Three make top-five finishes
Pfarr riding seven-match win streak for two championships in two weeks
Gophers go undefeated on the day to capture titles
Freshman Michael Kroells captures title in heavyweight competition
GopherSports will be doing a series of Q&As with incoming freshmen wrestlers to lead into the season.
Overall Record: 10-12
Dual Meet Record: N/A
Big Ten Record: N/A
Major Decisions: 3
Technical Falls: 0
Finished freshman campaign with 10-12 in open tournaments Saw fourth place finish at the Bison Open where he defeated teammate Tom Giaimo Went 2-2 at the UNI tournament Scored 9-0 major decision over Zach Witte of Northern Iowa Took fourth at the Flash Flanagan Open with a 4-1 decision over Dylan Shafer of UW-LaCrosse.
Four-time Wisconsin State Champ and four different weights, becoming onlythe twelfth wrestler in WIAA history to win four consecutive titles Finished high school career with an undefeated record of 189-0 Totaled 104 falls Was the third Wisconsin wrestler to go undefeated during a high school career and the first to do so in Division II Named All-Conference 2009-12 Dubbed team's Most Valuable Wrestlerall four years of his high school campaign 2009, 2010,2012 SWAL/SWC Conference Most Valuable Wrestler Named 2010 & 2011 Bi-State Tournament and 2012 Boscobel & Monroe Tournament Most Valuable Wrestler Wonaward for Most Pins in the Least Amount of Time at the Bi-State Touranment in 2011 2012 Wisconsin State Journal Co-Athlete of the Year Won 2012 Cuba City High School Scholar Athlete award Received National Wrestling Hall of Fame's Dave SchultzExcellence Award for the state of Wisconsin in 2012 High school wrestling coaches were Bob Hahn and Don Donar Also a three-time varsity letterwinner in football and a one-time letterwinner in baseball for Cuba City HS Participated in Leo Club and FFA 2007 USA Freestyle National Champion Earned All-State and All-America honors in 2005, 2006, and 2008 in freestyle category 2007 USA Greco-Roman National Champion Earned All-State and All-America accolades in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009 in Greco-Roman category 2011 National Duals All-Tournament Team at 140 lbs. Took third in 2009 Fargo Cadet at 130 lbs Took second in Fargo Junior at 135 lbs Attended Advance School of Wrestling 2002-12 Member of 2011 Tour De Force Trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. in 2010 and 2011.
Born on June 26, 1993 Son of Deb and Don Donar Has two older siblings Brother Jake (28) wrestled for the Wisconsin Badgers from 2003-2008in the 165 weight class Sister Jenny(24)competed in gymnastics at Iowa from 2006-2010 Lists most memorable sports thrills as winning his fourth state title and receiving two standing ovations from the crowd Enjoys outdoor activites such as archery (recurve and longbow), hunting, fishing, and water sports major is undecided.
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Seven Gophers Will Enter Season Ranked
Seven Gophers will begin the 2017-18 season as top-20 wrestlers, with the team coming in at No. 6 in the dual meet rankings and No. 7 in the tournament rankings.
Meet Newcomer Steve Bleise
This week we meet with Steve Bleise, a redshirt junior from Chelsea, Mich. who was an All-State wrestler in high school.
Wrestling Welcomes Fans to Open Practice
Fans who are eager for wrestling season will have an opportunity to come have an early look at the 2017-18 Gopher wrestling team.