Brandon Krone
Brandon  Krone


Anoka, Minn.

High School:
Anoka HS




Five Gophers Place at University Nationals

Tommy Thorn marched to the title bout at 65 kilograms, while teammates Ethan Lizak, Skyler Petry, Bobby Steveson and Rylee Streifel all reached the podium


Gophers Send 14 to University Nationals

Spread across seven different weight classes, 14 current Gophers will wrestle freestyle in Akron, Ohio this weekend in one of the nation’s top summer tournaments for collegiate wrestlers


Highlights: Iowa State

An opening-match upset and seven bonus-point wins fueled one of Minnesota’s highest-scoring performances in the past several years in a rout over Iowa State


Gophers Rout Cyclones in Regular Season Finale

Minnesota scores 40 points in a dual for the first time in more than three years in a blowout victory over regional rival Iowa State on Sunday in Ames


Gophers Hanging Tough at Southern Scuffle

With four wrestlers in the semifinals and five more alive in wrestlebacks, the Gophers sit in fifth place and are in the hunt for a trophy finish tomorrow in Chattanooga


Gophers vs Wildcats

Senior Day Wrestling Action


Minnesota vs Michigan

Big Ten Dual Meet


B1G Wrestle1

Bigten Wrestling Day One


Minnesota vs Maryland

Big Ten Wrestling

Photo Gallery


  • Two-time letterwinner ('16, '17)
  • Picked up first career dual match victory against Bryce Martin (Indiana) during 2015-16 season
  • Shared 2015 Worthington Open title, one of four top-three finishes in open tournaments during his redshirt season

Overall Record: 8-5
Dual Meet Record: 1-0
Big Ten Record: - -
- -
Major Decisions:
Technical Falls:

Letterwinner • Wrestled at three different weights during the season, starting at 165 before bumping to 174, then filling in for a single match at 184 • Won his only dual match of the season (wrestling at 184) in impressive fashion, a 10-2 major decision over Carson Powell (Iowa State) on Feb. 19 • finished third at UNI Open wrestling at 174, including a 17-0 tech fall over Tanner Schaefer (St. Cloud State) • finished fourth at Daktronics Open wrestling at 165


Overall Record:
Dual Meet Record: 2-5 
Big Ten Record: 2-3 
Pins: 2
Major Decisions: 1
Technical Falls: 2

Letterwinner • made dual debut against Oklahoma State • place fifth at Daktronics Open • earned first career dual win with a 7-2 decision over Bryce Martin of Indiana • had five straight matches against ranked opponents at the end of the season • recorded two falls, one against teammate Colin Carr and one against Tyson Kuahine (San Francisco State) • also recorded two technical falls, one against Kasey Klapprodt (South Dakota State) and one against Adam Fierro (CSU-Bakersfield)


Overall Record:
Dual Meet Record: - -
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: 4
Major Decisions: 3
Technical Falls: - -

Competed in six open tournaments during the season • Recorded top-three finishes in his last four tournaments of the season • Captured the 165 title at the Cobber Open with a 10-4 decision over Josh Berg (St. Cloud State) in the championship match • Shared the Worthington Open's 165 title with teammate Darius Wright after the pair mutually defaulted the final match • Took third place at the Wisconsin Open, finishing the tournament by pinning Nick Duda (Unattached) after opening the tournament with a first period fall over Connor Waugh (North Central (IL)) • Won 14 of his final 16 matches

Lettered in wrestling and football • Three-time All-Conference honoree • Two-time All-State (2013, 2014) • USA Wrestling All-American (2014) • Graduated with honors • Outstanding Achievement Award for academics • "A" Honor Roll student • Coached by Todd Springer, Lucas Murray, Matt Wilberg, Doug Paulson, Rich Miller and Kurt Werk


Son of Brandon and Rebecca Krone • Has two siblings, Kodi and Taylor • Most memorable sports thrill was watching Keegan Moore wrestle through injury at the Junior National Duals in Oklahoma City • Plans to major in architectural design

Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins Maj. Dec. Tech. Fall B1G Finish NCAA Finish
2014-15 (RS) 14-5 - - - - 4 3 - - - - - -
2015-16 11-13 2-5 2-3 2 1 2 DNP -
2016-17 8-5 1-0 - - - - 2 1 - - - -
Totals 19-18 3-5 2-3 2 3 3 - - - -


Sanders Takes Gold in Cuba

Sanders Takes Gold in Cuba

2/22/2018 - Wrestling

Zach Sanders along with Minnesota Storm wrestler Hayden Zillmer earned gold medals at Cerro Pelado in Havana, Cuba.

The Man of Many Weights

The Man of Many Weights

2/22/2018 - Wrestling

Junior Brandon Krone has won matches at 165, 174, 184 and 197-pounds throughout his nearly four years in a Maroon and Gold singlet.

Match of the Week - Feb. 21

Match of the Week - Feb. 21

11/21/2017 - Wrestling

Each week the Gophers sit down with a wrestler to discuss the best match of that week.

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