Thane Antczak
Thane Antczak

RS Senior

Prairie Farm, Wis.

High School:
Prairie Farm HS




Wrestling Places Eight on Winter Academic All-Big Ten

Overall conference list includes 90 wrestlers


Minnesota Places 62 on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams

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Gophers to Mark Senior Day with Visit from Spartans

Minnesota and Michigan State will square off this Sunday at 11 a.m.


Minnesota Crowns Five Champions at Bison Open

Gophers go undefeated on the day to capture titles


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Thane Antczak

Thane Antczak Action Photos

Overall Record: 18-6
Dual Meet Record: N/A
Big Ten Record: N/A
Pins: 1
Major Decisions: 6
Technical Falls: 3

Finished the season 18-6 in open tournaments • Recorded six wins by major decision • Finished with three falls • Won the North Country Open after going 3-0 • Pinned Yonis Debreab of Ridgewater at 3:11 • Scored a 17-4 major decision over Evan Guffey of St. John's • Finished second at the Husky Open • Scored a 12-3 major over UW Parkside's Arik Yde • Won five matches at the Bison Open • Picked up a 17-1 technical fall win over John Kyrska of Concordia • Downed Justin Reinsma of Southwest Minnesota by a 22-6 technical fall.

Overall Record: 18-6
Dual Meet Record: 3-2
Big Ten Record: N/A
Pins: 3
Major Decisions: 3
Technical Falls: 0

Went 18-6 overall with three pins and three major decisions in his second year with the Gophers • Captured the 133 pound title at the North Country Open after pinning James Woiwor of St. Johns at 2:07 in the first round and a 13-4 major decision over Adam Joseph in the championship • Defeated Cal-State Fullerton's Marcus Orona 5-3 in the Gophers' 39-0 stomping of the Titans • Placed fourth at the Kaufman-Brand Open • Finished 2-1 at the Northern Quad Open with a 10-1 major decision over Justin Solberg of North Dakota State, a 7-5 win over Appalachian State's Chris Johnson and a loss to Central Michigan's Scotti Sentes in a major decision • Won the Bison Open • Earned his second letter.

Overall Record: 9-10
Dual Meet Record: 1-5
Big Ten Record: 1-3
Pins: 1
Major Decisions: 0
Technical Falls: 0

Went 9-10 on the season, wrestling all matches at 133 • Went 1-5 in dual meets and 1-3 in Big Ten duals, filling in for the injured Jayson Ness • Competed in first career dual meet on 1/10 against Iowa at the National Duals, falling 4-6 to Nate Moore • Scored first career dual meet win on 1/23 with an 11-5 win over Zac Stevens of Michigan • First career fall came in the fifth place match of the Bison Open over Adam Helgeson of St. Cloud State, getting the pin in 1:23 • Posted a 4-2 record at the Bison Open to finish in fifth place • Won career high three straight matches to open the Dragon Open before losing to teammate David Thorn in the championship match to finish second • Wrestled two ranked opponents, falling 4-6 to No. 1 Franklin Gomez of Michigan State on 1/22 and 14-29 to No. 8 Tyler Graff of Wisconsin on 1/29 • Earned first letter.

2008-2009 • REDSHIRTED:
Competed of the Golden Gophers Academic Award • Posted 2-2 mark on the season, competing solely in open in events • Tallied one pin • First career win came on Nov. 15 at the Bison Open as a 12-4 major decision win • Named a U of M Maroon Scholar Athlete.

Competed for Prairie Farm High School • Two-time state champion • Boasted a prep career mark of 171-11 • Integral part of three Lakeland Conference championships for Prairie Farm during prep career • Three-time all-Lakeland Conference • Three-time CrossFace All-Academic honoree • Two-time NHSCA All-Academic team salutatorian • Earned eight high school letters; four each in wrestling and baseball.

Son of Tony and Suzie Antczak • Born May 18, 1990 • Siblings are Cassie (26) and Kade (13) • Lists his most memorable sports thrill as winning his first state championship • Majoring in chemical engineering.

Season Wt. Overall Wt. Cl. Dual Big Ten Points Pins MD TF v.Rnk Strk Fast Pin Big Ten's NCAA's
2009-10 133 9-10 9-10 1-5 1-3 - 1 - - 0-3 2L 1:23 - -
2010-11 133 18-6 18-6 3-2 - - 3 3 - - - - - -
2011-12 133 18-6 18-6 - - - 1 6 3 - - 3:11 - -
Total 45-22 45-22 4-7 1-3 - 5 9 3 0-3 - 1:23 - -


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