Tony Nelson named Most Valuable Wrestler
The Gophers will finish third at the national tournament
With 68 points, Minnesota sits third headed into the final day of competition
Minnesota remains in third with 47.5 points
Minnesota sits third with 11 team points
Heading into the 2013 NCAA Championships, we count down the top 10 moments from the 2012-13 season.
Recap of Minnesota's 32-6 win over Hofstra at the Sports Pavilion.
Minnesota won 8 of 10 matches in a season-opening win over Hofstra.
David Thorn Action Photos
2012-13 REDSHIRT JUNIOR:
Finished season with 19-12 record Was 10-5 in dual matches and 5-2 in Big Ten competition Defeated No. 4 Steve Bonanno in a forfeit at 3:00 (11/9/12) Earned All-American honors Defeated No. 12 Triggas of Ohio State in 6-4 decision (1/11/13) Finished NCAA Championships in seventh after defeating No. 12 Tyler Cox of Wyoming in a forfeit at 1:17 Took sixth at the Big Ten Championships Lost close match to No. 5 Jesse Delgado of Illinois in 5-2 decision (1/21/13) Lost close match to No. 1 Matt McDonough in 6-3 decision (1/26/13) Finished with 5-10 record against ranked opponents.
2011-12 REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE:
Season cut short due to injury Started the season as the Golden Gophers' top 133 pound wrestlers Started the season 7-0 Pinned Joe Stanzione of Cornell at 2:25 in the first dual of the season Scored a 14-5 major decision over Derek Reber of Penn State Finished second at the Southern Scuffle Won both the Bison and Jim Fox Spartan Open.
2010-11 REDSHIRT FRESHMAN:
Received the Most Dedicated Wrestler Award Went 16-13 overall on the season with 7-6 record in duals meets and 4-4 in Big Ten matches Recorded two pins with three major decisions and one technical fall Finished seventh in his first career appearance at the Big Ten championships Defeated Zac Stevens of Michigan 11-5 Picked up a major decision win over Ohio State's Jacob Vaughan (19-11) Finished second at the 2010 Husky Open with a 4-1 record after earning back-to-pack pins over Charlie Wilczek of Ridgewater at 5:21 in the second round and 4:11 against Weston Hanson of St. Cloud State in the semifinals Earned his first letter.
Posted a 16-3 mark in his first season in the maroon and gold, wrestling at 133 and solely in open tournaments Won three matches by fall and four by major decision A winner in his first career match, 12-5 over Tanner Beaman on Mary Finished as runner-up at the North Country Open on 1/30 after starting 3-0 but withdrawing before the championship match Was a runner-up at the Worthington Open, going 3-1 and falling 6-10 in the title match Won his first championship at the Dragon Open, going 3-0 and beating teammate Thane Antczak 8-3 in the championship match Placed second at the Kaufman-Brand Amateur after a 4-1 performance, with his only loss to CJ Napier of Nebraska, 2-3 in the championship match Won a co-championship at the Bison Open, with a 3-0 tally.