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Ten Years of: Nebraska Wrestling (2013-22)

2022 NCAA runner-up Ridge Lovett (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)

Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-hard supporter of a particular school, there will be good information you may have forgotten. For others, it's a quick way to learn about a program you may not be familiar with. We're going in alphabetical order for this one, so next up is...Nebraska!

NCAA Qualifiers (82)

2022


#19 Chad Red (141); #10 Ridge Lovett (149); #10 Peyton Robb (157); #27 Bubba Wilson (165); #9 Mikey Labriola (174); #10 Taylor Venz (184); #3 Eric Schultz (197); #12 Christian Lance (285)


2021

#13 Liam Cronin (125); #8 Chad Red (141); #5 Ridge Lovett (149); #28 Caleb Licking (157); #14 Peyton Robb (165); #4 Mikey Labriola (174); #8 Taylor Venz (184); #2 Eric Schultz (197); #12 Christian Lance (285)


2020

#29 Alex Thomsen (125); #14 Ridge Lovett (133); #6 Chad Red (141); #9 Collin Purinton (149); #13 Peyton Robb (157); #5 Isaiah White (165); #10 Mikey Labriola (174); #7 Taylor Venz (184); #3 Eric Schultz (197); #21 David Jensen (285)


2019

#18 Zeke Moisey (125); #16 Chad Red (141); #2 Tyler Berger (157); #7 Isaiah White (165); #10 Mikey Labriola (174); #9 Taylor Venz (184); #14 Eric Schultz (197); #17 David Jensen (285)


2018

Jason Renteria (133); Chad Red (141); #13 Colton McCrystal (149); #8 Tyler Berger (157); #11 Isaiah White (165); #7 Taylor Venz (184); Eric Schultz (197)


2017

#5 Tim Lambert (125); #7 Eric Montoya (133); #9 Colton McCrystal (141); #4 Tyler Berger (157); #7 TJ Dudley (184); #7 Aaron Studebaker (197); #13 Collin Jensen (285)


2016

#13 Tim Lambert (125); #7 Eric Montoya (133); Anthony Abidin (141); #7 Jake Sueflohn (149); Tyler Berger (157); #10 Austin Wilson (165); #16 Micah Barnes (174); #7 TJ Dudley (184); #8 Aaron Studebaker (197); Collin Jensen (285)

2015

Tim Lambert (125); Eric Montoya (133); #9 Anthony Abidin (141); #4 James Green (157); Austin Wilson (165); #1 Robert Kokesh (174); #16 TJ Dudley (184); #15 Aaron Studebaker (197); Collin Jensen (285)


2014

#12 Tim Lambert (125); #6 Jake Sueflohn (149); #1 James Green (157); Austin Wilson (165); #3 Robert Kokesh (174); #8 TJ Dudley (184); Collin Jensen (285)


2013

Ridge Kiley (141); #9 Jake Sueflohn (149); #4 James Green (157); Austin Wilson (165); #4 Robert Kokesh (174); #8 Josh Ihnen (184); Caleb Kolb (197)


NCAA Champions

None

NCAA All-Americans

2022: Ridge Lovett (149 - 2nd); Peyton Robb (157 - 4th); Mikey Labriola (174 - 7th); Eric Schultz (197 - 7th); Christian Lance (285 - 8th)

2021: Chad Red (141 - 6th); Mikey Labriola (174 - 3rd)

2019: Chad Red (141 - 8th); Tyler Berger (157 - 2nd); Isaiah White (165 - 5th); Mikey Labriola (174 - 6th)

2018: Chad Red (141 - 7th); Tyler Berger (157 - 3rd); Taylor Venz (184 - 4th)

2017: Eric Montoya (133 - 6th); Tyler Berger (157 - 5th); TJ Dudley (184 - 3rd); Aaron Studebaker (197 - 5th)

2016: Eric Montoya (133 - 5th); Austin Wilson (165 - 7th); TJ Dudley (184 - 2nd)

2015: James Green (157 - 3rd); Robert Kokesh (174 - 3rd); TJ Dudley (184 - 8th)

2014: James Green (157 - 3rd); Robert Kokesh (174 - 4th)

2013: James Green (157 - 7th); Robert Kokesh (174 - 3rd)


NWCA All-Americans

Chad Red (141 - First Team)

Collin Purinton (149 - Second Team)

Isaiah White (165 - First Team)

Mikey Labriola (174 - Second Team)

Taylor Venz (184 - First Team)

Eric Schultz (197 - First Team)


Round of 12 Finishers

Chad Red (2022 - 141)

Taylor Venz (2019, 2021, 2022 - 184)

Isaiah White (2018 - 165)

Tim Lambert (2017 - 125)

Colton McCrystal (2017 - 141)

Anthony Abidin (2015, 2016 - 141)

Jake Sueflohn (2013, 2016 - 149)

Tyler Berger (2016 - 157)

Aaron Studebaker (2015, 2016 - 197)

Eric Montoya (2015 - 133)

Josh Ihnen (2013 - 184)


Big Ten Champions

2015: Robert Kokesh (174)

2014: James Green (157); Robert Kokesh (174)


Big Ten Runner's-Up

2022: Eric Schultz (197)

