WRESTLING


8/24/2016, 2:57pm

Eggum named wrestling head coach

The University of Minnesota has named Brandon Eggum the acting head coach of the Gophers wrestling team as the school continues its investigation of J Robinson.


7/6/2016, 12:00am

No charges for Robinson, wrestlers

No charges will be filed against University of Minnesota wrestlers involved in the alleged sale and use of Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug. In addition, the team’s head coach, J Robinson, will not face charges for attempting to resolve the issue internally.   While the announcement signals an end to a police investigation of alleged drug sales, the coach remains under scrutiny from an internal investigation following claims that he obstructed the investigation.


6/1/2016, 12:00am

Allegations against J Robinson disputed

Amid allegations over University of Minnesota wrestling Coach J Robinson’s  attempt to self-police a drug problem within the wrestling team, Robinson’s agent disputed such claims on Monday. The allegations arose last week after an anonymous source told the Star Tribune that Robinson collected about 1,400 pills of Xanax — a prescription sedative — from his team, opting to not report the issue to police.


4/11/2016, 12:00am

Alumni fail to qualify

Five Gophers alumni wrestled in the Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City, Iowa, over the weekend, but none of them qualified for the Olympics.     Pat Smith made it the farthest of the five, but he lost in the 66 kilogram finals of Greco-Roman wrestling.


4/7/2016, 12:00am

Five alumni to attend Olympic Team Trials

The United States Olympic Team Trials take place this weekend in Iowa City, and five Minnesota alumni will compete for the chance to wrestle in Rio de Janeiro this summer.     Alec Ortiz and Pat Smith will compete in the Greco-Roman side of the field,


3/3/2016, 7:01pm

Every day, every hour

By the end of wrestling practice, the Gophers’ basement training area is limp from exhaustion. Its cushioned floor is slick with sweat smears, and only the athletes’ jagged panting can slice through the thick, muggy air. The 90-minute practices are only part of a daily grind for the University of Minnesota’s 44 wrestlers, who equip themselves for competition through a disciplined lifestyle unique to the sport. Each wrestler maintains a regimen of healthy eating, sleeping and exercising, in hopes of making the most of their seven minutes on the mat. “Having the lifestyle of a wrestler is getting up super early to do extra lifts.


2/22/2016, 12:00am

Gophers defeat Cyclones in last regular season dual

When redshirt junior Brandon Kingsley pinned Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer, the Williams Arena crowd erupted.     Minnesota earned its second consecutive technical fall with the victory and took an 18-3 lead over No. 14 Iowa State.


2/11/2016, 12:00am

Kroells remains a constant on the mat for Minnesota

The Gophers’ young team is drastically different than the one they sent to the mat a season ago, but redshirt junior Michael Kroells is one of the few constants.     Kroells, a heavyweight wrestler, is the team’s only returning All-American


2/1/2016, 12:00am

Iowa dominant in blowout victory over Minnesota

Junior Thomas Gilman of Iowa gave a thumbs-up to the more than 11,000 people in attendance at the Carver Hawkeye arena after he pinned redshirt freshman Skyler Petry.     The pin was a sign of things to come, as the Hawkeyes opened the dual with two co


1/28/2016, 12:00am

Morgan sees opportunity

Transfer student Ben Morgan was ineligible the first half of the season but made his presence known in his Minnesota debut