Owen Mageau


Injury-ridden Gophers head into last stretch of season

Minnesota has fought through numerous injuries en route to an 7-6 overall record. Going in to the dual against Rider, Minnesota has yet to have its first-team wrestlers in action at the same time. That won’t change on Sunday. 

Gophers have five first-place finishers

The Minnesota men’s and women’s track & field teams traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Power Five Invitational on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3.  For the women's team, the name — Power Five — was fitting. The No. 11 Gophers had five first-place finishes and an additional six top three finishes. 

Gophers drop fourth straight dual

No. 18 Minnesota (5-6, 2-4 Big Ten) fell to No. 7 Hawkeyes (11-2, 6-2 Big Ten) 34-7, handing the Gophers their fourth consecutive loss on Friday in Iowa City, Iowa.

Ayesha Champagnie thrives with Minnesota track and field

In the early stages of the indoor season, the No. 11 Minnesota women’s track and field team is already benefitting from the addition of a six-time national champion. Junior Ayesha Champagnie transferred to Minnesota after two successful seasons at Barton Community College.  Champagnie won back-to-back national titles in the pentathlon, javelin, and heptathlon before coming to Minnesota. In 2016, she set a NCJAA national record in the pentathlon with 4,003 points.  

Rylee Streifel aims to keep starting position with Gophers wrestling

Sophomore heavyweight Rylee Streifel is in his first year as a starter for the No. 18 Gophers.  Despite a challenging schedule featuring many top ranked opponents, he's made strides. Streifel has compiled a 5-8 dual record and is 8-9 overall. He’s done so while facing some of the best heavyweights in the country, including No. 2 Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder, No. 4 Michigan’s Adam Coon and No. 1 Penn State’s Nick Nevills.

Gophers lose on pin in final match

Sophomore Ben Brancale was pinned in the first period of his match as No. 14 Minnesota (5-5, 2-3 Big Ten) lost to No. 20 Northwestern (8-2, 3-2 Big Ten) 20-18 Sunday afternoon at Maturi Pavilion. The Gophers suffered their third straight loss.