 6-20 2/27 Colo. School of Mines L, 6-22 2/28 Northern Iowa L, 5-25 3/14-3/15 Big Eight Championships% 6th 3/28-3/29 NCAA Championships$ 17th-tie Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Ames, Iowa. $-NCAA Championships at Laramie, Wyo.

1958-59

Coach: Bill Smith NCAA Championships: 39th-tie Date Opponents 12/18 Oklahoma State@ 1/9 at Minnesota 1/10 at Mankato State 1/14 Oklahoma@ 1/30 Kansas State@ 2/6 at Colorado@ 2/7 at Air Force 2/12 Fort Hays State 2/20 South Dakota State 2/21 at Northern Iowa 2/27 Iowa State@

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(1-9-1) Result L, 0-32 L, 5-24 L, 10-23 L, 0-32 L, 10-24 L, 8-20 L, 5-25 W, 21-15 T, 14-14 L, 3-27 L, 0-34

History

40 NWCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

3/13-3/14 Big Eight Championships% 6th 3/26-3/28 NCAA Championships$ 39th-tie Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Stillwater, Okla.$-NCAA Championships at Iowa City, Iowa.

1959-60

(0-13-0)

1960-61

(5-3-1)

1961-62

(9-2-1)

1962-63

(2-14-0)

Coach: Bill Smith NCAA Championships: N/A Date Opponents Result 12/11 at Oklahoma@ L, 3-33 12/12 at Oklahoma State@ L, 0-32 12/18 Colo. School of Mines L, 2-27 1/8 Mankato State L, 5-27 1/15 Northern Iowa L, 5-29 1/16 Minnesota L, 2-29 1/30 at Kansas State@ L, 7-22 2/5 Air Force L, 10-30 2/6 at South Dakota State L, 9-21 2/13 Colorado@ L, 8-28 2/19 Cornell College L, 3-24 3/4-3/5 Big Eight Championships% 6th 3/11 at Fort Hays State L, 8-26 3/12 at Iowa State L, 3-31 3/24-3/26 NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships in Lincoln, Neb. $-NCAA Championships at College Park, Md. Coach: Mickey Sparano NCAA Championships: 21st-tie Date Opponents Result 12/10 Kansas State@ L, 10-16 12/14 at Adams State W, 18-6 1/14 Fort Hays State L, 13-15 2/3 South Dakota State T, 15-15 2/10 Adams State W, 25-7 2/11 at Air Force W, 17-13 2/15 at Kansas State@ L, 10-19 2/18 at Cornell College W, 14-12 3/4 Missouri@ W, 25-3 3/10-3/11 Big Eight Championships% 6th 3/23-3/25 NCAA Championships$ 21st-tie Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Norman, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Corvallis, Ore. Coach: Robert Mancuso NCAA Championships: 9th Date Opponents Result 12/2 at Kansas State@ W, 23-17 12/16 Mankato State T, 12-12 12/18 Adams State W, 20-6 1/12 Colorado@ W, 19-16 1/13 at Colo. School of Mines W, 16-12 2/3 at South Dakota State L, 13-16 2/6 NW Missouri State W, 14-12 2/15 Kansas State@ W, 17-15 2/20 at Missouri@ W, 22-14 2/24 at Iowa State@ L, 12-22 3/2 Nebraska-Omaha W, 14-12 3/3 Air Force W, 19-9 3/9-3/10 Big Eight Championships% 4th 3/22-3/24 NCAA Championships$ 9th Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Ames, Iowa. $-NCAA Championships at Stillwater, Okla. Coach: Robert Mancuso NCAA Championships: 13th Date Opponents Result 12/1 vs. Bloomsburg L, 5-26 12/1 at Indiana State L, 8-24 12/1 vs. Wisconsin L, 15-16 12/7 Kansas State@ L, 15-21 12/15 Colo. School of Mines W, 26-10 12/19 Iowa State@ L, 11-29 1/11 at Mankato L, 8-17 2/1 Colorado@ L, 11-26 2/4 Wyoming L, 8-24 2/8 at Fort Hays State L, 11-14 2/12 at Kansas State@ L, 12-30 2/14 South Dakota State L, 12-17 2/20 at NW Missouri State L, 11-14 2/26 at Nebraska-Omaha W, 17-15 3/1 at Denver L, 13-17 3/2 at Air Force L, 11-17 3/8-3/9 Big Eight Championships% 6th 3/21-3/23 NCAA Championships$ 13th Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Norman, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Kent, Ohio.

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617 ALL-TIME DUAL WINS

NEBRASKA

1963-64

(4-7-0)

1964-65

(5-11-1)

Coach: Robert Mancuso NCAA Championships: N/A Date Opponents Result 12/6 NW Missouri State L, 12-14 12/20 at Kansas State@ L, 5-20 1/10 Fort Hays State W, 20-6 1/16 South Dakota W, 38-0 1/17 at South Dakota State W, 16-10 2/13 at Colorado@ L, 3-29 2/14 at Wyoming L, 5-27 2/18 Mankato State L, 4-26 2/28 at Northern Iowa L, 6-20 2/29 Iowa State@ L, 2-27 3/7 Denver W, 32-0 3/13-3/14 Big Eight Championships% 7th NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Stillwater, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Ithaca, N.Y. Coach: Orval Borgialli NCAA Championships: N/A Date Opponents Result 12/17 at Missouri@ W, 25-5 12/18 at Kansas State@ T, 14-14 1/8 Colorado@ W, 16-12 1/9 Wyoming L, 10-22 1/16 vs. Kansas@ W, 26-6 1/16 vs. Kansas State@ L, 6-20 1/16 at Oklahoma State@ L, 3-25 1/22 Northern Colorado L, 11-17 1/23 at NW Missouri State L, 8-24 1/29 at Minnesota L, 5-28 1/30 at Mankato State L, 3-29 2/5 at Fort Hays State L, 12-21 2/6 South Dakota State L, 11-19 2/13 South Dakota W, 34-0 2/27 Iowa State@ L, 15-19 3/5 at Colo. School of Mines W, 24-13 3/6 at Colorado@ L, 10-18 3/19-3/20 Big Eight Championships% 6th NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Norman, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Laramie, Wyo.

1965-66

(3-12-0)

Coach: Orval Borgialli NCAA Championships: N/A Date Opponents Result 12/3 Nebraska-Omaha W, 27-3 1/7 Iowa State@ L, 14-18 1/8 Oklahoma@ L, 0-37 1/11 at Northern Colorado L, 3-32 1/12 at Wyoming L, 6-31 1/28 Minnesota L, 9-22 1/29 Mankato State L, 11-20 2/2 Colorado@ L, 5-34 2/5 Indiana State L, 12-27 2/10 at Iowa State@ L, 0-45 2/12 at South Dakota State W, 28-13 2/16 NW Missouri State L, 11-20 2/19 Missouri@ L, 14-21 2/24 Colorado@ L, 3-24 3/4 Kansas State@ W, 22-9 3/11-3/12 Big Eight Championships% 5th 3/24-3/25 NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Manhattan, Kan. $-NCAA Championships at Ames, Iowa.

1966-67

(3-10-0)

Coach: Orval Borgialli NCAA Championships: N/A Date Opponents Result 12/8 Iowa State@ L, 11-27 12/8 Missouri@ L, 14-15 12/8 Kansas State@ L, 11-27 1/7 St. Cloud State L, 14-20 1/7 South Dakota State W, 21-10 1/7 Wyoming L, 6-25 1/13 Nebraska-Omaha L, 14-15 1/14 Northern Colorado L, 3-31 1/28 Colo. School of Mines W, 22-11 2/10 at Fort Hays State W, 26-9 2/15 at NW Missouri State L, 13-17 2/25 at Colorado@ L, 3-24 3/6 at Oklahoma@ L, 0-40 3/10-3/11 Big Eight Championships% 6th 3/23-3/25 NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Norman, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Kent, Ohio.

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1967-68

WRESTLING

11 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

(4-12-1)

Coach: Orval Borgialli NCAA Championships: N/A Date Opponents Result 12/15 at Mankato State W, 19-15 12/16 at Minnesota L, 8-26 12/16 North Dakota  T, 18-18 12/16 South Dakota L, 8-25 1/5 at South Dakota State L, 9-22 1/6 at South Dakota W, 31-6 1/12 Kansas State@  L, 12-17 1/26 at Wyoming L, 6-27 1/27 at Northern Colorado L, 5-27 2/3 Missouri@ L, 8-25 2/3 Colorado@ W, 16-14 2/3 Southern Illinois L, 3-30 2/8 Fort Hays State W, 20-11 2/17 NW Missouri State L, 17-18 2/23 at Northern Iowa L, 3-26 2/24 at Iowa State@ L, 0-37 3/2 Oklahoma@ L, 0-35 3/8-3/9 Big Eight Championships% 7th 3/21-3/23 NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Boulder, Colo. $-NCAA Championships at State College, Pa.

1968-69

(4-9-0)

Coach: Orval Borgialli NCAA Championships: N/A Date Opponents Result 12/13 South Dakota State L, 10-26 1/10 Mankato State W, 16-15 1/25 at Southern Illinois L, 8-28 2/1 at Minnesota L, 6-23 2/1 vs. Arizona State W, 18-13 2/1 vs. Northern Iowa L, 11-18 2/7 at Missouri@ L, 6-23 2/8 at Kansas State@ L, 14-23 2/15 at NW Missouri State L, 11-27 2/22 South Dakota W, 23-11 2/28 Wyoming L, 16-17 3/7 Drake W, 17-12 3/8 Iowa State@ L, 3-30 3/14-3/15 Big Eight Championships% 7th 3/27-3/29 NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Ames, Iowa. $-NCAA Championships at Provo, Utah.

1969-70

(6-5-2)

1970-71

(8-5-0)

Coach: Orval Borgialli NCAA Championships: N/A Date Opponents Result 1/9 at Iowa State@ L, 4-35 1/10 at Drake L, 14-28 1/16 Missouri@ T, 15-15 1/17 Minnesota L, 12-22 1/29 at South Dakota State L, 3-31 1/30 at South Dakota W, 28-6 1/30 vs. Wartburg W, 18-12 2/7 at Fort Hays State W, 29-3 2/13 at Wyoming L, 15-17 2/14 at Colorado@ T, 15-15 2/26 Kansas State@ W, 17-15 3/27 NW Missouri State W, 19-14 3/6 Southern Illinois W, 18-12 3/13-3/14 Big Eight Championships% 5th 3/26-3/28 NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. Big Eight Championships at Manhattan, Kan. $-NCAA Championships at Evanston, Ill. Coach: Orval Borgialli NCAA Championships: N/A Date Opponents Result 12/11 South Dakota State L, 15-21 12/12 Iowa State@ L, 8-25 12/17 South Dakota W, 18-14 1/9 at Minnesota L, 16-20 1/16 Colorado@ W, 22-11 1/29 at Indiana State W, 19-18 1/30 at Southern Illinois L, 12-18 2/5 Fort Hays State W, 29-3 2/6 Wyoming W, 22-11 2/12 at Missouri@ W, 19-17 2/13 at Kansas State@ L, 11-21 2/20 NW Missouri State W, 31-3 2/26-2/27 Big Eight Championships% 4th 3/5 Drake W, 23-10 3/25-3/27 NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships in Lincoln, Neb. $-NCAA Championships at Auburn, Ala.

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1971-72

7 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS (9-5-1)

Coach: Orval Borgialli NCAA Championships: N/A Date Opponents Result 12/3 at Iowa State@ L, 0-43 12/4 at Drake L, 14-20 12/31 vs. Alabama W, 38-14 1/8 at South Dakota W, 29-5 1/8 vs. Mankato State T, 20-20 1/14 at Fort Hays State W, 41-3 1/15 at Colo. School of Mines W, 39-3 1/21 at Colorado@ L, 15-27 1/22 at Wyoming W, 21-18 1/28 Missouri@ W, 18-12 1/28 Kansas State@ W, 24-12 1/28 Minnesota W, 24-14 2/4 at South Dakota State L, 6-27 2/5 Southern Illinois L, 15-18 2/12 at NW Missouri State W, 20-11 2/25-2/26 Big Eight Championships% 4th 3/9-3/11 NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Stillwater, Okla. $-NCAAChampionships at College Park, Md.

1972-73

(4-10-0)

1973-74

(7-6-0)

1974-75

(8-3-0)

Coach: Orval Borgialli NCAA Championships: 21st Date Opponents Result 12/8 Iowa State@ L, 0-48 12/13 Drake L, 17-18 1/13 at Minnesota L, 15-21 1/13 vs. Drake L, 13-26 1/13 vs. Wisconsin L, 12-24 1/19 Fort Hays State W, 31-9 1/20 South Dakota State L, 20-23 1/25 at Kansas State@ L, 18-19 1/27 South Dakota W, 35-4 1/28 Oklahoma State@ L, 5-35 2/2 at Missouri@ L, 17-18 2/3 at Southern Illinois L, 13-21 2/10 NW Missouri State W, 36-6 2/17 Wyoming W, 21-17 2/23-2/24 Big Eight Championships% 4th 3/8-3/10 NCAA Championships$ 21st Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Columbia, Mo. $-NCAA Championships at Seattle, Wash. Coach: Orval Borgialli NCAA Championships: N/A Date Opponents Result 12/7 at Iowa State@ L, 13-34 12/15 Minnesota L, 12-25 1/11 at Drake W, 16-15 1/12 Colo. School of Mines W, 34-3 1/18 at Fort Hays State W, 31-4 1/25 Kansas State@ L, 18-19 1/28 Oklahoma State@ L, 5-37 2/1 Missouri@ L, 15-19 2/2 Southern Illinois W, 21-20 2/2 Colorado@ W, 20-18 2/8 at South Dakota W, 33-13 2/9 at NW Missouri State W, 25-12 2/16 at Wyoming L, 8-39 3/1-3/2 Big Eight Championships% 6th 3/14-3/16 NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Norman, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Ames, Iowa. Coach: Orval Borgialli NCAA Championships: 45th-tie Date Opponents Result 11/22 at Colo. School of Mines W, 24-9 11/22 at Colorado@ W, 23-13 12/6 Iowa State@ L, 6-31 12/13 Fort Hays State W, 39-0 1/17 at Kansas State@ W, 36-3 1/25 Superior State W, 30-12 1/25 at Minnesota L, 15-23 1/29 NW Missouri State W, 24-9 2/1 at Missouri@ W, 21-16 2/14 at Oklahoma State@ L, 10-29 2/22 Drake W, 25-15 2/28-3/1 Big Eight Championships% 4th 3/13-3/15 NCAA Championships$ 45th-tie Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Stillwater, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Princeton, N.J.


NEBRASKA 89 ALL-AMERICANS 1975-76

18 TOP 10 NCAA FINISHES (6-6-0)

Coach: Orval Borgialli NCAA Championships: N/A Date Opponents Result 11/22 at Air Force L, 20-22 12/12 at Drake W, 20-17 12/13 at Iowa State@ L, 7-40 1/16 Missouri@ W, 24-18 1/23 at South Dakota W, 22-11 1/24 Oklahoma State@ L, 6-34 1/29 Nebraska-Omaha L, 18-24 2/7 at NW Missouri State W, 29-10 2/12 Colorado@ W, 22-16 2/14 at Minnesota L, 14-19 2/14 Northern Iowa L, 14-19 2/14 Northwestern W, 21-13 2/27-2/28 Big Eight Championships% 5th 3/11-3/13 NCAA Championships$ Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Ames, Iowa. $-NCAA Championships at Tucson, Ariz.

