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 

1/21/2016, 12:00am

Wanzek bulks up and finds success

Redshirt sophomore Nick Wanzek is wrestling at a different weight class than last year, but he is producing even better results.     Wanzek is 13-7 at 174 pounds compared to his record of 16-12 at 165 pounds last year.  &nb

1/18/2016, 12:00am

Minnesota narrowly wins over Rutgers

Redshirt sophomore Chris Pfarr lost the last match of the dual, but the Sports Pavilion crowd still applauded.      Even with the loss, No. 21 Minnesota edged No.

12/7/2015, 12:00am

Gophers third at Cliff Keen Invitational

Minnesota came into the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas as the defending champion of the tournament but finished in third this year.   The Gophers earned 105 points as a team over the weekend and had three players finish second and one player finish third in their weight class.