For the first time in years, No.
By the end of wrestling practice, the Gophers’ basement training area is limp from exhaustion.
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.
The Gophers are ranked No.
Redshirt sophomore Nick Wanzek wrestled one of his best matches of the year to put the Gophers in position to win against Illinois.
The Gophers’ young team is drastically different than the one they sent to the mat a season ago, but redshirt junior Michael Kroells is one of the few constants. Kroells, a heavyweight wrestler, is the team’s only returning All-American
The outcome of a dual came down to the final match twice for the Gophers over the weekend.
The Gophers finished eighth at the NCAA Championships last year, but sport just a 7-7 dual record this season.
Junior Thomas Gilman of Iowa gave a thumbs-up to the more than 11,000 people in attendance at the Carver Hawkeye arena after he pinned redshirt freshman Skyler Petry. The pin was a sign of things to come, as the Hawkeyes opened the dual with two co