1976-77

WRESTLING

(2-5-0)

Coach: Orval Borgialli NCAA Championships: DNP Date Opponents Result 1/22 South Dakota W, 24-18 1/22 Colo. School of Mines W, 45-0 1/29 Southern Illinois L, 18-25 1/29 Minnesota L, 3-43 2/5 Colorado@ L, 5-37 2/5 Wyoming L, 23-29 2/11 at Oklahoma State@ L, 0-53 3/4-3/5 Big Eight Championships% 6th NCAA Championships$ DNP Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Norman, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Norman, Okla.

1977-78

(4-6-1)

1978-79

(9-10-0)

Coach: Orval Borgialli NCAA Championships: 55th-tie Date Opponents Result 12/9 at Drake L, 10-25 12/10 at Iowa State L, 0-51 12/16 NW Missouri State W, 38-9 12/17 SW Missouri State W, 40-3 1/11 at Fort Hays State W, 36-8 1/12 at Wyoming W, 26-18 1/16 Colorado@ L, 15-25 1/23 Oklahoma State@ L, 6-42 1/28 Missouri@ L, 0-38 1/28 Minnesota L, 9-28 2/18 Air Force T, 17-17 3/3-3/4 Big Eight Championships% 6th 3/16-3/18 NCAA Championships$ 55th-tie Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Stillwater, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at College Park, Md. Coach: Bob Fehrs NCAA Championships: DNP Date Opponents Result 12/8 at Oklahoma@ L, 3-40 12/9 at Oklahoma State@ L, 7-37 12/16 Iowa State@ L, 6-30 12/22 vs. Ohio# W, 24-13 12/22 vs. Northern Illinois# L, 9-25 12/23 vs. Indiana State# L, 9-29 12/23 vs. Illinois State# W, 28-13 1/7 Lock Haven W, 27-11 1/11 at Colorado State W, 19-17 1/12 at Colorado@ W, 25-12 1/19 Drake L, 16-24 1/20 South Dakota State W, 21-6 1/26 at Notre Dame W, 37-8 1/27 at Purdue W, 33-11 1/27 at Michigan State L, 7-34 2/2 Nebraska-Omaha L, 12-26 2/5 Wyoming L, 14-25 2/10 at Missouri@ L, 0-43 2/10 vs. Central Missouri State W, 33-6 2/24-2/25 Big Eight Championships% 6th 3/8-3/10 NCAA Championships$ DNP Home matches in Bold. #-Huskie Dual Meet Tournament at DeKalb, Ill. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Ames, Iowa. $-NCAA Championships at Ames, Iowa.

1 Hodge Trophy Winner

1979-80

(16-9-2)

Coach: Bob Fehrs NCAA Championships Finish: 39th Date Opponents Result 11/30 Central Missouri W, 25-10 11/30 St. Cloud State W, 32-7 12/8 at Iowa State@ L, 6-32 12/15 at Central Indiana W, 49-0 12/15 at Indiana W, 39-6 12/21 vs. Ohio# W, 22-16 12/21 vs. Minnesota# W, 28-9 12/22 vs. Kent State# L, 10-26 12/22 vs. Northern Illinois# W, 29-12 1/12 Colorado State W, 24-13 1/12 NW Missouri State W, 43-3 1/19 Oklahoma State@ L, 13-33 1/23 at Nebraska-Omaha W, 31-4 1/27 Missouri@ L, 3-32 1/30 at Drake W, 30-10 2/2 Kearney State (UNK) W, 25-14 2/2 Oklahoma@ L, 9-31 2/8 Colorado@ W, 24-14 2/9 at South Dakota State L, 14-28 2/16 at Maryland T, 19-19 2/16 vs. West Virginia W, 35-11 2/17 at Navy L, 14-19 2/17 vs. William & Mary W, 28-17 2/17 vs. East Carolina W, 33-5 2/21 at Brigham Young L, 20-22 2/22 at Utah State L, 20-21 2/23 at Utah T, 17-17 2/29-3/1 Big Eight Championships% 6th 3/13-3/15 NCAA Championships$ 39th Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. #-Huskie Dual Meet Tournament at Dekalb, Ill. %-Big Eight Championships at Norman, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Corvallis, Ore.

1980-81

(16-4-0)

Coach: Bob Fehrs NCAA Championships Finish: 32nd Date Opponents Result 11/20 Nebraska-Omaha W, 29-14 11/25 at Oklahoma@ L, 5-42 11/25 at Kearney State (UNK) W, 25-10 12/5 at Oklahoma State@ L, 3-34 12/6 at Central Oklahoma W, 23-12 12/13 Indiana W, 19-18 12/20 Iowa State@ L, 10-28 1/4 at Wilkes College W, 24-10 1/5 at Lock Haven W, 23-16 1/7 at Penn State W, 21-18 1/9 at West Virginia W, 23-18 1/16 at Missouri@ L, 15-23 1/17 at Central Missouri W, 44-0 1/23 Drake W, 32-6 1/27 at NW Missouri State W, 38-8 2/6 at Colorado State W, 34-10 2/7 at Northern Colorado W, 33-11 2/12 Brigham Young W, 27-16 2/16 Northern Iowa W, 23-12 2/20 Utah State W, 25-16 2/27-2/28 Big Eight Championships% 4th 3/11-3/13 NCAA Championships$ 32nd Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Stillwater, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Princeton, N.J.

1981-82

History

40 NWCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM (14-5-0)

Coach: Bob Fehrs Final Dual Ranking: 16th NCAA Championships Finish: 6th Date Opponents Result 11/15 Oklahoma@ L, 17-26 11/19 at Nebraska-Omaha W, 21-14 12/4 at Indiana W, 21-17 12/11 South Dakota State W, 43-3 1/4 Colo. School of Mines W, 39-5 1/7 at Utah State W, 25-12 1/8 at Brigham Young W, 24-14 1/16 at Iowa State@ L, 15-26 1/22 Oklahoma State@ L, 11-30 1/23 Northwestern W, 32-9 1/23 Wyoming W, 29-15 1/28 at Army W, 27-14 1/30 at Syracuse L, 8-26 1/31 at Harvard W, 36-6 1/31 at Wilkes College W, 26-14 1/31 at Western New England W, 50-0 2/6 Missouri@ W, 23-21 2/12 at Northern Iowa L, 10-27 2/13 NW Missouri State W, 34-15 2/27-2/28 Big Eight Championships% 4th 3/11-3/13 NCAA Championships$ 6th Home matches in Bold. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships in Lincoln, Neb. $-NCAA Championships at Ames, Iowa.

1982-83

(17-4-0)

Coach: Bob Fehrs Final Dual Ranking: 6th NCAA Championships Finish: 6th Date Opponents Result 11/19 at Oklahoma@ L, 14-24 11/20 at Oklahoma State@ L, 9-27 11/23 Nebraska-Omaha W, 27-9 12/2 at Lock Haven W, 30-11 12/5 vs. North Carolina State* W, 23-13 12/11 Indiana W, 27-9 12/18 Iowa State@ L, 17-24 1/5 Syracuse W, 26-12 1/5 Utah State W, 27-11 1/8 Brigham Young W, 30-9 1/13 at Missouri@ W, 27-12 1/15 Central Oklahoma W, 31-18 1/21 at Wyoming W, 21-13 1/22 at Colo. School of Mines W, 55-0 1/22 vs. Colorado State W, 40-10 1/28 North Dakota State W, 30-6 1/29 North Dakota W, 40-4 2/4 at Purdue W, 32-12 2/6 at Michigan State L, 18-21 2/18 Drake W, 36-10 2/19 Northern Iowa W, 24-16 2/26-2/27 Big Eight Championships% 3rd 3/10-3/12 NCAA Championships$ 6th Home matches in Bold. *-at Bethlehem, Pa. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Ames, Iowa. $-NCAA Championships at Oklahoma City, Okla.

Johnnie Selmon was the 1981 Big Eight champion and was the first Husker to be named the Outstanding Wrestler of the Meet. He went on to win the title again in 1982, before claiming All-America honors the same year.

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617 ALL-TIME DUAL WINS

1983-84

11 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS (15-5-0)

Coach: Bob Fehrs Final Dual Ranking: 14th NCAA Championships Finish: 4th Date Opponents Result 10/29 vs. Arizona State* W, 95-35 10/29 vs. Penn State* W, 85-75 11/20 at Oklahoma State@ L, 5-41 11/23 at Nebraska-Omaha W, 30-10 11/26 Oregon State L, 16-18 12/5 at Maryland W, 22-21 12/6 at Navy L, 19-26 1/2 New Mexico W, 24-15 1/2 NW Missouri State W, 40-5 1/7 at Iowa State@ L, 10-25 1/13 at North Dakota W, 37-11 1/14 at North Dakota State W, 31-15 1/20 at Northern Illinois W, 33-16 1/21 at Northwestern W, 33-10 1/21 vs. Illinois State W, 28-11 1/27 Wyoming W, 25-20 2/4 Oklahoma@ L, 18-27 2/11 Missouri@ W, 28-12 2/17 at Drake W, 32-19 2/18 at Northern Iowa W, 32-19 2/25-2/26 Big Eight Championships% 4th 3/8-3/10 NCAA Championships$ 4th Home matches in Bold. *-Hall of Fame Classic in Stillwater, Okla. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Norman, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Meadowlands, N.J.

1984-85

(8-14-0)

Coach: Bob Fehrs Final Dual Ranking: Not ranked NCAA Championships Finish: 41st Date Opponents Result 11/14 Nebraska-Omaha W, 18-16 11/26 at Oklahoma@ L, 9-30 11/30 Iowa State@ L, 11-33 12/7 South Dakota State* W, 34-9 12/7 Wisconsin-River Falls* W, 42-3 12/8 SIU-Edwardsville* W, 24-22 12/8 Augustana (S.D.)* W, 24-18 1/3 Lock Haven L, 8-27 1/5 Clemson L, 12-32 1/12 at Minnesota L, 11-33 1/15 Arizona State L, 14-29 1/19 Oklahoma State@ L, 18-33 1/26 at Missouri@ W, 23-21 2/1 at Brigham Young L, 15-21 2/2 at Utah State L, 14-27 2/8 North Dakota W, 29-15 2/9 North Dakota State L, 17-21 2/15 at Indiana L, 15-26 2/16 vs. Notre Dame L, 18-24 2/16 at Purdue L, 9-33 2/22 Drake W, 29-10 2/23 Northern Iowa L, 11-28 3/2-3/3 Big Eight Championships% 4th 3/13-3/15 NCAA Championships$ 41st Home matches in Bold. *-Husker Duals in Lincoln, Neb. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Norman, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Oklahoma City, Okla.

1985-86

Coach: Tim Neumann Final Dual Ranking: 13th NCAA Championships Finish: 12th Date Opponents 11/15 at Iowa State@ 12/7 Air Force* 12/7 Central Oklahoma* 12/7 Adams State* 12/7 NW Missouri State* 12/13 at North Dakota 12/13 at North Dakota State 1/5 at Tenn.-Chattanooga 1/6 at Carson Newman 1/7 at Clemson 1/15 at Nebraska-Omaha 1/18 Missouri@ 1/31 at Oklahoma State@ 2/1 at Central Oklahoma 2/8 Oklahoma@ 2/8 Minnesota 2/8 Utah State 2/15 at Wyoming 2/19 at Drake 2/22 Notre Dame 2/22 Brigham Young

WRESTLING

(16-5-0) Result L, 4-34 W, 45-0 W, 33-11 W, 44-3 W, 31-18 W, 39-3 W, 29-9 W, 34-15 W, 27-18 L, 19-23 W, 41-7 W, 35-6 L, 5-31 W, 41-6 L, 18-26 W, 36-14 W, 27-14 L, 17-20 W, 22-21 W, 25-16 W, 23-19

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3/1-3/2 Big Eight Championships% 4th 3/13-3/15 NCAA Championships$ 12th Home matches in Bold. *-Husker Duals in Lincoln, Neb. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Ames, Iowa. $-NCAA Championships at Iowa City, Iowa.

1986-87

(12-6-0)

Coach: Tim Neumann Final Dual Ranking: Not ranked NCAA Championships Finish: 14th Date Opponents Result 11/20 Oklahoma State@ L, 11-27 12/10 Nebraska-Omaha W, 40-4 12/13 NW Missouri State* W, 46-0 12/13 Nebraska-Omaha* W, 32-12 12/13 Iowa State@* L, 14-30 1/3 at Cal State Fullerton W, 33-9 1/4 at USC Open 2nd 1/10 vs. Weber State# W, 34-7 1/10 at Utah State# W, 22-13 1/10 vs. Brigham Young# L, 12-27 1/16 North Dakota State L, 15-25 1/18 at Missouri@ W, 22-15 1/23 at Northern Illinois W, 25-15 1/24 at Notre Dame W, 36-12 2/6 at Oklahoma@ W, 25-16 2/13 at Northern Iowa L, 11-32 2/21 Wyoming L, 19-20 2/21 North Dakota W, 22-21 2/27 Drake W, 23-15 3/7-3/8 Big Eight Championships% 4th 3/19-3/21 NCAA Championships$ 14th Home matches in Bold. *-Husker Duals in Lincoln, Neb. #-Utah Duals at Logan, Utah. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Stillwater, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at College Park, Md.

1987-88

(8-9-1)

Coach: Tim Neumann Final Dual Ranking: Not ranked NCAA Championships Finish: 39th Date Opponents Result 11/13 at Wyoming W, 31-9 12/4-5 Las Vegas Invitational 9th 1/2 vs. SIU-Edwardsville* W, 23-11 1/2 at Iowa State@* L, 15-26 1/9 at Iowa L, 0-40 1/15 at North Dakota W, 28-9 1/16 at North Dakota State L, 16-24 1/17 at Minnesota L, 19-20 1/23 at Oklahoma State@& L, 9-33 1/23 vs. Boise State& W, 26-17 1/23 vs. Arizona State& L, 6-40 1/23 vs. Clemson& W, 25-11 1/30 Northern Iowa L, 15-25 2/5 at Nebraska-Omaha W, 27-11 2/6 Notre Dame L, 18-21 2/13 Missouri@ L, 13-18 2/20 Oklahoma@ T, 15-15 2/20 Northern Iowa W, 27-11 2/24 Drake W, 33-9 3/6 Big Eight Championships% 4th 3/17-3/19 NCAA Championships$ 39th Home matches in Bold. *-Cyclone Duals at Ames, Iowa. &-Cowboy Duals at Stillwater, Okla. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Norman, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Ames, Iowa.

1988-89

Coach: Tim Neumann Final Dual Ranking: 9th / National Duals Finish: DNP NCAA Championships Finish: 17th Date Opponents 11/17 at Missouri@ 12/2-3 Las Vegas Invitational 12/10 Iowa State@ 12/17 Oklahoma State@ 1/6 vs. Indiana* 1/6 vs. Oklahoma State@* 1/6 vs. North Carolina* 1/11 vs. Ashland 1/11 at Clarion 1/12 at Pittsburgh 1/14 at Lock Haven 1/20 North Dakota State 1/20 Clemson 1/21 North Dakota 1/25 at Notre Dame 2/3 at Northern Iowa 2/10 Nebraska-Omaha 2/11 Wyoming 2/15 Minnesota 2/22 Drake

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(12-6-2) Result T, 19-19 9th W, 19-14 L, 15-23 W, 21-12 L, 3-30 L, 16-22 W, 42-0 L, 22-24 T, 16-16 W, 22-12 W, 24-10 W, 25-9 W, 41-3 W, 24-15 L, 15-28 W, 36-9 W, 32-8 W, 21-17 W, 36-3

2/24 at Oklahoma@ L, 15-17 3/5 Big Eight Championships% 4th 3/16-3/18 NCAA Championships$ 17th Home matches in Bold. *-National Wrestling Duals at Hampton, Va. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Ames, Iowa. $-NCAA Championships at Oklahoma City, Okla.

