Wrestling

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Minnesota starts the season on the road at the Bison Open this Saturday.
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Thu, 11/07/2013
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The Gophers wrestling team opens its 2013-14 season Saturday at the Bison Open in Fargo, N.D.

Minnesota is ranked No. 3 in InterMat’s preseason national poll.

The Gophers finished third at the NCAA championships last season and will return eight All-Americans, including redshirt senior heavyweight Tony Nelson, a two-time defending Big Ten and NCAA champion.

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Tue, 09/10/2013
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Just months after being cut, Olympic wrestling is back.

The International Olympic Committee voted Sunday to reinstate the sport for the 2020 and 2024 Olympics, the Associated Press reported. Wrestling beat out baseball, softball and squash.

“I’m really happy that it’s there,” said Gophers redshirt senior heavyweight Tony Nelson. “In the future, it’s a chance I might try for myself.”

Nelson is the two-time defending NCAA heavyweight champion.

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The Gophers wrestler is risking his eligibility to pursue his passion.
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Wed, 06/12/2013
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Joel Bauman made national headlines earlier this year as the college wrestler who chose music and the chance to inspire others over a career on the mat.

Nearly four months later, Bauman has not lost his vision.

“It’s only grown from all these other things that have happened to me,” he said, with the same sense of conviction with which he always speaks.

Bauman is working on his first album with For­eign Affairs Media Enter­prises, an ar tist develop­ment company that assists up-and-coming talent.

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Tue, 03/26/2013
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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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