2021: Ridge Lovett (149); Taylor Venz (184); Eric Schultz (197)

2020: Eric Schultz (197)

2019: Chad Red (141); Tyler Berger (157)

2017: Tim Lambert (125)

2016: TJ Dudley (184)

2014: Jake Sueflohn (149)

2013: Jake Sueflohn (149); James Green (157)


Dual Record

2021-22: 6-5

2021: 7-1

2019-20: 11-3

2018-19: 12-5

2017-18: 10-4

2016-17: 12-4

2015-16: 11-6

2014-15: 14-1

2013-14: 12-2

2012-13: 11-6


Big Ten Tournament Placement

2021-22: 7th

2021: 3rd

2019-20: 2nd

2018-19: 5th

2017-18: 5th

2016-17: 4th

2015-16: 4th

2014-15: 7th

2013-14: 5th

2012-13: 7th


NCAA Tournament Team Placement

2021-22: 5th (59.5 points)

2021: 12th (38 points)

2019-20: No Tournament

2018-19: 10th (51 points)

2017-18: 9th (47 points)

2016-17: 9th (59.5 points)

2015-16: 8th (58 points)

2014-15: 9th (59 points)

2013-14: 11th (43.5 points)

2012-13: 13th (38 points)


Head Coaching History

Mark Manning (2000 - present)


Best Lineup (Comprised of wrestlers from 2013-22)

125 - Tim Lambert: 4x NCAA Qualifier (#5, #12, #13 seeds), 2017 Big Ten runner-up, 2017 NCAA Round of 12 Finisher

133 - Eric Montoya: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#7 seed x2), 2x NCAA All-American (5th, 6th), NCAA Qualifier for Campbell

141 - Chad Red: 5x NCAA Qualifier (#6, #8, #16, #19 seeds), 3x NCAA All-American (6th, 7th, 8th), 2020 NWCA First Team All-American, 2019 Big Ten runner-up

149 - Ridge Lovett: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#5, #10, #14 seeds), 2022 NCAA runner-up, 2021 Big Ten runner-up

157 - James Green: 4x NCAA All-American (3rd, 3rd, 7th, 7th), 2014 NCAA #1 seed, 2014 Big Ten Champion, 2x Big Ten finalist

165 - Robert Kokesh: 4x NCAA Qualifier (#1, #3, #4, #8 seeds), 3x NCAA All-American (3rd, 4th, 3rd), 2x Big Ten Champion, 2012 NCAA Round of 12 Finisher

174 - Mikey Labriola: 4x NCAA Qualifier (#4, #9, #10 x2 seeds), 3x NCAA All-American (3rd, 6th, 7th), 2020 NWCA Second Team All-American

184 - TJ Dudley: 4x NCAA Qualifier (#7 x2, #8, #16 seeds), 3x NCAA All-American (2nd, 3rd, 8th), 2016 Big Ten Runner-Up

197 - Eric Schultz: 5x NCAA Qualifier (#2, #3 x2, #14 seeds), 2022 NCAA 7th Place, 2020 NWCA First Team All-American, 3x Big Ten runner-up

285 - Christian Lance: 2x NCAA Qualifier (#12 seed x2), 2022 NCAA 8th Place


Recruiting

Number of Big Boarder's Per Year


2022: #17 Harley Andrews (OK); #25 Antrell Taylor (NE); #84 Jacob Van Dee (PA); #130 Reese Davis (OK)

2021: #7 Lenny Pinto (PA); #17 Jagger Condomitti (PA); #138 Adam Thebeau (IL)

2020: #12 Dominick Serrano (CO); #35 Jeremiah Reno (MO); #38 Silas Allred (IN); #81 Nathan Haas (CA); #90 Elise Brown Ton (TX)

2019: #29 Ridge Lovett (ID); #34 Kevon Davenport (MI)

2018: #20 Brock Hardy (UT); #21 Peyton Robb (MN); #23 Alex Thomsen (IA)

2017: #5 Mikey Labriola (PA); #32 Jason Renteria (IL); #56 Wyatt Wriedt (IA)

2016: #6 Chad Red (IN); #9 Beau Breske (WI); #30 Eric Schultz (IL); #99 Taylor Venz (MN); #126 Johnny Blankenship (MO); #145 Luke Weber (MT)

2015: #50 Kris Williams (IL); #71 Jacob Armstrong (UT); #97 Patrick Grayson (VA)

2014: #17 Tyler Berger (OR); #21 Hayden Tuma (ID); #45 Derek White (OK); #74 Colton Adams (NE); #85 Nick Bennett (MI)

2013: #142 Colton McCrystal (IA)


For past teams:

Air Force

American

Appalachian State

Arizona State

Army West Point

Binghamton

Bloomsburg

Brown

Bucknell

Buffalo

Cal Poly

Campbell

Central Michigan

Chattanooga

Clarion

Cleveland State

Columbia

Cornell

CSU Bakersfield

Davidson

Drexel

Duke

Edinboro

Franklin & Marshall

Gardner-Webb

George Mason

Harvard

Hofstra

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Iowa State

Kent State

Lehigh

Lock Haven

Maryland

Michigan

Michigan State

Minnesota

Missouri

Navy

NC State

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