1989-90

(21-2-1)

1990-91

(11-6-0)

1991-92

(13-4-0)

Coach: Tim Neumann Final Dual Ranking: 4th / National Duals Finish: 5th NCAA Championships Finish: 5th Date Opponents Result 11/10 at Wyoming W, 26-8 12/1-2 Las Vegas Invitational 3rd 12/8 Northern Illinois W, 43-0 12/8 Lock Haven W, 32-3 12/16 Iowa State@ W, 21-16 1/3 vs. SIU-Edwardsville# W, 34-9 1/3 vs. Minnesota# W, 26-15 1/3 at Arizona State# L, 16-21 1/9 vs. Virginia W, 46-3 1/9 at Clemson W, 34-10 1/12 vs. Portland State* W, 32-12 1/12 vs. Oklahoma@* W, 29-12 1/12 vs. Arizona State* T, 18-18 1/13 vs. Penn State* W, 27-9 1/20 Notre Dame W, 30-8 1/25 vs. Cal State Fullerton& W, 33-8 1/25 at Oklahoma State@& L, 12-21 2/2 at North Dakota W, 42-5 2/3 at North Dakota State W, 29-9 2/8 at Nebraska-Omaha W, 20-15 2/10 Northern Iowa W, 26-10 2/14 at Minnesota W, 17-16 2/17 Oklahoma@ W, 28-11 2/21 at Drake W, 31-12 2/24 Missouri@ W, 29-7 3/11 Big Eight Championships% 2nd 3/22-3/24 NCAA Championships$ 5th Home matches in Bold. #-Sun Devil Duals at Tempe, Ariz. &-Cowboy Duals at Stillwater, Okla. *-National Wrestling Duals at Hampton, Va. #-Home dual in Norfolk, Neb. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships in Lincoln, Neb. $-NCAA Championships at College Park, Md. Coach: Tim Neumann Final Dual Ranking: 9th / National Duals Finish: 5th NCAA Championships Finish: 10th Date Opponents Result 11/15 at Missouri@ W, 25-9 12/8 Oklahoma State@ L, 15-20 12/15 Iowa State@ L, 16-17 1/11 vs. North Carolina* W, 31-16 1/11 vs. West Virginia* W, 21-19 1/11 vs. Oklahoma State@* L, 11-23 1/12 vs. Ohio State* L, 19-23 1/12 vs. Northern Iowa* W, 24-20 1/17 Clemson# W, 24-19 1/19 Nebraska-Omaha W, 29-13 1/21 at Northern Iowa L, 9-33 1/25 Wyoming W, 26-6 2/3 at Oklahoma@ W, 31-11 2/8 at Notre Dame W, 27-16 2/13 Minnesota L, 16-23 2/16 Indiana W, 27-12 2/20 Drake W, 29-14 3/3 Big Eight Championships% 3rd 3/14-3/16 NCAA Championships$ 10th Home matches in Bold. *-National Wrestling Duals at Hampton, Va. #-Home dual in Norfolk, Neb. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Columbia, Mo. $-NCAA Championships at Iowa City, Iowa. Coach: Tim Neumann Final Dual Ranking: 8th / National Duals Finish: 7th NCAA Championships Finish: 11th Date Opponents 12/6-7 Las Vegas Invitational 12/12 at Iowa State@ (3) 1/4 at Indiana 1/4 vs. Purdue (13) 1/11 Notre Dame 1/18 vs. Clemson# 1/18 vs. Tenn.-Chattanooga# 1/24 at Oklahoma State@ (4) 2/2 Missouri@ 2/8 vs. Northern Montana* 2/8 vs. Iowa State@* (2) 2/8 vs. Augsburg*

Result 6th L, 11-31 W, 24-11 W, 27-17 W, 27-11 W, 23-14 W, 25-14 L, 6-35 W, 28-18 W, 25-14 L, 7-25 W, 20-19


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18 TOP 10 NCAA FINISHES

1 Hodge Trophy Winner

History

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2/8 at Michigan* (9) L, 11-33 2/9 vs. Purdue (16) W, 22-19 2/15 Oklahoma@ (15) W, 28-9 2/19 at Minnesota W, 21-18 2/22 Northern Iowa (9) W, 19-17 2/26 at Wyoming W, 22-18 3/7 Big Eight Championships% 3rd 3/19-3/21 NCAA Championships$ 11th Home matches in Bold. #-at Atlanta, Ga. *-National Wrestling Duals at Ann Arbor, Mich. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Stillwater, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Oklahoma City, Okla.

1992-93

(10-2-0)

Coach: Tim Neumann Final Dual Ranking: 2nd/National Duals Finish: 2nd NCAA Championships Finish: 3rd Date Opponents Result 12/4-5 Las Vegas Invitational 2nd 1/6 Iowa State@ (5) L, 15-18 1/16 at Northern Iowa (7) W, 28-7 1/23 Northern Montana* W, 45-4 1/23 Iowa State*@ (4) W, 26-13 1/23 Iowa* (1) W, 24-20 1/24 Penn State* (2) L, 13-20 1/30 Wyoming W, 36-3 2/5 at Minnesota (8) W, 22-9 2/12 at Missouri@ W, 37-3 2/14 at Oklahoma State@ (16) W, 39-12 2/21 at Northwestern W, 35-6 2/24 at Oklahoma@ (11) W, 33-6 3/6 Big Eight Championships% 1st 3/18-3/20 NCAA Championships$ 3rd Home matches in Bold. *-National Wrestling Duals in Lincoln, Neb. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Norman, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Ames, Iowa.

1993-94

(12-6-0)

1994-95

(17-3-0)

Coach: Tim Neumann Final Dual Ranking: 7th/ National Duals Finish: 5th NCAA Championships Finish: 29th Date Opponents Result 12/3-4 Las Vegas Invitational 5th 11/28 vs. Clarion# L, 16-27 11/28 vs. Brown# W, 30-14 11/28 vs. Cornell# (16) W, 22-12 1/5 Clemson (16) W, 20-15 1/7 Oklahoma State@ (1) L, 13-27 1/15 Indiana (20) W, 19-16 1/22 Ohio State* W, 30-10 1/22 Oklahoma St.@* (1) L, 12-23 1/22 Arizona State* (12) W, 25-12 1/23 Central Oklahoma* W, 25-10 1/23 Penn State* (7) L, 14-24 1/23 Iowa State@* W, 32-11 1/30 Oklahoma@ (9) W, 25-20 2/3 at Minnesota (5) L, 7-34 2/6 at Iowa State@ (10) L, 19-21 2/12 at Wyoming W, 24-21 2/16 Missouri@ W, 25-14 2/19 Northern Iowa (13) W, 29-6 3/5 Big Eight Championships% 3rd 3/17-3/19 NCAA Championships$ 29th Home matches in Bold. #-Conference Challenge at Ithaca, N.Y. *-National Wrestling Duals in Lincoln, Neb. @-Big Eight Conference dual. !-Home dual in Norfolk, Neb. %-Big Eight Championships at Ames, Iowa. $-NCAA Championships at Chapel Hill, N.C. Coach: Tim Neumann Final Dual Ranking: 3rd/National Duals Finish: 3rd NCAA Championships Finish: 6th Date Opponents 11/26 at Mat Town Invitational 12/3 Iowa State@ (14) 12/17 at Cal State Fullerton 12/17 at Cal Poly 12/18 at Fresno State 12/18 at Cal State Bakersfield (14) 1/4 Wyoming# 1/10 Minnesota (10) 1/21 Ohio* 1/21 Penn State* (14) 1/21 Oklahoma State@* (2) 1/22 Iowa State@* (3) 1/22 Michigan State* (8) 1/27 at Oklahoma State@ (2) 1/29 at Oklahoma@ (12) 2/4 vs. Ohio State (19) 2/4 vs. James Madison 2/4 at Clemson

Result 3rd L, 12-24 W, 38-6 W, 24-15 W, 23-13 W, 30-9 W, 25-10 W, 26-15 W, 22-16 W, 21-16 L, 13-21 W, 17-15 W, 21-18 L, 14-23 W, 28-8 W, 28-13 W, 46-0 W, 38-0

The 1992-93 Nebraska wrestling team finished third at the NCAA Championships after a 10-2 dual season. 2/10 at Northern Iowa W, 30-12 2/12 Nebraska-Omaha W, 36-3 2/15 at Missouri@ W, 33-3 3/8 Big Eight Championships% 1st 3/16-3/18 NCAA Championships$ 6th Home matches in Bold. *-National Wrestling Duals in Lincoln, Neb. @-Big Eight Conference dual. #-Home dual in Bassett, Neb. %-Big Eight Championships in Lincoln, Neb. $-NCAA Championships at Iowa City, Iowa.

1995-96

(15-3-1)

Coach Tim Neumann Final Dual Ranking: 3rd / National Duals Finish: 2nd NCAA Championships Finish: 5th Date Opponents Result 12/1-2 Las Vegas Invitational 2nd 12/17 at Ohio State (20) W, 25-10 12/17 vs. Ohio W, 34-6 12/19 at West Virginia (25) W, 24-10 12/20 at Pittsburgh (22) W, 28-9 1/6 Great Plains Open 1st 1/9 at Minnesota (5) W, 20-17 1/13 vs. Oregon State# (17) W, 25-14 1/13 vs. Oklahoma State@# (6) T, 18-18 1/20 Findlay* W, 44-0 1/20 Arizona State* (8) W, 28-7 1/20 Penn State* (9) W, 25-10 1/21 Iowa* (1) L, 15-20 1/27 at Iowa State@ (5) W, 21-17 2/3 Oklahoma@ (12) L, 13-23 2/4 Oklahoma State@ (3) L, 10-28 2/10 vs. Illinois (10) W, 19-15 2/10 at Indiana (12) W, 24-9 2/14 Missouri@ W, 27-9 2/17 Northern Iowa W, 31-6 2/24 at Wyoming W, 20-12 3/7 Big Eight Championships% 2nd 3/21-3/23 NCAA Championships$ 5th Home matches in Bold. #-Reno Tournament of Champions at Reno, Nev. *-National Wrestling Duals in Lincoln, Neb. @-Big Eight Conference dual. %-Big Eight Championships at Stillwater, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Minneapolis, Minn.

1996-97

Coach: Tim Neumann Final Dual Ranking:10th/National Duals Finish:7th NCAA Championships Finish: 12th Date Opponents 11/30 at Mat Town Invitational 12/4 Pittsburgh (17) 12/5-6 Las Vegas Invitational 12/10 at North Dakota State 1/2 West Virginia (25) 1/2 Ohio State 1/4 Great Plains Open 1/7 Minnesota (6) 1/11 vs. Tenn.-Chattanooga! 1/11 vs. Illinois! (6) 1/11 at Georgia State! 1/18 North Carolina* (21) 1/18 Iowa* (1) 1/18 Fresno State* (16) 1/18 Penn State* (4) 1/19 Oklahoma*@ (15) 1/26 Wyoming# 2/2 Iowa State@ (7) 2/9 at Michigan State (13)

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(15-6-0) Result 5th W, 25-13 Eighth W, 21-15 W, 25-22 W, 24-12 1st L, 12-29 W, 37-3 L, 13-32 W, 38-9 W, 19-16 L, 3-40 W, 24-12 L, 10-22 W, 22-12 W, 39-6 W, 20-18 W, 29-13

2/9 at Central Michigan W, 26-7 2/12 at Missouri@ W, 32-6 2/16 at Northern Iowa W, 23-21 2/27 at Oklahoma@ (13) L, 9-27 3/2 at Oklahoma State@ (1) L, 6-27 3/8 Big 12 Championships% 4th 3/20-3/22 NCAA Championships$ 12th Home Matches in Bold. !-Peach State Duals at Atlanta, Ga. *-National Wrestling Duals in Lincoln, Neb. @-Big 12 Conference dual. #-Home dual in Ogallala, Neb. %-Big 12 Championships at Columbia, Mo. $-NCAA Championships at Cedar Falls, Iowa.

1997-98

(10-6-0)

1998-99

(17-6-0)

Coach: Tim Neumann Final Dual Ranking: 10th / National Duals Finish: 5th NCAA Championships Finish: 21st Date Opponents Result 11/14 at Wyoming W, 27-3 11/22 at Navy Classic 1st 12/12 at North Dakota State W, 22-16 12/5-6 Las Vegas Invitational Seventh 1/2 North Carolina W, 29-6 1/4 Great Plains Open 3rd 1/9 at Minnesota (2) L, 3-43 1/17 vs. San Francisco State* W, 34-9 1/17 at Iowa* (3) L, 16-28 1/17 vs. Michigan* (10) W, 24-13 1/17 vs. Oklahoma*@ (5) W, 32-9 1/18 vs. Michigan State* L, 18-23 1/18 vs. West Virginia* W, 36-8 1/25 Oklahoma@# L, 15-20 2/1 at Iowa State@ L, 13-22 2/7 Congressional Cup! 1st 2/14 Northern Iowa W, 33-6 2/15 Michigan State (11) W, 28-6 2/18 Missouri@ W, 22-15 2/22 Oklahoma State@ (1) L, 19-25 3/7 Big 12 Championships% 3rd 3/19-3/21 NCAA Championships$ 21st Home matches in Bold. *-National Wrestling Duals at Iowa City, Iowa. @-Big 12 Conference dual. !-Congressional Cup at Washington, S.D. #-Home dual in South Sioux City, Neb. %-Big 12 Championships at Norman, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Cleveland, Ohio. Coach: Tim Neumann Final Dual Ranking: 4th / National Duals Finish: 6th NCAA Championships Finish: 15th Date Opponents 12/4 at Lock Haven 12/5 at Penn State (4) 12/13 Wyoming 12/20 vs. Cal State Bakersfield (19) 12/20 vs. Arizona State (9) 12/20 vs. Cal Poly 1/3 at Oklahoma State@ (1) 1/7 South Dakota State 1/16 vs. Cal State Bakersfield*(14) 1/16 vs. Oklahoma State*(1) 1/16 vs. Augsburg* 1/16 vs. Arizona State* (12) 1/17 vs. Iowa* (3) 1/17 vs. Oklahoma* (6) 1/22 vs. Oregon 1/22 vs. Oregon State (18) 1/24 Air Force#

Result W, 27-6 L, 12-22 W, 37-0 W, 24-9 W, 26-11 W, 35-10 L, 6-31 W, 38-6 W, 22-10 L, 12-26 W, 35-7 W, 19-18 L, 2-37 L, 12-31 W, 24-17 W, 19-12 W, 29-16

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11 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

1/29 at Northern Iowa (25) W, 21-15 1/31 Iowa State@ (4) W, 19-18 2/4 at Oklahoma@ (4) W, 18-17 2/6 at North Carolina (21) W, 30-3 2/14 Minnesota (2) L, 9-22 2/17 at Missouri@ W, 23-15 3/6 Big 12 Championships% 4th 3/18-3/20 NCAA Championships$ 15th Home matches in Bold. *-National Wrestling Duals at Iowa City, Iowa. @-Big 12 Conference dual. #-Home dual in Ogallala, Neb. %-Big 12 Championships at Ames, Iowa. $-NCAA Championships at State College, Pa.

