LAS VEGAS – UNI wrestling finished fourth out at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invite, and six Panthers medaled.
Josh Alber led the way with a second-place finish at 141 pounds. He knocked off No. 6 Chad Red of Nebraska in the semifinals but was unable to avenge from earlier this year to Cornell's No. 11 Yianni Diakomihalis, who won 8-2 for the title.
Max Thomsen finished 4th at 149 pounds grabbed a win over No. 14 Josh Maruca of Arizona State, but was edged out 4-3 to No. 11 Ke-shawn Hayes of Ohio State University.
After being edged out 9-6 by the top wrestler in the nation at 174 pounds, Taylor Lujan fell to No. 5 Myles Amine of Michigan in an 11-9 decision to take fourth.
In his season debut, Jacob Holschlag finished fourth at 197 pounds and knocked off one top-20 opponent at the tournament.
Jay Schwarm was seeded 10th but finished sixth at 125 pounds. Drew Foster avenged a loss to Cornell's No. 13 Max Dean with a 9-5 decision before beating No. 8 Jordan Ellingwood of Central Michigan in a 3-1 decision for seventh place.
Forty-six teams competed at the Cliff Keen. Top-10 finishes:
- Ohio State 155.5 points
- University of Michigan 140 points
- Arizona State 113.5 points
- UNI 104 points
- Nebraska 100.5 points
- Virginia Tech 89.5 points
- Central Michigan 82 points
- Cornell University 62 points
- Wyoming 61 points
- Stanford 58.5 points
Five Panthers placed at the 46th annual Jim Koch Wisconsin Open. Jack Skudlarcyzk won a title at 133 pounds.
- 141 pounds: Rudy Yates 2nd
- 149 pounds: Keaton Geerts 4th
- 165: Austin Yant 3rd
- 165: Pat Schoenfelder 6th