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Jacob Volkmann is a chiropractor by day, UFC fighter by night.
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Tue, 10/09/2012
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Former Gophers wrestler Jacob Volkmann bounced from foot to foot surrounded by a chain-link cage in the Target Center on Friday night.

A chiropractor by day, Volkmann was readying himself for an ultimate fight with former Oklahoma State wrestler Shane Roller.

“Get him to the ground and choke him,” a voice from the crowd yelled.

Two and a half minutes into the first five-minute round, that’s exactly what Volkmann did.

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A previous version of this article incorrectly stated Volkmann's hometown. He is from Henning, Minn.
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Jacob Volkmann is a chiropractor by day, UFC fighter by night.
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Boynton physician releases new study on skin-infection treatment.
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Thu, 10/04/2012
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B.J. Anderson has spent years educating physicians, coaches, parents and athletes in the wrestling community on the importance of preventing and reducing skin infections in the sport.

His efforts have even earned him a nickname: “The Mat Doc.”

Anderson, a University of Minnesota Boynton Health Service physician, was once the physician for the Gophers wrestling team and now works with Augsburg College’s wrestling team.

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J Robinson will be inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame on Thursday.
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Thu, 09/20/2012
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J Robinson’s first wrestling team didn’t win a single dual.

Almost 27 years later, the Gophers head wrestling coach has tallied 388 wins and is still going strong.

On Thursday, he will have a chance to reflect on his own storied career, one that has been marked by innovation and controversy.

Robinson will be inducted into the University’s M Club Hall of Fame — a fitting honor for a man who has won three national championships and three Coach of the Year honors in his 26 years at the helm of Gophers wrestling.

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About 300 athletes come to hone their skills on the mat.
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Wed, 07/18/2012
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Carter Page had never cried during a workout before.

“It’s so painful sometimes,” Page said. “But getting through it is the best feeling in the world.”

Page, 16, reached the Virginia state wrestling final his freshman season as a rookie to the sport. However, after a loss in the championship and a poor effort his sophomore year, Page said he needed to do something different.

“I had to make a change, so I came here,” he said.

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Ben Clymer is back at school more than 10 years after he left to play pro hockey.
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Wed, 05/02/2012
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A few years ago, Ben Clymer was in the thick of the NHL playoffs.

Currently, he is in the midst of a very different kind of stress: finals week.

Clymer returned to school full time in fall 2011 to finish his undergraduate degree after he left the University of Minnesota and the Gophers men’s hockey team early to play professional hockey.

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The sophomore heavyweight won 25 straight matches to end the season.
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Mon, 04/30/2012
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Sunday’s team wrestling banquet capped off a crazy weekend for Gophers heavyweight Tony Nelson.

Before the banquet held at a Minneapolis hotel, Nelson spent the weekend in Cambridge, Minn., being honored by his hometown. His former high school had a pep fest for him and Cambridge Mayor Marlys Palmer proclaimed April 27, 2012, “Tony Nelson Day,” which the soft-spoken Nelson described as “pretty neat.”

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The former Gophers wrestler is one of five wrestlers with Minnesota ties in this weekend’s Olympic trials.
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Thu, 04/19/2012
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Zach Sanders’ collegiate wrestling career wrapped up a little more than a month ago with what he called a disappointing third-place finish at the NCAA championships in St. Louis.

This weekend, he will hit the mat in Iowa with a trip to London on the line.

Sanders is one of six wrestlers with ties to Minnesota’s wrestling program competing this weekend in the 2012 USA Olympic Trials in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Minnesota had 7 All-Americans, and J Robinson was named Nat’l Coach of the Year.
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Mon, 03/19/2012
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ST. LOUIS — In a span of about 15 seconds, Tony Nelson went from wrestling in a tied national championship match to throwing both of his fists in the air, saluting the Minnesota fans and celebrating his first career national championship.

Nelson was the Gophers’ lone champion at the NCAA wrestling championships Saturday in St. Louis, but Minnesota crowned seven All-Americans and finished second to defending champion Penn State in the team standings.

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Minnesota will have seven All-Americans this year.
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Fri, 03/16/2012
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ST. LOUIS — Minnesota advanced eight wrestlers beyond day one of the NCAA championships and was sitting in second place.

That momentum seemed to halt Friday.

Dylan Ness (149 pounds) and Tony Nelson (heavyweight) are the only two Gophers still vying for a national title at their respective weight classes. Five other Minnesota wrestlers are competing in the loser’s bracket, which is more commonly referred to as the wrestleback bracket.

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Minnesota trails Penn State by five points for the team title.
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Fri, 03/16/2012
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St. Louis — Three pins propelled the Gophers wrestling team to a strong first session Thursday, and Minnesota didn’t stop there.

Minnesota advanced eight of its nine wrestlers in the championship bracket after day one of the 2012 NCAA championships at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

The Gophers sit in second place and five points behind first-place Penn State. They were also in second place after the morning session of the tournament. Minnesota trailed the Nittany Lions by only half a point, 25.5 to 25, at the session break.

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