Jose Champagne
Jose  Champagne

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Griffith, Ind.

High School:
Marion Catholic HS

Weight:
157

Birthdate:
04/15/1997

Experience:
1L


04/30/2017

McKee Repeats as Junior National Champion

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

04/25/2017

Gophers Ready to Tackle UWW Jr. Nationals

Five current Gophers will be in the field in Las Vegas for the nation's premier 20-and-under wrestling freestyle and Greco tournaments

03/30/2017

2016-17 Gopher Wrestling: By The Numbers

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

02/06/2017

Gophers Win Two Titles at Don Parker Open

Dylan Anderson and Rylee Streifel brought home the 184-pound and heavyweight titles, respectively, highlighting a strong set of performances from Minnesota wrestlers

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

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ridgewater Open champion ('17)
  • Third place finisher at Bison Open ('18)
  • Competed at Cliff Keen Invite ('17)


2017-18 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN
Overall Record:
 7-7
Dual Meet Record: - - 
Big Ten Record: 
- -
Pins: 
3
Major Decisions: 
2
Technical Falls: 
0


Letterwinner • Competed at Cliff Keen Invite at 157 pounds • Went 1-2 at Cliff Keen • Took third place at Bison Open. 

2016-17 • FRESHMAN (REDSHIRTED)

Overall Record:
13-3
Dual Meet Record:
- -
Big Ten Record:
- -
Pins:
6
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

HIGH SCHOOL

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


PERSONAL
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

Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins Maj. Dec. Tech. Fall B1G Finish NCAA Finish
2016-17 (RS) 13-3 - - - - 6 4 2 - - - -
2017-18 7-7 - - - - 2 1 0 - - - -
Totals 7-7 - - - - 2 1 0 - - - -

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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