Whether measured by grade point averages, conference rankings or individual academic accolades, 2016-17 set a new academic standard for Gopher Wrestling
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
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
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
Senior Day Wrestling Action
Big Ten Dual Meet
Gopher wrestling action!
NCAA Wrestling Continues
NCAA Wrestling Action in St. Louis
- 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
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
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
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
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.