Nick Dardanes, Scott Schiller, and Kevin Steinhaus receive individual recognition
Tony Nelson named Most Valuable Wrestler
Athletics and academics were celebrated in Gopher Athletics
Overall conference list includes 90 wrestlers
For the second year in a row, gymnast Nathan Fortunato posted an unblemished 4.0 GPA.
Heading into the 2013 NCAA Championships, we count down the top 10 moments from the 2012-13 season.
Golden Gopher wrestlers take you behind the scenes.
The Gopher Wrestling team won the final four matches to beat Illinois, 18-14.
Recap of Minnesota's 32-6 win over Hofstra at the Sports Pavilion.
Overall Record:26-3 (7-3)
2012-13 REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE:
Overall Record: 29-6
Finished season with 29-6 overall record Earned Gophers Most Dedicated honor Saw All-American honors Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week on Jan 22 Named to Academic-All Big Ten team Was named to National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Top-30 team Had 16-1 dual record and 8-0 Big Ten record Was undefeated in Big Ten opponents Finished fifth at NCAA Championships defeating No. 6 Kyven Gadson in a 6-2 decision Also defeated No. 2 Quentin Wright and No. 11 Gonzalez Took second at the Big Ten Championships Went 3-0 at the National Duels Only dual loss was to No. 10 Taylor Meeks of Oregon State Had notable victories against No. 6 Nathan Burak, No. 9 Andre Campolattano, and No. 6 Mario Gonzalez Had record of 10-6 vs. ranked opponents Defeated Joel Bauman to finish in first place of Bison Open (11/10/12) Finished in fifth place overall at the Southern Scuffle Tournament (1/2/13) Won six matches by major decision.
2011-12 REDSHIRT FRESHMAN:
Finished the season with a record of 26-4, primarily in open tournaments Recorded three wins by fall, seven by major and two by technical fall Started the season off with a 3-1 performance at the Bison Open Scored three major decision on 41 points Won a title at the UNI Open after going 4-0 Pinned Quintin Edwards of Iowa Wester at the 3:33 mark Went 4-0 at the Husky Open for a championship Picked up a 17-6 major decision over Mic Berg of St. Cloud State Pinned Minnesota Moorhead's Eric Lehmann at the 4:56 mark Finished 8-2 at the Southern Scuffle Losses came to teammate Sonny Yohn and NCAA Champion Cameron Simaz of Cornell Pinned Colynn Cook of Navy at 1:59 Scored a 20-4 technical fall against Daniel Mills of Army Won an 11-6 bout over Morgan McIntosh of Penn State Jumped into the starting lineup on the road in the Purdue dual Beat Justin Dinius by a 21-6 technical fall Won a title at the North Country Open to close out the season Letterwinner.
A 2010 graduate of West Fargo Senior High School Earned three-consecutive North Dakota state titles Finished his high school career with a 165-27 overall record Posted a perfect 43-0 record as a senior in route to a state championship at 215-pounds Ranked No. 4 in the nation in his weight class as a senior Named North Dakota's Senior Wrestler of the Year in 2010 Captured the state title as a junior at 189-pounds Won his first state championship as a sophomore, claiming the title at 171-pounds.