The University of Minnesota Golden Gopher wrestling team had its first day of practice today, in preparation for the 2011-12 season. Minnesota held its practice in the team wrestling room, which is located in the basement of the Bierman Athletic Building.
Coach J Robinson enters his 26th year as the commander and chief of the Gophers. Minnesota returns four All-Americans in seniors Zach Sanders (125 lbs.) and Sonny Yohn (197 lbs.). Sophomores Kevin Steinhaus (184 lbs.) and Tony Nelson (Hwt.) are the other All-Americans that return for the Gophers.. All four of them are team captains for the season.
With the season starting on Saturday November 12, (Bison Open) gophersports.com will bring you more updates leading up to the first match. Make sure to follow along on the twitter (@GopherWrestling) and facebook (Golden Gopher Wrestling) pages for photos, notes and information.