1999-00

(10-7-1)

Coach: Tim Neumann Final Dual Ranking: 11th/ National Duals Finish: 5th NCAA Championships Finish: 8th Date Opponents Result 11/12 Lock Haven W, 20-16 12/12 Missouri@# W, 32-6 1/7 at Minnesota (4) L, 13-29 1/15 at Wyoming W, 24-15 1/22 vs. Pitt.-Johnstown W, 31-7 1/22 vs. Oklahoma*(5) L, 16-23 1/22 vs. West Virginia* (16) W, 35-6 1/22 vs. CS-Bakersfield* (15) W, 28-18 1/23 vs. Oklahoma State* (4) L, 14-28 1/23 vs. Arizona State* (17) W, 23-20 1/29 Northern Iowa (10) T, 20-20 2/4 Oklahoma@ (4) L, 12-27 2/6 Oklahoma State@ (5) L, 7-30 2/11 vs. UC Davis W, 43-6 2/11 at Fresno State W, 28-12 2/12 at Cal Poly W, 30-18 2/12 at CS Bakersfield (16) L, 14-27 2/18 at Iowa State@ (3) L, 12-26 3/5 Big 12 Championships% 4th 3/16-18 NCAA Championships$ 8th Home matches in Bold. @-Big 12 Conference Dual. *-National Wrestling Duals at University Park, Pa. #-Home dual in South Sioux City, Neb. %-Big 12 Championships in Lincoln, Neb. $-NCAA Championships at St. Louis, Mo.

2000-01

(11-6-0)

Coach: Mark Manning Final Dual Ranking: 9th NCAA Championships Finish: 8th Date Opponents Result 11/9 at Drexel W, 35-12 11/11 at Rider W, 23-16 11/17 Wyoming W, 31-7 12/1-12/2 at Las Vegas Invitational 2nd 12/9 Oregon State (14) W, 23-10 12/9 Ohio State (15) W, 20-19 12/17 at Missouri@ W,21-17 1/6 vs. Wisconsin (18)# W, 24-17 1/6 vs. Northern Illinois# W, 28-9 1/6 vs. Harvard# W, 21-13 1/11 Minnesota (2) L, 12-26 1/20 vs. Penn State* W, 21-13 1/20 vs. Minnesota* (2) L, 9-30 1/20 vs. Lehigh* (18) L, 18-24 2/2 at Northern Iowa (20) W, 26-20 2/10 at Oklahoma State @ (2) L, 12-29 2/11 at Oklahoma@ (6) L, 7-33 2/16 Iowa State@ (4) L, 13-22 3/2-3/3 Big 12 Championships% 4th 3/15-3/17 NCAA Championships$ 8th Home matches in Bold. #-Lone Star Duals in Grand Prairie, Texas. *-National Wrestling Duals at University Park, Pa. *-Big 12 Conference dual. %-Big 12 Championships at Stillwater, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Iowa City, Iowa.

2001-02

Coach: Mark Manning Final Dual Ranking: 9th NCAA Championships Finish: 8th Date Opponents 11/24 Augustana (S.D.) 11/24 Rider 11/30-12/1 at Las Vegas Invitational 12/7 at Air Force 12/8 at Wyoming 12/14 Oregon State (25) 12/15 Missouri@ (17) 1/3 Oregon 1/5 vs. Princeton# 1/5 vs. Cornell# 1/5 vs. Wisconsin# (23) 1/11 at Minnesota (1) 1/20 vs. Bloomsburg& 1/20 at West Virginia(10) 2/1 at Arizona State (11) 2/8 Oklahoma@ (6)

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2/16 Iowa State@ (7) L, 16-24 2/22 Oklahoma State@ (4) L, 12-24 3/9 Big 12 Championships% 4th 3/21-3/23 NCAA Championships$ 8th Home matches in Bold. #-Lone Star Duals in Grand Prairie, Texas. &- at Morgantown, W. Va. @-Big 12 Conference dual. %-Big 12 Championships at Norman, Okla. $-NCAA Championships at Albany, N.Y. *-Nebraska lost the dual based on criteria b, most six-point victories.

2002-03

(16-7-0)

Coach: Mark Manning Final Dual Ranking: 17th NCAA Championships Finish: 13th Date Opponents Result 11/22 Arizona State (13) W, 20-19 11/30 at Mat Town Invitational 2nd 12/6-7 at Las Vegas Invitatational 6th 12/13 at Portland State W, 46-3 12/14 at Oregon State W, 30-15 12/14 at Oregon W, 30-3 12/28 Findlay W, 35-14 12/28 Nebraska-Kearney W, 35-12 1/4 vs. Virginia* W, 34-9 1/4 vs. Stanford* W, 39-9 1/4 vs. Cornell*(18) L, 12-20 1/7 Minnesota (3) L, 12-27 1/10 vs. Brown& W, 26-10 1/10 vs. Hofstra&(21) W, 22-17 1/11 vs. Illinois&(4) W, 20-17 1/11 vs. Lehigh&(13) L, 7-34 1/18 at Cal Poly W, 22-21 1/18 at Fresno State L, 16-19 1/25 Wyoming W, 29-12 1/31 at Missouri^ (18) L, 14-23 2/7 at Oklahoma^ (9) L, 15-20 2/8 at Oklahoma State^ (1) L, 6-34 2/14 Iowa State^ (17) W, 20-17 2/22 Air Force W, 34-10 2/22 Hofstra (24) W, 21-18 3/8 Big 12 Championships% 4th 3/20-3/22 NCAA Championships$ 13th Home matches in Bold. ^-Big 12 Conference Dual. *-Lone Star Duals in Grand Prairie, Texas &-Virginia Duals in Hampton, Va. %-Big 12 Championships in Columbia, Mo. $-NCAA Championships in Kansas City, Mo.

2003-04

Coach: Mark Manning Final Dual Ranking: 2nd NCAA Championships Finish: 5th Date Opponents 11/15 Oregon State 11/15 Portland State 11/21 Boise State (22) 11/29 at Rutgers 11/29 at Hofstra (11) 12/5-6 at Las Vegas Invitational 12/22 Nebraska-Kearney@ 12/22 Chadron State@ 12/22 Dana College@ 1/1 at Minnesota+ (10) 1/3 Oregon 1/9 vs. Virginia& 1/9 vs. Rider&

(19-3-0) Result W, 33-9 W, 46-3 W, 31-10 W, 31-10 W, 30-10 1st W, 46-0 W, 45-0 W, 44-3 L, 16-17 W, 44-0 W, 31-10 W, 31-3

1/10 vs. Arizona State& (12) W, 37-(-1) 1/10 vs. Lehigh& (7) W, 25-13 1/16 at Air Force W, 43-3 1/17 at Wyoming W, 33-9 1/24 Missouri^ (4) W, 23-13 1/30 at Arizona State (12) W, 26-9 2/7 at Oklahoma State^ (1) L, 9-25 2/14 North Carolina W, 47-0 2/20 Oklahoma^ (11) W, 25-12 2/26 at Iowa State^ (4) L, 9-25 3/6 Big 12 Championships 2nd 3/18-3/20 NCAA Championships$ 5th Home matches in Bold. ^-Big 12 Conference Dual. &-Virginia Duals in Hampton, Va. @-Nebraska Duals in Lincoln, Neb. +-in Rochester, Minn. %-Big 12 Championships in Ames, Iowa. $-NCAA Championships in St. Louis, Mo.

2004-05

(19-2-1)

2005-06

(12-5-0)

Coach: Mark Manning Final Dual Ranking: 3rd NCAA Championships Finish: 19th Date Opponents Result 11/19 Hofstra (16) W, 21-16 11/27 West Virginia (10) W, 20-15 12/3 at Las Vegas Invitational 2nd 12/11 at Oregon (18) W, 39-10 12/11 at Oregon State W, 36-3 12/12 at Boise State W, 25-16 12/18 Findlay@ W, 43-0 12/18 Wyoming@ W, 42-0 1/4 Minnesota (7) W, 21-12 1/8 vs. Michigan* (3) L, 12-27 1/8 vs. Navy* (22) W, 21-12 1/8 vs. Wisconsin* (15) T, 19-19 1/14 vs. North Carolina& W, 26-12 1/14 vs. Ohio& W, 41-0 1/15 vs. Rider& W, 30-12 1/15 vs. Indiana& W, 25-9 1/22 at North Carolina W, 34-7 1/22 at North Carolina State W, 35-12 1/29 at Missouri^ (12) W, 26-12 2/10 Oklahoma State^ (1) L, 18-19 2/12 at Oklahoma^ (8) W, 16-15 2/18 Air Force W, 31-15 2/19 Iowa State^ (2) W, 16-15 3/5 Big 12 Championships% 3rd 3/17-3/19 NCAA Championships$ 19th Home matches in Bold. ^-Big 12 Conference Dual. &-Virginia Duals in Hampton, Va. @-Nebraska Duals in Lincoln, Neb. +-Lone Star Duals in Grand Prairie, Texas %-Big 12 Championships in Omaha, Neb. $-NCAA Championships in St. Louis, Mo. Coach: Mark Manning Final Dual Ranking: 5th NCAA Championships Finish: 16th Date Opponents 11/18 Boise State 11/19 at Kaufman-Brand Open 11/26 at Wyoming 12/4 at UNI Open 12/9 at Michigan (2)

Result W, 27-9 N.T.S. W, 40-3 N.T.S. W, 18-16

(8-9-0) Results W, 36-9 W, 26-16 7th W, 31-13 W, 30-12 W, 22-16 L, 16-24 L, 24-24* W, 42-8 W, 24-18 L, 16-23 L, 12-27 W, 49-6 L, 21-30 L, 16-20 L, 12-33

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The 2003-04 Nebraska wrestling team went 19-2-1 in dual competition and finished fifth at the NCAA Championships. The Huskers were the champions of the Virginia Duals and the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.

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The 2008-09 Huskers won the Las Vegas Invitational and Big 12 Championship before taking fourth at the NCAA Championships. Nebraska finished with a 17-3-1 dual record. 12/11 at Minnesota (5) L, 11-27 12/17 Oregon State@ W, 33-10 12/17 Cal Poly (23)@ L, 19-21 1/2 Bloomsburg W, 30-12 1/7 Virginia Tech W, 41-3 1/14 vs. Iowa (6)& W, 24-13 1/14 vs. Michigan (5)& W, 24-16 1/15 vs. Oklahoma St. (1)& L, 14-20 1/15 vs. Central Michigan (7)& W, 21-10 1/21 American W, 29-21 1/29 Missouri^(11) W, 21-18 2/3 at Oklahoma St.^(2) L, 15-27 2/10 Oklahoma^(11) L, 16-19 2/19 at Iowa State^(7) W, 22-21 3/4 Big 12 Championships% 3rd 3/16-3/18 NCAA Championships$ 16th Home matches in Bold. ^-Big 12 Conference Dual. &-National Duals, Iowa City, Iowa @-Nebraska Duals in Lincoln, Neb. %-Big 12 Championships in Ames, Iowa $-NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla.

2006-07

(10-7-1)

Coach: Mark Manning Final Dual Ranking: 18th/National Duals Finish: DNP NCAA Championships Finish: 16th Date Opponents Result 11/11 Cowboy Open! N.T.S. 11/18 Kaufman-Brand Open@ N.T.S. 11/24 at Virginia Tech W, 34-9 11/25 at Maryland W, 27-12 12/1-12/2 Las Vegas Invitational# 4th, 94 pts 12/9 South Dakota State W, 32-9 12/9 Northern Colorado W, 34-9 12/16 Wyoming& W, 34-10 12/16 Nebraska-Kearney& W, 30-18 1/5 Oregon State L, 15-21 1/13 vs. Hofstra (3)% L, 6-32 1/13 vs. Michigan (11)% W, 23-13 1/13 vs. Iowa (5)% L, 5-30 1/20 Iowa State (3)^ L, 12-25 1/28 at Missouri (2)^ L, 11-31 2/1 Oklahoma State (4)^ L, 13-21 2/9 at Oklahoma (14)^ W, 21-15 2/11 Minnesota (1) L, 6-32 2/16 at Lehigh (24) W, 27-15 2/17 at Drexel W, 25-13 2/17 at Penn (21) T, 17-17 3/3 Big 12 Championships* 4th 3/15-3/17 NCAA Championships$ 16th Home matches in Bold. ^-Big 12 Conference Dual. !-Laramie, Wyo.; @-Sapp Fieldhouse, Omaha, Neb.; #-Primm, Nev.; &-Nebraska Duals, Lincoln, Neb.; %-National Duals, Cedar Falls, Iowa; *-Big 12 Championships in Columbia, Mo.; $-NCAA Championships in Auburn Hills, Mich.

2007-08

(14-3-0)

Coach: Mark Manning Final Dual Ranking: 4th/National Duals Finish: 2nd NCAA Championships Finish: 4th Date Opponents Result 11/9 at Wyoming W, 47-0 11/10 Cowboy Open! N.T.S. 11/16 Lehigh W, 28-13 11/17 Kaufman-Brand Open@ N.T.S. 11/30-12/1 Las Vegas Invitational# 4th, 112.5 pts

12/6 at Minnesota (2) L, 13-25 12/7 at South Dakota State W, 37-12 12/15 Dana College W, 40-6 1/2 at Northern Colorado W, 38-6 1/4 at Oregon State W, 42-3 1/12 vs. Northwestern (9)& W, 25-9 1/12 vs. Penn State (1)& W, 19-13 1/13 vs. Minnesota (6)& W, 24-13 1/13 vs. Iowa (2)& L, 6-24 1/20 Oklahoma State (2)^% W, 22-13 2/2 Missouri (11)^ W, 22-13 2/10 Oklahoma (18)^ W, 21-9 2/16 at Rider W, 27-12 2/17 at Hofstra (16) W, 25-10 2/24 at Iowa State (6)^ L, 12-22 3/8 Big 12 Championships* 2nd, 62.5 3/20-3/22 NCAA Championships$ 4th, 74.0 Home matches in Bold. ^-Big 12 Conference Dual. !-Laramie, Wyo.; @-Sapp Fieldhouse, Omaha, Neb.; #-Las Vegas, Nev.; &-National Duals in Cedar Falls, Iowa; %-Oklahoma City, Okla.; *-Big 12 Championships in Stillwater, Okla.; $-NCAA Championships in St. Louis, Mo.

2008-09

(17-3-1)

Coach: Mark Manning Final Dual Ranking: 4th/National Duals Finish: 4th NCAA Championships Finish: 4th Date Opponents Result 11/20 Chattanooga W, 29-15 11/22 at Kaufman-Brand Open@ 8 Titles 11/28 Augustana (S.D.) W, 50-0 11/28 Oregon State W, 34-8 12/5-6 at Las Vegas Invitational# 1st, 124.5 12/21 Minnesota (7) W, 21-18 1/4 Michigan (15) W, 22-13 1/4 Northern Colorado W, 39-3 1/10 vs. Northwestern (20)& W, 19-18 1/10 vs. Penn State (14)& W, 20-16 1/11 vs. Iowa (1)& L, 11-22 1/11 vs. Iowa State (2)& L, 19-20 1/18 South Dakota State W, 43-3 1/18 Maryland W, 26-13 1/23 Penn W, 23-14 1/25 vs. Virginia Tech W, 26-11 1/25 at Central Michigan (6) T, 17-17 1/31 at Missouri (6)^ W, 16-15 2/5 Oklahoma State (15)^ W, 17-16 2/8 at Oklahoma (14)^ W, 18-15 2/14 vs. UNC Greensboro W, 43--1 2/14 at North Carolina W, 24-15 2/22 Iowa State (Senior Day)^ L, 10-30 3/7 Big 12 Championships% 1st, 70.0 3/19-21 NCAA Championships$ 4th, 78.5 Home matches in Bold. ^-Big 12 Conference Dual. @-Sapp Fieldhouse, Omaha, Neb.; #-Las Vegas, Nev.; &-National Duals in Cedar Falls, Iowa; ^-Big 12 Championships in Lincoln, Neb.; $-NCAA Championships in St. Louis, Mo.

