Joe Grygelko
Joe Grygelko

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Greenfield, Minn.

High School:
St. Michael-Albertville HS

Position:
157 lbs.

Experience:
4L


02/01/2012

Minnesota Hosts Nebraska on Sunday

A victory will give the Gophers the Big Ten regular season title

07/12/2012

Joe Grygelko

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2011-12 • REDSHIRT SENIOR:
Overall Record: 0-2
Dual Meet Record: N/A
Big Ten Record: N/A
Pins: 0
Major Decisions: 0
Technical Falls: 0

Finished his career as a Golden Gopher by wrestling in two matches at the Bison Open • Letterwinner.

2010-11 • REDSHIRT JUNIOR:
Overall Record: 3-9
Dual Meet Record: 0-7
Big Ten Record: 0-4
Pins: 0
Major Decisions: 0
Technical Falls: 1

Finished the year 3-9 overall with a record of 0-7 in dual matches • Was 0-4 in Big Ten matches and had one technical fall on the season • Defeated Caleb Lanou, 9-2, at the Bison Open in his only match at the tournament • Took down Edinboro's Jeffrey Brigham, 4-2, at the Southern Scuffle • Earned his third letter.

2009-10 • REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE:
Overall Record: 6-10
Dual Meet Record: 2-8
Big Ten Record: 0-2
Pins: 1
Major Decisions: 0
Technical Falls: 0

Posted a 6-10 mark on the season, going 6-10 at 157 and 0-1 at 165 • Went 2-7 in dual meets and 0-2 in Big Ten duals • Only match at 165 was a 2-17 tech fall to No. 5 Ryan Morningstar of Iowa on 1/10 at the National Duals • Tallied one fall on the season, pinning Travis Puckett of Appalachian State in 1:51 on 12/29 • Started the first 10 dual meets of the season • Went 0-4 against ranked opponents • Lost 4-6 in sudden victory to Dave Johnson of Michigan on 1/23 • Lost 1-3 to Anthony Jones Jr. of Michigan State on 1/22 • Went 1-3 at the National Duals with his lone win coming by 3-2 decision over Donnie Corby of Central Michigan • Went 4-2 at the Southern Scuffle but did not place, winning four straight between his two losses • Lost 6-8 to Justin Gaethje of Northern Colorado on 12/13 • Dropped a 9-24 tech fall to No. 1 Jordan Burroughs of Nebraska on 12/10 • Lost 0-7 to No. 7 Neil Erisman of Oklahoma State on 12/4 • Opened season with an 8-7 win over Andrew Balch of Cal State Bakersfield on 11/28 • Earned second letter.

2008-09 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN:
Overall Record: 7-20
Dual Meet Record: 1-15
Big Ten Record: 1-7
Pins: 2
Major Decisions: 2
Technical Falls: 0

Tallied a 7-20 overall mark on the season • Went 3-18 at 149 and 4-2 at 157 • Was in the starting line-up at the Big Ten tournament, but fell in the first two rounds • All dual meet action came at 149 where he appeared in 16 of 23 matches, posting a 1-15 mark • Went 1-7 in Big Ten matches • Earned one fall on the season • Collected one fall each at 149 and 157 • Tallied two major decisions at 157 • Went 4-2 at the Bison Open on Nov. 15 to open the season, losing the eventual third and fourth place finishers • Won one match by fall and two by major decision • Won an 8-3 decision against Penn State on Jan. 30 to aid Minnesota's 20-19 win • Earned first letter.

2007-08 • REDSHIRTED:
Compiled 19-8 record during solid redshirt campaign • Won two of three matches at Bison Open • Went 5-2 at Kaufman-Brand Open to finish fourth at 157 pounds • Recorded a pin and a pair of technical fouls on his way to a second place finish at Husky Open • Finished fifth behind 3-2 outing at Flash Flanagan • Scored technical fall victory over Augsburg's Spencer Flodeen in the 157-pound title match to polish off 4-0 performance at Worthington Open • Finished season with six pins and a pair of technical falls.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Native of Loretto, Minn. • Graduate of St. Michael-Albertville High School • Four-time state place-winner • Claimed the 2007 state title at 157 pounds in leading the Knights to their fourth consecutive Class AA team championship • Placed fourth at state as a freshman, third as a sophomore and second as a junior before his 2007 win • Finished his prep career as the school's all-time leader in wins with a 218-30 career record • Two-time Academic All-State selection • Five-time wrestling letterwinner • also lettered in cross country • Five-time All-Mississippi Eight Conference honoree • Two-time Greco-Roman All-American at the Cadet level • Placed third in the 2007 U.S. Wrestling Junior Greco-Roman Nationals this summer.

PERSONAL:
Son of Tom and Karen Grygelko • Relative of current Gopher Mike Thorn • Lists hobbies as hunting and fishing • Born June 16, 1989 • Majoring in business marketing.

Season Wt. Overall Wt. Cl. Dual Big Ten Points Pins MD TF v.Rnk Strk Fast Pin Big Ten's NCAA's
2008-09 149 7-20 3-18 1-15 1-7 3-53 1 - - - - - 0-2 -
157 7-20 4-2 - - - 1 2 - - - - - -
2009-10 157 6-10 6-9 2-7 0-2 6-24 1 - - 0-3 3L 1:51 - -
165 6-10 0-1 0-1 - 0-5 - - - 0-1 1L - - -
2010-11 157 3-9 3-9 0-7 0-4 - - - 1 - 2W - - -
2011-12 157 0-2 0-2 - - - - - - - 2L - - -
Total - 29-71 13-41 3-31 1-13 9-82 3 2 1 0-4 - 1:51 - -

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