WRESTLING


12/7/2015, 12:00am

Gophers third at Cliff Keen Invitational

Minnesota came into the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas as the defending champion of the tournament but finished in third this year.   The Gophers earned 105 points as a team over the weekend and had three players finish second and one player finish third in their weight class.


12/3/2015, 12:00am

Thorn starts after strong redshirt year

Minnesota returned only five starters from last season, leaving plenty of openings for younger wrestlers like redshirt freshman Tommy Thorn.   Thorn earned the starting position at 141 pounds and is currently ranked No. 9 in the country.


11/30/2015, 12:00am

Oklahoma ekes out victory over Gophers

Minnesota had two unranked wrestlers pick up victories against ranked opponents, but the upsets weren’t enough for the team to earn a dual victory in Stillwater, Okla., on Sunday. No. 23 Minnesota lost to No.


11/24/2015, 12:00am

Patton goes from walking on to wrestling right away

Injuries have left the Gophers starting position at 149 pounds wide open, and so far, freshman Miles  Patton has filled the void. The freshman has struggled in duals with a 0-7 record but has wrestled well in open meets with a 3-2 record.


11/23/2015, 12:00am

Minnesota rebounds against Air Force

Minnesota defeated Air Force in a dual meet on Saturday at the Sports Pavilion, bouncing back after losing three duals a week ago.   The Gophers won 22-12 over the Falcons, finishing wi


11/19/2015, 12:00am

Brancale starts at 133

Redshirt junior Sam Brancale has stepped into the starting role at 133 pounds for the Gophers after being injured for much of last year.    Brancale has started both the Gopher Duals and the Northeast Duals for the Gophers at 133 pounds and was 4-2 overall at the two events.


11/12/2015, 12:00am

Petry finds footing after yearlong wait

Redshirt freshman Skyler Petry finished last year with little collegiate experience.    Petry wrestled in five open tournaments last season, making it to the championship match of three of them, but always competed unattached. &nbs