There isn't much Ethan Lizak hasn't achieved in his first four years as a Gophers wrestler. The redshirt senior is a two-time All-American and a three-time NCAA qualified — earning a fourth place finish in 2018 and finished second in 2017.
The Gopher wrestling team traveled to Las Vegas this past weekend, finishing sixth in the two-day Cliff Keen Invitational. The team saw four players make the podium in an up-and-down performance from the team.
The Gophers will travel to Detroit to play in the Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26 against Georgia Tech. It will be their first bowl game since 2016.
Gable Steveson isn't your average freshman wrestler — unless winning four high school state titles and three world titles is considered average.
Minnesota's defensive effort was the difference in a 37-15 victory over Wisconsin. The Gophers forced four turnovers and the offense didn't give the ball up at all.
In the last 25 games between the Gophers and the Badgers, the Gophers are 4-21. They haven't beaten Wisconsin since 2003, a 14-game losing streak.
Minnesota's offense falters in 24-14 home loss to Northwestern. The Gophers sit at 5-6 this season, one win from bowl eligibility with Wisconsin as the last regular season game ahead.
Minnesota is an underdog but is trending upward with the tough task ahead against the team that shut out the Gophers 39-0 last season.
It was the worst loss to Northwestern in Gophers history as Minnesota couldn't get out of their own way and were blown out by the Wildcats in Evanston, Illinois last season.
The Gophers shocked the Boilermakers of Purdue last week with a win, and their season storyline could change even more this weekend against Northwestern at home.