2009-10

(9-11)

Coach: Mark Manning Final Dual Ranking: Not Ranked/National Duals Finish: DNP NCAA Championships Finish: 12th Date Opponents Result 11/15 Wisconsin (11) W, 26-17 11/21 at Kaufman-Brand Open@ 3 Titles

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11/22 at NWCA All-Star Classic& NTS 11/28 vs. Binghamton% W, 27-11 11/28 vs. Lehigh (12)% L, 15-18 11/28 vs. Hofstra% W, 29-6 11/28 vs. Appalachian State% W, 40-6 12/4-5 Las Vegas Invitational# 5th, 94 pts. 12/10 at Minnesota (5) L, 14-28 12/12 at South Dakota State W, 46-6 12/19 Nebraska-Kearney W, 23-18 12/19 Central Michigan (6) L, 6-29 1/3 North Dakota State W, 33-9 1/3 North Carolina State W, 31-10 1/9 vs. Iowa (1)& L, 3-33 1/9 vs. Buffalo& L, 17-18 1/17 Wyoming L, 10-29 1/24 at Oregon State (18) L, 7-32 1/29 Missouri (17)^ L, 16-22 1/31 Northern Colorado W, 37-9 2/4 Oklahoma (9)^ L, 15-22 2/12 at Oklahoma State (3)^ L, 6-31 2/21 at Iowa State (2)^ L, 7-34 3/6 Big 12 Championships* 5th, 32 3/18-20 NCAA Championships$ T-12th, 39.5 Home matches in Bold. ^-Big 12 Conference Dual. @-Sapp Fieldhouse, Omaha, Neb.; &-Fullerton, Calif.; %-Journeymen/Brute Northeast Duals in Troy, N.Y.; #-Las Vegas, Nev.; &-National Duals in Cedar Falls, Iowa; *-Big 12 Championships in Norman, Okla.; $-NCAA Championships in Omaha, Neb.

2010-11

(14-5-0)

Coach: Mark Manning Final Dual Ranking: 13th NCAA Championships Finish: 12th Date Opponents Result 11/21 vs. Pittsburgh (20)@ L, 10-22 11/21 at Ohio State (12)@ W, 24-11 11/27 Bucknell W, 19-16 11/27 South Dakota State W, 36-6 Dec. 3 at Northern Colorado W, 34-6 Dec. 4 at Wyoming W, 20-12 Dec. 9 Minnesota (3) L, 8-26 Dec. 11 Oregon State (12) W, 17-16 Dec. 29-30 Midlands Championships& 9th, 63 Jan. 15 vs. Utah Valley% W, 22-12 Jan. 15 vs. Stanford% W, 18-15 Jan. 15 vs. Brown% W, 37-3 Jan. 21 at Wisconsin (4) L, 15-22 Jan. 23 at Northern Iowa W, 18-15 Jan. 28 at Oklahoma (11)^ L, 16-17 Jan. 30 at Missouri (7)^ W, 17-16 Feb. 4 Arizona State W, 35-8 Feb. 6 Oklahoma State (5)^ L, 10-22 Feb. 12 at North Carolina W, 31-6 Feb. 20 Iowa State (17)^ W, 21-14 March 5 Big 12 Championships* 4th, 46.5 March 17-19 NCAA Championships$ 12th, 43.5 Home matches in Bold. ^-Big 12 Conference Dual; @-Columbus, Ohio; &-Evanston, Ill.; %-Lone Star Duals in Grand Prairie, Texas; *-Big 12 Championships in Ames, Iowa; $-NCAA Championships in Philadelphia, Pa.

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617 ALL-TIME DUAL WINS

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11 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Nebraska Letterwinners A

Adam, Jerry 1931, 32 Adamson, Darrel 1953 Albright, Gary 1982, 84, 85, 86 Aleksanyan, Patrick 2006, 07, 08, 09 Allers, LaVerne 1965 Allgood, Rick 1964, 65, 66 Anderson, John 1957 Andrews, Ralph 1929 Arthur, Patrick 1976, 77

B

Baer, Steven 1994, 95 Baier, Austin 2007, 08 Baker, Jeremy, 2003, 04 Baker, Travis, 2001, 02 Barends, Ben 1965, 67 Bauer, Ryan 1996, 97, 98 Baum, Gail 1957, 58, 59 Bean, Don 1953 Beckerman, Todd 1997, 99, 00, 01 Bell, John 1972, 73 Bengston, Rudolph 1921 Berger, Jarred, 2003 Billings, Layne 1987, 89, 90, 91 Blore, Richard 1924, 25, 26 Boardman, Dan 1985 Boomer, Abe 1998 Bogle, Jeff 1984 Borer, Mark 1973, 74, 75, 76 Brand, Dan 1956, 57, 58 Brester, Craig 2007, 08, 09, 10 Brian, Adrian 1917 Brown, Kenneth 1949, 50, 51 Browne, Brandon 2006, 08, 09 Browne, Cameron 2007, 09, 10 Bryans, Jack 1955, 56, 57 Bryant, Charles 1953, 54, 55 Burchett, Keith 1969, 70, 71, 72 Burnett, Hobart 1932 Burnett, Scott 2002 Burroughs, Jordan 2007, 08, 09, 11 Buser, Kerry 1973 Buxton, Jason 1991, 92 Buxton, John 1990, 91, 92, 93

C

Cahoj, Rory 1982, 83 Calvert, Jim 1976, 77 Campbell, Matt 1983, 84 Caniglia, Louis 1949, 50, 51 Canoyer, Brad 1995, 96, 97, 98 Carpenter, Pierce 1978 Carr, Joe 1973, 74, 75, 76 Chenoweth, Scott 1988, 89, 90, 91 Chipman, Gordon 1962 Christensen, Kennen 1974, 75 Christensen, Monte 1997 Christensen, Rex 1970, 71 Class, Jeff 1972, 73 Closser, Bayard 1980, 81, 82 Cloutier, Paul 1999 Cockle, George 1940, 41 Coe, Ryan 1997 Coltvet, Jeffrey 1985, 86, 88, 89 Coltvet, Rick 1992, 93 Compton, Cody 2011 Conger, Bruce 1974, 75, 76 Conner, Ati 2000, 01 Cook, Dave 1962 Cook, Terry 1985, 86, 88, 89 Cooper, Brad 1998 Cooper, Norlin 1957, 59 Copple, Newton 1940, 42, 46, 48 Copple, Sumner 1942, 46, 47, 48 Cory, John 1987 Crancer, John 1954, 55

D

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Dale, Ben 1917 Davis, George 1927, 28 Dawkins, Wallace 1985, 86, 88 DeAnda, Tony 1995, 96 DeAnda, Jose 1996, 97, 98, 99 DeBrown, Wallace 1934, 35 Deines, Hilmere 1954 Denke, Tony 1999, 2000, 01, 02 DiBiase, Mike 1947, 48, 49, 50 Dickinson, Lennard 1971, 72, 73, 74 Dillman, Jeff 1981 Disney, Mike 1967 Dobson, Dennis 1968, 69 Dobson, Duane 1966, 67, 68 Doerr, Howard 1950 Dominguez, Zac 1999 Donahoe, Paul 2006, 07, 08 Droegemueller, Dave 1987, 89, 90, 91 Dunn, Ron 1954 Dwyer, Stephen 2007, 08, 09, 10

Hacker, Chris 2009, 10 Hallgren, John 1964, 66 Halstead, Monty 1970, 71, 72, 73 Hankins, Allen 1996, 97, 98 Harley, Garry 1960 Harnisch, Gary 1972, 73, 74, 75 Harrison, Daniel 1990 Harwood, Marc 2004, 05, 06 Hasselquist, Keith 1968, 69 Hassig, Doug 1975 Haug, James 1969, 70, 71 Heady, Glenn 1931 Hemann, Michael 1987, 89 Henson, Joe 1999, 2000 Henson, Josh 1999, 2000 Herrera, Paul 1989, 90 High, Jason 2002, 03, 04 Hiffernan, John 1992 Hill, Richard 1975 Hill, Steve 1976, 77 Hill, Trevor 2002, 03, 04, 05 Hoevet, Dan 1961 Hoffman, Bill 1974, 75, 76 Houser, Bob 1978, 81 Hoyt, Charles 1919, 20, 21 Huff, Dale 1965 Hulbert, Corwin 1932 Hulbert, Donald 1933 Hunt, Robert 1930 Husmann, Ed 1952, 53

E

Eaton, Norris 1933, 34 Eckley, Jeremie 1990, 92 Ecklund, Harold 1929 Eggers, Eric 1988 Eierman, Mike 1993, 94, 95 Emerson, Jeremy 2002, 03, 04, 05 Enger, Todd 1990, 91 Erickson, Bob 1967 Erickson, Douglas 1969, 70, 71 Espinoza, Chad 2004 Evans, Dave 1984

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Ihnen, Josh 2010, 11 Isaacson, Clarence 1923 Ingalls, David 2003, 04, 05, 06

F

Faimon, James 1960, 61, 62 Faltys, Roger 1972 Ferrie, Bill 1984, 85, 87 Finken, David 1977 Finken, Denny 1972, 73 Fitzgerald, Patrick 1961 Flasnick, Donald 1935, 36, 37 Flasnick, Joe 1997 Fletcher, Matt 2001 Flores, Justin 2000 Foust, Cody 2007, 08 Fowler, Charles 1925 Fox, Kenneth 1962, 63, 65 Fraley, Stan 1961 Francis, Alan 1983 Freeman, Al 1979, 80, 81, 83

J

Jackman, Herbert 1941, 42 James, Tim 1998 Jennings, Tony 1973, 74, 75, 76 Jirousek, Jack 1954 Johnson, Andy 2008, 09, 11 Johnson, Bob 1973, 74, 75, 76 Johnson, Delos 1938 Johnson, Jared 1992 Johnston, James 1891, 92, 93 Jonas, Frank 2008 Jones, Douglas 1975 Jones, Vince 2006, 08, 09

7 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Jones Jr., Arthur 1926 Jordan, Kenny 2008 Josephson, Erik 1995, 96

K

Karpowicz, William 1977 Karrer, Max 1928 Kastl, Adam 2000, 02 Kelber, Jason 1987, 89, 90, 91 Keller, Matt 2004, 05 Kellogg, John 1923, 24, 26 Kendall, Dennis 1964 Kerr, Richard 1965, 68 Kildare, Russell 1971, 72 Kiley, Ridge 2010, 11 Kimsey, Jim 1980 Kish, John 1927, 29 Kitzelman, Max 1954 Klein, Jacob 2003, 04, 05, 06 Klinginsmith, Michael 2011 Klingsheim, David 2010, 11 Knight, James 1937, 38, 39 Knippel, William 1970 Knobloch, Thomas 1975, 76 Knox, Mike 1983 Koehn, Tyler 2010, 11 Koehnke, George 1928 Koehnlein, Mike 2010, 11 Kolb, Caleb 2011 Koss, Allan 1975 Koster, Jack 1928, 30 Kraft, Jason 1994, 95, 96, 97 Krugman, Dennis 1972 Kwiatkowski, Scott 2010

L

LaFleur, William 1957 Lane, Edwin 1950, 51, 52 Lane, Tucker 2009, 10, 11 Langdon, Jerry 1966, 67, 68 Larson, Raymond 1931, 36 Latora, Andrew 1987, 88 Lawrence, Alan 1982, 84 Lebruska, Larry 1961 Leitel, Perry 1951, 52, 53 Lenker, Rich 1979 Libal, Gene 1967, 68, 69 Lindland, Matt 1992, 93 Lindskog, Russell 1931 Lockett, Jason 1992

G

Gabel, Billy 1998, 99 Gaddis, Albert 1969 Ganz, Carl 1915 Garcia, Kevin 1999, 2001 Gardner, Rulon 1992, 93 Gaylor, Harry 1967, 68 George, Joe 1969, 70, 71, 72 George, Ted 1975 George, Timothy 1976 Giese, Darin 1993, 95, 96, 97 Gilliland, Harold 1949, 50, 51 Girard, Dennis 1973 Glur, Rudy 1978 Goldman, David 1983 Goll, Lawrence 1953, 54, 55 Gomez, Paul 1998, 99, 2000 Gonyo, Scott 1994 Graham, Charles 1954 Grande, Ross 2010, 11 Gubbels, Jared 2011 Gubbels, Kyle 2003, 04 Gunther, Fred 1915

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2000 Olympic gold medalist Rulon Gardner lettered for the Huskers in 1992 and 1993.

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1 Hodge Trophy Winner Payne, Dustin 2010 Peck, Steve 1979 Penning, James 1991 Peterson, Ardean 1930, 31 Petri, Daniel 1970, 71, 73 Phillips, Jim 1979 Pickett, Bob 1956 Pickwell, John 1923 Pinkerman, Rick 1969, 70 Plambeck, Rob 2007, 08 Plienis, J.R. 1998, 99 Pokorny, Andy 2009 Policky, Gary 1961 Povondra, Harold 1968, 69 Powell, Jason 2001, 02, 03, 04 Power, Myron 1921 Prichard, Thomas 1975 Pummel, James 2003, 04 Purler, Tony 1993

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B.J. Padden was a two-time Big 12 champion at 197 pounds for the Huskers and also earned two All-America honors in 2005 and 2006. Long, Robert 1920, 21 Loos, Dave 1961 Lotko, II, Dwayne 1970, 71, 72, 73 Lott, Ken 1958, 59 Lott, Robert 1963, 64 Lott, Roger 1964 Luff, Earl 1927, 28 Luff, Marlen 1958 Luke, William 1937, 38, 39 Lukow, Livingston 2009 Lundy, Albro 1925 Luth, Thomas 1975 Lyons, Larry 1970

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Mackie, David 1951, 52, 53 Magaret, Ernest 1930 Makaiwi, Kalin 1996 Malecek, Joe 1986, 87, 88, 90 Malia, Joey 2000, 02, 03, 04 Malia, Ty 2001 Manley, Sonny 1987, 88, 89, 91 Manning, Ralph 1971, 72, 73, 74 Manstedt, Mitch 2002, 03, 05 Manzella, Thomas 1994 Marisette, Chris 1982, 83, 84, 86 Martin, Charles 1963, 64 May, Jon 2005, 06, 07, 08 Mbah, Kenny 1995 McBride, Verle 1927 McCaffrey, Phil 1964 McClain, Nathan 2003, 04 McCreary, Terry 1997 McCurdy, Martin 1977, 78 McDaniel, Walter 1933 McDermott, Don 1963 McIntyre, John 1962 McKee, Ken 1957, 58 McMillin, Nate 2003 McTorry, Charles 1997, 99, 2000, 01 Meier, Tom 1969, 70, 71 Meredith, Perry 1933 Meyer, Daryl 1979, 80, 81 Milsap, Lance 1982, 83 Mink, George 1978, 80 Miron, Pat 2000, 01, 02 Monfore, Mike 1985 Mooberry, Alfred 1924

