Mike Thorn
Mike Thorn

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
St. Michael, Minn.

High School:
St. Michael-Albertville HS

Position:
141 lbs.

Experience:
3L


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2010-11 • REDSHIRT SENIOR SEASON:

Overall Record: 39-5
Dual Meet Record: 18-2
Big Ten Record: 6-2
Pins: 14
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
Pins: 9
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
Pins: 10
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.

2007-08 • REDSHIRTED:
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
Pins: 4
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.

HIGH SCHOOL:
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.

PERSONAL:
Son of John and Brenda Thorn • born November 18, 1987• majoring in business marketing.

Season Wght. Overall Wt. Cl. Dual Points Big Ten Pins MD TF v.Rnk Strk Fast Pin Big Ten's NCAA's
2006-07 133 14-15 14-14 5-11 24-38 1-3 4-0 1-7 1-0 - - - - -
141 14-15 0-1 0-1 0-6 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 - - - - -
2007-08 RS - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2008-09 141 29-17 29-17 12-10 50-33 5-3 10-1 3-2 0-0 - - - 3-2/5th 0-2
2009-10 141 29-7 29-7 13-4 56-13 6-2 9-0 11-1 5-0 8-5 1W 0:42 3-0/1st 5-2/7th
2010-11 141 39-5 39-5 18-2 - 6-2 14-0 7-0 3-0 - - 1:29 2-1/2nd 5-1/3rd
Total - - 111-44 30-26 130-90 18-9 37-2 22-10 9-0 - - - 7-3 10-5

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