Zach Sanders voted team MVP second straight year
Storley and Schiller take second place in freestyle
Gophers take on No. 5 Cornell and No. 1 Penn State next weekend
Fans are welcome to attend a free practice and have lunch prior to the Minnesota vs Iowa football game
Overall Record: 2-3
Dual Meet Record: N/A
Big Ten Record: N/A
Major Decisions: 0
Technical Falls: 1
Wrestled in two open tournaments in his first season with the Gophers Finished the year with a record of 2-3 Won two matches at the Bison Open, defeating North Dakota's Phil LeVine by a 5-2 decision and Travis Borchert of Southwest Minnesota State by a 5-3 decision.
Was home schooled Finished third at the state meet in his senior year Placed first at the Northwest Regionals multiple state championships in Freestyle and Greco High school coaches were Tommy Owen, Mike Bundy, Corey Fish, Ryan Butner and Rich Giampietri Earned four letters in wrestling and two letters in football Won the 2010 coaches award 2010 Most Near Falls award.
Born on May 24, 1992 Parents are Ron and Cindy Beard Undecided on major Father played football at Black Hills State University Mother was on the track and field team at Montana State University Has nine other siblings Enjoys camping, swimming, spending time with family and friends as well as officiating for USA Wrestling.
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Seven Gophers Will Enter Season Ranked
Seven Gophers will begin the 2017-18 season as top-20 wrestlers, with the team coming in at No. 6 in the dual meet rankings and No. 7 in the tournament rankings.
Meet Newcomer Steve Bleise
This week we meet with Steve Bleise, a redshirt junior from Chelsea, Mich. who was an All-State wrestler in high school.
Wrestling Welcomes Fans to Open Practice
Fans who are eager for wrestling season will have an opportunity to come have an early look at the 2017-18 Gopher wrestling team.