CLEVELAND — Two Husker wrestlers reached the quarterfinals at the NCAA national championships Thursday night.
Junior Tyler Berger, NU’s only returning All-American who placed fifth at 157 pounds last season, and sophomore Isaiah White (165) each won their second-round match in extra time.
Tied 1-1 in a tiebreaker, Berger escaped Wyoming’s Archie Colgan for a 2-1 lead. Berger then rode Colgan out for the win.
White and Rutgers’ Richie Lewis also were tied 1-1 after regulation. White had lost Lewis in overtime in the regular season, but on Thursday White got a takedown midway through sudden victory-1 for a 3-1 victory.
Four other Huskers, CJ Red (141), Colton McCrystal (149), Taylor Venz (184) and Eric Schultz (197), went 1-1 and are alive in wrestlebacks.
Iowa has three in quarterfinals and is in third place in the team standings with 27 points. Ohio State leads with 36, followed by Penn State. Nebraska has eight points.