In a back and forth battle, the No. 9 Nebraska wrestling team took down Arizona State, 18-12, on Saturday night at the NU Coliseum. Wrestling in front of 778 fans, the Huskers improved to 5-1, while the Sun Devils fell to 5-2.
No. 6 Josh Ihnen started the match with a 6-2 decision over No. 20 Kevin Radford of Arizona State at 184 pounds. Ihnen, a senior, improves to 13-1 on the season with the victory, including a 5-1 mark in duals.
The Sun Devils responded with three consecutive victories at 197, Heavyweight and 125 to take a 9-3 lead. No. 9 Jake Meredith of Arizona State won a 1-0 decision over Caleb Kolb before No. 13 Levi Cooper captured the heavyweight victory over Donny Longendyke by a 3-0 decision. At 125 pounds, Dalton Miller won a 9-5 decision over Nebraska’s Eric Coufal.