Two Huskers Tyler Berger, CJ Red will compete for Big Ten wrestling titles

MINNEAPOLIS — Nebraska hasn't had a Big Ten wrestling champion since 2015 and didn't have a finalist last season.

On Sunday, two Huskers will be competing for titles as 141-pound CJ Red and Tyler Berger (157) won their semifinal matches Saturday night.

Nebraska goes into the event's final day in third place in the team standings with 84 points. Penn State leads with 131, followed by Ohio State (111.5). Iowa is a half-point behind the Huskers.

Red was the biggest surprise of the day for Nebraska. Seeded eighth, he knocked off top-seeded Mike Carr of Illinois 8-4 in the quarterfinals before taking down fifth-seeded Kanen Storr of Michigan 4-1 in the semifinals.

Berger, ranked second nationally, defeated Steve Bleise of Minnesota 6-3 in his semifinal. He'll face top-ranked Jason Nolf of Penn State in the final.

Two other Huskers lost in the semis. At 184, Penn State's Skakur Rasheed picked up a riding-time point to edge NU's Taylor Venz 6-5, and Penn State's Bo Nickal downed NU's Eric Schultz 10-2 at 197.

Nebraska's Isaiah White (165), Mikey Labriola (174) and heavyweight David Jensen all won two consolation matches after losing in the quarters. They also will compete Sunday.

Iowa has two wrestlers in the finals — Spencer Lee (125) and Alex Marinelli (165).

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