Hutmacher wins by pin in Nebraska wrestling debut

The Nebraska wrestling team competed in a three-team meet on Saturday afternoon, hosting Wyoming and Northern Iowa. The Huskers swept the triangular, crushing the Cowboys 44-3 and sneaking away from the Wildcats 18-17.

The triangular also acted as the Nebraska wrestling debut for defensive lineman Nash Hutmacher. The Blackshirt returned to the mat for the first time since 2020. Hutmacher joined Nebraska wrestling after spending three seasons playing football.

Before Nebraska, Hutmacher wrestled for Chamberlain High School in South Dakota, where he was a four-time state champion. Hutmacher’s collegiate debut saw him win by fall in the first period, capping off a dominating win for Nebraska over Wyoming.

After falling in the first match, the Huskers won the remaining nine matches with authority, four by falls, two by tech falls, and one by a major decision.

Hutmacher did not wrestle in the team’s follow-up match with Northern Iowa, a meet that came down to the wire. But Silas Allred earned a pin in the penultimate match, giving Nebraska a five-point lead, eventually leading to the 18-17 victory.

The Huskers moved to 5-0 on the season and will remain home to take on Iowa on Friday night. The duel is set for 6:00 p.m. and can be viewed on the Big Ten Network.

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