Five Huskers advanced to the quarterfinals and all 10 are still in contention at the NCAA Championships after Session II at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.
Nebraska is in fourth place as a team with 20 points, behind Penn State (27.5), Ohio State (24) and Oklahoma State (24).
No. 7 seed Jake Sueflohn (149) notched his second major decision of the day with a 10-1 victory over 10th-seeded Mike DePalma of Kent State in the second round. With the win, Sueflohn climbed into a tie for 13th on Nebraska’s Career Wins List with his 109th victory at Nebraska.
Reigning All-American TJ Dudley, the seventh seed at 184 pounds, entered the third period tied 2-2 against 10th-seeded Nate Brown of Lehigh, but dominated the rest of the way to emerge with a 7-3 win.
No. 7 Eric Montoya (133), No. 10 Austin Wilson (165) and No. 8 Aaron Studebaker (197) also advanced to the quarterfinals for the Huskers. Montoya defeated 10th-seeded Johnni DiJulius of Ohio State by a 2-0 decision. Wilson, competing in his fourth NCAA Championships, knocked off No. 7 seed Anthony Perrotti of Rutgers, 4-1. Studebaker downed Northern Illinois’ Shawn Scott by a 3-2 margin.
No. 13 Tim Lambert (125), No. 16 Micah Barnes (174) and Collin Jensen (HWT) each fell in the second round after earning victories in Session I earlier on Thursday. All three will compete in the consolation bracket on Friday.
Anthony Abidin (141) and Tyler Berger (157) each responded from Session I losses with wins in the consolation bracket on Thursday night. Abidin, a New York native, came from behind to defeat Northwestern’s Jameson Oster by a 12-9 margin. Berger notched a 7-4 decision over The Citadel’s Aaron Walker.
Session III begins Friday at 10 a.m. CT (11 a.m. ET). It will be televised on ESPNU and streamed on ESPN3.