No. 9 Nebraska wrestling rallies from 14-point deficit to defeat No. 7 Minnesota

No. 9 Nebraska wrestling rallies from 14-point deficit to defeat No. 7 Minnesota

LINCOLN — Nebraska, ranked ninth in the NWCA Coaches poll, erased a 14-point deficit by winning six straight matches as the Huskers went on to defeat No. 7 Minnesota 21-18 in a Big Ten wrestling dual Friday night at the Devaney Center.

Nebraska trailed 14-0 before Jordan Shearer earned a 10-2 upset over 19th-ranked Tommy Thorn at 149 pounds. It was Shearer’s first win over a ranked opponent this season.

Tyler Berger, ranked second at 157, followed with a 3-1 sudden-victory over No. 8 Steve Bleise. And in another matchup of ranked opponent, Nebraska freshman Mikey Labriola rallied from a 5-1 deficit to edge No. 12 Devin Skatzka 7-6 in the 174-pound match.

Nebraska returns to action Feb. 17 at No. 2 Ohio State.

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