Dalton Lunde
Dalton  Lunde


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:
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Big Ten Record:
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Major Decisions:
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Technical Falls:
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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 - - - - - -


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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