Nick Dardanes, Scott Schiller, and Kevin Steinhaus receive individual recognition
Tony Nelson named Most Valuable Wrestler
Overall conference list includes 90 wrestlers
For the second year in a row, gymnast Nathan Fortunato posted an unblemished 4.0 GPA.
The Gophers will finish third at the national tournament
The Gopher wrestling team advanced to the finals of the National Duals after beating Iowa.
Golden Gopher wrestlers take you behind the scenes.
Recap of Minnesota's 32-6 win over Hofstra at the Sports Pavilion.
Nick Dardanes Action Photos
2011-12 REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE:
Had 30-9 overall 2012-2013 season record Recorded a 13-5 dual record and 6-2 Big Ten record Shared team's Intensity Award Saw Academic All-Big Ten honors Earned All-American honors Finished seventh at the NCAA Championships with a 9-5 decision over Zach Neibert of Virginia Tech Named to National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Top-30 team Saw third place finish at the Big Ten Championships finishing with a 3-1 record won by major decision against No. 5 Brandon Nelsen of Purdue Finished in first place at Bison Open (11/10/12) Had string of major decision victories from Nov. 16 - Nov. 24 Finished third place in the Southern Scuffle after a 10-4 decision over Chris Mecate of Old Dominion in the third round Had 12-4 major decision over No. 7 Mark Ballweg of Iowa at the National Duals Finals.
2011-12 REDSHIRT FRESHMAN:
Finished fourth at the Big Ten Championships Appeared in his first NCAA championships and finished with a record of 2-2 Finished the season with 22 wins and nine major decision victories Had a seven-match winning streak over the course of the season Won the Bison Open championship after meeting teammate Seth Lange in the title match (11-10 decision) Fell 9-6 decision to No. 17 Mike Nevinger of Cornell before winning five straight dual matches, including a sudden victory (14-12) over No. 7 Josh Kindig of Oklahoma State Went 5-2 in Big Ten competition, dropping close matches to No. 6 Hunter Stieber of Ohio State (8-10) and No. 7 Montell Marion of Iowa (2-3),but finishing the stretch with a 3-2 victory over No. 5 Jake Sueflohn of Nebraska Went undefeated with two major decisions in the National Duals Named to the Big Ten All-Academic Earned his first letter.
A 2010 graduate of Oak Park River Forest High School Two-time Illinois state champion Won his second-straight state title as a senior in 2010 at 140-pounds Ranked No. 2 nationally at 140 by InterMat and No. 3 by Amateur Wrestling News Rated No. 19 overall high school senior by InterMat Placed second at the USA Wrestling Junior National Freestyle Tournament Captured his first state championship at 130-pounds as a junior. PERSONAL:
Signed with Minnesota along with twin brother, Chris.