The No. 14 Nebraska wrestling has two wrestlers in the semifinals of the Midlands Championships in Evanston, IL. Senior Jordan Burroughs and sophomore Josh Ihnen both won the first three matches which moves the Huskers to 9th in overall team standings after the first two sessions on Wednesdays.
Burroughs, the 2nd-ranked wrestler at 165, won his first two matches by technical fall over Luke Miller (Ohio Northern) and Robert Nash (Michigan State) to advance to the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinals, Burroughs beat # 15 Ryan DesRoches (Cal Poly), 20-8 to improve to 16-0 on the season. Burroughs will face Big 12 foe Chris Spangler (Iowa St.) in the semifinals.
Ihnen won cting three straight decisions to open the tournament at 184-pounds. Ihnen defeated over Kadeem Samuels (Lehigh) and Joe Barczack (Illinois) in the first two rounds, before handing Dan Rinaldi (Rutgers) a 3-2 loss. The 10th ranked Ihnen will take on 4th-rated Grant Gambrall (Iowa) in the semifinals.
Session III of the Midlands Championships will begin at Noon on Thursday, Dec. 30. Championship, third and fifth-place matches will start at 7:15 p.m.