Nebraska wrestler wins UWW Junior Freestyle National Championship

Nebraska wrestler Ridge Lovett earned a United World Wrestling Junior Freestyle National Championship at 61 kg yesterday at UWW Junior Nationals in Omaha. 

Lovett opened the day with a pin of future Northwestern Wildcat Carter Young in the quarterfinals and followed with a 10-0 technical fall victory against Utah Valley’s Isaiah Delgado in the semifinals, his fourth technical fall win of the tournament.  Lovett edged Pittsburgh's Cole Matthews 5-4 in the championship match.  Also finishing in the top eight was Isaiah Alford with a fifth-place finish at 74 kg.

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