Dylan Ness  
Dylan Ness

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bloomington, Minn.

High School:
John F. Kennedy HS

Weight:
157

Experience:
1L


05/20/2013

Minnesota Wrestling Presents Team Awards

Tony Nelson named Most Valuable Wrestler

04/15/2013

Seventh Annual Golden Goldys Handed Out at TCF Bank Stadium

Athletics and academics were celebrated in Gopher Athletics

03/23/2013

Minnesota Boasts Eight All-Americans at 2013 NCAA Championships

The Gophers will finish third at the national tournament

03/22/2013

Nelson to Defend Title in Heavyweight Championship

With 68 points, Minnesota sits third headed into the final day of competition

03/22/2013

Nine Still Alive as Storley and Nelson Advance to Semifinals

Minnesota remains in third with 47.5 points

02/10/2014

Ness Pins, Gophers Win

Dylan Ness' pin helped Minnesota upset #1 Penn State at the Sports Pavilion.

03/19/2013

Top 10 Moments

Heading into the 2013 NCAA Championships, we count down the top 10 moments from the 2012-13 season.

02/23/2013

Gophers Advance to Finals

The Gopher wrestling team advanced to the finals of the National Duals after beating Iowa.

01/25/2013

Minnesota Wrestling: Cribs

Golden Gopher wrestlers take you behind the scenes.

11/21/2014

Gophers vs Spartans

Big Ten Wrestling

03/08/2014

Big Tens First Session

Wrestling Championships

03/08/2014

Session Semi-finals

Big Tem Wrestling

02/02/2014

Gophers Vs Indiana

Big Ten Wrestling

07/12/2012

Dylan Ness

Dylan Ness Action Photos

Photo Gallery


2013-14 • REDSHIRT JUNIOR
Overall Record: 23-6
Dual Meet Record: 9-2
Big Ten Record: 5-1
Pins:12
Major Decisions:3
Technical Falls: 1

All-American • NCAA Runner-up at 157 lbs. • Took first place at Bison Open • Defeated No. 14 Andy McCulley of Wyoming by pin on Nov 24 • Defeated No. 2 Derek St. Jon of Iowa to help Minnesota win at Iowa on Jan 25 • Defeated Dylan Alton of Penn State by pin to score a critical six points as Minnesota defeated top-ranked Penn State on Feb 9 • Won his matches at three consecutive dual meets by pin, beginning with Penn State and then against Nicholas Olejnik of North Dakota State and Brian Realbuto of Cornell • Placed sixth at the Big Ten Championships

2012-13 • REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE
Overall Record:20-6
Dual Meet Record:7-2
Big Ten Record:5-1
Pins:5
Major Decisions:3
Technical Falls:0

All-American • Finished fourth at NCAA Championships, with a record of 6-2 • Named Most Exciting Wrestler • Finished season with 20-6 overall record • Recorded 7-2 dual record and 5-1 Big Ten record • Finished Southern Scuffle in consolation round, his season debut after sitting out the first half of the season due to injury • Was victorious against Ian Paddock of No. 5 Ohio State, helping the Gophers to win the dual (1/11/13) • Had a major decision victory against Dan Osterman of Michigan State to help the Gopher defeat the Spartans 32-6 (2/3/13) • Only conference loss was to Caleb Ervin of Illinois • Finished first at the Big Ten Championships after scoring a forfeit at 3:37 in the finals against No. 4 Jake Sueflohn of Nebraska

2011-12 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN
Overall Record:24-9
Dual Meet Record:10-6
Big Ten Record:5-3
Pins:8
Major Decisions:5
Technical Falls:0

All-American • NCAA Runner-up at 149 lbs. • Named Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Year on the team • Voted Freshman of the Year on the team • Named Best Male Freshman of the Year at the 2012 Golden Goldy's • Fell to Penn State's Frank Molinaro (4-1) in the championship match • Defeated undefeated (32-0) Jamal Parks of Oklahoma State in the quarterfinals by a 3-2 decision • Finished second in votes for 2012 Freshman of the Year by InterMat • Went undefeated at the National Duals, including a sudden victory against Missouri's Kyle Bradley • Won a 15-5 major decision over teammate Matt Mincey to claim the Bison Open championship • Dropped two regular season duals to No. 1 Frank Molinaro of Penn State (10-16) and No. 2 Jamal Parks of Oklahoma State (5-6) • Defeated No. 14 Kyle Bradley of Missouri in the Southern Scuffle (T.N.) semifinals en route to a second place finish • Met a string of other ranked opponents during Big Ten competition in which he went 5-3, falling to No. 16 Cam Tessari of Ohio State and No. 7 Eric Grajales of Michigan but defeating three other ranked wrestlers by pinning No. 10 Eric Terrazas of Illinois at 7:08, pinning No. 14 Cole Scmitt of Wisconsin at 2:35, and defeating No. 13 Ivan Lopouchanski of Purdue (11-4) • Letterwinner

2010-11 • FRESHMAN (REDSHIRTED)
Overall Record: 16-1
Dual Meet Record: N/A
Big Ten Record: N/A
Pins: 9
Major Decisions: 3
Technical Falls: 0

Finished the season with a 16-1 overall record, competing solely in open meets • Started out the season as co-champions with teammate Danny Zilverberg at the Bison Open • Won his first title in the Maroon and Gold at the Kaufman-Brand Open, after scoring a 6-4 decision in the second round before recording three falls, a major decision and pin of Iowa's Jake Ballweg in 1:54 in the championship match • Won the Husky Open after pinning Augsburg's Tony Valek in the final at 2:22

HIGH SCHOOL

A 2010 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School • Named "Mr. Minnesota High School Wrestler" by the MNWrestling Coaches Association in 2010 • Ranked No. 4 nationally at 145 by InterMat and No. 6 by Amateur Wrestling News • USA Wrestling Triple Crown Cadet National winner

PERSONAL
Son of Jay and Sally Ness • Brother of former Gopher All-American and national champion Jayson Ness


Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins MD TF Big TenFinish NCAA Finish
2010-11 16-1 - - 9 3 - - -
2011-12 24-9 10-6 5-3 8 5 - 2nd 2nd
2012-13 20-6 7-2 5-1 5 3 - 1st 4th
2013-14 23-6 9-2 5-1 12 3 1 6th 2nd
Total 83-22 26-10 15-5 34 14 1 - -