Wrestling

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Minnesota will send nine wrestlers to the season-ending event.
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Thu, 03/08/2012
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Senior captain Sonny Yohn did not shy away from talking about his third-place performance at the Big Ten wrestling championships.

“I’m pissed off about myself obviously,” Yohn said. “It still hurts, and it’s going to for a while.”

Yohn (197 pounds) lost his first match at last weekend’s championships, but he rebounded to win his next four matches at the tournament and finished third.

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Kevin Steinhaus and Tony Nelson won individual titles for Minnesota.
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Mon, 03/05/2012
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Minnesota’s heavyweights came up big once again and won two individual Big Ten championships this weekend, but the Gophers’ feats were outdone by a strong Penn State team.

The Gophers picked up 134 team points and finished 15 points behind champion Penn State and eight points in front of third-place Iowa.

Kevin Steinhaus and Tony Nelson captured individual Big Ten championships and aided the team to its second place finish.

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The Gophers’ 125-pound senior has never won a Big Ten title.
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Thu, 03/01/2012
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Zach Sanders has two third-place finishes in his career at the Big Ten championships. This year is his last go around, and he’s looking to capture the elusive title.

“Obviously that’s the goal every time — to beat the guy in front of you and to take home the title for your team,” Sanders said. “I’m looking forward to it.”

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Minnesota defeated Iowa and Oklahoma State.
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Mon, 02/20/2012
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The No. 3 Gophers wrestling team took first place at the 2012 National Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals on Sunday.

Minnesota (14-3, 7-1 Big Ten) defeated No. 2 Iowa 16-15 in the semifinals and No. 1 Oklahoma State 18-13 in the finals.

“I think it was a great team effort,” head coach J Robinson said. “It’s the National Dual meets, and it’s all about a team … it was a great effort at every weight.”

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Minnesota might get the chance to avenge two losses from earlier this season.
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Thu, 02/16/2012
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The Gophers wrestling team had three losses in duals this season. On Sunday it will get a chance to avenge at least one of those.

“I definitely think that’s a high motivator for us as a team,” Cody Yohn (165 pounds) said. “Having the fact that it’s more or less a shot at redemption to beat these teams that we know we can beat.”

Minnesota (12-3, 7-1 Big Ten) will get a rematch with Iowa in the first round of the National Wrestlers Coaching Association National Duals final four. Iowa hosted the Gophers in late January and beat them 19-17.

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Mon, 02/13/2012
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The No. 4 Gophers wrestling team advanced to the final four of the National Wrestling Coaches Association/Cliff Keen National Duals.

Minnesota dominated both of its opponents this weekend, beating Kent State 35-3 and Missouri 26-7.

“As far as team effort, it was excellent I thought,” head assistant coach Brandon Eggum said. “The guys wrestled very well. We ended up just losing three matches in both duals, so I’m very impressed.”

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Minnesota is the No. 1 seed in its region.
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Thu, 02/09/2012
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The Gophers wrestling team finished off its regular season and won a share of the Big Ten dual-season championship by beating Nebraska 26-7 on Sunday.

“It was really exciting, just being a freshman and knowing that we have such a young team and to accomplish what we did,” freshman Dylan Ness (149 pounds) said.

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No. 4 Minnesota won eight of 10 matches against Nebraska.
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Mon, 02/06/2012
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With former heavyweight national champion Brock Lesnar on the bench for the first half, the Gophers wrestling team defeated Nebraska 26-7 to capture a share of the Big Ten Conference’s regular season dual meet crown.

“[Winning the Big Ten] is big, because everybody’s in it,” head coach J Robinson said. “We wrestled everybody. We wrestled all the top teams. So it’s great because they earned it, this team earned that championship.”

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No. 4 Minnesota will face No. 7 Nebraska for a shot at the Big Ten title.
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Thu, 02/02/2012
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When the Gophers face Nebraska Sunday at the Sports Pavilion, the team will likely be wrestling for at least a share of the Big Ten’s regular season title.

Minnesota (9-3, 6-1 Big Ten) has only one conference dual remaining and currently sits alone atop the conference standings.

Nebraska and Penn State are tied for second with a 5-1 record, but each has two duals this weekend. What’s interesting is that Nebraska and Penn State wrestle each other on Friday, meaning that both teams cannot lose both matches.

Confusing, right?

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The true freshman has an 18-3 record this season.
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Tue, 01/31/2012
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After a short delay, Gophers freshman wrestler Logan Storley has hit his stride.

Storley suffered a right ankle sprain during the Bison Open on Nov. 12 — the Gophers’ first competition of the season. The injury kept the freshman out of the team’s first five duals, and he didn’t return to the team until an early-December dual against Iowa State.

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