Big 12 Champion Stephen Dwyer (174) and Big 12 runner-up Craig Brester (197) will be joined by redshirt freshman Josh Ihnen (184) and sophomore Tucker Lane at the 2010 NCAA Wrestling Championships which run the 18th-20th at Qwest Center Omaha.
Ihnen qualified for the 2010 NCAA Championships with his third-place finish at 184 pounds, despite entering the Big 12 tournament as the fourth seed. Lane repeated his performance against a stacked Heavyweight field with a pair of wins over Oklahoma’s Nathan Fernandez. Lane fell by a 5-3 decision in the semifinals to first-seeded Jared Rosholt of Oklahoma State.
Brester battled top seeded Jake Varner of Iowa State in the 197-pound finals and lost 3-2. The unanimous #1 and #2restlers in the nation entered the final period in a 2-2 deadlock.
Dwyer, won the top honor at 174 pounds over Oklahoma State’s Mike Benefiel in the finals en route to a 9-5 decision. Dwyer is the 18th Big 12 champion in school history and the third consecutive NU conference titlist at the 174-pound weight class following back-to-back first-place finishes by former Husker All-American Brandon Browne