McKee's second consecutive 60-kilogram title highlighted a strong weekend of competition for current Gophers at the UWW Junior National Championships in Las Vegas
Five current Gophers will be in the field in Las Vegas for the nation's premier 20-and-under wrestling freestyle and Greco tournaments
By many measure, the Gophers outperformed expectations this season. Take a journey through some of the highlights of the 2016-17 season, by the numbers
Dylan Anderson and Rylee Streifel brought home the 184-pound and heavyweight titles, respectively, highlighting a strong set of performances from Minnesota wrestlers
Dalton Lunde's first career collegiate tournament title and Will Balow's second headlined a day when seven Gopher wrestlers produced top-four performances
- Ridgewater Open champion ('17)
2016-17 • FRESHMAN (REDSHIRTED)
Overall Record: 13-3
Dual Meet Record: - -
Big Ten Record: - -
Major Decisions: 4
Technical Falls: 2
Won Ridgewater Open championship, his first time competing in any collegiate tournament • 12 of his 13 wins came with bonus points, including six falls • Scored at least 15 points or picked up fall in 11 matches • Took third at Worthington Open, rebounding from first collegiate defeat with five straight wins, all with bonus points • Finished top-five in all three open tournaments in which he competed
Four-time wrestling letterwinner • Four-time All-Conference, three-time All-Area and four-time All-State honoree • State champion in 2016 • 11-time cadet and junior All-American (USA Wrestling and The Open Mat) • Three-time folkstyle national champion and one-time freestyle national champion • Honor Roll and Dean's List honoree all four years of high school • 2016 Presidential Scholar • Coached by Dan Jordan • A part of both Indiana and Illinois National team and finished third and eighth in freestyle at Fargo
Son of Timothy and Rebecca Champagne • Has one siblings, Carlos • Father, Tim, played collegiate football at Adams State • Most memorable sports thrill was winning the Indiana state title his senior season • Away from the mat and classes, he enjoys drawing, running and playing video games • Plans to major in nursing
Sanders Takes Gold in Cuba
2/22/2018 - Wrestling
Zach Sanders along with Minnesota Storm wrestler Hayden Zillmer earned gold medals at Cerro Pelado in Havana, Cuba.
The Man of Many Weights
2/22/2018 - Wrestling
Junior Brandon Krone has won matches at 165, 174, 184 and 197-pounds throughout his nearly four years in a Maroon and Gold singlet.
Match of the Week - Feb. 21
11/21/2017 - Wrestling
Each week the Gophers sit down with a wrestler to discuss the best match of that week.