David Thorn  
David Thorn

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
St. Michael, Minn.

High School:
St. Michael-Albertville HS

Weight:
133

Experience:
2L


05/20/2013

Minnesota Wrestling Presents Team Awards

Tony Nelson named Most Valuable Wrestler

03/23/2013

Minnesota Boasts Eight All-Americans at 2013 NCAA Championships

The Gophers will finish third at the national tournament

03/22/2013

Nelson to Defend Title in Heavyweight Championship

With 68 points, Minnesota sits third headed into the final day of competition

03/22/2013

Nine Still Alive as Storley and Nelson Advance to Semifinals

Minnesota remains in third with 47.5 points

03/21/2013

8 of 10 Wrestlers Remain Alive for Titles after Session I

Minnesota sits third with 11 team points

03/19/2013

Top 10 Moments

Heading into the 2013 NCAA Championships, we count down the top 10 moments from the 2012-13 season.

11/12/2012

Minnesota-Hofstra Recap

Recap of Minnesota's 32-6 win over Hofstra at the Sports Pavilion.

11/09/2012

Minnesota-Hofstra Highlights

Minnesota won 8 of 10 matches in a season-opening win over Hofstra.

03/09/2014

Session Three

Big Tens

03/08/2014

Big Tens First Session

Wrestling Championships

03/08/2014

Session Semi-finals

Big Tem Wrestling

02/02/2014

Gophers Vs Indiana

Big Ten Wrestling

07/13/2012

David Thorn

David Thorn Action Photos

Photo Gallery


2013-14 SEASON

Overall Record: 29-8
Dual Meet Record:
12-3
Big Ten Record: 6-2
Pins:
5
Major Decisions:
9
Technical Falls:
3

2012-13 • REDSHIRT JUNIOR:

Overall Record:19-12
Dual Meet Record:
10-5
Big Ten Record:5-2
Pins:
7
Major Decisions:
3
Technical Falls:
0

Finished season with 19-12 record • Was 10-5 in dual matches and 5-2 in Big Ten competition • Defeated No. 4 Steve Bonanno in a forfeit at 3:00 (11/9/12) • Earned All-American honors • Defeated No. 12 Triggas of Ohio State in 6-4 decision (1/11/13) • Finished NCAA Championships in seventh after defeating No. 12 Tyler Cox of Wyoming in a forfeit at 1:17 • Took sixth at the Big Ten Championships • Lost close match to No. 5 Jesse Delgado of Illinois in 5-2 decision (1/21/13) • Lost close match to No. 1 Matt McDonough in 6-3 decision (1/26/13) • Finished with 5-10 record against ranked opponents.

2011-12 • REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE:
Overall Record: 14-2
Dual Meet Record: 5-1
Big Ten Record: 1-0
Pins: 5
Major Decisions: 7
Technical Falls: 1

Season cut short due to injury • Started the season as the Golden Gophers' top 133 pound wrestlers • Started the season 7-0 • Pinned Joe Stanzione of Cornell at 2:25 in the first dual of the season • Scored a 14-5 major decision over Derek Reber of Penn State • Finished second at the Southern Scuffle • Won both the Bison and Jim Fox Spartan Open.

2010-11 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN:
Overall Record: 16-13
Dual Meet Record: 7-6
Big Ten Record: 4-4
Pins: 2
Major Decisions: 3
Technical Falls: 1

Received the Most Dedicated Wrestler Award • Went 16-13 overall on the season with 7-6 record in duals meets and 4-4 in Big Ten matches • Recorded two pins with three major decisions and one technical fall • Finished seventh in his first career appearance at the Big Ten championships • Defeated Zac Stevens of Michigan 11-5 • Picked up a major decision win over Ohio State's Jacob Vaughan (19-11) • Finished second at the 2010 Husky Open with a 4-1 record after earning back-to-pack pins over Charlie Wilczek of Ridgewater at 5:21 in the second round and 4:11 against Weston Hanson of St. Cloud State in the semifinals • Earned his first letter.

2009-10 • REDSHIRTED:
Posted a 16-3 mark in his first season in the maroon and gold, wrestling at 133 and solely in open tournaments • Won three matches by fall and four by major decision •A winner in his first career match, 12-5 over Tanner Beaman on Mary • Finished as runner-up at the North Country Open on 1/30 after starting 3-0 but withdrawing before the championship match • Was a runner-up at the Worthington Open, going 3-1 and falling 6-10 in the title match • Won his first championship at the Dragon Open, going 3-0 and beating teammate Thane Antczak 8-3 in the championship match • Placed second at the Kaufman-Brand Amateur after a 4-1 performance, with his only loss to CJ Napier of Nebraska, 2-3 in the championship match • Won a co-championship at the Bison Open, with a 3-0 tally.

HIGH SCHOOL:
2009 graduate of St. Michael-Albertville High School • Coached by Dan Lefebvre and Greg Greeno • Four-time state champion • Two-time Junior National Freestyle All-American • Captured the Minnesota state title at 125 pounds as a junior and finished the 2008 campaign with a 46-2 record • Led his squad to three team state titles, before placing fourth as a senior in 2009 • Named a Fargo All-American • Ranked as the No. 24 overall prospect in the nation and the No. 2 recruit in his weight class • Also earned second team academic all-state honors as a junior.

PERSONAL:
Born Dec. 14, 1990 • Son of John and Brenda Thorn • Has a brother Mike, a former Golden Gopher wrestler,and a sister Christine • Mike is a current Golden Gopher wrestler • Majoring in business marketing • Lists winning Fargo Nationals as his greatest sports thrill.

DAVID THORN • CAREER STATISTICS THROUGH 2014
SEASON WT. OVERALL WINNING % DUAL BIG TEN PINS MD TF BIG TEN FINISH NCAA FINISH
2010-11 133 16-13 .551 7-6 4-4 2 3 1 -- --
2011-12 133 14-2 .875 5-1 1-0 5 7 1 NA NA
2012-13 125 19-12 .612 10-5 5-2 7 3 -- 6TH 7TH AA
2013-14 133 29-8 .784 12-3 6-2 5 9 3 4TH 5TH AA
Career Totals 125/133 78-35 .690 5-7 3-2 2-2 7-2 1-1 -- --