Hunter Marko
Hunter  Marko

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Amery, Wis.

High School:
Amery HS

Weight:
149


04/09/2017

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

01/21/2017

Lunde and Balow Share Worthington Open Title

Dalton Lunde's first career collegiate tournament title and Will Balow's second headlined a day when seven Gopher wrestlers produced top-four performances

12/03/2016

Gophers Win Two Titles at UNI Open

Ethan Lizak and Tommy Thorn won the 125- and 141-pound titles, respectively, leading a group of 10 Gopher placewinners in Cedar Falls

11/13/2016

Lizak Leads Gopher Effort at Harold Nichols Open

Lizak's finishes second as Nebraska's Tim Lambert levels their season series at one match a piece while 10 other Gophers compete in Ames

11/06/2016

Gophers Place 18 at Daktronics Open

More than half of Minnesota's wrMore than half of Minnesota's wrestlers in the field on Sunday placed among the top six at their respective weightsamong the top six at their respective weights

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Team's Freshman Academic Award winner ('17)
  • Made dual debut at home against Air Force, which he won by major decision


2017-18 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN
Overall Record: 
5-9
Dual Meet Record: 
2-4
Big Ten Record: 
0-0
Pins: 
2
Major Decisions: 
2
Technical Falls: 
1

Letterwinner • Season cut short by injury • Finished in sixth place at Daktronics Open • Made dual debut against Tommy Stager of Air Force, which Marko won 16-2 • four of five victories were bonus point wins • Competed at Cliff Keen Invite.

2016-17 • FRESHMAN (REDSHIRTED)

Overall Record:
10-6
Dual Meet Record:
- -
Big Ten Record:
- -
Pins:
2
Major Decisions:
4
Technical Falls:
- -

Won team's Freshman Academic Award • Season cut short by injury • Competed in four open tournaments • earned first career podium finish by taking fifth at UNI Open • reached quarterfinals at Daktronics Open and Worthington Open • six of 10 victories came with bonus points, including first career major decision over Zach Funderburk (Briar Cliff) at Daktronics Open and first career fall over Cole Race at UNI Open

HIGH SCHOOL

Four-time wrestling letterwinner • Four-time Wisconsin state champion (106, 113, 126 and 138 pounds) • Three-time Fargo All-American in freestyle, including 2013 national title • Three-time national folkstyle finalist (2013, 2015, 2016) • 2-12 Fargo cadet national triple crown winner (Greco, freestyle and folkstyle) • Coached by Scott Marko, Greg Nicholas and Paul Enslin


PERSONAL
Son of Scott and Brooke Marko • Has four siblings: Abby, Kole, Griffin and Zander • Father, Scott, wrestled for UW-River Falls • Most memorable sports thrill was winning his fourth state title in Wisconsin • Away from the mat and classes, he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time at the lake • Undecided on his intended major

Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins Maj. Dec. Tech. Fall B1G Finish NCAA Finish
2016-17 RS 10-6 - - - - 2 4 0 - - - -
2017-18 5-9 2-4 - - 2 2 1 - - - -
Totals 5-9 2-4 - - 2 2 1 - - - -

MORE HEADLINES

Steveson Awarded Junior Hodge Trophy

Steveson Awarded Junior Hodge Trophy

5/24/2018 - Wrestling

Incoming freshman, and No. 1 recruit, Gable Steveson has been named the Junior Dan Hodge Trophy winner by WIN magazine.

Wrestling Adds All-American Sean Russell

Wrestling Adds All-American Sean Russell

5/23/2018 - Wrestling

University of Minnesota head wrestling coach Brandon Eggum has announced the addition of 125-pound, 2017 All-American, Sean Russell to the Golden Gophers.

Zillmer, Nelson Compete in World Team Trial Finals

Zillmer, Nelson Compete in World Team Trial Finals

5/20/2018 - Wrestling

There were two Minnesota wrestlers who battled in the best-of-three finals at the World Team Trials with Hayden Zillmer earning a Final X birth at 92-kilograms.

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