LINCOLN — The Nebraska wrestling team completed a dominant weekend Saturday by rolling to a 30-9 victory over Penn.
Nebraska, which handled Indiana 30-10 Friday, improved to 8-0 in duals this season. The Huskers, ranked eighth nationally, will take their unbeaten record into next Saturday’s home showdown against second-ranked Iowa.
Iowa earned a 24-6 dual win over third-ranked Oklahoma State on Friday. The Hawkeyes will face Indiana on Sunday.
Nebraska’s win on Saturday, which came in front of 2,746 fans at the Devaney Center, was highlighted by pins from juniors Jake Sueflohn and Robert Kokesh.
With Nebraska leading 10-6 midway through the dual, Sueflohn, ranked sixth nationally at 149 pounds, pinned Andrew Lenzi in 4:53 for his third fall of the season. It was Sueflohn’s seventh win in a row as he improved to 20-3 — all three losses are to opponents ranked ahead of him.
Kokesh, ranked fourth at 174, improved to 22-1 with his team-high eighth pin. Kokesh led Zach Agostino 6-1 after the first period before earning the pin at the 4:50 mark.
It was the 90th career victory for Kokesh, boosting his record to 90-12 as a Husker.
Freshman TJ Dudley finished the dual with a 9-6 comeback victory as he defeated his second ranked opponent on the weekend. The victory improved Dudley to 20-3.
Dudley, ranked 15th at 184 pounds, trailed No. 12 Lorenzo Thomas 4-2 after two periods before giving up a two-point near fall in the third period. After falling behind 6-2, Dudley managed a reversal and two near falls of his own before tacking on a riding time point for the 9-6 decision.
James Green, ranked third at 157 pounds, improved to 21-0 with a 19-4 technical fall over Ray Bethea. Green, a two-time All-American, got his third technical fall of the season.
Other Husker winners were heavyweight Collin Jensen, 125-pounder Tim Lambert and 133-pounder Shawn Nagel.
Nagel, NU’s starter at 125 pounds last season, made his first dual start this season. He had a takedown late in the first period to grab a 4-1 lead over Ken Bade and won 6-3.
125 pounds: Tim Lambert, NU, major dec. Jeremy Schwartz, 15-3.
133: Shawn Nagel, NU, dec. Ken Bade, 6-3.
141: Jeff Canfora, Penn, dec. Colton McCrystal, 5-2.
149: Jake Sueflohn, NU, pinned Andrew Lenzi, 4:53.
157: James Green, NU, tech. fall Ray Bethea, 19-4.
165: Casey Kent, Penn, dec. Austin Wilson, 3-2.
174: Robert Kokesh, NU, pinned Zach Agostino, 4:50.
184: TJ Dudley, NU, dec. Lorenzo Thomas, 9-6.
197: Frank Mattiace, Penn, dec. over Spencer Johnson, 7-2.
HWT: Collin Jensen, NU, dec. Steven Graziano, 9-3.