Tony Nelson named Most Valuable Wrestler
The Gophers will finish third at the national tournament
With 68 points, Minnesota sits third headed into the final day of competition
Minnesota remains in third with 47.5 points
Minnesota sits third with 11 team points
Heading into the 2013 NCAA Championships, we count down the top 10 moments from the 2012-13 season.
Recap of Minnesota's 32-6 win over Hofstra at the Sports Pavilion.
Minnesota won 8 of 10 matches in a season-opening win over Hofstra.
David Thorn is currently serving as an administrative assistant for the University of Minnesota wrestling team. He joins the staff after a two-time All-American career wrestling for the Gophers.
Thorn has always shown exceptional dedication to the sport and his fellow wrestlers, earning the team's Most Dedicated Wrestler Award as a redshirt freshman in 2010-11. Thorn went 16-13 that season and finished seventh in his first appearance at the Big Ten Championships.
Thorn's sophomore season was cut a bit short due to injury, but performed well in the matches in which he was able to compete, compiling a 14-2 overall record. He won titles and place second in open meets that season.
He earned his first All-America honor as a junior, finishing the season with 19 wins and a 5-2 record in Big Ten duals. Thorn placed seventh in that year's NCAA Championships.
As a senior, Thorn had the best season of his career, going 29-8, including a 12-3 record in duals and a 6-2 record in Big Ten duals. Thorn's nine pins were also a career best. Thorn placed higher than he ever had in the Big Ten Championships (fourth) and NCAA Championships (fifth) in his final season in Maroon and Gold, earning his second All-American nod.
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
Bleise Becomes Newest Gopher
Two-time NCAA qualifier Steve Bleise will transfer from Northern Illinois and join the Gophers this fall
McKee Earns Junior World Team Spot
Mitch McKee will represent the USA at 60 kg in Finland this August, while Tony Nelson earns a senior national team spot by finishing third at 125 kg