Jake Short
Jake  Short


Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

High School:
Simley HS




Petry Paces Gophers at University Nationals

Skyler Petry and Michael Kroells provided bookends for Minnesota, earning podium finishes in the lightest and heaviest weight classes


Gophers Send 10 to University Nationals

A group of 10 Minnesota wrestlers will compete in freestyle at the national summer tournament for collegiate student-athletes


Gopher Wrestling Wraps Up Season at Awards Banquet

Program celebrates the outstanding individual accomplishments of the previous season and the careers of its senior class


Pfarr Shines for Gophers on First Day of NCAAs

Four Gopher wrestlers advance to day two of the tournament, with Pfarr moving to the quarterfinals after a 2-0 opening day


Four Gophers Punch NCAA Tickets at Big Tens

Led by third-place performances from the team's captains -- Brett Pfarr and Michael Kroells -- a quartet of Minnesota grapplers secured their spots in the national tournament


NCAA Wrestling Day One

NCAA Action


Big Ten Wrestling Championships

Day Two Action


B1G Wrestle1

Bigten Wrestling Day One


Gophers vs Cyclones

National Duals


Gophers vs Rutgers

Big Ten Wrestling

Photo Gallery


  • Two-time letterwinner ('15, '16)
  • NCAA qualifier ('16)
  • Podium finish at Big Ten Championships ('16)
  • Academic All-Big Ten ('15)
  • Four-time open tournament champion: 2015 Bison Open, 2015 Aloha Open, 2014 North Country Open and 2013 Dragon Open

Overall Record: 16-11
Dual Meet Record: 6-5
Big Ten Record: 4-5
Pins: 4
Major Decisions: - -
Technical Falls: 1

Letterwinner • placed seventh at Big Ten Tournament • earned at-large bid for first career NCAA tournament appearance • placed second at Cliff Keen Invitational • earned first career ranking following Cliff Keen Invitational • placed third at Daktronics Open • earned first career ranked victory with a 2-1 decision over No. 8 Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State) • beat No. 4 Jason Tsirtsis (Northwestern) by a 7-4 decision for first win against a top-5 opponent • wreslted against 10 ranked opponents, earning four victories • had seven match winning streak during season • won four matches by fall, two of which came within the first two minutes of the match 


Overall Record:
Dual Meet Record: 6-7
Big Ten Record: 2-5
Pins: - -
Major Decisions: 1
Technical Falls: 1

Letterwinner • Academic All-Big Ten • Began season with a pair of convincing victories in the Bison Open, first over Jake Kostik (Concordia-Moorhead) by tech fall, 20-5, then over Joe Umlauf (North Dakota State) by major decision, 15-4 • Made career dual debut at Air Force with a 1-0 victory over Gerald McGinty • Began dual career with three straight wins, adding victories over Jake Elliot (Wyoming) and Austin Uecker (Grand Canyon) • Won the Aloha Open title with a 3-0 record • Won his last three dual matches of the season, including a 3-1 decision over Randy Languis (Ohio State) in sudden victory overtime • Suffered season-ending injury during Big Ten Championships

Overall Record: 25-8
Dual Meet Record: - -
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: 6
Major Decisions: 1
Technical Falls: 1

Finished the season with a 25-8 overall record, competing solely in open meets • Finished third at Daktronics Open, posting three pins and a victory by major decision during the event • Placed second at Bison Open, suffering his only defeat at the hands of fellow Gopher Nick Dardanes • Placed first at Dragon Open with a record of 4-0, finishing the meet with a pin against Beau Voegeli of Northern State • Finished first at North Country Open with a record of 4-0, including his only victory by technical fall for the season, a 19-4 win over Joe Umlauf of North Dakota State

2013 graduate of Inver Grove Heights High School • Minnesota Academic All-State • Six-time wrestling and tennis letterwinner • Four-time football letterwinner • Minnesota Athlete of the Year • Pioneer Press Mr. Wrestler

Born October 24, 1994 • Son of Will and Jodi Short • Siblings Taylor and Morgan • Lists winning the Fargo Invitational as his most memorable sports thrill • Lists family, friends, God, tennis, wrestling and football as his interests and hobbies

Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins Maj. Dec. Tech. Fall B1G Finish NCAA Finish
2013-14 (RS) 25-8 - - - - 6 1 1 - - - -
2014-15 14-10 6-7 2-5 - - 1 1 DNP - -
2015-16 16-11 6-5 4-5 4 - - 1 7th DNP
Totals 30-21 12-12 6-10 4 1 2 - - - -


Coach’s Corner with Brandon Eggum (Oct. 20)


Brandon Eggum offers a preview of this year’s lineup and looks ahead to several upcoming events in the newest edition of Coach’s Corner

Get to Know Dustin Schlatter


The former national champ and international medalist steps into his first year as an assistant coach for the Gophers in 2016-17

Brett Pfarr Selected for NWCA All-Star Classic


The Gopher captain and returning All-American will take on Brett Harner of Princeton in the event’s 197-pound contest

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