Overall Record: 39-5
Dual Meet Record: 18-2
Big Ten Record: 6-2
Major Decisions: 7
Technical Falls: 3
All-American, who finished third at the NCAA national championships leaves the Gophers' ranked 26th in all-time career victories with a record of 111-44-0 finished senior year with a record of 39-5 overall, 18-2 in dual matches and 6-2 in the Big Ten recorded 14 pins, seven major decisions and three technical falls started the season strong with a first-place finish at the Bison Open, first match being a 20-3 technical fall victory crowned champion at the Kaufman-Brand Open opened the season with a 21-match winning streak recorded three straight pins against Daniel Arnel of Wisconsin at 4:31 on Jan. 9, Mitchell Ritchey of Indiana at 3:49 on Jan. 14 and Purdue's Jake Fleckenstein at 3:31 on Jan. 21 finished as the runner-up to No. 1 Kellen Russell at the Big Ten championships lost to Iowa's Montell Marion in his final Big match of the season, but defeated Marion in the semifinals of the Big Ten championship 7-5 was awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honor award-given annually to the top male and female student-athletes at each conference institution named to the NWCA All-Academic Team for the second straight year earned his fourth letter.
2009-10 JUNIOR SEASON:
Overall Record: 29-7
Dual Meet Record: `13-4
Big Ten Record: 6-2
Major Decisions: 11
Technical Falls: 5
All-American with a seventh place finish at the NCAA Tournament Big Ten Champion winner of the team's Most Exciting Wrestler Award Academic All-Big Ten named to the NWCA All-Academic Team went 5-2 at the NCAA tournament to place seventh and earn his first All-America honor, pinning No. 9 Christopher Diaz of Virginia Tech on 0:56 in the seventh place match, coming back from nearly being pinned himself also at the NCAA's, opened with 14-2 win over Anwar Goers of Binghamton, lost 2-7 to Germane Lindsey of Ohio, won 9-1 over No. 14 Chris Drouin of Arizona State, pinned No. 16 Todd Schavrien of Missouri in 3:34, won 7-1 over Seth Ciasulli of Lehigh and lost 2-3 to No. 5 Zach Bailey of Oklahoma to fall to the seventh place match won his first Big Ten Championship with a 3-0 mark at the Big Ten Tournament, beating Dan Osterman of Michigan State 12-2 and No. 4 Montel Marion of Iowa 12-3, upsetting top-seeded and No. 2 ranked Reece Humphrey of Ohio State 3-1 in the title match also became the first Big Ten champion at 141 in Minnesota history posted 29-7 mark on the season, all at 141 one of eight Gophers with 20 or more wins on the season tied a career high for wins and tied with Zach Sanders for third most in 2010, behind only Jayson Ness and Scott Glasser (31) went 13-4 in duals, leading the team in dual meet wins and was one of six with 10 or more dual meet wins went 6-2 in Big Ten duals, behind only Scott Glasser (7-1) for most Big Ten wins went 8-5 against ranked opponents second on the team with nine falls, and led the team with 11 major decisions and five tech falls scored 56 team-high points in dual meets ranked in the top-10 all season long closed regular season with pin in 2:18 of No. 20 Adam Lynch of Penn State on 2/19 lost 7-15 to Montell Marion of Iowa on 2/14 tech falled Nick Viterisi of Indiana 24-9 on 2/6 majored No. 14 Ryan Prater of Illinois 10-1 on 2/5 lost 3-5 SV to Juan Archuleta of Purdue on 1/31 teched Cole Schmitt of Wisconsin 19-4 in 4:51 on 1/29 majored Mark Weber of Michigan 13-5 on 1/23 beat Dan Osterman of Michigan State 11-4 on 1/22 went 3-1 at the National Duals, winning 5-3 over No. 20 Todd Schavrein of Missouri, 10-5 over Conor Beebe of Central Michigan and pinning Montell Marion of Iowa in 0:42, losing only to No. 1 Reece Humphrey of Ohio State 3-5 bet Dalton Jensen of Iowa State 11-3 runner-up at the Southern Scuffle, going 4-1 with two major decisions and two falls, losing only to eventual national champion, No. 5 Kyle Dake 4-5 in the championship match tech falled Casey Cruz of Northern Colorado 24-5 in 7:00 tech falled Mike Koehnlein of Nebraska 19-4 in 6:48 on 12/10 lost 1-4 to No. 5 Jamal Parks of Oklahoma State on 12/4 majored Elijah Nacita of Cal State Bakersfield 9-1 on 11/28 opened season with a Bison Open Champinship, going 4-0 with two falls, and major and a 20-5 tech fall over teammate Bart Reiter in the championship match earned third letter.
