Rylee Streifel
Rylee  Streifel

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Prior Lake, Minn.

High School:
Prior Lake HS

Weight:
HWT

Experience:
2L


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

06/04/2017

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

06/02/2017

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

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

03/04/2018

Final Day at Big Tens

Big Ten Wrestling Action

03/03/2018

First Day at Big Tens

Conference wrestling action.

01/21/2018

Minnesota vs Michigan

Big Ten Dual Meet

01/14/2018

Minnesota vs Illinois

Big Ten Wrestling Action

11/12/2017

Home Opener Wrestling vs Air Force

First Dual Action

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Two-time Letterwinner ('17, '18)
  • Two-time Academic All-Big Ten ('17, '18)
  • 2016 U.S. Junior National Champion (120kg freestyle)
  • Three-time open tournament champion; eight-time open tournament finalist
  • Upset No. 13 Collin Jensen (Nebraska) in the semifinals of the 2015 Daktronics Open, which was Streifel's third career collegiate match
  • Took eighth place at 2018 Big Ten Championships

2017-18 • REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE
Overall Record: 12-15
Dual Meet Record: 7-11

Big Ten Record: 5-9

Pins: 0

Major Decisions: 
1
Technical Falls: 1


Letterwinner • Academic All-Big Ten • Finished in eighth place at 2018 Big Ten Championships • Took second at Daktronics Open • Helped Gophers defeat Illinois at home with a win over Duece Rachal in the final minute. 

2016-17 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN
Overall Record:
18-8
Dual Meet Record:
- -
Big Ten Record:
- -
Pins:
2
Major Decisions:
1
Technical Falls:
2

Letterwinner • Academic All-Big Ten • lettered by competing in the Journeymen Collegiate Classic in November • won Don Parker Open and U.S. Collegiate Championships titles • finished as runner-up at UNI Open • placed fifth at season-opening Daktronics Open • went 2-2 at Southern Scuffle

2015-16 • FRESHMAN (REDSHIRTED)

Overall Record: 17-8
Dual Meet Record: - -
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: 7
Major Decisions: - -
Technical Falls: - -

Made collegiate debut at Daktronics Open • placed at all six open tournaments in which he competed • also wrestled unattached at Southern Scuffle • won first two matches of season by fall coming at 1:50 and 1:51 in the match, respectively • won Worthington Open • had six match winning streak late in the season, which included four falls • earned back-to-back-to-back pins right before the season ended • earned first career ranked win with a 3-2 decision over No. 13 Collin Jensen (Nebraska) at Daktronics Open • had three matches against ranked opponents


HIGH SCHOOL
Four-time All-Conference performer • Two-time All-State selection • Two-time USA Wrestling All-American • 2015 finalist in freestyle at Fargo Junior Nationals • Also played football • Member of National Business Honors Society • Coached by Joe Block, Dan Zuelke and Matt Gegenheimer


PERSONAL
Son of Pat and Pam Streifel • Has two siblings, Dawson and Mackenzie • Most memorable sports thrill was advancing to the national championship match at Fargo • Away from the mat, he enjoys wakesurfing, wakeboarding, snowmobiling and four-wheeling • Plans to major in finance



Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins Maj. Dec. Tech. Fall B1G Finish NCAA Finish
2015-16 (RS) 17-8 - - - - 7 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 18-8 - - - - 2 1 2 - - - -
2017-18 12-15 7-11 5-9 0 1 1 8th - -
Totals 30-23 7-11 5-9 2 2 3 - - - -



MORE HEADLINES

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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