Posted 12 months ago
By Robert Lovell
The No. 10 Nebraska wrestling team (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) makes its first of two trips to Nevada this month for the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Friday and Saturday at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Friday’s action begins at 11 a.m. CT, with the pigtail round, followed by rounds 1 and 2 as well as the consolation pigtails and first round of consolation matches. The quarterfinals are set for 8 p.m., along with the second and third rounds of the consolation bracket.
Competitors return to the mat on Saturday at 11 a.m., for the fourth round of consolation matches. At noon, the semifinals and consolation round 5 will be contested, followed by the consolation semifinals and consolation finals for fifth and seventh place. The championship finals for first and third place are set for 5 p.m.
Event information can be found on the Cliff Keen Invitational website, while results will be available on Escape Sports’ website and live video streaming is on Flowrestling.
Last year, Robert Kokesh (174) and then-senior Josh Ihnen (184) won individual weight class titles to lead the Huskers to a fifth-place finish. Jake Sueflohn (third at 149), James Green (eighth at 157) and then-senior Ridge Kiley (seventh at 141) also placed for Nebraska.
The Huskers come to Las Vegas fresh off three dominating victories at the Stanford Duals on Saturday, Nov. 30. Nebraska outscored Utah Valley, then-No. 18 Stanford and CSU-Bakersfield by a combined score of 106-18. Tim Lambert (125), Anthony Abidin (141), Sueflohn, Green, Kokesh and TJ Dudley (184) each posted perfect 3-0 marks at the Stanford Duals.
All of them are expected to start this weekend in Las Vegas, along with Colton McCrystal (133), Austin Wilson (165), Spencer Johnson (197) and Collin Jensen (HWT).
32nd Annual Cliff Keen Invitational
Las Vegas Convention Center • Las Vegas, Nev. • Friday, Dec.6 – Saturday, Dec. 7 • 11 a.m.
Event Information: www.cklvwrestle.
Live Video Streaming: www.flowrestling.
Schedule of Events (all times central)
Friday, Dec. 6
11 a.m.: Pigtail Round, Round 1, Round 2, Consolation Pigtails and Consolation Round 1
8 p.m.: Quarterfinals and Consolation Round 2 & 3
Saturday, Dec. 7
11 a.m.: Consolation Round 4
Noon: Semifinals and Consolation Round 5, Consolation Semifinals, Consolation Finals (5th & 6th, 7th & 8th)
5 p.m.: Championship Finals (1st & 2nd, 3rd & 4th)