Skyler Petry
Skyler  Petry


Waterville, Minn.

High School:
Waterville-Elysian-Morristown HS




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


Streifel Wins Title in Colorado Springs

A foursome of Minnesota wrestlers made the trip to the Air Force Academy over the weekend to compete in the U.S. Collegiate Championships and each won at least one match


Gophers Hanging Tough at Southern Scuffle

With four wrestlers in the semifinals and five more alive in wrestlebacks, the Gophers sit in fifth place and are in the hunt for a trophy finish tomorrow in Chattanooga


Gophers Open Conference Slate with Road Win

Minnesota rallied after halftime to win four of the final five matches in its Big Ten opener against Michigan State


Gophers vs Air Force

Wrestling Dual vs Falcons

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  • Three-time letterwinner ('16, '17, '18)
  • Earned team's "Most Dedicated" wrestler award ('16)
  • Opened his varsity career by sweeping all three of his matches at the 2015 Gopher Duals, including an upset of No. 16 Nick Hermann (Virginia)
  • Picked up first Big Ten dual win against former NCAA qualifier by major decision, 14-6
  • 2015 Wisconsin Open champion
  • 2017 Bison Open Champion
  • Earned top-five finishes in four open tournaments during redshirt season, reaching the finals in three of those four matches

Overall Record: 10-2
Dual Meet Record: 1-0

Big Ten Record: 1-0

Pins: 1

Major Decisions: 
Technical Falls: 1

Letterwinner • Filled in at 133 for Mitch McKee against Michigan State and majored a former NCAA qualifier, 14-6 • The win against Michigan State was his first Big Ten victory of his career • Won Bison Open with a 4-0 record • Took second at UNI Open with a 3-1 record • went 2-1 in extra matches at the South Beach Duals. 

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

Letterwinner • finished third at Dakotronics Open, going 6-1 in the event • went 2-2 at Cliff Keen Invitational • competed at Southern Scuffle • first four wins of the season all came with bonus points (two falls, two tech falls) • picked up ranked wins over No. 20 Brent Fleetwood (Central Michigan) at the Cliff Keen Invitational and over No. 10 Dylan Peters (Northern Iowa) at U.S. Collegiate Championships


Overall Record:
Dual Meet Record: 4-9
Big Ten Record: 0-5
Pins: 2
Major Decisions: - -
Technical Falls: 1

Letterwinner • placed fourth at Daktronics Open • recorded first period fall over Nick Santos (Iowa Central Community College) in first match of season • made dual debut at with a perfect 3-0 mark at Gopher Duals • earned two wins over ranked opponents, a sudden victory 5-3 decision over teammate No. 15 Ethan Lizak and a 9-6 decision over No. 16 Nick Herrmann (Virginia) • started season with a 7-2 record in first nine matches • earned two falls and one technical fall


Overall Record:
Dual Meet Record: - -
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: 5
Major Decisions: - -
Technical Falls: - -

Competed in five open tournaments during the season • Wrestled in the championship match in three different tournaments • Finished second in his first career tournament, the Daktronics Open, dropping the title match to teammate Steve Polakowski • Posted second consecutive runner-up finish by placing second at Bison Open, dropping the championships match to teammate Sam Brancale • Began Bison Open with his first career fall, a pin at 35 seconds to defeat Anthony Battle (Minot State) • Began Luther Open with another lightning-fast pin, at 36 seconds, against Cody Hanson (Luther) • Won title at the Wisconsin Open by defeating teammate Ethan Lizak in the finals • Competed in the prestigious Midlands tournament, winning his opening match with a first-period pin of Shayne Wireman (Eastern Michigan)

Five-time letterwinner in wrestling • Four-time All-Conference honoree (2011-14) • Four-time All-State (2011-14) • Placed in top-five at Minnesota state meet four consecutive years, capturing the State Championship as a senior in 2014 • Earned All-American honors in nine tournaments, most notably after capturing the title at the 2014 Greco-Roman National Championships • Four-time runner-up in other national competitions • Also lettered twice in cross country • Citizenship Award winner • Coached by Troy Stehr, Adam Roesler and Mike Richards


Son of Todd and Amy Petry • Has three younger siblings, Sammie, Hannah and Carson • Father Todd wrestled at Central Missouri • Most memorable sports thrills as winning the state title as a senior and winning the National Greco-Roman title in Fargo • Lists fishing, biking and swimming as interests outside of wrestling • Plans to major in mathematics

Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins Maj. Dec. Tech. Fall B1G Finish NCAA Finish
2014-15 (RS) 14-6 - - - - 5 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 11-15 4-9 0-5 2 - - 1 - - - -
2016-17 11-11 0-3 0-1 2 1 2 - - - -
2017-18 10-2 1-0 1-0 1 1 1 - - - -
Totals 32-28 5-12 1-6 5 2 4 - - - -


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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