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Wrestlers lose to Nebraska by slim margin

Wrestling

IU suffered another loss this past Friday as it wrestled at home against No. 13
Nebraska.

The Hoosiers ultimately could not hang on as they were defeated 23-17. This is the team’s fourth consecutive loss of the season.

Zach Zimmer (125 pounds) opened the meet with an 8-2 decision against Shawn Nagel.

Zimmer was scored on at the beginning of the bout but pulled out with a win after scoring eight unanswered points.

Matt Ortega (141 pounds) established an 11-3 lead against Luis DeAnda before pinning him at the 4:10 mark.

No. 20 Taylor Walsh (149 pounds) also earned bonus points for the team with a tech fall of 15-0, pushing the team score to 14-3.

However, Nebraska came out strong after intermission, winning five consecutive bouts against the Hoosiers.

Joe Fagiano (197 pounds) wrestled in place of No. 3 Matt Powless after Powless sat out due to an injury.

Fagiano wrestled a close match against James Nakashima. After going into a second tiebreaker, Fagiano was ultimately defeated due to a 19-second riding time advantage by Nakashima.

The meet concluded with heavyweight Adam Chalfant earning a close victory of 3-2 against No. 8 Tucker Lane.

The Hoosiers will be back 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at the University Gym to wrestle against the No. 15 Fighting Illini. The action will be covered live on BigTenNetwork.com.

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