Back to the Nebraska Cornhuskers Newsfeed

Wrestling: Huskers Down UNK and Chadron St.

The No. 9-ranked Huskers started their season with a pair of wins over some in-state Division II schools.

Nebraska defeated Chadron State 31-9 with a lineup of mainly backups before beating the University of Nebraska-Kearney 45-6.

Against Chadron State, the Huskers were led by a trio of starters in Ridge Lovett (149 pounds), Bubba Wilson (157) and Taylor Venz (184). Lovett won by tech fall 19-0, while Venz won by pinfall and Wilson won his first varsity match via decision.

The Huskers started more starters against the Lopers of UNK who finished as runners-up at the 2021 NCAA DII National Championships.