LINCOLN — The Nebraska wrestling team kicked off the 2020-21 season on a high note, defeating No. 17 Minnesota 22-14 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Friday night. The Huskers wrestled in two top-20 matchups and won six bouts on their way to the first victory of the season.

Liam Cronin got the night started at 125 pounds with a top-20 match against No. 14 Patrick McKee. No. 17 Cronin earned the upset by 8-1 decision, scoring two takedowns, a two-point near fall and an escape in his Nebraska debut. The senior held McKee scoreless until the third period.

Minnesota’s Boo Dryden put the Golden Gophers on the board, defeating Alex Thomsen in a 9-2 decision at 133 pounds. Thomsen earned a takedown in the third period, but could not