Jordan Burroughs (165) is one match away from becoming Nebraska’s first two-time national champion in school history after his 14-6 major decision victory over Colt Sponseller (Ohio St.) in the semifinals of the 2011 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Philadelphia, Pa. The three-time All-American will face off against Oklahoma’s Tyler Caldwell in the finals tomorrow night at 6 p.m.
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Sophomore Josh Ihnen (184) came up short of becoming an All-American for the second straight season when he was defeated by No. 1 Christopher Honeycutt (Edinboro), 4-3, in the fourth round of the consolation bracket. Junior Tucker Lane also came up a match short of reaching All-American status, falling to Spencer Myers (Maryland), 9-2, in the consolation bracket.