The Nebraska Cornhuskers' 2019-20 season will be the 20th with head coach Mark Manning at the helm. From the Cornhuskers' first season in 1910 through the end of the 2018-19 season, the Huskers have had 23 top-10 NCAA team finishes and celebrated 11 individual National Champions. Nebraska can claim 112 All-Americans and seven CoSIDA Academic All-Americans during the same period. Individual Nebraska wrestlers have won 21 medals at the World Championships and 11 Huskers have wrestled in the Olympics, earning six medals. Under Manning, the Huskers have earned 246 wins through the 2018-19 season of their over 700 dual victories since the program began. Nebraska Wrestling has hosted its home duals at the Bob Devaney Sports Center since the 2013-14 season. The Huskers welcomed 15,627 fans over seven home duals during the 2018-19 season, including a season-high crowd of 4,699 fans in a win over Northern Iowa. Join your fellow wrestling fans by purchasing your Nebraska Cornhuskers tickets at StubHub.
Who are some recent NCAA National Champion wrestlers to compete for the Huskers?
Since 2000, there have been four Cornhusker wrestlers who have claimed the title of national champion. In 2000, at 197 pounds, Brad Vering defeated Iowa State’s Zack Thompson in a tiebreaker 2-1 for the national title. Vering finished his career with three All-American honors and a record of 124-26. Jason Powell finished fifth in 2002 and third in 2003 before earning the 125-pound title in 2004. A three-time All-American, Powell ended his career with the Huskers at 109-24. In 2007, Paul Donahoe won the NCAA championship at 125 pounds. The most recent, Jordan Burroughs, was the first Husker to be named two-time national champion with victories in 2009 at 157 pounds and in 2011 at 165 pounds.
Who were notable wrestlers for the Huskers in the 2018-19 season?
Named Most Outstanding Wrestler in postseason team awards, 157-pound starter Tyler Berger finished the 2018-19 season with a record of 28-4 including three pins, two technical falls and seven major decisions. Redshirt freshman Mikey Labriola finished the season with a record of 30-9 at 174 pounds. He was 14-3 in dual competition, scoring 58 points while allowing just 12.
How did Nebraska finish the 2018-19 season in the Big Ten?
The Cornhuskers finished in the sixth position in Big Ten Dual Standings for the 2018-19 season with a conference record of 5-4-0 and an overall record of 12-5-0. Nebraska’s 51 team points resulted in a tenth-place team finish, the Cornhuskers’ 23rd top 10 NCAA finish.
How many Cornhuskers qualified for the NCAA Championships for the 2018-19 season and how did they place?
Nebraska saw eight grapplers qualify for the 2019 Division I Wrestling Championships. Chad Red Jr, competing at 141 pounds, lost the seventh-place match to Kyle Shoop of Lock Haven by major decision to finish eighth. Mikey Labriola had a record of 4-3 in the championship tournament to finish with a sixth-place medal. Isaiah White defeated Josh Shields of Arizona State in the 165 pound fifth-place match by decision 8-3. Tyler Berger was the top finishing wrestler for Nebraska, making it to the championship match before losing to No. 1 Jason Nolf from Penn State by major decision 10-2. Zeke Moisey (125 pounds), Taylor Venz (184 pounds), Eric Schultz (197 pounds) and David Jensen (HWT) did not place.
Where can I purchase tickets to attend a Nebraska wrestling dual?
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