Annapolis, Md. – For the second-straight weekend, the Nebraska wrestling team hits the road as it travels to Maryland on Saturday for the Navy Classic.
The tournament will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday with preliminary rounds. Semifinals will begin at 1:30 p.m., and the finals are set for 3 p.m. All times are central and live scoring for each match will be available on FloArena. There will be no live stream.
The Huskers are one of 12 teams at the Navy Classic, as they are joined by Air Force, American, Bucknell, The Citadel, Davidson, Kent State, Lock Haven, Michigan State, Navy, Ohio and the Virginia Military Institute.
Last Time Out: The Nebraska wrestling team split a pair of duals in Pennsylvania at the Journeymen Wranglemania on Saturday, Nov. 12. NU defeated Army 25-9 before falling to #8 NC State 23-10.
Up Next: The Huskers will return to action next month at the Cliff Keen Invite, Dec. 2-3 in Las Vegas.
133 – #28 Boo Dryden (RSr.)
141 – #22 Brock Hardy (RSo.)
149 – Dayne Morton (Sr.)
157 – #4 Peyton Robb (Jr.)
165 – Antrell Taylor (Fr.)/Jagger Condomitti (RFr.)/Bubba Wilson (So.)
174 – #3 Mikey Labriola (Sr.)/Elise Brown Ton (RSo.)
184 – Nathan Haas (RSo.)/#29 Lenny Pinto (RFr.)
197 – #23 Silas Allred (RFr.)
285 – Cale Davidson (Sr.)/Harley Andrews (Fr.)
*Intermat rankings used
Huskers Send Group of Wrestlers to Kearney
Nebraska to Face Strong Dual Schedule
- Nebraska posted a 6-5 dual record in 2021-22, its 12th consecutive winning season and 33rd in the last 35 years. This winter, the Huskers will look to continue that streak and build off a fifth-place finish at the 2022 NCAA Championships.
- NU will face a challenging schedule that features nine of the top-25 team finishers from last year’s NCAA Championships. The home schedule is highlighted by matchups against top-25 finishers Arizona State, Northwestern, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Rutgers.
- Nebraska faces a grueling road schedule this season with a notable trip to the 2021 national champion Iowa. Other road duals for NU include matchups against Navy, South Dakota State, Purdue and Ohio State.
- As for tournament action, NU will travel to the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational Dec. 2-3. The Big Ten Championships will take place March 4-5 in Ann Arbor, Mich., where the Huskers will look to improve on last season’s seventh-place finish. The NCAA Championships are set from March 16-18 in Tulsa, Okla.
Labriola Looks to Earn Fifth All-America Award
- A 174-pound senior from Easton, Penn., Labriola returns looking to become the first-ever five-time All-American. Labriola is currently one of only three four-time All-Americans in the history of Nebraska wrestling. Last season, he finished fifth at the Big Ten Championships and his seventh-place finish at NCAAs cemented his All-American status.
- Labriola was second on the team last year with 23 wins, giving him a career record of 92-26. This season, he has the chance to be the 30th all-time member of the 100-win club and would join former teammate Taylor Venz. All but one of Labriola’s losses last season were to wrestlers ranked in the top 10.
- Nebraska features a 34-wrestler roster as it begins official practice.
- About two-thirds of the Huskers’ 2022-23 roster are underclassmen, as 24 of Nebraska’s 34 wrestlers are either freshmen or sophomores.
- Included in Nebraska’s roster are also five seniors and five juniors.
- 23 Huskers on this season’s roster are returning letterwinners.
- This year’s Huskers come from 17 states, and six are Nebraska natives.