WRESTLING


Wrestling 1/25/2018, 1:49am

Jake Short and Nick Wanzek share bond on and off the mat

When attending a Minnesota wrestling dual, fans can expect to see redshirt seniors Jake Short and Nick Wanzek slotted next to each other in the lineup at 157 and 164, respectively.  They appear in back-to-back matches much of the time, and the two are close outside the sport as well.


Wrestling 12/11/2017, 9:54am

Minnesota dismantles Fresno State at home

The No. 10 Gophers overpowered Fresno State on Sunday afternoon at Maturi Pavilion.  Minnesota won all but two matches en route to a 38-7 victory. As a team, they had two pins, two technical falls and four major decision victories.


Wrestling 12/6/2017, 10:46pm

Owen Webster finds success with Gophers wrestling after transferring from Augsburg

Sophomore Owen Webster is living his childhood dream with Minnesota, but that was not always the case. Webster transferred to Minnesota after a successful year on the mat with Division III Augsburg. Even though he had a good time at Augsburg, it was always a goal for Webster to wrestle at Minnesota, and now he is a starter in his first year with the team. 


Wrestling 12/4/2017, 1:44am

Gophers wrestlers struggle in Las Vegas at Cliff Keen Invitational

Minnesota didn’t bring some of its starters to Las Vegas for the Cliff Keen Invitational and by the end of the tournament, it showed. No. 3 Ethan Lizak at 125 was the only Minnesota wrestler to finish in the top-three for their weight, finishing in third place. The next best Gophers wrestlers were No. 9 Nick Wanzek, who finished sixth at 165 and No. 8 Tommy Thorn, who finished seventh at 141. 


Wrestling 11/30/2017, 12:48am

Nick Wanzek seeks better results at Las Vegas meet

Last December, redshirt senior Nick Wanzek didn’t do as well as he wanted to at the Cliff Keen Invitational, finishing eighth at 174. This Friday and Saturday, he will have a chance to have a better showing, as the Gophers travel to Las Vegas, Nevada for this year’s Cliff Keen Invitational. 


Wrestling 11/19/2017, 11:16pm

Gophers split weekend on road against ranked foes

The No. 6 Gophers (2-1) went on the road this weekend to face two tough tests. Friday night they passed their test by defeating No. 16 South Dakota State (0-1) 20-12.  Minnesota wasn’t as fortunate Sunday with No. 3 Oklahoma State (2-0) handing them a lopsided 30-3 defeat.