ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Fourth-ranked Michigan won seven of Friday’s 10 matches as the Wolverines downed No. 15 Nebraska 24-10 in a Big Ten wrestling dual.
Nebraska, which had won its previous five duals, trailed 15-3 at the midway point before CJ Red won his 141-pound match and Colton McCrystal followed with a major decision at 149 to pull the Huskers within 15-10.
But momentum turned as Michigan won the 157- and 165-pound matches that pitted ranked wrestlers.
At 157, NU’s Tyler Berger, ranked eighth, and No. 7 Alec Pantaleo were tied 2-2 after two periods before Pantaleo pulled away to a 9-3 win. Then at 165, NU’s Isaiah White, ranked 12th, and No. 9 Logan Massa were tied 1-1 before Massa recorded a takedown in sudden victory.
Nebraska stays on the road to face Michigan State at noon Sunday.
Michigan 24, Nebraska 10
184: Domenic Abounader, M, dec. Taylor Venz, 9-5. 197: Eric Schultz, N, dec. Kevin Beazley, 8-6. HWT: Adam Coon, M, tech. fall Patrick Grayson, 17-2. 125: Drew Mattin, M, dec. Mitch Maginnis, 10-8. 133: Stevan Micic, M, major dec. Jason Renteria, 14-3. 141: CJ Red, N, dec. Sal Profaci, 8-5. 149: Colton McCrystal, N, major dec. Malik Amine, 10-2. 157: Alec Pantaleo, M, dec. Tyler Berger, 9-3. 165: Logan Massa, M, dec. Isaiah White, 3-1 SV-1. 174: Myles Amine, M, dec. Beau Breske, 5-2.