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.”
Danny Zilverberg’s career has been an uphill battle, but he earned a starting spot for the Gophers this season.
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.