Brandon Krone
Brandon  Krone


Anoka, Minn.

High School:
Anoka HS




Minnesota Wraps Up Opening Day at NCAAs

Five Gophers will look to work their way through wrestlebacks tomorrow to earn All-America honors


Gophers Prepared to Wrap Up Season at NCAAs

Minnesota wraps up its 2017-18 season looking for another strong finish at the national tournament


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


NCAA Wrestling Day One

Division One Wrestling Action


Final Day at Big Tens

Big Ten Wrestling Action


First Day at Big Tens

Conference wrestling action.


Gophers vs Wildcats

Senior Day Wrestling Action


Minnesota vs Michigan

Big Ten Dual Meet

Photo Gallery


  • Three-time letterwinner ('16, '17, '18)
  • Finished sixth at 2018 Big Ten Championships after being seeded eighth
  • NCAA Qualifier ('18) at 184 
  • Won matches at 174, 184 and 197 during 2017-18 season
  • 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:

Dual Meet Record: 
Big Ten Record: 
Major Decisions: 
Technical Falls: 

Letterwinner • NCAA Qualifier • Finished sixth at 2018 Big Ten Championships • Started season at 174, moved to 197 for three matches before finishing season at 184 • Won first career ranked match, by major decision, against Mitch Bowman of Iowa • Finished fourth at Daktronics Open • Won first career match at NCAA Championships over Alan Clothier (App State) • Picked up first pin of the season against Michael Fagg-Daves of Rider. 


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 - - - -
2017-18 12-10 3-3 5-7 1 2 1 6th DNP
Totals 31-28 6-8 7-10 3 5 4 6th DNP


Steveson Awarded Junior Hodge Trophy

Steveson Awarded Junior Hodge Trophy

5/24/2018 - Wrestling

Incoming freshman, and No. 1 recruit, Gable Steveson has been named the Junior Dan Hodge Trophy winner by WIN magazine.

Wrestling Adds All-American Sean Russell

Wrestling Adds All-American Sean Russell

5/23/2018 - Wrestling

University of Minnesota head wrestling coach Brandon Eggum has announced the addition of 125-pound, 2017 All-American, Sean Russell to the Golden Gophers.

Zillmer, Nelson Compete in World Team Trial Finals

Zillmer, Nelson Compete in World Team Trial Finals

5/20/2018 - Wrestling

There were two Minnesota wrestlers who battled in the best-of-three finals at the World Team Trials with Hayden Zillmer earning a Final X birth at 92-kilograms.

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