Gannon Volk
Gannon  Volk


Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Apple Valley HS




Gophers Score Big in the Classroom

Whether measured by grade point averages, conference rankings or individual academic accolades, 2016-17 set a new academic standard for Gopher Wrestling


Five Gophers Place at University Nationals

Tommy Thorn marched to the title bout at 65 kilograms, while teammates Ethan Lizak, Skyler Petry, Bobby Steveson and Rylee Streifel all reached the podium


Gophers Send 14 to University Nationals

Spread across seven different weight classes, 14 current Gophers will wrestle freestyle in Akron, Ohio this weekend in one of the nation’s top summer tournaments for collegiate wrestlers


Gophers Hand Out Hardware at Team Banquet

Minnesota hosted the ceremonial end to its 2016-17 season Sunday in Minneapolis, handing out team awards and celebrating first-year letterwinners, All-Americans and departing seniors


Nine Gophers Named Academic All-Big Ten

Five of the team's NCAA qualifiers are among those honored by the conference for achievements in the classroom


Gophers vs Jackrabbits

Wrestling Home Opener

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      • Letterwinner ('17)
      • Academic All-Big Ten ('17)
      • Four-time open tournament placewinner

      2016-17 • REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE
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      Letterwinner • Academic All-Big Ten • Victorious in his career dual debut vs. Henry Pohlmeyer (South Dakota State), 6-2 • took fifth to begin season at Daktronics Open • half of all wins for the season came with bonus points

      2015-16 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN

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      Competed at three open tournaments • placed fifth at Daktronics Open • had four match win streak in wrestlebacks at Daktronics Open, with every win coming as a bonus point victory • recorded four falls, three of which came in the first period

      2014-15 • FRESHMAN (REDSHIRTED)

      Overall Record:
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      Pins: 3
      Major Decisions: 2
      Technical Falls: 2

      Competed in six open tournaments and place in three of those competitions • Won his opening in match in all six tournaments • Won his first career collegiate match in a 10-7 decision over Thomas Walton (North Dakota State) at the Daktronics Open • Opened the Luther Open with back-to-back tech falls, the first two of his career, over Dalton Kenig (Simpson), 16-0, and AJ Losch (Coe), 15-0, en route to placing sixth • Finished a season-best third at the Wisconsin Open, winning three matches by fall in the first period along the way, including the third-place match • Finished the season with a fourth-place finish at the North Country Open

      Two-time All-Conference honoree (2012, 2014) • Two-time All-State (2013, 2014) • Three-time USA Wrestling All-American (2010-12) • Five-time Junior Nationals All-American • USA National Triple Crown winner • FILA Cadet Champion • Two-time Minnesota All-State Academic Team honoree • Coached by Dalen Wasmund


      Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins Maj. Dec. Tech. Fall B1G Finish NCAA Finish
      2014-15 (RS) 15-12 - - - - 3 2 2 - - - -
      2015-16 8-4 - - - - 4 1 1 - - - -
      2016-17 6-8 1-3 0-2 - - 2 1 - - - -
      Totals 14-12 1-3 0-2 4 3 2 - - - -


      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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