Nate Rose
Nate  Rose

RS Junior

Arlington, Minn.

High School:
Sibley East HS





Five Gophers Place at University Nationals

Tommy Thorn marched to the title bout at 65 kilograms, while teammates Ethan Lizak, Skyler Petry, Bobby Steveson and Rylee Streifel all reached the podium


Gophers Send 14 to University Nationals

Spread across seven different weight classes, 14 current Gophers will wrestle freestyle in Akron, Ohio this weekend in one of the nation’s top summer tournaments for collegiate wrestlers


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


Gophers Win Four Titles at Worthington Open

Minnesota sends five to the finals as eight place, including a foursome of first-time individual champions


Gophers Advance Four to Finals at Husky Open

Four Minnesota wrestlers reached the final matches at their weights on Saturday, with Steve Polakowski and Brad Dolezal winning individual titles

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  • More than doubled his win total from his rookie season to his second season
  • Finished with six pins his final season (2017-18) with the Gophers, more than doubling his career total 
  • Top two open tournament finishes have both come at Cobber Open: runner-up at 2014 event, third place in 2015

Overall Record: 9-4

Dual Meet Record
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Big Ten Record: 
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Pins: 6
Major Decisions: 1
Technical Falls: 0

Letterwinner • Won Huskies Open with 4-0 record • Won two matches at the South Beach Duals (extra matches) • Competed in three Open tournaments during the season • traveled with the Gophers for majority of the season. 

Overall Record: 2-1
Dual Meet Record:
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Big Ten Record:
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Major Decisions:
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Technical Falls:

Placed third at Worthington Open in only action of the season • both wins on season came with bonus points, with a second-period fall over Evlis Banks and a 16-1 tech fall over Cayelon Barton • tech fall was first of his collegiate career


Overall Record: 12-6
Dual Meet Record: - -
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: 4
Major Decisions: 1
Technical Falls: - -

Placed third at Cobber Open • competed in five open tournaments • won four matches by fall, all of which came in the first period • had six-match winning streak in the middle of the season • won first match of the season by pinning Adam Freimund (North Dakota State) in the opening round of the Daktronics Open


Overall Record:
Dual Meet Record: - -
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: 1
Major Decisions: - -
Technical Falls: - -

Competed in three open tournaments • Began career by winning his first-ever match, a 13-8 decision over John Devito (Mary) at the Bison Open • Took fifth place at the Bison Open • Earned first career fall by pinning Cody Linssen (St. Cloud State) in the semifinals of the Cobber Open • Posted a season-best, second-place finish at the Cobber Open

Four-time letterwinner in wrestling • Two-time All-State honoree (2013, 2014) • Three-time Minnesota State Champion • Three-time All-American, as recognized by USA Wrestling and NHSCA (2011-13) • Coached by Chad Johnson


Son of Tony and Jenny Rose • Has two older brothers, Justin and Aaron • Most memorable sports thrill as defeating Gopher teammate Brett Pfarr in high school • Lists playing hockey among interests outside of wrestling • Plans to major in agriculture communication, and marketing. 

Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins Maj. Dec. Tech. Fall B1G Finish NCAA Finish
2014-15 (RS) 5-5 - - - - 1 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 12-6 - - - - 4 1 - - - - - -
2016-17 2-1 - - - - 1 - - 1 - - - -
2017-18 9-4 - - - - 6 1 0 - - - -
Totals 23-11 - - - - 11 2 1 - - - -


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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