Seven Huskers earn spots in preseason rankings

Seven Nebraska wrestlers were ranked in the InterMat preseason poll released Tuesday.

Seniors Eric Montoya, TJ Dudley and Aaron Studebaker all earned top-five rankings in their weight classes. Montoya, an All-American last season, is ranked fourth at 133 pounds. Dudley, who finished runner-up at the last year’s NCAA championships, is fourth at 184 pounds. Studebaker is fifth at 197 pounds.

Senior Tim Lambert and sophomore Tyler Berger also earned top-10 spots. Lambert is seventh at 125 pounds, while Berger is No. 9 at 157 pounds.

Senior Collin Jensen is 13th at heavyweight, and senior Micah Barnes is No. 14 at 174 pounds.

As a team, the Huskers are eighth in the tournament rankings and sixth in the dual meet rankings.