Morgan, Scott 1981, 82 Morris, Dusty 1996, 97, 98, 99 Morton, Arnold 1954, 55, 56 Moyer, Dominick 2004, 05, 06, 07 Munn, Wayne 1918 Munson, Jerry 1969, 70 Munson, Scott 1996, 97, 98, 99 Murphy, Allen 1969 Murray, Matt 2003, 04, 05 Myers, John 1986, 87 Myles, Cliff 1973, 77

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Nagel, Shawn 2011 Nakashima, James 2010 Napier, C.J. 2010 Nelson, Chad 1993, 94, 95, 96 Nelson, Chris 1988, 90, 91, 92 Nelson, Dwayne 1972 Nelson, Marshall 1955, 56 Neumann, Mark 1980 Neumann, Tim 1980 Niblo, Mark 1978 Nielsen, Gil 1957 Nissen, Mike 1961, 62, 63 Norman, Judd 1979, 80, 82 Novotny, Jim 1958

O

O'Callaghan, Bruce 1963 O'Hara, Kahlan 1981 Oganisian, Ovanes 1992, 93 Oliver, Chris 2006, 07, 08 Oliver, Marshall 1974 Oliver, Ray 1981, 82, 83 Olson, Cody 1985, 86, 87, 89 Olson, Corey 1990, 91, 92, 93 Orta, Bob 1969, 70, 71, 72 Owens, James G. 1955, 56

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Padden, B.J. 2003, 04, 05, 06 Paige, Bernard 1934, 35, 36 Palm, Greg 1979 Pascale, Henry 1915 Pascoe, Travis 2002, 03, 04, 05 Passer, Mark 1987 Patton, Albert 1978

Radnov, Mike 1987 Rambour, George 1977, 78, 79, 80 Raschke, Jim 1960, 61, 62 Ravenscroft, Steve 1972, 73 Redding, Douglas 1977 Reed, Floyd 1921, 22, 23 Reeder, Jim 1971 Rees, Vane 1930, 31 Reese, Herbert 1949, 50, 51 Reimers, Everett 1928, 29 Reitmeier, Jason 1994, 95 Rempe, Matt 1989 Renner, Dale 1923 Rethmeier, George 1959, 60 Rice, Thomas 2007 Richards, Gary 1964 Rimpley, Tim 1975 Roberts, Casey 2006, 07 Robbins, Tommy 1989, 91, 92, 93 Robertson, Leon 1929, 30, 31 Roehrs, Troy 1988 Roller, Michael 1995, 96 Rosen, Alan 1956 Roto, Peter 2008 Rowe, David 1988 Rowe, Mike 2007, 08 Ruby, Glen 1910, 11, 12 Ruiz, Justin 2002, 03 Ruettiger, John 1978 Ruhnke, Lyndon 1984 Russel, Robert 1949, 50 Rutherford, Richard 1916

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Sabo, Jake 1984 Salazar, Curtis 2008, 09 Salter, George 1919, 20 Sanchez, Gil 1983, 84, 86, 87 Sanchez, Jim 1987, 88, 89 Sanders, Paul 2008, 09 Sanders, Robert 2006, 07, 08, 09 Scarpello, Joe 1979 Scherr, Bill 1981, 82, 83, 84 Scherr, Jim 1981, 82, 83, 84 Schultz, Ryan 2000, 01 Seemann, George 1939 Selmon, Billy 1980, 82 Selmon, Johnnie 1981, 82 Shearer, John 1980, 83 Shirley, Donald 1931, 32, 34 Shortsleeve, Mark 1981 Shufelt, Travis 2002, 03, 04, 05 Simic, Adolph 1929, 30 Simmons, Lee 1971, 72 Simons, Lorne 1936, 37 Skinner, Dale 1924, 25, 26 Skinner, Morris 1930 Smith, Brad 1980 Smith, Elbert 1931 Smith, Malcolm 1920

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Tamai, Jack 1946, 48, 49 Taylor, William 1984 Terry, Temoer 1994, 95, 96, 98 Thomas, Clyde 1922, 24 Thompson, Harold 1959, 61, 62 Thompson, Leif 1966 Thompson, Tolly 1994, 95, 96, 97 Thompson, Tucker 1988 Thon, Ronald 1966, 67, 68 Thorpe, Robert 1961 Tiensvold, James 1968, 69 Tobin, Ryan 1994, 95, 96, 98 Toman, Joseph 1927, 28, 29 Traynor, Mike 1987 Tremain, Charles 1972 Troendly, Harry 1919, 20 Troutman, Stanton 1921, 22, 23 Trump, Kirby 1978 Tuning, Joseph 1926 Turner, Keenan 1985, 86, 88 Tyler, Charles 1971

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Uhlir, Theodore 1924

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Vacanti, Matt 2009 Vansickle, Richard 1961, 62 Vasha, Agron 1977, 78, 79 Velazquez, Frank 1993, 94 Vering, Brad 1998, 99, 2000, 01 Vering, Russ 1994 Vining, Court 1976, 77, 78, 80 Vranich, Michael 1974, 75, 76, 77

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Walenz, Steve 1963 Walker, William 1932 Walton, S. Kent 1958 Ward, Alex 2008, 09, 10 Ware, Justin 1994 Weber, Irvin 1926, 30 Webster, Fred 1936, 38 Welder, Jeramie 1995, 96, 97, 98 Wells, Murle 1933, 34 Wertz, Ivan 1921 Whitehead, Rich 1979, 80 Williams, Brian 1990 Wofford, Levi 2007, 08, 09, 10 Wright, B.J. 2004, 05

Y

Yambor, Bob 1948, 49

Z

Zakaras, Jason 2002 Zartner, Robert 1963 Zuk, Dennis 1974 Zutavern, Mat 2000

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Nebraska National Champions Mike Nissen became NU’s first national champion in 1963. He led NU to a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Championships. Nissen finished the season with a 19-1 record and closed his career with a perfect 36-0 dual record.

Mike Nissen 123 lbs., 1963

Year 1960-61 1961-62 1962-63 Totals

Won 12 17 19 48

Lost 2 2 1 5

Tie 0 0 0 0

Conf N/A N/A N/A

NCAA N/A 3rd 1st Tolly Thompson HWT, 1995

Jim Scherr earned NU’s second individual title defeating Duane Goldman of Iowa. Scherr put together an impressive 1984 championship season with a 35-2-1 record helping NU to its second-highest finish ever at nationals.

Jim Scherr 177 lbs., 1984

Bill Scherr 190 lbs., 1984

Year 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 Totals

Won 19 27 29 34 109

Lost 8 11 4 2 25

Tie 1 0 2 1 4

Conf DNP 3rd 2nd 1st

Three-time All-American Tolly Thompson became NU’s sixth national champion in 1995 with an 8-0 major decision over Justin Greenlee of Northern Iowa to complete a 36-2 season. Year Won Lost Tie Conf NCAA 1992-93* 18 5 0 1993-94 38 13 0 3rd DNP 1994-95 36 2 0 1st 1st 1995-96 42 2 0 1st 3rd 1996-97 41 4 0 1st 3rd Totals 157 21 0 *-Redshirt season does not count in career totals.

Brad Vering took the 197-pound national title in 2000 to become the seventh NCAA champion in school history. Vering defeated Zack Thompson of Iowa State, 2-1 in a tiebreaker. Vering finished the season with a 38-3 record to lead NU to an eighth-place finish.

NCAA DNP 6th DNP 1st

Brad Vering 197 lbs., 2000

Year 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 Totals

Won 33 26 38 27 124

Lost 9 9 3 5 26

Tie 0 0 0 0 0

Conf 1st 2nd 1st 2nd

NCAA DNP 4th 1st 7th

Jason Powell won the 125-pound weight class in 2004 with a 17-2 technical fall over Kyle Ott of Illinois to become the eighth NCAA champion in school history. Powell finished the season with a 26-2 record to lead NU to its first top-five finish since 1995-96.

Nebraska’s first three-time All-American, Bill Scherr defeated Jim Baumgardner of Oregon State in the 1984 NCAA finals to finish the season with a 36-1 record. Scherr’s win helped NU to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. Year Won Lost Tie Conf NCAA 1980-81 22 8 0 DNP DNP 1981-82 37 5 0 1st 4th 1982-83 38 4 0 1st 3rd 1983-84 36 1 0 1st 1st Totals 133 18 0

Jason Powell 125 lbs., 2004

Year 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 Totals

Won 16 19 29 35 26 109

Lost 7 8 8 6 2 24

Tie 0 0 0 0 0 0

Conf

NCAA

1st 3rd 3rd 2nd

DNP 5th 3rd 1st

*-Redshirt season does not count in career totals.

Jason Kelber led NU to a 10th-place NCAA finish in 1991 with a national title. He ended his senior year with a 32-2 record defeating Terry Brands in the NCAA finals. Kelber also captured the Big Eight title.

Jason Kelber 126 lbs.,1991

Year 1986-87 1987-88* 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 Totals

Won 21 11 33 35 34 123

Lost 11 1 13 4 2 30

Tie 0 0 0 0 0 0

Conf 5th 3rd 2nd 1st

NCAA DNC 6th 2nd 1st

Paul Donahoe 125 lbs., 2007

*-Redshirt season does not count in career totals.

Tony Purler became the fifth Husker to capture a national championship, winning the title at 126 pounds in 1993. Purler defeated Shawn Charles of Arizona State, 7-5, avenging his only two losses of the season. Purler finished the season with an overall record of 35-2.

Tony Purler 126 lbs.,1993

Year 1992-93 Totals

Won 35 35

Lost 2 2

Tie 0 0

Conf 1st

NCAA 1st Jordan Burroughs 157 lbs., 2009 165 lbs., 2011

Paul Donahoe became the ninth national champion in NU history with a 3-1 overtime win over Sam Hazewinkel of Oklahoma in 2007 at 125 pounds. Donahoe finished his sophomore season with a 35-5 record, the fourth-most wins by a sophomore in school history. Year Won Lost Tie Conf NCAA 2004-05* 20 2 0 2005-06 26 9 0 3rd DNP 2006-07 35 5 0 2nd 1st 2007-08 25 4 0 1st 3rd Totals 86 18 0 *-Redshirt season does not count in career totals.

Jordan Burroughs became the only two-time national champion in school history after capturing the 165-pound title as a senior in 2011. Burroughs completed his second undefeated season by beating Tyler Caldwell of Oklahoma in the finals, 11-3. Burroughs won his first title as a junior at 157 pounds with a 5-1 decision over second-seeded Michael Poeta of Illinois in 2009. Year Won Lost Tie Conf NCAA 2006-07 16 13 0 3rd DNP 2007-08 34 6 0 1st 3rd 2008-09 35 0 0 1st 1st 2009-10* 7 1 0 2010-11 36 0 0 1st 1st Totals 128 20 0 *-Medical Redshirt

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Nebraska All-Americans

Newt Copple 1942, 145, 4th

Herb Reese 1949, 175, 3rd

Max Kitzelman 1954, Hwt, 3rd

Dan Brand 1958, Hwt, 4th

Harold Thompson 1962, 147, 3rd

Mike Nissen 1962, 123, 2nd 1963, 123, 1st

Joe George 1971, 167, 6th

Al Freeman 1981, 142, 8th 1983, 142, 2nd

Johnnie Selmon 1982, 142, 5th

Jim Scherr 1982, 177, 6th 1984, 177, 1st

Bill Scherr 1982, 190, 4th 1983, 190, 3rd 1984, 190, 1st

Gary Albright 1982, Hwt, 7th 1984, Hwt, 2nd 1986, Hwt, 3rd

Ray Oliver 1983, 167, 4th

Gil Sanchez 1987, 134, 2nd

Scott Chenoweth 1989, 167, 8th 1990, 167, 7th 1991, 177, 7th

Jason Kelber 1989, 126, 6th 1990, 126, 2nd 1991, 126, 1st

Paul Herrera 1990, 142, 7th

Corey Olson 1990, 177, 3rd 1992, 177, 2nd 1993, 177, 2nd

Chris Nelson 1990, 190, 5th 1992, 190, 6th

Joe Malecek 1990, Hwt, 7th

John Buxton 1993, 118, 8th

Frank Velazquez 1993, 134, 7th

Mike Eierman 1993, 142, 5th

Rulon Gardner 1993, Hwt, 4th

Tony Purler 1993, 126, 1st

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Scott Gonyo 1994, 118, 6th

Brad Canoyer 1995, 118, 6th

Steve Baer 1995, 126, 5th

Tolly Thompson 1995, Hwt, 1st 1996, Hwt, 3rd 1997, Hwt, 3rd

Temoer Terry 1995, 150, 4th 1996, 158, 3rd 1998, 158, 6th

Chad Nelson 1996, 167, 8th

Ryan Tobin 1995, 190, 8th 1996, 190, 3rd 1998, 190, 4th

Jose DeAnda 1999, 141, 8th

Brad Vering 1999, 197, 4th 2000, 197, 1st 2001, 197, 7th

Bryan Snyder 1999, 157, 4th 2000, 157, 5th 2001, 157, 2nd 2002, 157, 2nd

Todd Beckerman 2000, 133, 5th 2001, 133, 4th

Paul Gomez 2000, 125, 8th

Ati Conner 2001, 174, 8th

Justin Ruiz 2002, 197, 5th 2003, 197, 5th

Jason Powell 2002, 125, 5th 2003, 125, 3rd 2004, 125, 1st

Matt Murray 2004, 141, 2nd

Travis Shufelt 2004, 149, 7th

Jacob Klein 2004, 165, 7th 2006, 174, 5th

Travis Pascoe 2005, 184, 6th

B.J. Padden 2005, 197, 5th 2006, 197, 3rd

Paul Donahoe 2007, 125, 1st 2008, 125, 3rd

Stephen Dwyer 2008, 165, 8th 2010, 174, 4th

Brandon Browne 2008, 174, 4th 2009, 174, 4th

Craig Brester 2008, 197, 4th 2009, 197, 2nd 2010, 197, 2nd

Jordan Burroughs 2008, 149, 3rd 2009, 157, 1st 2011, 165, 1st

Vince Jones 2009, 184, 6th

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Athletic Department Directory

University Administration . ................................................................................. Area Code (402) Chancellor: Harvey Perlman, J.D...............................................................................................................................472-2116 President: James B. Milliken, J.D...............................................................................................................................472-2111 Institutional Representative: Josephine Potuto, J.D.................................................................................................. 472-1252

Athletic Administration

Athletic Director: Tom Osborne...................................................................................................................................472-3011 Executive Associate A.D./Administration: Marc Boehm..............................................................................................472-3011 Senior Associate A.D./Academics: Dennis Leblanc................................................................................................... 472-2042 Associate A.D./Community Relations: Chris Anderson............................................................................................. 472-7771 Associate A.D.: Bob Burton....................................................................................................................................... 472-5663 Associate A.D./Compliance: Gary Bargen................................................................................................................. 472-2042 Associate A.D./Facilities and Events: Butch Hug...................................................................................................... 472-1000 Associate A.D./Capital Planning and Construction: John Ingram.............................................................................. 472-1000 Associate A.D./Senior Woman Administrator: Pat Logsdon.......................................................................................472-3011 Associate A.D./Huskers Athletic Fund: Paul Meyers................................................................................................. 472-2367 Associate A.D./Life Skills: Keith Zimmer.................................................................................................................... 472-4614 Assistant A.D./Ticketing: Holly Adam..........................................................................................................................472-3111 Assistant A.D./Athletic Medicine: Lonnie Albers, M.D................................................................................................ 472-2276 Associate A.D./Football Operations: Jeff Jamrog.......................................................................................................472-3116 Assistant A.D./HuskerVision: Shot Kleen.................................................................................................................. 472-4645 Assistant A.D./Media Relations: Keith Mann............................................................................................................. 472-2263 Assistant A.D./Marketing, Licensing and Concessions: Michael Stephens............................................................... 472-9446 Associate Directors of Academic Programs: Katie Jewell, Kim Schellpeper..............................................................472-4611 Executive Director of Video Production: Kirk Hartman.............................................................................................. 472-4645 Accounting Manager: Jan Brown............................................................................................................................... 472-2273 Director of Information Technology: Dan Floyd......................................................................................................... 472-2368 Outreach Director: Doak Ostergard............................................................................................................................472-3011 Senior Writer and Director of Customer Relations: Randy York................................................................................ 472-4647

