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Minnesota finished third behind Penn State and Oklahoma State.
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Mon, 03/25/2013
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A lot of elite wrestlers have walked the campus for the Gophers wrestling program.

Tony Nelson’s name is now definitely on that list.

Nelson repeated as the NCAA heavyweight champion over the weekend at the national championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

“He wrestled very well,” head assistant coach Brandon Eggum said. “He seemed composed throughout the tournament.”

Minnesota finished third as a team behind Penn State and Oklahoma State. The Nittany Lions won their third straight NCAA title.

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Dylan Ness and Tony Nelson won individual titles for Minnesota.
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Mon, 03/11/2013
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The top-ranked Gophers wrestling team has made a name for itself all season, dominating in the upper weights of competition.

It got a taste of its own medicine over the weekend at the Big Ten championships in Champaign, Ill.

Penn State won four straight individual titles from 165 to 197 pounds Sunday to run away with the Big Ten team title for the third straight season.

The Gophers placed second to Penn State for the second year in a row.

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Minnesota’s four upper weights haven’t lost since early January and went undefeated in the conference season.
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Thu, 03/07/2013
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Scott Schiller will compete in his first Big Ten tournament this weekend in Champaign, Ill.

Schiller, a redshirt sophomore from West Fargo, N.D., has been key to the Gophers’ success this season, his first as a starter.

He has been a main cog in Minnesota’s four-person anchor to dual meets.

The Gophers’ four upper weights — Logan Storley, Kevin Steinhaus, Schiller and defending NCAA champion Tony Nelson — have not lost since the Southern Scuffle in early January.

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Logan Storley is the No. 1 ranked 174-pounder in the nation.
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Tue, 03/05/2013
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Logan Storley had big shoes to fill as a seventh grader wrestling at Webster High School in South Dakota.

Those expectations followed him four hours east of home to the University of Minnesota last year.

Storley, the top 174-pound college wrestler in the nation as a sophomore, hails from the same hometown as Brock Lesnar, a former NCAA champion with the Gophers.

Lesnar was also a feared champion in the World Wrestling Entertainment and Ultimate Fighting Championship realms.

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The Gophers avenged midseason losses for the second year in a row at the National Duals.
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Mon, 02/25/2013
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The Gophers made a statement to the college wrestling world this weekend at Williams Arena as they repeated as National Duals champions.

No. 4 Minnesota avenged midseason losses to No. 2 Iowa and No. 1 Oklahoma State to win its second straight title.

This squad has preached that it wants to peak at the end of the season, and with the win, it appears to be on track. The Gophers (16-2) will compete in the Big Ten championships in a few weeks and the NCAA championships in late March.

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The Gophers could face Iowa and Oklahoma State, two teams it lost to earlier this season.
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Thu, 02/21/2013
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The toughest part of the season — a month-long stretch packed with three national tournaments and everything on the line — is finally here for the Gophers wrestling squad.

Minnesota will compete at the National Duals this weekend before battling for a Big Ten title in a few weeks and an NCAA championship in a month.

Winning the National Duals doesn’t hold the same prestige as a Big Ten or NCAA title, but it’s the last true dual meet of the season.

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Minnesota won nine of 10 matches Sunday en route to a 34-5 victory at Wisconsin.
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Mon, 02/11/2013
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Minnesota continued to prove the Gophers-Badgers rivalry doesn’t really exist in wrestling Sunday in Madison, Wis.

The Gophers coasted to a 34-5 win at Wisconsin in their final Big Ten dual of the season.

It was Minnesota’s third straight win against the Badgers and second blowout in as many years.

Minnesota has now won two straight matches in impressive fashion after a midseason loss to Iowa two weeks ago.

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Danny Zilverberg’s career has been an uphill battle, but he earned a starting spot for the Gophers this season.
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Thu, 02/07/2013
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It was never a hard choice for current Gophers 157-pound starter Danny Zilverberg.

He comes from a long line of success with the Gophers. His father wrestled at Minnesota, and his two uncles were All-American wrestlers with the program. Even his older brother, David Zilverberg, was a part of the long-storied family tradition.

So when it came time for him to pick a college?

“There was really no other choice than Minnesota,” Danny Zilverberg said. “It’s kind of been a goal all my life.”

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Danny Zilverberg’s career has been an uphill battle, but he earned a starting spot for the Gophers this season.
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Cody Yohn helped the No. 4 Gophers beat Michigan State 32-6.
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Mon, 02/04/2013
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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.

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Gophers wrestling had the top-ranked recruiting class in 2008, but only three members of that class remain.
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Thu, 01/31/2013
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Minnesota boasted the No. 1 wrestling recruiting class in 2008, according to InterMat.

It featured nine wrestlers that were well-respected in their high school realms.

Five years later, three wrestlers from that class remain. Some transferred, and others quit.

Jake Deitchler, who headlined the 2008 class, was forced to retire last season because of recurring concussions.

Cody Yohn (165 pounds), Matt Mincey (149) and Thane Antczak (133) have stuck with the Gophers, but Sunday against Michigan State will mark the end of an era.

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