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Illini, Kokesh & Welch win Midlands Championships titles

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Midland Championships - Wrestling Highlights

Illinois won the team title and two Big Ten wrestlers took home individual crowns at the 50th Ken Kraft Midlands Championships at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Illini finished with 99.5 points, two ahead of second-place Virginia Tech, while Nebraska’s Robert Kokesh (174 lbs) and Northwestern’s Jason Welch (157) won their respective weight classes.

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Wrestling's Midlands begin Saturday

The 50th annual Ken Kraft Midlands Tournament start Saturday at Northwestern and wrap up Sunday with the finals airing live on BTN/BTN2Go. The event is open to Division I, II, and III wrestling teams as well as a number of post-graduate competitors. According to the latest collegiate wrestling rankings, the Big Ten currently has 10 teams ranked in the Top 25.

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Wrestling roundup: Wisconsin holds off Nebraska

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Wisconsin at Nebraska - Wrestling Wrap-Up

Wisconsin held off No. 9 Nebraska, 19-17, to improve to a surprising 2-0 in Big Ten play Sunday afternoon at NU Coliseum. Meanwhile, the Huskers fell to 0-2 in conference action with the loss. Nebraska, which trailed 19-9, took the final two matches to make things interesting late. Read full recap at UWBadgers.com. Also, check out our video wrap-up from the match here and read about No. 1 Penn State’s win over Indiana in this post.

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No. 3 Minnesota rallies past No. 15 Oregon State

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Tony Nelson - Wrestling Interview

The third-ranked Minnesota wrestling team rallied past No. 15 Oregon State, 21-18, Saturday night at the Sports Pavilion. The match came down to the heavyweight battle, and it was Minnesota’s Tony Nelson notching a double-overtime victory over Oregon State’s Chad Hanke. Watch our interview with Nelson now.

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No. 9 Nebraska takes down Arizona State, 18-12

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Arizona State at Nebraska - Wrestling Wrap-Up

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.

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Minnesota wrestling tops Nebraska

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Minnesota at Nebraska - Wrestling Wrap-up

The No. 1 Gophers opened Big Ten action against the No. 9 ranked Cornhuskers and came out with a 27-7 win on Friday night.

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