Dalton Lunde
Dalton  Lunde

RS Junior

Kendall, Wis.

High School:
Royall HS



Gophers Win Two Titles at Don Parker Open

Dylan Anderson and Rylee Streifel brought home the 184-pound and heavyweight titles, respectively, highlighting a strong set of performances from Minnesota wrestlers


Lunde and Balow Share Worthington Open Title

Dalton Lunde's first career collegiate tournament title and Will Balow's second headlined a day when seven Gopher wrestlers produced top-four performances


Lizak Leads Gopher Effort at Harold Nichols Open

Lizak's finishes second as Nebraska's Tim Lambert levels their season series at one match a piece while 10 other Gophers compete in Ames


Gophers Place 18 at Daktronics Open

More than half of Minnesota's wrMore than half of Minnesota's wrestlers in the field on Sunday placed among the top six at their respective weightsamong the top six at their respective weights


Petry Paces Gophers at University Nationals

Skyler Petry and Michael Kroells provided bookends for Minnesota, earning podium finishes in the lightest and heaviest weight classes

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  • Worthington Open champion ('17)
  • Nine-time placewinner in open tournaments

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

Competed at Daktronics

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

Earned first career open tournament title at Worthington Open, sharing the championship with teammate Will Balow • went 5-1 to finish third at Don Parker Open to close season • four of first fives victories this season came by fall, all coming in 2:39 or less • career-best seven-match unbeaten streak spanning from Worthing Open to semifinals of Don Parker Open

Overall Record: 14-9

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

Placed at four tournaments • had one third place finish, one fourth place, and two fifth place finishes • recorded three falls • half of wins were bonus point victories • recorded back-to-back major decisions over Briley Crissler (Minot State) and Mason Courtright (Minot State) at Cobber Open • closed season with 12-0 major decision over teammate Faris Karaborni in fifth place match of North Country Open  


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-four finishes in his last three tournaments of the season • Finished a season-high second at the North Country Open, his final tournament of the season • Place fourth at both the Wisconsin Open and the Worthington Open • Earned his first collegiate victory by major decision, 14-2, over Keegan Furmanski (Iowa Central Community College) at the Daktronics Open, which he immediately followed with a first period fall against Joshua Casperson (South Dakota State) • Three of his first six collegiate victories came by first-period pins

Four-time letterwinner in wrestling and football, three-time letterwinner in baseball • Three-time All-Conference honoree in wrestling (2012-14) • All-State in 2014 • Class Valedictorian with a 4.0 cumulative GPA • All-State Academic Team (2014) • Coached by Kevin Biermeier


Son of James and Angela Lunde • Has two younger sisters, Katelyn and Kristin • Most memorable sports thrill as the first time he qualified for the state tournament • Lists fishing, hunting and drawing as interests outside of wrestling • Plans to major in architecture

Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins Maj. Dec. Tech. Fall B1G Finish NCAA Finish
2014-15 (RS) 13-11 - - - - 4 3 - - - - - -
2015-16 14-9 - - - - 3 4 - - - - - -
2016-17 11-5 - - - - 4 - - - - - - - -
Totals 25-14 - - - - 7 4 - - - - - -


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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