Minnesota dominates 149, 157, 184, and 197 weight classes
Gophers go undefeated on the day to capture titles
NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals
Penn State leads overall tournament
Gophers take on No. 5 Cornell and No. 1 Penn State next weekend
Finished the 2012-13 season with a 5-1 overall record Finish second at the Bison Open after defeating Micah Larson of Southwest Minnesota in the semifinals by a 8-3 decision before falling to teammate No. 11 Scott Schiller in a 4-1 decision Earned title at the Finn Grinaker Open after going undefeated finishing the finals with a 7-3 decision over St. Cloud State's Chris Brassell.
2011-12 REDSHIRT FRESHMAN:
Wrestled in 25 matches in open tournaments in his redshirt freshman season Competed at the Southern Scuffle, Bison and North Country Open's at 184 pounds Wrestled 197 pounds at the North Country Open Went 3-1 at the Bison Open, including a pin against Mike Wilde of North Dakota State at the 1:49 mark Won a title at the Husky Open Picked up a 12-4 major over Matt Pfarr of St. Johns Finished 4-2 at the Southern Scuffle Pinned Josh Tuck of The Citadel at 6:58 Picked up a 16-5 major against Will Brown of Army Scored a 15-4 major over Luke Sheriden of Indiana Letterwinner.
An uprising freshman who finished his first season with an overall record of 11-4 Recorded one pin and two major decisions Won his first title at the North Country Open 11-5 decision over Alex Kratkramer of Augsburg and then added two major decisions to reach the semifinals Outscored Erik Rogness of St. Cloud State 13-5 in his second-round match and then came out ahead against Cody Pahan 10-2 Championship match was a 7-2 decision over Mitchell Hagan of St. John's Finished fourth at the Kaufman-Brand Open Finished fourth at the Bison Open losing a 3-0 decision to Ken Moenkedick in the consolation bracket finals.
A 2010 graduate of Kerkhoven-Murdock High School Captured two consecutive Minnesota state titles at 189-pounds in his final two high school campaigns USA Junior National All-American Ranked No. 10 nationally at 189-pounds by Amateur Wrestling News Teammate of current Gopher wrestler Kevin Steinhaus at Kerkhoven-Murdock.