Wrestling Staff

Head Coach: Mark Manning...................................................................................................................................... 472-6470 Assistant Coach: Tony Ersland...................................................................................................................................472-9117 Assistant Coach: Bryan Snyder................................................................................................................................. 472-1285 Strength/Conditioning Coach: Jason Powell............................................................................................................. 472-9430 Volunteer Assistant: Brandon Browne....................................................................................................................... 472-9430 Administrative Assistant: Craig Brester..................................................................................................................... 472-9430 Wrestling Office Administrative Assistant: Ellen Shutts............................................................................................. 472-9430

Athletic Performance Staff

Director of Strength and Conditioning: Mike Arthur................................................................................................... 472-3333 Head Football Strength Coach: James Dobson........................................................................................................ 472-3333 Men’s Basketball Strength Coach: Tim Wilson.......................................................................................................... 472-3333 Women’s Basketball Strength Coach: Rusty Ruffcorn.............................................................................................. 472-3333 Volleyball Strength Coach: Laura Buttermore........................................................................................................... 472-3333 Assistant Strength Coaches: Tyler Clarke, Willie Jones, Chad Wade, Brian Kmitta, Brandon Rigoni....................... 472-3333

Athletic Medicine Staff

Chief of Staff/Orthopedic Surgeon: Dr. Pat Clare...................................................................................................... 472-2276 Associate Director of Athletic Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer: Jerry Weber............................................................. 472-2276 Head Football Athletic Trainer: Mark Mayer.............................................................................................................. 472-2276 Wrestling Athletic Trainer: Tyler Weeda..................................................................................................................... 472-3465 Asst. Athletic Trainers: Brad Brown, Tom Dufresne, Lisa Loewenstein, Jeff Rudy, Patrick Spieldenner, R.J. Pietig, Julie Tuttle............................................................................................................................................... 472-2276 Orthopedists: Dr. Scott Strasburger, Dr. David Clare, Justin Harris.......................................................................... 472-2276 Sports Nutritionists: Josh Hingst, Lindsey Remmers................................................................................................. 472-4618

Academic Performance Staff

Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development: Alvin Banks........................................................................................472-4611 Academic Counselors: Andrea Einspahr, Sheri Hastings, Mike Nieman................................................................... 472-2042

HuskerVision

Executive Director of Video Production: Kirk Hartman.............................................................................................. 472-4645 Chief Engineer: Scott Guthrie.................................................................................................................................... 472-4645 Video Production Specialists: Brad Colee, Chris Pankonin, Tyler Bassinger............................................................ 472-4645 Video Services Coordinator: Mike Hodges................................................................................................................ 472-4645 Video Production Coordinator: Amanda Holzwarth................................................................................................... 472-4645

Web Department

Director of Web Operations: Kelly Mosier................................................................................................................. 472-0342 Production and Web Development Specialist: Brock Raum...................................................................................... 472-0342

Event Management

Director of Athletic Events: Matt Davidson................................................................................................................ 472-1000 Director of Athletic Facilities (Devaney Center): Randy Gobel.................................................................................. 472-1000 Director of Athletic Facilities (Memorial Stadium): Eric Haynes................................................................................. 472-1000 Building and Grounds Crew Supervisor: Steve Torske.............................................................................................. 472-1000 Event Management Specialists: Derek Bombeck, Derek Bond, Katie Butzke, Ervin Williams.................................. 472-1000

Media Relations

Media Relations Director of Operations: Jeff Griesch............................................................................................... 472-2263 Associate Director: Shamus McKnight...................................................................................................................... 472-2263 Assistant Directors: Matt Smith, Jeremy Foote, Hilary Winter................................................................................... 472-2263 Wrestling Media Relations Contact: Scott Pulverenti................................................................................................ 472-7873 Design Specialist: Annie Wood.................................................................................................................................. 472-2263 Photographer: Scott Bruhn........................................................................................................................................ 472-2263 Administrative Assistant: Vicki Capazo...................................................................................................................... 472-2263

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Quick Information

Head Coach: Mark Manning Office Phone: (402) 472-6470 Assistant Coach: Tony Ersland Office Phone: (402) 472-9117 Assistant Coach: Bryan Snyder Office Phone: (402) 472-1285 Strength Coach: Jason Powell Office Phone: (402) 472-2735 Office Admin. Assistant: Ellen Shutts Office Phone: (402) 472-9430 Media Relations Director: Keith Mann Office Phone: (402) 472-0237 Wrestling Contact: Scott Pulverenti Office Phone: (402) 472-7873 Cell Phone: (402) 850-3584 Media Relations Fax: (402) 472-2005 Media Relations Mailing Address: One Memorial Stadium P.O. Box 880123 Lincoln, NE 68588-0123

Administration

President James B. Milliken, J.D.

Board of Regents

Timothy Clare, J.D., Lincoln Randy Ferlic, M.D., Omaha Chuck Hassebrook, Lyons Howard Hawks, Omaha Jim McClurg, Ph.D., Lincoln Bob Phares, North Platte Kent Schroeder, J.D., Kearney Bob Whitehouse, Papillon

Student Regents

Jordan Gonzales, UN-Kearney Lane Carr, UN-Lincoln Jeremy Peterson, UN-Medical Center Elizabeth O’Connor, UN-Omaha

The mission of the University of Nebraska Athletic Department is to serve our student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans by: -Displaying INTEGRITY in every decision and action -Building and maintaining TRUST with others -Giving RESPECT to each person we encounter -Pursuing unity of purpose through TEAMWORK -Maintaining LOYALTY to student-athletes, co-workers, fans and the University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska-Lincoln does not discriminate based on gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran's status, national or ethnic origin or sexual orientation.

Facility Use Restrictions

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has an interest in protecting its facilities, property and reputation associated with its intercollegiate sports. Therefore, no person shall be permitted to access or use the arenas, facilities and other University of Nebraska intercollegiate athletic venues without first securing the permission of the Athletic Director or his/her designee. The only exception is an individual who records an image (e.g. photograph, videotape) for his/her noncommercial use. In no case shall any person be permitted to use these venues for the purposes of promoting the sale or manufacture of alcohol or tobacco or the promotion of any venture associated directly or indirectly with legal or illegal gaming or gambling.


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Compliance Guidelines

The University of Nebraska Athletic Department takes great pride in abiding by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Big Ten Conference rules and guidelines that govern Division I competition. For the benefit of the many alumni, fans and booster club members who are so active in supporting and assisting the Huskers throughout the year, we would like to remind everyone of a few definitions and rules that apply to all athletic representatives and boosters.

NCAA Principles

Q: Can I give anything to a prospective student-athlete?

Institutional Control It is the responsibility of the University of Nebraska to control its intercollegiate athletic program in compliance with the rules and regulations of the NCAA.

A: A booster cannot expend funds to entertain or provide transportation for a prospective student-athlete, the prospect's family members or friends; and/or become directly or indirectly involved in making arrangements for a prospect, or the prospect's relative or friends to receive money or financial aid of any kind.

Responsibility The University of Nebraska’s responsibility for the conduct of its program includes responsibility for the actions of its staff members and for the actions of any other individual, booster or organization engaged in activities promoting the athletic interests of the institution.

Q: As a Husker booster, how can I stay involved? A: There are several ways a booster may stay involved. You may discuss summer employment opportunities with a prospect after he/she has signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of Nebraska; attend high school athletic events WITHOUT contacting prospective student-athletes; continue existing friendships with families and friends of prospective student-athletes; and/or send recommendation letters, newspaper clippings or similar information about prospective student-athletes to Husker coaches.

Compliance The University of Nebraska must monitor its program to assure compliance and to identify and report to the NCAA instances in which compliance has not been achieved. An institution found to have violated NCAA rules is subject to disciplinary and corrective actions as determined by the NCAA.

Question and Answers for Fans, Boosters, Alumni and Representatives of Athletic Interests

Q: What are non-permissible extra benefits? A: An extra benefit is any special arrangement by a Nebraska employee or an athletic representative to provide a student-athlete or the student-athlete’s relative or friend a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation. Only benefits that are authorized by NCAA legislation can be provided to and accepted by a student-athlete. It is not permissible for a student-athlete to receive a benefit that is the result of a “special” arrangement by an institutional employee, booster, employer or fan.

Definitions

Q: What is a booster? A: You are a booster if you belong to a University of Nebraska athletic booster club; have promoted or made financial donations to the athletic department or to a specific Husker team; assists in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes; and/or employ, give benefits to or provide services for a student-athlete, a prospective student-athlete or the relative/friends of either. Once an individual is identified as an athletic representative, that person retains that identity indefinitely.

Non-permissible benefits include, but are not limited to: - Free or reduced-fee housing/rent, including use of vacation/seasonal homes; - Free or reduced-fee meals; - Loans or cash advances in pay or salary; - Tuition costs or school supply expenses; - Gifts or presents of any type regardless of the occasion or purpose; - Use of telephone or telephone cards for long distance and use of cell phones; - Free use of any motor vehicle, boat or recreational vehicle; - Free use of services i.e., automobile repair, hair care, laundry, copying, faxing, etc.; and - Free or reduced-fee memberships at golf courses, health clubs, etc.

Q: What is a Prospective Student-Athlete? A: A prospective student-athlete is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade or above, including students in prep schools and junior colleges as well as students who have officially withdrawn from a four-year institution and plan to transfer to another institution. In addition, a student who has not started classes for the ninth grade becomes a prospective student-athlete if the institution or a Nebraska booster provides the individual or the individual’s relatives or friends with any financial assistance or benefits that the institution does not provide to prospective students in general. A good rule of thumb is to treat ALL STUDENTS as prospects.

Q: As a booster, how may I help student-athletes?

Q: What is a Student-Athlete?

A: Boosters can help current student-athletes in several ways. Feel free to invite a studentathlete to participate in non-profit, charitable or educational events; invite a student-athlete into your home for an occasional meal; and make sure to pay a student-athlete the commensurate rate for actual and legitimate employment. If you choose to assist in any of the ways described above, you must contact the compliance office to receive PRIOR approval.

A: A student-athlete is a student whose enrollment was solicited by a member of the Nebraska athletic staff or other representative of athletic interests with a view toward the student’s ultimate participation in the intercollegiate athletic program. Q: What is a contact?

For further information regarding NCAA Guidelines for Athletic Representatives, please contact the athletic compliance office at (402) 472-2042 or 1-(800) 927-7220. Inquiries may also be mailed to: Athletic Compliance Office, One Memorial Stadium, P.O. Box 880219, Lincoln, NE, 685880219. Questions can also be faxed to (402) 472-4609 or e-mailed to compliance@huskers.com.

A: Contact is ANY face-to-face encounter between a prospect, or the prospect's parent or legal guardian, and a Nebraska staff member or athletic representative during which any dialogue occurs. Q: What is recruiting? A: Recruiting is any solicitation of a prospect or a prospect's family member (or guardian) by an institutional staff member or by athletic representative of the institution, for the purpose of securing the prospect's enrollment and ultimate participation in Nebraska's intercollegiate athletic program.

Guidelines

Q: What constitutes impermissible contact by a booster? A: Phone calls to prospects (9-12th grade) and their relatives placed for recruiting purposes (questions about the athletic program at UNL must be directed to the coach); writing, paging, text messages or instant messages to a prospect to encourage UNL attendance; contact with a prospect at a high school or club contest; contact with a prospect or his/her coach, principal, or counselor to evaluate the prospect; visiting the prospect's educational institution to pick up videotape or transcripts for evaluation purposes; contacting a prospect to congratulate him/her for signing a National Letter of Intent to attend UNL; giving anything of value to a prospect to induce him/her to attend UNL; contact of any kind while the prospect is on the UNL campus for an official or unofficial visit.

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Big Ten Conference Formed more than 115 years ago, the Big Ten Conference is an association of world-class academic institutions with shared values and goals. Since its inception in 1896, the pursuit and attainment of academic excellence has been the priority for every member institution. However, maintaining the conference’s status as one of the preeminent athletic conference’s in the country also endures as an important component of the Big Ten student-athlete experience. Recognized as one of intercollegiate sports’ most successful undertakings, the Big Ten strives for success from its student-athletes not only on the field and in the classroom, but around the world as well.

Academics

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Attendance

Big Ten fans are some of the nation’s most supportive, with more than 8.9 million patrons attending conference home contests during the 2010-11 seasons for football, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball alone.

Honoring Legends. Building Leaders. James E. Delany Commissioner

All Big Ten Universities have been granted Tier One Status by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction awarded to just over 100 universities in the country. The Big Ten leads all conferences with the highest number of ranked graduate school programs among the top 25 according to U.S. News and World Report in 2011. The Big Ten ranks first with 23 top-25 programs in the fields of law, medical (research and primary care), business and engineering.

Successful Program

During the 2010-11 season, the Big Ten claimed six team national championships, including titles for Northwestern women’s lacrosse, Ohio State synchronized swimming and men’s volleyball, Penn State women’s volleyball and wrestling and Wisconsin women’s ice hockey. The Big Ten led all conferences with national titles in 13 different NCAA-sponsored championships from 2001-02 to 2010-11. Over that time period, the Big Ten produced championships in cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.

Student-Athlete Opportunities

The mission of the Big Ten Conference has always been to excel athletically without compromising the priority our member institutions assign to their academic standards and to their commitment to student academic success. We seek to celebrate the many accomplishments of Big Ten student-athletes while continuously reinforcing each of our member institutions’ high academic standards. Striking that important balance between academics and athletics is integral to the Big Ten’s identity, and that philosophy led to the genesis of the new football division names. Both names link directly to the Big Ten mission.

Big Ten Administration

Commissioner..........................................................................................James E. Delany Deputy Commissioner..................................................................................Brad Traviolia Chief Communications Officer......................................................................... Diane Dietz Senior Associate Commissioner-Television Administration..................... Mark D. Rudner Associate Commissioner-Men's Basketball..................................................Rick Boyages Associate Commissioner-Championships....................................................Wendy Fallen Associate Commissioner-Compliance.......................................................... Chad Hawley Associate Commissioner-Governance......................................................Jennifer Heppel Associate Commissioner-Basketball Operations......................................Andrea Williams Assistant Commissioner - Communications............................................... Scott Chipman Assistant Commissioner - Technology..................................................Mike McComiskey

Big Ten Communications Staff

Big Ten universities provide over $120 million in direct financial aid to more than 9,500 men and women student-athletes who compete for 25 Big Ten championships, 12 for men and 13 for women. Conference institutions sponsor 298 teams. Other than the Ivy League, the Big Ten has the most broad-based athletic programs in the United States.