2008-09 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Overall Record: 29-17
Dual Meet Record: 12-10
Big Ten Record: 5-3
Major Decisions: 3
Technical Falls: 0
National qualifier named Most Dedicated Wrestler by his teammates went 0-2 at the NCAA Championships placed fifth at the Big Ten Championships at 141 lbs., going 3-2 won a 4-3 decision over #15 Keith Sulzer in the fifth place match at the Big Ten Championships named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week on Nov. 25 after improving to 9-0 and winning the 141 lbs. title at the Kaufman/Brand Open went 29-17 on the season, collecting the fourth most wins on the team went 6-14 against ranked opponents posted a 12-10 mark in dual meets, appearing in 22 of 23 duals on the season accumulated 50 team points in duals meets, one of five Golden Gophers over 50 points tallied 10 falls on the season, while only losing one match by fall third in the team in pins won three matches by major decision opened season with 12 straight victories began the season by going 5-0 for the 141 lbs. title at the Bison Open on Nov. 15 win his first four matches by fall, before earning a 10-4 decision in the title match appeared in two matches at the Northern Quad (Portland State, North Dakota State) on Nov. 29, winning both, including a fall against PSU tabbed a sixth place finish at the Las Vegas Invite on Dec. 6, after a 5-3 performance won by fall on Dec. 21 at Nebraska went 2-1 at the Lone Star Duals on Jan. 3, aiding the Minnesota Sweep one of only five Golden Gophers to appear in all five matches at the National Duals Jan. 10 & 11 earned two wins at the National Duals, one by major decision and one by fall lost a close 7-11 decision to #6 Chris Drouin from Arizona State on Jan. 23 won by fall for his first career Big Ten win in Minnesota's 30-6 win over Michigan State on Jan. 25 earned a 12-5 decision against Penn State on Jan. 30 to aid Minnesota's narrow 20-19 win began Minnesota's 18-16 win over #5 Ohio State with a 6-4 decision over #12 J Jaggers lost a narrow 4-6 decision to #5 Kellen Russell of Michigan on Feb. 6 sealed the win 18-16 win over #16 Northwestern on Feb. 8 with his 5-1 decision over #16 Keith Sulzer , which gave Minnesota an 18-10 lead narrowly dropped a 5-7 decision to #1 Zach Tanelli of Wisconsin on Feb. 13 lost a close 5-7 decision to #4 Nick Gallick of #4 Iowa State on Feb. 20 closed the regular season with a 7-3 decision in the 22-13 win over #18 Indiana on Feb. 22 named a U of MMaroonScholar Athlete earned second letter.
Piled up a 19-1 record that included eight pins, three technical falls and a pair of major decisions Cruised to the 133 lb. title at the season-opening Bison Open with a 4-0 record (11/10) A third place showing at the Kaufman-Brand Open included his only loss of the season to 2007-08 NCAA runner-up Joey Slaton of Iowa (11/17) Pinned Iowa's Tom Magnani in just 1:16 for his quickest pin of the season in the consolation semifinals at the Kaufman-Brand Was dominant at the Flash Flanagan as he made the jump to 141 pounds Recorded a pair of pins before recorded a major decision against teammate Joe Murphy in the finals to take home the Flash Flanagan crown (1/5) Was a perfect 4-0 to capture the Worthington Open title (1/19) Concluded season with a first-place performance and a 4-0 record at the North Country Open (2/9).
2006-07 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Overall Record: 14-15
Dual Meet Record: 5-11
Big Ten Record: 1-3
Major Decisions: 1
Technical Falls: 0
Started 17 dual meets, including five in the Big Ten (four at 133 pounds and one at 141) finished with 14-15 overall record notched four pins and one major decision went 5-12 in dual meets and 1-4 in conference competition won six straight matches to come through consolation bracket and take third place at Kaufman-Brand Open (11/18) went 2-2 at Southern Scuffle (12/29) recorded pins in both matches against Central Michigan (11/25 and 1/13) earned first letter.
A 2006 graduate of St. Michael-Albertville High School high school coaches were Gregg Greeno and Dan Lefevbre Minnesota's Wrestler of the Year his senior season three-time state champion and four-time finalist Junior National All-American Cadet National Champion.
Son of John and Brenda Thorn born November 18, 1987 majoring in business marketing.
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