In this week’s online-only “BTN Wrestling Report,” BTN’s Kara Lentz recaps the Minnesota-Illinois match from earlier this week. Plus, we look ahead to the weekend’s action with BTN’s Tim Johnson and Jim Gibbons and talk to Minnesota’s Kevin Steinhaus.
The fourth-ranked Minnesota wrestling team rallied from behind to beat the eighth-ranked Illini, 18-14 on Monday night. The Gophers were sparked by Scott Schiller’s upset of Mario Gonzalez at 197-pounds.
No. 1 Penn State tallied a dominant 35-3 road victory at Purdue on Sunday. The Nittany Lions received pins from David Taylor and Ed Ruth in the win. The Nittany Lions (7-0, 4-0) won all but one match, as Purdue’s Ivan Lopouchanski managed to card a victory over James English in the 149-pount bout. Watch our highlights here and read the full recap at GoPSUSports.com.
Friday night was a busy night on the wrestling mat for teams across the conference. Penn State’s Quentin Wright got his 100th career win as the top-ranked Nittany Lions scored a big 36-6 win over Wisconsin to stay unbeaten on the year. In other action, Iowa topped Michigan 33-10. Watch the Penn State-Wisconsin highlights now and jump inside this post for more wrestling video.
The No. 17 Nebraska wrestling team completed a weekend sweep of ranked opponents by defeating No. 18 Northwestern, 25-12, Saturday at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Huskers improve to 8-3 with the win and 2-2 in Big Ten duals. Nebraska is 4-0 on the road this season. The Wildcats drop to 4-4 on the season with an 0-3 record in the Big Ten. Read the full recap at Huskers.com.
Several Big Ten wrestling teams were in action on Friday night. Nebraska got their first Big Ten dual victory of the season with a 20-19 win over Michigan and improve to 7-3 on the season. Watch the highlights now and dive inside for more wrestling coverage, including Student U highlights of Minnesota’s win over Ohio State.