February 14, 2016

Four-time state wrestling champ severely hurt in one-car crash

Doyle Trout (photo/GoFundMe.com)

Doyle Trout (photo/GoFundMe.com)

Doyle Trout, a senior at Centennial High School who won his fourth state title in wrestling in February, was severely injured Sunday in a one-car crash near his home in Waco, Nebraska.

According to the York News Times, York County Sheriff Dale Radcliff said the accident happened at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Easter.

Radcliff says Trout was speeding and bent down to get something.  He lost control of his vehicle, swerved into a ditch, hit a power pole and was pinned when his vehicle rolled onto its side.  Trout was wearing his seat belt and the driver’s side airbag was deployed.

It took 30 minutes to free Trout from the vehicle, who was then life flighted to a hospital in Lincoln.

Trout’s left leg was amputated above the knee and surgery was required to repair the right femur.

GoFundMe account has been set up to help Trout’s family with medical expenses.

Trout was awarded a scholarship to the University of Wyoming.  The school has stated they will still honor their commitment to Trout.

On the official Team USA wrestling site, it encourages the wrestling community to show their support for Trout on Twitter using #doylestrong.

Green and Kokesh take third for Nebraska at NCAA wrestling nationals

Seniors Robert Kokesh (174) and James Green (157) finished their Husker careers by each finishing third at the 2015 NCAA Championships at the Scottrade Center on Saturday.

Kokesh, a three-time All-American, won a pair of sudden victories against Big Ten foes. He downed third-seeded Mike Evans of Iowa, 6-4, before topping No. 6 seed Logan Storley of Minnesota by the same margin in the third-place match.

Kokesh finished his season with a 39-1 record, which is tied for the sixth-most wins in a season in school history. He concluded his career at Nebraska with a 144-15 record, good for second in school history. He collected a third-place finish after taking fourth in 2014 and third in 2013.

Green, who became the second four-time All-American in school history on Friday, defeated No. 7 seed Ian Miller of Kent State by a 13-4 major decision before taking down Virginia Tech’s Nick Brascetta, 3-2, in the third-place match. Green finished the season with a 35-5 mark.

With his win in the third-place match, Green passed Jordan Burroughs for fifth in school history with his 129th career victory. Green took third place for the second consecutive year after finishing seventh in 2012 and 2013.

Sophomore TJ Dudley (184) finished eighth after falling to Missouri’s Willie Miklus by a 6-5 decision. Dudley went 31-11 this season and collected All-America honors for the first time.

As a team, Nebraska is in ninth place with 59 points. Ohio State leads the team race with 94 points, while Iowa (84) and Edinboro (75.5) round out the top three.

Story courtesy:  NU Athletics

Nebraska notches three All-Americans at NCAA nationals

James Green (157) lost his semifinal match, and Robert Kokesh (174) and TJ Dudley (184) captured All-America honors during Session IV of the NCAA Championships at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. on Friday night.

Green, who earned his fourth career All-America accolade in Session III, battled top-seeded Isaiah Martinez of Illinois for a spot in the finals, but lost a 3-2 decision. Green held a 2-1 advantage after his reversal in the second period, but allowed a Martinez escape in the third before the Illini freshman tacked on a point for riding time. Green will battle Ian Miller of Kent State in Saturday’s consolation semifinals.

Kokesh became an All-American for the third time in his career after an 8-0 major decision over Illinois’ Zac Brunson in the consolation bracket. The senior from Wagner, S.D., wasn’t done racking up bonus points, though, as he notched an 11-3 major decision over North Dakota State’s Kurtis Julson in the following round. Kokesh will face Iowa’s Mike Evans in Session V on Saturday.

No. 16 seed TJ Dudley (184) clinched his first career All-America honor after a 5-2 decision over Matt McCutcheon of Penn State. Dudley, making his second NCAA Championships appearance, lost a narrow decision to North Dakota State’s Hayden Zillmer in the subsequent round and will wrestle for seventh place on Saturday.

Team Scores (Top 10 only)
1. Ohio State – 86.5
2. Iowa – 73.0
3. Cornell – 66.5
4. Edinboro – 64.5
5. Missouri – 60.0
6. Penn St. – 58.0
7. Oklahoma St. – 55.5
8. Michigan – 51.0
9. Minnesota – 49.0
9. Nebraska – 49.0
11. Illinois – 42.5

Three Husker wrestlers move onto quarterfinals

Nebraska Cornhuskers

Nebraska Cornhuskers

Robert Kokesh (174), James Green (157) and Anthony Abidin (141) each advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships during Session II of the tournament on Thursday night.

