Rylee Streifel
Rylee  Streifel


Prior Lake, Minn.

High School:
Prior Lake HS




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


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


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


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


Home Opener Wrestling vs Air Force

First Dual Action


  • Letterwinner ('17)
  • Academic All-Big Ten ('17)
  • 2016 U.S. Junior National Champion (120kg freestyle)
  • Three-time open tournament champion; seven-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

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

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


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

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

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 - - - -
Totals 18-8 - - - - 2 1 2 - - - -


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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