St. Louis, Mo. – Seniors Robert Kokesh (174) and James Green (157) finished their Husker careers by each finishing third at the 2015 NCAA Championships at the Scottrade Center on Saturday.
Kokesh, a three-time All-American, won a pair of sudden victories against Big Ten foes. He downed third-seeded Mike Evans of Iowa, 6-4, before topping No. 6 seed Logan Storley of Minnesota by the same margin in the third-place match.
Kokesh finished his season with a 39-1 record, which is tied for the sixth-most wins in a season in school history. He concluded his career at Nebraska with a 144-15 record, good for second in school history. He collected a third-place finish after taking fourth in 2014 and third in 2013.
Green, who became the second four-time All-American in school history on Friday, defeated No. 7 seed Ian Miller of Kent State by a 13-4 major decision before taking down Virginia Tech’s Nick Brascetta, 3-2, in the third-place match. Green finished the season with a 35-5 mark.
With his win in the third-place match, Green passed Jordan Burroughs for fifth in school history with his 129th career victory. Green took third place for the second consecutive year after finishing seventh in 2012 and 2013.
Sophomore TJ Dudley (184) finished eighth after falling to Missouri’s Willie Miklus by a 6-5 decision. Dudley went 31-11 this season and collected All-America honors for the first time.
As a team, Nebraska is in ninth place with 59 points. Ohio State leads the team race with 94 points, while Iowa (84) and Edinboro (75.5) round out the top three.
The NCAA Championships conclude with Session VI, consisting of the finals, on Saturday night at 7 p.m. (CT). Every match will be televised on ESPN.