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Wrestling: Burroughs-Taylor Postponed; James Green Downs Pat Lugo; Extra Matches

Jordan Burroughs’ match against David Taylor postponed until Wednesday in Lincoln due to Taylor contact tracing

Freestyle World Cup 2017 in Iran
Former Husker James Green, seen here after a win over David Suynyuchkhanov of Azerbaijan in February 2020, won his match against Pat Lugo at the FloWrestling event Saturday night.
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We’ll have to wait four more days to see Jordan Burroughs take on world No. 1 David Taylor at 86 kg after it was announced that Taylor has to quarantine due to contact tracing.

The match will now take place on Wednesday, January 13 at the Devaney Sports Center.

James Green vs. Pat Lugo

On Saturday night’s card, former Husker James Green took on Pat Lugo, a former Iowa Hawkeye. Green, a two-time World medalist, took on Lugo at 152 pounds as he continues to make his way down in weight to 65 kg (143 pounds) for the Olympic trials. Green weighed in at 150.2 pounds, well under the 152 pound limit.

In the first period, Green hit on a single-leg takedown about a minute in. Lugo was active the remainder of the period, but Green was able to fend off Lugo’s offense to take a 2-0 lead into the break.

In the second period, there was an early flurry that ended with both Green and Lugo going out of bounds. It was called a point for Lugo on a push-out, but Green’s coaches threw a challenge brick. After review, the call gave Green a point as it was determined that Lugo’s head hit out of bounds first. Green with a 3-0 lead.

Lugo then secured a push-out point to cut the Green lead to 3-1, and Green was put on a 30-second shot clock for passivity (If Green couldn’t score a point in those 30 seconds, Lugo would receive a point). Green was unable to score during the shot clock, so Lugo trailed just 3-2, but Green is so positionally sound that he held Lugo scoreless for the rest of the match to secure the 3-2 win.

Extra Matches

Before No. 5 Nebraska’s dual with No. 13 Minnesota on Friday night, there were six extra matches between non-starters.

Nebraska struggled here, as they went 1-5 in the extra matches. Tucker Sjomeling fell to Minnesota’s Jake Gliva 3-1 at 133 pounds, while Jevon Parrish lost to Minnesota’s Jake Bergeland 5-2 at 149. At 157, Nebraska’s No. 20 Kevon Davenport lost 17-2 by tech fall to Minnesota’s Cael Carlson, while Husker freshman Silas Allred lost to Minnesota’s Dylan Anderson 8-4.

In Nebraska’s lone win of the extra matches, heavyweight Landon Brown defeated Minnesota’s Keaton Kluever via pinfall in 1 minute, 35 seconds.