LINCOLN — The No. 2 Nebraska wrestling team plays host to the Oregon State Beavers on Friday in the first matchup between the schools in over four years. The dual meet begins at 6 p.m. at the Devaney Center and will be broadcast nationally on FS1.
Nebraska comes into the matchup after taking home the team title at the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev. on Dec. 6-7. Nebraska scored 118 team points, outpacing runner-up Ohio State (109.5 points) and third-place finisher Arizona State (103 points) on its way to the third Cliff Keen title in program history. Isaiah White (165) won his second consecutive Cliff Keen Invitational individual title and nine of ten Huskers who competed placed. Ridge Lovett (133) and Mikey Labriola (174) were the next-best placers for the Huskers as each finished third in their respective weight classes.
Oregon State is fresh off a fourth-place finish at the Reno Tournament of Champions (Dec. 15). Overall, five Beavers placed, including Colt Doyle (2nd, 184), Devan Turner (4th, 133), Grant Willits (4th, 141), Lane Stigall (6th, 149) and Hunter Willits (2nd, 157).
Tickets are still available on Huskers.com. Ticket specials include the Family Four Pack, for which purchasers pay $20 and receive four general admission tickets and four vouchers good for a hot dog and a fountain Pepsi product.
Last Time Out: No. 2 Nebraska had nine of ten grapplers place and earned 118 points to win the Cliff Keen Invitational team title in Las Vegas, Nev. (Dec. 6-7)
Up Next: NU will have a few weeks off for the semester break before returning to action at No. 8 Wisconsin on Jan. 12