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Huskers Top Purdue for Second Win This Weekend

West Lafayette, Ind. – Behind Silas Allred’s second-straight pin, the Nebraska wrestling team (9-3, 5-1 Big Ten) got its second win of the weekend with a 22-12 victory over Purdue (4-9, 0-6 Big Ten) on Saturday evening.

Action started against the Boilermakers at 165 pounds where Bubba Wilson faced Purdue’s Cooper Noehre. Wilson grabbed the early takedown in Period 1, an escape in Period 3 and another takedown in the closing seconds to tally the 5-4 decision.

Up next, Elise Brown Ton (174) made his dual debut with a 6-3 decision over Macartney Parkinson. Brown Ton scored three takedowns en route to his first career dual win and a 6-0 overall Husker lead.

#16 Lenny Pinto then wrestled Ben Vanadia at 184. Pinto dominated, scoring four takedowns, while only allowing three points, to claim the 12-3 major decision. At 197, #16 Allred tallied his second pin of the weekend as he got the fall over Purdue’s Hayden Filipovich in Period 1.

At heavyweight, Cale Davidson got the call against Hayden Copass. Davidson scored a pair of escapes, but it was not enough, as Copass won by decision, 8-2. After a brief intermission, competition started again with the 125 bout. After two periods, Jacob Van Dee only trailed #3 Matt Ramos 4-3 with two minutes to go. In the final period, Ramos scored an escape to help secure the 5-3 decision over Van Dee.

Kyle Burwick then faced Dustin Norris at 133 and jumped out to a 4-1 lead with two takedowns through two periods. In Period 3, Norris tallied a takedown of his own, but Burwick was awarded a stall point en route to the 5-3 decision.

At 141, #6 Brock Hardy scored a takedown against #14 Parker Filius in Period 1, an escape in Period 2 and the riding time point in Period 3 to claim the 4-0 decision.

With the Huskers leading 22-6 overall, Blake Cushing battled Jaden Reynolds at 149. Cushing held the 4-3 advantage to start Period 3, but Reynolds tallied an escape to send the match into overtime. In sudden victory, Reynolds scored the takedown to win by decision, 6-4.

To close the night, Nebraska native Antrell Taylor faced #6 Kendall Coleman at 157. In Taylor’s dual debut, he held his own but fell by decision, 6-3.

Up next, the Huskers head to Columbus to face Ohio State in their last away dual of the year. Action is set to begin at 6 p.m. CT and will be televised on BTN.

#10 Nebraska 22, Purdue 12
165: Bubba Wilson (NEB) dec. Cooper Noehre (PUR) 5-4 (NEB 3, PUR 0)
174: Elise Brown Ton (NEB) dec. Macartney Parkinson (PUR) 6-3 (NEB 6, PUR 0)
184: #16 Lenny Pinto (NEB) major dec. Ben Vanadia (PUR) 12-3 (NEB 10, PUR 0)
197: #16 Silas Allred (NEB) pinned Hayden Filipovich (PUR) (1:20) (NEB 16, PUR 0)
285: Hayden Copass (PUR) dec. Cale Davidson (NEB) 8-2 (NEB 16, PUR 3)
125: #3 Matt Ramos (PUR) dec. Jacob Van Dee (NEB) 5-3 (NEB 16, PUR 6)
133: Kyle Burwick (NEB) dec. Dustin Norris (PUR) 5-3 (NEB 19, PUR 6)
141: #6 Brock Hardy (NEB) dec. #14 Parker Filius (PUR) 4-0 (NEB 22, PUR 6)
149: Jaden Reynolds (PUR) dec. Blake Cushing (NEB) 6-4 SV-1 (NEB 22, PUR 9)
157: #6 Kendall Coleman (PUR) dec. Antrell Taylor (NEB) 6-3 (NEB 22, PUR 12)

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