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.

12/3/2015, 12:00am

Thorn starts after strong redshirt year

Minnesota returned only five starters from last season, leaving plenty of openings for younger wrestlers like redshirt freshman Tommy Thorn.   Thorn earned the starting position at 141 pounds and is currently ranked No. 9 in the country.

11/30/2015, 12:00am

Oklahoma ekes out victory over Gophers

Minnesota had two unranked wrestlers pick up victories against ranked opponents, but the upsets weren’t enough for the team to earn a dual victory in Stillwater, Okla., on Sunday. No. 23 Minnesota lost to No.

11/24/2015, 12:00am

Patton goes from walking on to wrestling right away

Injuries have left the Gophers starting position at 149 pounds wide open, and so far, freshman Miles  Patton has filled the void. The freshman has struggled in duals with a 0-7 record but has wrestled well in open meets with a 3-2 record.

11/23/2015, 12:00am

Minnesota rebounds against Air Force

Minnesota defeated Air Force in a dual meet on Saturday at the Sports Pavilion, bouncing back after losing three duals a week ago.   The Gophers won 22-12 over the Falcons, finishing wi

11/19/2015, 12:00am

Brancale starts at 133

Redshirt junior Sam Brancale has stepped into the starting role at 133 pounds for the Gophers after being injured for much of last year.    Brancale has started both the Gopher Duals and the Northeast Duals for the Gophers at 133 pounds and was 4-2 overall at the two events.