WRESTLING


6/1/2016, 12:00am

Allegations against J Robinson disputed

Amid allegations over University of Minnesota wrestling Coach J Robinson’s  attempt to self-police a drug problem within the wrestling team, Robinson’s agent disputed such claims on Monday. The allegations arose last week after an anonymous source told the Star Tribune that Robinson collected about 1,400 pills of Xanax — a prescription sedative — from his team, opting to not report the issue to police.


4/11/2016, 12:00am

Alumni fail to qualify

Five Gophers alumni wrestled in the Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City, Iowa, over the weekend, but none of them qualified for the Olympics.     Pat Smith made it the farthest of the five, but he lost in the 66 kilogram finals of Greco-Roman wrestling.


4/7/2016, 12:00am

Five alumni to attend Olympic Team Trials

The United States Olympic Team Trials take place this weekend in Iowa City, and five Minnesota alumni will compete for the chance to wrestle in Rio de Janeiro this summer.     Alec Ortiz and Pat Smith will compete in the Greco-Roman side of the field,


3/3/2016, 7:01pm

Every day, every hour

By the end of wrestling practice, the Gophers’ basement training area is limp from exhaustion. Its cushioned floor is slick with sweat smears, and only the athletes’ jagged panting can slice through the thick, muggy air. The 90-minute practices are only part of a daily grind for the University of Minnesota’s 44 wrestlers, who equip themselves for competition through a disciplined lifestyle unique to the sport. Each wrestler maintains a regimen of healthy eating, sleeping and exercising, in hopes of making the most of their seven minutes on the mat. “Having the lifestyle of a wrestler is getting up super early to do extra lifts.


2/22/2016, 12:00am

Gophers defeat Cyclones in last regular season dual

When redshirt junior Brandon Kingsley pinned Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer, the Williams Arena crowd erupted.     Minnesota earned its second consecutive technical fall with the victory and took an 18-3 lead over No. 14 Iowa State.