Michigan Wrestling News: Wolverines Gear Up for Epic Clash Against Nebraska Huskers With 8 Top 10 Ranked Wrestlers

Published 02/08/2024, 12:29 AM EST

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The No. 9-ranked University of Michigan Wrestling team is all set to face its arch-rivals Nebraska this Friday. With the release of the current National Rankings, the Michigan Wolverines are posing themselves as formidable opponents. Michigan is currently boasting a sweeping majority in the given rankings, securing 8 out of 10 positions with a stark majority.

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With a strong lineup, Michigan has improved this season with 6-3 in duals. Loaded with depth and talent, their dominating victory over the Hawkeyes in front of the home crowd was also historic, reminding the wrestling world that they were still trophy contenders. And, with the release of the latest individual rankings, the Wolverines are further solidifying their position.

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In the latest Twitter post published by Michigan Wolverines through its handle, @umichwrestling, it took to release the latest national rankings. The caption to the post reads, “Updated national rankings this week. Wolverines with eight in the top 10.” According to the polls, the Wolverines are dominating the lineup, occupying eight of these positions.

 

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The primary name listed in the rankings in the 125 pounds category is Michael Deaugustino, who rose to #10 against Drake Ayala after his win. Dylan Ragusin has entered the 133-pound rankings at #4. Another Wolverine, No. 19, Sergio Lemley also left the crowd with his phenomenal skills defeating Iowa Hawkeyes’ Real Woods in the 141-pound weight class.

Legendary collegiate wrestler Austin Gomez also received the 149-pound rankings, for his commitment to Wolverines, along with Will Lewan in 157 pounds class. Cameron Amine,165 pounds, is also a part of the Wolverines roster rising from the polls.

2021 NCAA champ and 3-time All-American Shane Griffith also took to shine in the 174 weight class. Michigan junior Jaden Bullock, entered the 184-pound rankings in the polls. Heavyweight Lucas Davidson also made it to the list. Armed with the rankings, on Friday, February 9, the University of Michigan will embark on a three-match road series, starting against No. 5 Nebraska.

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Gearing up for a showdown against Nebraska

Michigan’s graduate students Michael DeAugustino and Will Lewan who won on-route this season have contributed to the Wolverines’ phenomenal performances. Given their recent victory over No. 2 Iowa, where freshman Sergio Lemley stood out, Michigan is all set to maintain its momentum with 8 wrestlers in national rankings. Meanwhile, Nebraska has a narrow advantage.

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Nebraska team has a 10-1 record after cruising to a 28-9 win over Illinois in their most recent outing on February 4. The Huskers are ranked at nine weight classes, including four in the top 10, most notably No. 1 Ridge Lovett (149 pounds) and No. 3 Lenny Pinto (184). Starting from 2014, Nebraska has a 4-3 edge over the Wolverines. It remains to be seen if they widen the margin or Michigan overturns it when they face each other at 6 p.m. CST at the Bob Devaney Center.

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