Kokesh, the top seed at 174 pounds, picked up his second major decision of the day with his 11-0 triumph over Purdue’s Chad Welch. Kokesh outscored his two opponents 20-0 on Thursday and will face eighth-seeded Tyler Wilps of Pittsburgh in Friday morning’s quarterfinals.

Green, a three-time All-American, also notched a pair of bonus-point wins at 157 pounds on Thursday. He won a 20-5 technical fall over Drexel’s Noel Blanco after his major decision in the first session. Green will battle No. 12 seed Mitchell Minotti of Lehigh in Session III.

Abidin, the No. 9 seed at 141 pounds, topped eighth-seeded Geo Martinez of Boise State in the second round by a 6-4 decision. Abidin is set to grapple against top-seeded Logan Stieber of Ohio State on Friday morning.

Friday’s results:

125 pounds
First Round: #2 Nahshon Garrett (CORN) by dec. over Tim Lambert (NEB), 10-6
Consolation First Round: Tim Lambert (NEB) by major dec. over #15 Chasen Tolbert (UV), 9-1

133 pounds
First Round: #6 Earl Hall (ISU) by dec. over Eric Montoya (NEB), 7-4
Consolation First Round: Eric Montoya (NEB) by dec. over Zach Synon (MIZZ), 4-0

141 pounds
First Round: #9 Anthony Abidin (NEB) by major dec. over Nick Lawrence (PUR), 8-0
Second Round: #9 Anthony Abidin (NEB) by dec. over #8 Geo Martinez (BSU), 6-4

157 pounds
First Round: #4 James Green (NEB) by major dec. over Markus Scheidel (COL), 13-4
Second Round: #4 James Green (NEB) by tech. fall over Noel Blanco (DREX), 20-5

165 pounds
First Round: Austin Wilson (NEB) by dec. over #2 Michael Moreno (ISU), 7-5
Second Round: #15 Ethan Ramos (UNC) by dec. over Austin Wilson (NEB), 6-3

174 pounds
First Round: #1 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by major dec. over Taylor Massa (MICH), 9-0
Second Round: #1 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by major dec. over Chad Welch (PUR), 11-0

184 pounds
First Round: #16 TJ Dudley (NEB) by major dec. over Ophir Bernstein (BRO), 9-0
Second Round: #1 Gabe Dean (CORN) by dec. over #16 TJ Dudley (NEB), 9-8

197 pounds
First Round: #15 Aaron Studebaker (NEB) by dec. over Jake Smith (WVU), 3-1
Second Round: #2 Morgan McIntosh (PSU) by major dec. over #15 Aaron Studebaker (NEB), 14-5

First Round: #6 Adam Coon (MICH) by pin over Collin Jensen (NEB), 4:29
Consolation First Round: Collin Jensen (NEB) by dec. over Nathan Butler (STAN), 5-3

Kokesh headed to NCAA Nationals as Huskers finish 7th at Big Ten Wrestling Championships

Robert Kokesh leads the Huskers back to the NCAA championships (photo/NU Athletics)

Robert Kokesh leads the Huskers back to the NCAA championships (photo/NU Athletics)

Nebraska senior Robert Kokesh captured the 174-pound Big Ten title after a 7-3 decision over No. 2 seed Matt Brown of Penn State at St. John Arena on Sunday.

Kokesh, the top-ranked wrestler in the country at 174 pounds, earned a first-period takedown to take an early lead before a Brown escape. The Husker senior started the second stanza on top and gave up an escape before recording a takedown at the end of the period, which gave him a 4-2 lead. He escaped from the bottom position in the third before adding a takedown in earning his 33rd win of the season.

Iowa earned a share of the 2015 Big Ten Championship on Sunday afternoon inside St. John Arena. Iowa and Ohio State tied atop the team race with 120 points to share the title for just the sixth time in conference history and the first time in 83 years.

The Huskers finish their season March 19-21 at the NCAA Championships at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.

T1 Iowa 120
T1 Ohio State 120
3 Minnesota 108
4 Michigan 101.5
5 Penn State 96.5
6 Illinois 96
7 Nebraska 85.5
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