The wrestling program will honor the 10-year anniversary of the program's third national championship at this Friday's dual against Nebraska
The former national champ and international medalist steps into his first year as an assistant coach for the Gophers in 2016-17
- Three-time NCAA All-American (2006-2008)
- 2006 NCAA Champion (149 pounds)
- 2006 and 2007 Big Ten Champion (149 pounds)
- 2006 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
- Member of 2007 NCAA championship team
- Member of 2006 and 2007 Big Ten championship teams
- Gold medalist in freestyle at 2015 Pan American Championships (70kg)
Dustin Schlatter is entering his second season as the Gophers’ assistant coach in 2017-18 after spending the previous six seasons as a volunteer assistant (2015-16) and as a graduate assistant (2010-2015).
Schlatter came to Minnesota as a blue-chip recruit and immediately backed up those rankings by racking up a gaudy 42-1 record, claiming both the Big Ten and NCAA title at 149 pounds and the Big Ten Freshman of the Year award in the process. Schlatter was the first rookie in program history to win a national title.
Schlatter repeated as the Big Ten champ in 2007, helping the Gophers capture their second straight conference title. Schlatter’s third-place performance at NCAAs that season contributed to Minnesota winning its third National Championship. On the season, Schlatter went 37-1.
Schlatter, who graduated as a three-time All-American, was also twice named the team’s Fraser Dean Most Courageous Wrestler Award for battling injuries throughout his career.
His .919 career winning percentage is the fourth-best in Gopher history, while his 114 wins (against just 10 defeats) is among the program’s top 25. His 65 match winning streak, which stretched for 16 months, is the second-longest ever at Minnesota.
Starting with an appearance for Team USA at the World Championships during his redshirt season (2008-09), he has built an impressive resume wrestling freestyle at the national and international level. Most recently, Schlatter won the 70kg gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Championships.
A native of Westerville, Ohio, Schlatter currently resides in Minneapolis.
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