Chase O'Connor
Chase  O'Connor


Kasson, Minn.

High School:
Kasson-Mantorville HS

Last College:
Rochester Community and Technical College



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


Ness Brothers Qualify for World Team Trials

Gopher alums Jayson and Dylan Ness won the 61- and 70-kilogram titles at Saturday’s Last Chance Qualifier in Rochester, clinching spots at June’s World Team Trials


Brancale Captures North Country Open Title

Second straight title for Brancale headlines six placing performances from Gophers


Gophers Win Four Titles at Worthington Open

Minnesota sends five to the finals as eight place, including a foursome of first-time individual champions

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Did not compete in 2016-17 season

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Made collegiate debut with win in first match over Quinn Bullard (Southwest Minnesota State) at Worthington Open • competed at two open tournaments, wrestling in five matches

Three-time wrestling letter winner • Two-time All-Conference honoree • Two-time All-State selection • Also won three letters in football (one-time all-conference honoree) and two letters in track (two-time all-conference honoree) • Member of National Honor Society • Coached by Broc Threinen, Erik Myran and Jaime Hiedt

Son of Tim and Deb O'Connor • Has two siblings, Mikayla and Keagan • Most memorable sports thrill was Kasson-Mantorville beating Simley for the 2013 Minnesota state team title • Away from wrestling, enjoys fishing and hunting • Plans to major in sport management with a minor in leadership

Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins Maj. Dec. Tech. Fall B1G Finish NCAA Finish
2015-16 (RS) 1-4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Match of the Week - Nov. 21

Match of the Week - Nov. 21

11/21/2017 - Wrestling

Each week the Gophers sit down with a wrestler to discuss the best match of that week. Stay updated with each week with this Match of the Week page that will be updated all season long!

Highlights: SDSU/OSU

Highlights: SDSU/OSU

11/20/2017 - Wrestling

The No. 6 Gophers split in their ranked weekend with a win against No. 16 SDSU and a loss to No. 3 Oklahoma State. Here are some of the best highlights from the epic weekend.

Gophers Drop Tough Road Dual to Cowboys

Gophers Drop Tough Road Dual to Cowboys

11/19/2017 - Wrestling

The University of Minnesota wrestling team suffered its first defeat of the season, 30-3, to Oklahoma State on Sunday afternoon.

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