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

Match of the Week - Nov. 21

Match of the Week - Nov. 21

11/21/2017 - Wrestling

Each week the Gophers sit down with a wrestler to discuss the best match of that week. Stay updated with each week with this Match of the Week page that will be updated all season long!

Highlights: SDSU/OSU

Highlights: SDSU/OSU

11/20/2017 - Wrestling

The No. 6 Gophers split in their ranked weekend with a win against No. 16 SDSU and a loss to No. 3 Oklahoma State. Here are some of the best highlights from the epic weekend.

Gophers Drop Tough Road Dual to Cowboys

Gophers Drop Tough Road Dual to Cowboys

11/19/2017 - Wrestling

The University of Minnesota wrestling team suffered its first defeat of the season, 30-3, to Oklahoma State on Sunday afternoon.

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