Josh Shupe
Josh  Shupe


Marshfield, Wis.

High School:
Marshfield High School




Graduating Gophers

Minnesota graduates four wrestlers from this year’s roster, each with their own unique path forward now that their collegiate wrestling careers have ended


Graduating Gophers: Josh Shupe

Josh Shupe’s experience at the University of Minnesota took him from everyday student, to student-athlete, to applying for medical school


Gopher Wrestling Wraps Up Season at Awards Banquet

Program celebrates the outstanding individual accomplishments of the previous season and the careers of its senior class


Gopher Wrestlers Recall Past Halloweens

With Halloween coming this weekend, Gopher wrestlers thought back to their favorite childhood costumes


Minnesota Wrestling Presents Team Awards

Tony Nelson named Most Valuable Wrestler

Photo Gallery


Overall Record:
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Competed in four open tournaments • Began season with a pair of victories at Daktronics Open over Alec Lindsey (Mary) and Colin Ayers (Augustana) • Advanced to quarterfinals of the Luther Open with wins over Matt Adcock (Wisconsin-Whitewater) and Evan Guffey (St. John's) • Captured a season-best three wins during the Cobber Open, including a 6-0 decision over Alec Lindsey (Mary) in a rematch from the Dak earlier in the season


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Academic All-Big Ten • Top Five Award at Golden Goldy's for having one of the five-best GPAs among all male Gopher student-athletes • Placed fifth at Bison Open with a record of 5-2 • Saw his first career Big Ten action wrestling in duals against Michigan State and Michigan, suffering defeats in both matches • Finished 3-1 at North County Open, earning a major decision over Fritz Vogel of St. Cloud State, 12-1


Overall Record: 3-14
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Finished season with 3-14 record • Saw 10-2 major decision against Justin Broberg of Simpson at the Daktronics Open • Named Gophers Underclassmen Academic Award for his 4.0 GPA • Won against Khadeem Stanton of Ellsworth in a 9-8 decision • Finished the Worthington Open (1/19) with a 1-2 record


Holds Marshfield High School record for most takedowns in a season in 2011 • Holds the third highest record for most takedowns in a career • AP Scholar and "A" Honor Role Student • Letterwinner in both Football and Wrestling


Majoring in Psychology• Plans to attend medical schoolSon of Colleen and Dean Shupe • Has one older sibling, Kara • Former teammate of Brock Jensen, Quarterback for NDSU • Josh's most memorable sports thrill was wrestling on the raised platform for the Bi-State Tournament • Enjoys playing guitar, running, and drawing

Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins Maj. Dec. Tech. Fall B1G Finish NCAA Finish
2012-13 (RS) 5-1 - - - - 1 1 - - - - - -
2013-14 13-12 0-2 0-2 - - 2 - - - - - -
2014-15 8-8 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Totals 21-20 0-2 0-2 - - 2 - - - - - -


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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