Six match victories helped the Wisconsin wrestling team upend No. 9 Nebraska 19-17 Sunday afternoon in Lincoln. Neb.
The win is UW's first over a top-10 opponent since Jan. 9, 2011 when it downed, then, fifth-ranked Minnesota.
The Badgers (5-2, 2-0 Big Ten) fell into an early hole as Ben Cox lost by technical fall at 184 pounds.
Jackson Hein helped UW make up some ground in the 197 match with a 3-1 win over Caleb Kolb. No. 14 Connor Medbery remained undefeated in dual competition on the season with his 4-2 victory over Danny Longendyke and helped Wisconsin to its first lead of the dual at 6-5.
Matt Cavallaris extended the Badgers' lead when he won by decision at 125. Tom Kelliher kept the stove hot for UW with a win of his own a 133, a 5-1 victory over Shawn Nagel.
No. 9 Tyler Graff picked up a major decision 13-5 over Ridge Kelly to put Wisconsin up 16-5.
Tenth-ranked Jake Sueflohn, a Wisconsin native, ended UW's streak of five straight wins when he downed Cole Schmitt 9-1 in the 149 pound match.
A win from Kalvin York at 157 pushed the Badgers' edge to 19-9 with just two matches remaining.
The Cornhuskers picked up wins in the final two matches, but were unable to accumulate the necessary team points to overtake Wisconsin.
UW will resume competition on Dec. 29 when they head to Evanston, Ill. for the Midlands Championships.