WRESTLING


1/17/2017, 11:30am

Minnesota wrestling fights back to defeat Wisconsin

For redshirt junior Chris Pfarr, no moment is too big when he doesn’t know the score. Pfarr’s comeback 7-4 win over No. 20 Ryan Christensen at 174 pounds lifted No. 12 Minnesota (4-2, 3-1 Big Ten) to a hard-fought 18-15 victory over No. 21 Wisconsin (3-3, 1-3 Big Ten) at the Sports Pavilion Sunday. “I knew it was close, and I knew I had to win,” Pfarr said.


12/8/2016, 11:05am

Short changes mental approach after defeat

Jake Short wishes he could’ve wrestled against Oklahoma State. The redshirt junior was planning all week on wrestling against the top-ranked team but found out his coaches had other plans. On the day of the dual, Short’s coaches informed him he wouldn’t be competing, forcing him to sit out and watch the Gophers lose 34-3 on Nov.


12/6/2016, 1:05pm

Gophers wrestling place fourth in Cliff Keen Invitational in Vegas

Minnesota and 34 other teams competed in the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas Friday and Saturday, and the Gophers placed fourth overall. Redshirt senior Brett Pfarr at 197 and redshirt junior Jake Short at 157 were the two title winners for the Gophers. The fourth-place finish comes a week after No. 10 Minnesota lost 34-3 to No. 1 Oklahoma State. “I thought the team ... had some good improvements over the last couple of weeks,” said interim head coach Brandon Eggum.