Jordon Rothers
Jordon  Rothers


Sunburg, Minn.

High School:
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg HS




Five Gophers Stand on Husky Open Podium

Eight Minnesota wrestlers were on the St. Cloud State campus on Saturday for the Husky Open, where five placed


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


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


Six Gophers Reach Quarters at Southern Scuffle

In all, 12 Minnesota wrestlers will compete tomorrow between the championship and consolation brackets


Minnesota in Third after Tournament's First Day

Four Gophers advanced to tomorrow's semifinals while two more are alive in wrestlebacks for day two

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  • Two-time letterwinner ('15, '16)
  • Won three consecutive open tournaments in 2014-15: Cobber Open, Wisconsin Open and Worthington Open

Overall Record:
Dual Meet Record: 0-2
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: - -
Major Decisions: 1
Technical Falls: 2

Letterwinner • competed at three open tournaments and two duals • won first match of the season by technical fall over Jake Anderson (Nebraska) in opening round of Daktronics Open • had major decision and technical fall back-to-back to start Cliff Keen Invitational • had three matches against ranked opponents • scored double-digit points and did not allow an opponent to score in any of his wins 


Overall Record:
Dual Meet Record: 0-1
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: 2
Major Decisions: 3
Technical Falls: 7

Letterwinner • Competed in six open tournaments • Made his career dual debut during NWCA National Duals, wrestling against Kurtis Julson (North Dakota State) in Fargo • Began season with a pin against Shawn Porter (Minnesota State Moorhead) at the Bison Open • Won three consecutive tournament titles during an 11-match winning streak • Claimed the Cobber Open title after scoring a 16-0 tech fall over Aaron Bates (St. Cloud State) in the opening round • Won the Wisconsin Open title after opening the tournament with back-to-back tech falls over Billy Fett (North Central (IL)) and David Perez (Harper College) • Capped off championship at Worthington Open with a tech fall over Tanner Schaefer (St. Cloud State), 18-1

Overall Record: 4-3
Dual Meet Record: - -
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: 1
Major Decisions: - -
Technical Falls: - -

Finished season with 4-3 overall record in open competition • Earned his first collegiate victory over Tyrell Martin of Augsburg at the Dragon Open • Went 3-1 at North Country Open, winning his final match by pinning Austin Boniface of Augsburg in 30 seconds

2013 graduate of KMS High School • NHSCA All-American Academic • Guillotine Academic 1st Team 2012 • Earned letters in wrestling, football, track and choir • All-Area football • All-Conference wrestling, football, track and choir • All-American 2010, 2012 and 2013 • Gidden Helmet Award-Football • MVP Football in 2012

Son of Jason and Laurie Rothers • Has one sibling, Samantha (21) • Lists winning State as a team in wrestling as his most memorable sports thrill • Enjoys hunting and water sports

Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins Maj. Dec. Tech. Fall B1G Finish NCAA Finish
2013-14 (RS) 4-3 - - - - 1 - - - - - - - -
2014-15 21-6 0-1 - - 2 3 7 - - - -
2015-16 3-6 0-2 - - - - 1 2 - - - -
Totals 24-12 0-3 - - 2 4 9 - - - -


Eight 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 Return to NCAA Top 10


Minnesota finished seventh at the 2017 NCAA Championships, marking the 19th time in 21 season the Maroon and Gold have finished among the nation’s 10 best

Four Gophers Become All-Americans; Two into Finals


A quartet of Gophers earned All-America status on the second day of the 2017 NCAA Championships, led by Ethan Lizak and Brett Pfarr, who will wrestle for individual titles on Saturday

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