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LOOK: No. 5 Huskers Take Down No. 17 Gophers to Open Season

January 09, 2021

Fifth-ranked Nebraska wrestling opened its 2021 season with a 22-14 win over No. 17 Minnesota at the Devaney Center Friday night. The dual began and ended with top-20 matchups. Nebraska’s Liam Cronin, ranked 17th at 125 pounds, earned an 8-1 decision against No. 14 Patrick McKee to get things started. The Huskers would win five of the next eight matches to take control, before Minnesota’s top-ranked 285-pounder, Gable Steveson defeating No. 17 Christian Lance by major decision.

No. 7 Chad Red Jr. (141), Brock Hardy (149), No. 4 Mikey Labriola (174), Nathan Haas (184) and No. Eric Schultz (197) recorded wins for the Huskers. Check out all of the action in our gallery below.

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