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.
Seven Gophers Will Enter Season Ranked
Seven Gophers will begin the 2017-18 season as top-20 wrestlers, with the team coming in at No. 6 in the dual meet rankings and No. 7 in the tournament rankings.
Meet Newcomer Steve Bleise
This week we meet with Steve Bleise, a redshirt junior from Chelsea, Mich. who was an All-State wrestler in high school.
Wrestling Welcomes Fans to Open Practice
Fans who are eager for wrestling season will have an opportunity to come have an early look at the 2017-18 Gopher wrestling team.