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Wisconsin's scoring woes continue against No. 7 Nebraska, 36-0



Jan. 29, 2012

Nebraska 36, Wisconsin 0
UW Field House • Madison, Wis.
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• Referee: Rick Stahl  |  Attendance: 623
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Wt. Result NEB WIS
197 James Nakashima (NEB), dec. Jackson Hein (WIS), 7-5 (TB2) 3 0
HWT #9 Tucker Lane (NEB), dec. Cole Tobin (WIS), 4-0 6 0
125 Shawn Nagel (NEB) maj. dec. Austin Hietpas (WIS), 11-0 10 0
133 #19 Ridge Kiley (NEB) maj. dec. Shane McQuade (WIS), 12-0 14 0
141 #5 Jake Sueflohn (NEB) tech fall Thomas Glenn (WIS), 17-2 (7:00) 19 0
149 Brandon Wilbourn (NEB) dec. Frank Baer (WIS), 10-4 22 0
157 #8 James Green (NEB) dec. Shawn Perry (WIS), 8-5 25 0
165 #6 Robert Kokesh (NEB) maj. dec. #13 Ben Jordan (WIS), 13-4 29 0
174 Tyler Koehn (NEB) dec. Scott Liegel (WIS), 8-3       32 0
184 #7 Josh Ihnen (NEB) maj. dec. Timmy McCall (WIS), 11-1 36 0
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MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin wrestling team (5-8, 0-6 Big Ten) suffered its second shutout loss of the season to No. 7 Nebraska at the UW Field House on Sunday afternoon. The Huskers defeated the Badgers, 36-0, with four victories by extra points.

 Fast Facts
Ben Jordan fell to No. 6 Robert Kokesh by a 13-4 major decision on his senior day
• Freshman Frank Baer competed in his first dual as a Badger at 149 lbs.
• The Badgers' shutout loss was the second of the season

Sunday's dual also marked UW's last home meet of the season and Senior Day for the Badgers' only senior, Ben Jordan.

Jordan scored Wisconsin's only offensive points of the dual.

The dual began at 197 lbs., which featured the most exciting match of the afternoon between redshirt sophomore Jackson Hein and James Nakashima. Nakashima took an early lead with a takedown in the first period. Nakashima had the match locked up, 3-2, until he received his second stall warning with 12 seconds remaining in the final period. Neither wrestler scored in the first overtime, and both registered an escape in the first tiebreaker. After another scoreless second overtime, Hein escape after choosing down, but was quickly taken down by Nakashima. Nakashima scored an escape after beginning his tiebreaker down to win the match by a 7-5 decision. The victory gave Nebraska a 3-0 dual lead.

The Huskers then extended their dual lead to 6-0 with a 4-0 decision at heavyweight by No. 9 Tucker Lane over redshirt sophomore Cole Tobin. Lane scored his first points of the bout with a takedown 1:09 into the match, followed by a reversal in the third.

Nebraska won its first match by extra points at 125 lbs. where freshman Austin Hietpas fell to Shawn Nagel by an 11-0 major decision. Nagel scored just one takedown in the first period, but racked up five nearfall points in the second period after Hietpas chose to start in the down position. Nagel then scored an escape, takedown and 1:40 of riding time to clinch the major decision, which gave the Huskers a 10-0 lead.

NU's second-straight major decision came at 133 lbs. where No. 19 Ridge Kiley defeated junior Shane McQuade by a 12-0 decision. Kiley registered a takedown and three nearfall points in the first period, followed by another takedown and three more nearfall points in the second. Kiley also scored an escape and 2:55 of riding time in the final period to extend the Nebraska lead to 14-0.

No. 5 Jake Sueflohn increased the Huskers' lead to 19-0 with a 17-2 tech fall against redshirt freshman Thomas Glenn at 141 lbs. Sueflohn scored just two takedowns in the first two periods, but exploded in the final period for three takedowns, an escape, three nearfall points and 1:12 of riding time. Glenn's two points resulted from escapes.

At 149 lbs., freshman Frank Baer competed in his first dual as a Badger against Brandon Wilbourn. Wilbourn scored an early takedown in the first period, followed by three nearfall points in the second, resulting from Baer choosing the down position to start the period. Wilbourn then tacked on a reversal, a takedown and 2:51 of riding time to defeat Baer by a 10-4 decision. Baer had four escapes in the bout that gave NU a 22-0 dual lead.

No. 8 James Green extended Nebraska's lead to 25-0 with an 8-5 decision over redshirt sophomore Shawn Perry at 157 lbs. Green came out shooting in the first period, scoring three takedowns and allowing four escapes. Perry was able to escape at the start of the second period, but was taken down by Green to trail 8-4 entering the final period. A second stall warning called against Green narrowed his lead to 8-5, but Perry could not score any more points in the third.

In the only match that featured two ranked wrestlers, No. 6 Robert Kokesh defeated No. 13 Ben Jordan by a 13-4 major decision at 165 lbs. After a scoreless first period, Jordan took the lead with a takedown early in the second, but was reversed by Kokesh with 38 seconds remaining in the period. Kokesh then exploded for a takedown, an escape, five nearfall points and 1:10 of riding time in the final period. Kokesh's victory gave the Huskers a 29-0 dual lead.

Nebraska won its ninth-straight match at 174 lbs. where Tyler Koehn defeated redshirt sophomore Scott Liegel by an 8-3 decision. Koehn jumped out to an early lead with a takedown in the first period, followed by an escape and another takedown in the second. After choosing to start in the down position, Liegel scored his second escape of the afternoon at the start of the third period, but could not overcome another Koehn takedown and 1:15 of riding time. Liegel's loss gave NU a 32-0 lead.

In the final match of the day, No. 7 Josh Ihnen defeated redshirt freshman Timmy McCall by a 11-1 major decision. Ihnen scored just one takedown in the first period, but registered a takedown, reversal and two nearfall points in the second. Ihnen then clinched the major decision with a takedown and 4:17 of riding time in the final period, giving Nebraska a 36-0 dual victory over Wisconsin.

The Badgers continue their Big Ten season next week as they travel to Champaign-Urbana, Ill. to take on No. 8 Illinois on Friday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. and then head to Iowa City, Iowa on Sunday, Feb. 5, for a dual meet against No. 6 Iowa at 1 p.m.


Justin Mozer

UW Athletic Communications

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