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Nebraska Athletics | January 25, 2015

Nebraska surges past Rutgers

LINCOLN, Neb.  -- No. 13 Nebraska (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten) held a 10-6 lead after four matches before winning five in a row on its way to a 26-9 triumph against No. 21 Rutgers at the Devaney Center on Sunday afternoon.

Sophomore Tim Lambert opened the dual with a 12-1 major decision over Sean McCabe at 125 pounds before Eric Montoya (133) and 10th-ranked Anthony Abidin each knocked off ranked opponents. Montoya trailed No. 17 Scott DelVecchio, 4-1, in the second period before a pair of takedowns gave him a 7-4 win.

Abidin also came from behind in his 5-2 win over No. 7 Anthony Ashnault at 141 pounds. At 149 pounds, Justin Arthur was pinned by 17th-ranked Ken Theobold, but the Huskers outscored the Scarlet Knights 16-0 over the next five bouts.

All-Americans James Green (157) and Robert Kokesh (174) each took down top-20 opponents, while Austin Wilson (165) used a late takedown to defeat Nick Visicaro, 3-1. Kokesh, the top-ranked wrestler in the country at 174 pounds, improves to 24-0 on the season.

No. 18 TJ Dudley (184) and Aaron Studebaker (197) each claimed victories before Collin Jensen fell by a 5-3 margin to No. 14 Billy Smith in the final match.

No. 21 Rutgers vs. No. 13 Nebraska Match Results
Weight Result
125

No. 11 Tim Lambert (NEB) by major dec. against Sean McCabe (RUT), 12-1
(NEB 4, RUT 0)

133 Eric Montoya (NEB) by dec. against No. 17 Scott DelVecchio (RUT), 7-4
(NEB 7, RUT 0)
141 No. 10 Anthony Abidin (NEB) by dec. against No.7 Anthony Ashnault (RUT), 5-2
(NEB 10, RUT 0)
149 No. 17 Ken Theobold (RUT) by pin against Justin Arthur (NEB), 1:27
(NEB 10, RUT 6)
157 No. 3 James Green (NEB) by dec. against No. 20 Anthony Perrotti (RUT), 11-4
(NEB 13, RUT 6)
165 Austin Wilson (NEB) by dec. against Nick Visicaro (RUT), 3-1
(NEB 16, RUT 6)
174 No. 1 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by dec. against No. 20 Phil Backukas (RUT), 7-1
(NEB 19, RUT 6)
184 No. 18 TJ Dudley (NEB) by dec. against Anthony Pafumi (RUT), 9-4
(NEB 22, RUT 6)
197 Aaron Studebaker (NEB) by major dec. against Ralph Normandia (RUT), 14-1
(NEB 26, RUT 6)
HWT No. 14 Billy Smith (RUT) by sudden victory against No. 17 Collin Jensen (NEB), 5-3
(NEB 26, RUT 9)

 

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