Cody Yohn took a long stare at the crowd, waved his arms and headed to the locker room at the Sports Pavilion for the final time.
He had just recorded a pin on Senior Day — the first at home in his career — and after the match, he admitted his emotions started to kick in.
“It was my last hurrah, and to have a match like I did coming off a pin was definitely something I’ll remember forever,” Yohn said after the No. 4 Gophers’ 32-6 win over unranked Michigan State on Sunday.
Cody Yohn helped the No. 4 Gophers beat Michigan State 32-6.
The Gophers had their first loss of the season to Oklahoma State a week ago, but they have otherwise dominated the first month of their season.
And they may be getting better.
Minnesota has competed without one of its best technical wrestlers in that time — a scary thought for other teams.
Dylan Ness, the NCAA runner-up at 149 pounds last year, has missed the entire season with a back injury. He began to practice again two weeks ago, and head coach J Robinson said he hopes to have Ness back by the Southern Scuffle on Jan. 1-2.