David Thorn
David  Thorn

Administrative Assistant


Minnesota Wrestling Presents Team Awards

Tony Nelson named Most Valuable Wrestler


Minnesota Boasts Eight All-Americans at 2013 NCAA Championships

The Gophers will finish third at the national tournament


Nelson to Defend Title in Heavyweight Championship

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


Nine Still Alive as Storley and Nelson Advance to Semifinals

Minnesota remains in third with 47.5 points


8 of 10 Wrestlers Remain Alive for Titles after Session I

Minnesota sits third with 11 team points


Top 10 Moments

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


Minnesota-Hofstra Recap

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


Minnesota-Hofstra Highlights

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


Session Three

Big Tens


Big Tens First Session

Wrestling Championships


Session Semi-finals

Big Tem Wrestling


Gophers Vs Indiana

Big Ten Wrestling


David Thorn

David Thorn Action Photos

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.


Gopher Wrestlers Talk Turkey (and other foods too)


In honor of the Thanksgiving season, Gopher wrestlers share their favorite holiday foods

Coach's Corner: November 25


In this week's installment of Coach's Corner, Brandon Eggum breaks down the Gophers 22-12 win last Saturday and looks at the lineup going forward

Highlights: Air Force


Relive some of the most important moments of last Saturday's dual at the Sports Pavilion

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