Huskers Produce Strong Showing at Freestyle Tourney

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Nebraskas redshirts wrestling

Two of NU’s redshirts from last season and an incoming freshman each placed at the United World Wrestling Junior Freestyle Nationals

Las Vegas, Nev. – Two of Nebraska’s redshirts from last season and an incoming freshman each placed at the United World Wrestling Junior Freestyle Nationals on Friday and Saturday.

Beau Breske (79 kg), who signed with the Huskers in November 2015, finished first in the tournament, winning three of his five matches by technical fall. Patrick Grayson, who redshirted in 2015-16, took runner-up honors at 120 kg. Kris Williams, also a redshirt last season, produced a sixth-place finish at 55 kg.

Brian Peska (60 kg), Collin Purinton (66 kg), Jordan Shearer (66 kg) and Dustin Williams (74 kg) also competed in Las Vegas, but did not place.

 

UWW Junior Freestyle Nationals (April 29-30, 2016)

 

 

55 kg: Kris Williams – 6th (4-3)
60 kg: Brian Peska – DNP (1-2)
66 kg: Collin Purinton – DNP (2-2)
66 kg: Jordan Shearer – DNP (2-2)
74 kg: Dustin Williams – DNP (2-2)
79 kg: Beau Breske – 1st (5-0)
120 kg: Patrick Grayson – 2nd (3-1)

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