Mitch McKee
Mitch  McKee

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
St. Michael, Minn.

High School:
St. Michael-Albertville HS

Weight:
133

Experience:
1L


06/20/2017

Gophers Score Big in the Classroom

Whether measured by grade point averages, conference rankings or individual academic accolades, 2016-17 set a new academic standard for Gopher Wrestling

06/11/2017

McKee Earns Junior World Team Spot

Mitch McKee will represent the USA at 60 kg in Finland this August, while Tony Nelson earns a senior national team spot by finishing third at 125 kg

06/07/2017

Gophers Past and Present Prepared for World Trials

This weekend’s tournament in Lincoln, Neb., will determine the final U.S. roster for both the junior- and senior-level World Championships later this summer

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

03/17/2017

Day 2 at National Championships

NCAA Wrestling Continues

03/16/2017

NCAA Wrestling Day One

NCAA Wrestling Action in St. Louis

03/05/2017

Big Ten Wrestling Finals

Conference Wrestling Action

03/04/2017

First Day of Big Tens

Tournament Wrestling Action

11/27/2016

Gophers vs Cowboys

Wrestling at the Pav

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Letterwinner ('17)
  • NCAA Qualifier ('17)
  • Team's Freshman of the Year award winner ('17)
  • Led team in falls as a true freshman
  • Two-time U.S. junior national freestyle champion at 60 kg ('16, '17)

2016-17 • FRESHMAN
Overall Record: 22-19
Dual Meet Record:
4-8
Big Ten Record:
4-5
Pins:
6
Major Decisions:
2
Technical Falls:
3

NCAA Qualifier • Letterwinner • NWCA All-Academic • finished one match short of All-America status at NCAA Championships • placed sixth in Big Ten • finished runner-up at Daktronics Open to begin collegiate career • opened college career with four straight bonus point wins (two falls, two tech falls) • won 133-pound title at Journeymen Collegiate Classic • finished fourth at Cliff Keen Invitational • finished sixth at Southern Scuffle • earned first career ranked win over No. 16 Anthony Tutolo (Kent State) at Cliff Keen Invitational • six falls on season led team • wrestled a team-high 22 matches against ranked opponents as a true freshman

HIGH SCHOOL
Six-time wrestling letterwinner • three-time state champion • six-time Fargo national champion (four-time Greco champ; two-time freestyle champ) • three-time folkstyle national champion • three-time Minnesota Christmas Tournament champion • four-time academic letterwinner • two-time choir letterwinner • National Honor Society member • Coached by Dan Lefebvre

PERSONAL
Son of Steve and Nina McKee • Has one sibling, Patrick • Most memorable sports thrill was winning The Clash national team title his freshman season • Away from the mat and classes, he has performed in choir and band since fifth grade • Plans to be an engineering major

MORE HEADLINES

Three Top-Five Finishes Highlight Fargo 2017

7/18/2017

Four Minnesota signees were competing at Fargo this week at the Junior National Championships, with three of them finishing in the top five in their respective weight classes.

Storley Wins Bellator Debut in Impressive Fashion

7/17/2017

With a flurry of elbow blows, Storley secured his first Bellator victory with a technical knockout, and moved his professional MMA record to 6-0.

Eggum Tours Athletes Village

6/28/2017

Gopher Wrestling head coach Brandon Eggum toured the new University of Minnesota Athletes Village in June 2017.

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