July 29, 2014

Husker wrestling loses to top ranked Penn State

Sophomores Jake Sueflohn (149) and Robert Kokesh (174) each upset top-three opponents but No. 13 Nebraska wrestling team fell to No. 1 Penn State, 33-9 on Sunday.

Sueflohn picked up Nebraska’s first win of the dual as he pinned No. 3 Andrew Alton in 5:33 at 149 pounds. Alton took an early 4-0 against Sueflohn but the Husker sophomore used a third-period reversal for a 6-5 lead before the pin. Alton suffered his first loss of the season after a 17-0 start. Sueflohn improves to 17-3 on the season with an 8-2 record in duals.

No. 4 Kokesh responded at 174 pounds with a 10-7 decision over No. 3 Matt Brown to cut the lead to 21-9. Kokesh extends his winning streak to 21 as he improves to 26-1 on the season with a 12-1 dual mark.

The Huskers move to 9-4 on the season following the loss. NU is now 3-3 in Big Ten duals as it lost its first true road match of the 2012-13 campaign. The Nittany Lions improve to 8-0 with a 5-0 mark in the Big Ten.

Results

125: #2 Nicholas Megadulis (PSU) by forfeit (PSU 6, NEB 0)

133: Jordan Conaway (PSU) by major dec. over Shawn Nagel (NEB), 14-5 (PSU 10, NEB 0)

141: Bryan Pearsall (PSU) by dec. over #19 Ridge Kiley (NEB), 2-0 (PSU 13, NEB 0)

149: #12 Jake Sueflohn (NEB) by pin over #3 Andrew Alton (PSU), 5:33 (PSU 13, NEB 6)

157: #6 Dylan Alton (PSU) by dec. over #4 James Green (NEB), 3-1 (PSU 16, NEB 6)

165: #2 David Taylor (PSU) by tech. fall over Tyler Koehn (NEB), 16-1 (PSU 21, NEB 6)

174: #4 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by dec. over #3 Matt Brown (PSU), 10-7 (PSU 21, NEB 9)

184: #1 Ed Ruth (PSU) by tech. fall over #8 Josh Ihnen (NEB), 18-3 (PSU 26, NEB 9)

197: #3 Quentin Wright (PSU) by major dec. over Caleb Kolb (NEB), 10-2 (PSU 30, NEB 9)

HWT: #17 Jon Gingrich (PSU) by dec. over Spencer Johnson (NEB), 7-4 (PSU 33, NEB 9)