Chief Communications Officer......................................................................... Diane Dietz Assistant Commissioner - Communications............................................... Scott Chipman Associate Director of Communications............................................. Valerie Todryk Krebs Assistant Director of Communications (Wrestling).......................................... Dan Mihalik Robert Hammel Communications Intern........................................................... Bob Healy

Television Exposure

Contact the Big Ten Office

The Big Ten’s media agreements with CBS Sports, ABC/ESPN, FOX Sports and the Big Ten Network (BTN) provide the conference with its greatest television exposure ever. Over 900 Big Ten events are produced and distributed nationally on an annual basis, more than any other conference. In 2006, the Big Ten created the first national conference-owned television network, the BTN. It launched on Aug. 30, 2007, and now is in its fifth year of operation. It is available to approximately 75 million homes nationally, and appears in 19 of the top 20 national media markets.

1500 West Higgins Road Park Ridge, IL, 60068-6300 Phone: (847) 696-1010 Fax: (847) 696-1150 www.bigten.org

The 2012 Big Ten Championships will be held at historic Mackey Arena on the campus of Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.

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NEBRASKA 89 ALL-AMERICANS

18 TOP 10 NCAA FINISHES

WRESTLING 1 Hodge Trophy Winner

Media Services

40 NWCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Nebraska Media Relations The 2011-12 Nebraska Wrestling Media Guide is designed to assist the media in its coverage of Husker wrestling. In addition to this guide, updated releases, statistics, feature ideas and photographs may be obtained by contacting the Media Relations Office at (402) 472-2263. Please take a moment to review the following policies and services that are intended to assist you in your coverage of Nebraska wrestling this season. Thank you for your continued interest in collegiate wrestling. Updated releases, flipcards and media guides will be provided before each meet on press row at the NU Coliseum. Final results and play-byplay synopsis will also be available during post-match interviews.

Nebraska Wrestling Media Outlets

NET Sports (PBS, Channel 12)

Lincoln Journal Star

KLIN (1400 AM)

Associated Press

KOMJ (590 AM)

14th & Dodge Streets Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 444-1000 Fax: (402) 344-3343 Sports Editor: Thad Livingston Scott Pulverenti

Nebraska Media Relations Office

The Nebraska Media Relations Office is always interested in helping members of the media cover Husker athletic teams. Your Nebraska wrestling media relations contact for the 2011-12 season is Scott Pulverenti. Contact Pulverenti to set up interviews and for the latest results, releases and photographs of the Nebraska wrestling team. Pulverenti, a student assistant in the Nebraska Media Relations Office, coordinates all aspects of media relations for the Nebraska wrestling team, including press and photo credentials, wrestler and coach interviews and meet-day management of the Bob Devaney Sports Center and NU Coliseum press row and statistical information, along with post-meet interviews and releases. In addition to Pulverenti, other members of the Nebraska Media Relations Office are available to help media representatives with their coverage of the Husker wrestling program. Nebraska’s Media Relations Director is Keith Mann. He is the primary contact for football and directs all aspects of sports media relations. Media Relations Director of Operations Jeff Griesch (women’s basketball), Associate Media Relations Director Shamus McKnight (men’s basketball), and Assistant Media Relations Directors Matt Smith (softball), Assistant Media Relations Director Jeremy Foote (soccer, baseball), Assistant Media Relations Director Hilary Winter (volleyball, track and field), Scott Bruhn (photography) and Design Specialist Annie Wood are other full-time staff members of the Media Relations Office, along with Administrative Assistant Vicki Capazo. Student assistants Derek Brandt, Brett Crevier, BreAnna Haessler, Makayla Hipke, Connor Stange and Claire Porter round out the media relations staff. The University of Nebraska Media Relations Office is located in the Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic Complex, which is located at the north end of Memorial Stadium at Salt Creek Roadway and Stadium Drive. Address: Nebraska Media Relations Office, One Memorial Stadium, P.O. Box 880123, Lincoln, NE 68588-0123. Phone: (402) 472-2263. Fax Access: The Nebraska Media Relations Office fax number is (402) 472-2005. Opponent media relations offices should submit a fax list of media outlets that need to receive results.

Award-Winning Publications

The Nebraska Media Relations Office is one of the best programs in the nation at producing award-winning media guides for its 23 varsity sports. Over the past 10 years, Nebraska has produced more than 180 national publication honors.

Big Ten Conference Media Relations

Omaha World-Herald

Assistant Director of Communications Dan Mihalik coordinates wrestling information and statistics for the Big Ten Conference in Park Ridge, Ill. Mihalik compiles weekly statistical information for the conference, along with coordinating Big Ten Conference Wrestler-ofthe-Week honors and helping promote the accomplishments of Big Ten teams, players and coaches. Mihalik is also responsible for directing media services at the 2012 Big Ten Wrestling Championships in West Lafayette, Ind., March 3-4. For information on the Big Ten Wrestling Championships or Big Ten wrestling l, please call (847) 696-1010 or e-mail dmihalik@bigten.org.

1800 North 33rd Street Lincoln, NE 68583 (402) 472-3611 Fax: (402) 472-5347 Executive Producer: Joe Turco

926 P Street Lincoln, NE 68508 (402) 473-7431 Fax: (402) 473-7291 Sports Editor: Darnell Dickson

4343 O Street Lincoln, NE 68510 (402) 475-4567 Fax: (402) 474-8011 Program Director: John Bishop

909 N. 9th Street, Suite 104 Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 391-0031 Fax: (402) 391-1412 Writer: Eric Olson

5030 N. 72nd St. Omaha, NE 68134 (402) 592-5300 Fax: (402) 331-1348

KFAB (1110 AM)

Daily Nebraskan

5010 Underwood Avenue Omaha, NE 68132 (402) 556-8000 Fax: (402) 556-8937 Program Director: Gary Sadlemeyer

University of Nebraska 20 Nebraska Union Lincoln, NE 68588 (402) 472-1765 Fax: (402) 472-1761 Sports Editor: Doug Burger

KFOR (1240 AM)

3800 Cornhusker Hwy. Lincoln, NE 68504 (402) 466-1234 Fax: (402) 467-4095 Sports Director: Chuck Stevens

KLKN-TV (ABC, Ch. 8)

3240 South 10th Lincoln, NE 68502 (402) 434-8000 Fax: (402) 436-2236 Sports Director: Brett Edwards

KRNU (90.3 FM)

University of Nebraska 201 Andersen Hall Lincoln, NE 68588 (402) 472-3054 Fax: (402) 472-8403 Station Manager: Rick Alloway

KMTV (CBS, Ch. 3)

10714 Mockingbird Omaha, NE 68127 (402) 592-4330 Fax: (402) 592-4714 Sports Director: Travis Morgan

KLMS (1480 AM)

KETV (ABC, Ch. 7)

3800 Cornhusker Hwy. Lincoln, NE 68504 (402) 466-1234 Fax: (402) 467-4095

26th & Douglas Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 978-8958 Fax: (402) 978-8931 Sports Director: Andy Kendigh

WOWT (NBC, Ch. 6)

KOZN (1620 AM)

3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 233-7940 Fax: (402) 346-6740 Sports Director: Ross Jernstrom, Greg Ortiz, John Chapman

5011 Capitol Suite #300 Omaha, NE 68132 (402) 951-1620 Fax: (402) 342-7041 Sports Director: Kevin Kugler

KOLN-TV (CBS, Chs. 10/11) 40th & W Lincoln, NE 68503 (402) 467-9720 Fax: (402) 467-9208 Sports Director: Kevin Sjuts, Dan Hedman

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NEBRASKA

617 ALL-TIME DUAL WINS

WRESTLING

11 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

7 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Media Services

Hendricks Training Complex

The Nebraska wrestling program will practice at the Hendricks Training Complex, which was completed before the 2011-12 season and is connected to the Devaney Center. To reach the facility from Lincoln Municipal Airport, turn right on Northwest 12th Street as you drive out of the airport. Northwest 12th Street becomes Cornhusker Highway, which intersects with 14th Street. Exit south on 14th Street off Cornhusker Highway. Travel to Court Street, turn left, and go two blocks east to the arena, which is on the north side of Court Street. From Omaha's Eppley Airfield, follow the signs to downtown Omaha and I-480. Take I-480 west to I-80, then take I-80 west approximately 60 miles to I-180. Exit South on I-180, then exit east to Cornhusker Highway and follow the instructions above.

NU Coliseum

All of Nebraska's home matches in 2011-12 will be contested at the NU Coliseum. To get to the NU Coliseum from Lincoln's Municipal Airport, exit the airport on W. Adams Street, the main road leading out to Cornhusker Highway. Follow W. Adams Street to the first stoplight and turn right on Cornhusker Highway. Follow this and take a right on 14th Street. Go south until you reach Vine Street. The Coliseum is located a half block west of the 14th and Vine streets intersections. From Omaha's Eppley Airport, exit the airport to the stoplight. Turn right onto Abbott Drive. Go approximately one mile to Storz Expressway (Abbot Drive turns into Storz (Expressway). Proceed approximately three miles to I-480 South. Follow the signs and get onto I-80 West to Lincoln. Follow I-80 for about 60 miles and take the 27th Street Exit. Follow 27th Street to Vine Street and turn right. Go west on Vine until you reach 14th street. The Coliseum is located a half block west of the 14th and Vine streets intersection.

Media Parking

Parking for the media for duals at the NU Coliseum is available. Contact Scott Pulverenti at (402) 472-7873 for details.

Press Facilities

Limited press seating is available during wrestling matches at the NU Coliseum. Please contact Scott Pulverenti the week before the meet with your coverage plans so that accomodations may be made. Following the meet, the press room at the NU Coliseum, located on the south end of the arena on the second floor, will be available for media filing from the facility. Telephones and ethernet lines are provided in the press room on a first-come, firstserved basis. Wireless internet and a fax machine will also be available at the site. Fax list or e-mail requests should be made to an MRD representative before the match. Radio stations or other media sources wishing to install a phone line should contact University of Nebraska Telecommunications at (402) 472-2000.

Post-Meet Interviews

For duals at the NU Coliseum, post-meet interviews will be conducted on the floor following a short cooling-off period after the meet is completed. Please coordinate interviews with a media relations representative.

Huskers.com:

Official Website of Nebraska Athletics

For the most up-to-the-minute coverage of Nebraska wrestling on the Internet, click on Huskers. com, the official website of the University of Nebraska Athletic Department. The Nebraska Athletic Department also offers HuskersNside, the premium site that provides fans live streaming video of Husker athletic events and daily video content to its subscribers, not available any place else. In addition to updated results, statistics and game stories, you can find photos, player and coach biographies, schedule and roster information and weekly releases on the Husker wrestling program. Huskers.com includes similar information on all of Nebraska's 23 varsity sports, along with general athletic department information. The site also features radio broadcasts produced by the Husker Sports Network for football, men's and women's basketball, volleyball and baseball, along with Sports Nightly, which airs Monday-Friday, 6-9 p.m. central time. Along with the University of Nebraska's coverage of wrestling on the Internet, other websites that provide helpful information about collegiate, international and high school wrestling include, www.amateurwrestlingnews.com, www.themat.com, www.thewrestlingmall.com and www.intermatwrestle.com and www.ncaa.org.

Interviews

All media requests for interviews with Nebraska wrestling student-athletes and coaches should be directed to Scott Pulverenti (office phone: (402) 472-7873; e-mail: spulverenti@ huskers.com; cell phone: (402) 850-3584 at least one day in advance. The best time for inseason interviews is before and after practice, which usually runs from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. With advance notice, interviews can be arranged for other hours. The best time to reach Coach Mark Manning for an interview is weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Interviews with Coach Manning should be coordinated through the Media Relations Office.

Media Services

Updated releases, flipcards and media guides will be provided before each meet on press row at the NU Coliseum. Final results and play-by-play synopsis will also be available in the during post-match interviews.

Big Ten Conference Media Relations

Assistant Director of Communications Dan Mihalik coordinates wrestling information and statistics for the Big Ten Conference in Park Ridge, Ill. Mihalik compiles weekly statistical information for the conference, along with coordinating Big Ten Conference Wrestler-ofthe-Week honors and helping promote the accomplishments of Big Ten teams, players and coaches. Mihalik is also responsible for directing media services at the 2012 Big Ten Wrestling Championships in West Lafayette, Ind., March 3-4. For information on the Big Ten Wrestling Championships or Big Ten wrestling l, please call (847) 696-1010 or e-mail dmihalik@bigten.org.

Huskers On Television

In 2011-12, the Big Ten Network will televise nine duals throughout the conference, including Nebraska’s match againt Iowa on Jan. 13. Including the Iowa match, eight of the Huskers’ duals will be streamed on BTN.com.

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Numerous Husker wrestlers have continued their careers on the international and Olympic stage after their time in the Scarlet and Cream. Six Huskers have won five Olympic medals over the past three Olympics, including a gold medal by Rulon Gardner in 2000. At least two NU wrestlers have been on the U.S. delegation at the FILA World Championships each of the last four years and have claimed seven medals.

The Hendricks Training Complex was officially dedicated October 13, 2011. The 84,000-square foot facility adjacent to the Bob Devaney Sports Center is the new home for the wrestling program.

Rulon Gardner

Justin Ruiz

2000 Olympic Gold Medalist 2001 World Championship Gold 2004 Olympic Bronze Medalist

2005 World Championship Bronze 2005-07, 2010 World Team member

Brad Vering 2004, 2008 Olympian 2005, 2007 World Team member 2007 World Championship Silver

The Husker wrestling team gained a 7,500-square foot wrestling room that doubled the size of the previous area in the Devaney Center. It features four mats, a cardio/viewing room as well as a satellite athletic medicine area right off the room.

Matt Lindland

Jordan Burroughs

2000 Olympic Bronze 2001 World Championship Silver

2011 World Championship Gold 2011 World Team member 2011 Pan American Gold

Tolly Thompson 2005 World Championship Bronze 2005-06 World Team member


Nov. 10 at Bucknell Wrestle For a Cure Duals Nov. 12 vs. Kent State Nov. 12 vs. North Carolina Nov. 12 vs. Navy Dec. 2-3 at Las Vegas Invitational Dec. 10 Wyoming Dec. 17 at South Dakota State Dec. 18 at North Dakota State ASU Duals Dec. 29 vs. Boise State Dec. 29 at Arizona State Jan. 6 Ohio State* Jan. 13 Iowa*

Lewisburg, Pa.

6 p.m.

Harrisburg, Pa. Harrisburg, Pa. Harrisburg, Pa. Las Vegas, Nev. NU Coliseum Brookings, S.D. Fargo, N.D.

8 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 11 a.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m.

at Tempe, Ariz. at Tempe, Ariz. NU Coliseum NU Coliseum

Noon 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m.

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Jan. 20 Jan. 22 Jan. 27 Jan. 29 Feb. 3 Feb. 5 Feb. 11-12 Feb. 18-19 Feb. 19 March 3-4 March 15-17

at Indiana* Purdue* at Michigan State* at Wisconsin* Penn State* at Minnesota* at National Duals at Final Four Duals Northern Iowa** at Big Ten Championships at NCAA Championships

Bloomington, Ind. 6 p.m. NU Coliseum 1 p.m. East Lansing, Mich. 6 p.m. Madison, Wis. 2 p.m. NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Minneapolis, Minn. Noon Stillwater, Okla. TBA TBA TBA NU Coliseum TBA West Lafayette, Ind. 9:30 a.m./Noon St. Louis, Mo. TBA

*Conference Duals ** if neither team is in Final Four Duals Home duals in white. Dates and times subject to change and all times listed are central. For updated schedule and game day information, visit Huskers.com.


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