July 22, 2014

NU wrestler Kokesh wins 174 lb. title

Sophomore Robert Kokesh won both his matches on Sunday at the Midlands Invitational on the campus of Northwestern in Evanston, IL., en route to the individual crown at 174 pounds. The Nebraska wrestling team tied for 15th with 39 points. Illinois took home the team title with 99.5 points, edging Virginia Tech by two. 

Following a 4-0 Saturday, Kokesh picked up right where he left off on Sunday with a 10-2 major decision over Northwestern’s Lee Munster in the semifinals. In the championship match, the Wagner, S.D. native won an 8-4 decision over Lehigh’s Nate Brown. 

Over the course of his championship run, Kokesh outscored his opponents 46-7 and added two pins to extend his number to eight on the season. He improves to 22-1 for the 2012-13 campaign after earning his 17th consecutive victory on Sunday.