January 31, 2010

Wrestling Falls At Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Freshman transfer Kevin O'Brien picked up his first win in a Blue & Gold singlet as the Northern Colorado wrestling team lost to its second-straight Big 12 opponent, falling 37-9 at Nebraska on Sunday afternoon.

O'Brien (165 pounds) won a 6-3 decision in the second bout of the day over James Nakashima to tie the team score at 3-3, but the next seven bouts went to Nebraska, including a pair of forfeits at 184 and 197 pounds. Nebraska forfeited at 149 pounds for the 37-9 final.

"It was a tough day today," said Head Coach Ben Cherrington. "As a team we were not ready to win matches. We showed an okay team way too much respect and we paid for it. We have a month to get better and I hope I have a group of guys who realize there is a lot of work to do between now and March 6th."

The Bears are now 1-12 in duals this season and have lost five straight.

Northern Colorado returns to Western Wrestling Conference action on Feb. 12, hosting Air Force at 7:00 p.m. The Bears final three duals of the season are all in Butler-Hancock as they also host South Dakota State (Feb. 14) and Utah Valley (Feb. 17) before heading to the NCAA West Regional on March 6.

Nebraska 37, Northern Colorado 9
Jan. 31, 2010
NU Coliseum
Lincoln, Neb.

157-Tyler Koehn (NU) wins by decision over Rocco DePaolo (UNC), 10-3 (NU 3, UNC 0)
165-Kevin O'Brien (UNC) wins by decision over James Nakashima (NU), 6-3         (NU 3, UNC 3)
174-#4 Stephen Dwyer (NU) wins by fall over Patrick Prentice (UNC), 1:43 (NU 9, UNC 3)
184-Josh Ihnen (NU) wins by forfeit (NU 15, UNC 3)
197-#2 Craig Brester (NU) wins by forfeit (NU 21, UNC 3)
285-#19 Tucker Lane (NU) wins by fall over Justin Tuell (UNC), 2:04 (NU 27, UNC 3)
125-David Klingsheim (NU) wins by decision over Tony Mustari (UNC), 6-1 (NU 30, UNC 3)
133-C.J. Napier (NU) wins by major decision over Casey Cruz (UNC), 10-2 (NU 34, UNC 3)
141-Mike Koehnlein (NU) wins by decision over Kenny Hashimoto (UNC), 6-2 (NU 37, UNC 3)
149-Justin Gonzales (UNC) wins by forfeit (NU 37, UNC 9)

Live Stats

157-Tyler Koehn (NU) wins by decision over Rocco DePaolo (UNC), 10-3
First Period...1:56, Koehn takedown, 2-0...1:07, DePaolo escape, 2-1...Second Period...DePaolo chooses down...0:49, DePaolo escape, 2-2...0:19, Koehn takedown, 4-2...Third Period...Koehn chooses down...1:51, Koehn escape, 5-2...0:39, Koehn takedown, 7-2...0:36, DePaolo escape, 7-3...0:12, Koehn takedown, 9-3...Koehn riding time advantage, 2:21, 10-3

NU 3, UNC 0

165-Kevin O'Brien (UNC) wins by decision over James Nakashima (NU), 6-3
First Period...0:58, O'Brien takedown, 2-0...0:40, Nakashima escape, 2-1...Second Period...Nakashima chooses down...0:56, Nakashima escape, 2-2...Third Period...O'Brien chooses down...1:44, O'Brien escape, 3-2...0:26, O'Brien takedown, 5-2...0:01, Nakashima escape, 5-3...O'Brien riding time advantage, 1:24, 6-3

NU 3, UNC 3

174-#4 Stephen Dwyer (NU) wins by fall over Patrick Prentice (UNC), 1:43
First Period...2:45, Dwyer takedown, 2-0...2:34, Dwyer 2-pt near fall, 4-0...2:01, Dwyer 3-pt near fall, 7-0...1:52, Dwyer 2-pt near fall, 9-0....1:17, Dwyer fall

NU 9, UNC 3

184-Josh Ihnen (NU) wins by forfeit

NU 15, UNC 3

197-#2 Craig Brester (NU) wins by forfeit

NU 21, UNC 3

285-#19 Tucker Lane (NU) wins by fall over Justin Tuell (UNC), 2:04
First Period...2:44, Lane takedown, 2-0...1:22, Tuell escape, 2-1...0:58, Lane takedown, 4-1...0:56, Lane fall

NU 27, UNC 3

125-David Klingsheim (NU) wins by decision over Tony Mustari (UNC), 6-1
First Period...Second Period...Mustari chooses down...1:11, Klingsheim 2-pt near fall, 2-0...Third Period...Klingsheim chooses down...1:57, Klingsheim escape, 3-0...1:21, Klingsheim takedown, 5-0...0:53, Mustari escape, 5-1...Klingsheim riding time advantage, 2:28, 6-1

NU 30, UNC 3

133-C.J. Napier (NU) wins by major decision over Casey Cruz (UNC), 10-2
First Period...2:08, Napier takedown, 2-0...2:00, Napier 3-pt near fall, 5-0...1:57, Cruz escape, 5-1...Second Period...Cruz chooses down...0:49, Cruz escape, 5-2...Third Period...Napier chooses down...1:54, Napier escape, 6-2...0:04, Napier takedown, 8-2...0:01, Napier 2-pt near fall, 10-2

NU 34, UNC 3

141-Mike Koehnlein (NU) wins by decision over Kenny Hashimoto (UNC), 6-2
First Period...1:51, Hashimoto takedown, 2-0...1:32, Koehnlein reversal, 2-2...Second Period...Koehnlein chooses down...1:48, Koehnlein escape, 2-3...Third Period...Hashimoto chooses neutral...0:10, Koehnlein takedown, 2-5...Koehnlein riding time advantage, 2-6

NU 37, UNC 3

149-Justin Gonzales (UNC) wins by forfeit

NU 37, UNC 9