NU Grapplers Set for Nationals

The 22nd-ranked Nebraska wrestling team will send six wrestlers to the 2007 NCAA Championships, held in Auburn Hills, Mich., on March 15-17. Included in the six-man contingent for NU are a pair of true freshmen, Jordan Burroughs at 149 pounds and Stephen Dwyer at 165. Two other Huskers, Chris Oliver (157) and Craig Brester (197), are also making their first career appearances at the NCAA Championships.

Last year, Nebraska had nine wrestlers at nationals, including six first-time national qualifiers, and finished 16th with 40.5 team points. A pair of seniors, B.J. Padden and Jacob Klein, closed their NU careers as All-Americans. Padden took third at 197 pounds, while Klein finished seventh at 174 pounds.

Courtesy: NU Media Relations