Tim Christianson
Tim  Christianson


Albert Lea, Minn.

High School:
Albert Lea HS



Nine Gophers Named Academic All-Big Ten

Five of the team's NCAA qualifiers are among those honored by the conference for achievements in the classroom


Five Gophers Stand on Husky Open Podium

Eight Minnesota wrestlers were on the St. Cloud State campus on Saturday for the Husky Open, where five placed


Brancale Captures North Country Open Title

Second straight title for Brancale headlines six placing performances from Gophers


Gophers Advance Four to Finals at Husky Open

Four Minnesota wrestlers reached the final matches at their weights on Saturday, with Steve Polakowski and Brad Dolezal winning individual titles


Three Gophers Place at Cyclone Open

Ethan Lizak led the way for Minnesota wrestlers with a dominant title run at 125

  • Finished a career-best fourth at the 2016 Husky Open
  • Earned a fall in his first career collegiate win

Overall Record:
Dual Meet Record:
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Big Ten Record:
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Lost only match of the year to Cory Flaata (St. Cloud State) during Husky Open, a 5-2 decision • Did not wrestle the rest of the season due to injury


Overall Record:
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Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: 1
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Made collegiate debut at Daktronics Open • earned a fall in second college match with a first-period pin of Ayden Garcia (Northern State) • placed fourth at Husky Open • scored at least 10 points in each of his wins by decision

Three-time wrestling letterwinner • Two-time All-Conference and All-Area honoree • All-State selection in 2015 • Academic All-State in wrestling • Honor student • Four-time academic letterwinner • Also earned three letters in football and two for track and field • Coached by Larry Goodnature

Son of Tim and Kim Christianson • Has two siblings, Jake and Nikk • Most memorable sports thrill was defeating the defending state champion during the state tournament his senior season • Away from the mat and classes, he's solving Rubix Cubes and kneeboarding • Plans to major in biology or chemistry

Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins Maj. Dec. Tech. Fall B1G Finish NCAA Finish
2015-16 (RS) 5-6 - - - - 1 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 0-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Totals 0-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


Match of the Week - Nov. 21

Match of the Week - Nov. 21

11/21/2017 - Wrestling

Each week the Gophers sit down with a wrestler to discuss the best match of that week. Stay updated with each week with this Match of the Week page that will be updated all season long!

Highlights: SDSU/OSU

Highlights: SDSU/OSU

11/20/2017 - Wrestling

The No. 6 Gophers split in their ranked weekend with a win against No. 16 SDSU and a loss to No. 3 Oklahoma State. Here are some of the best highlights from the epic weekend.

Gophers Drop Tough Road Dual to Cowboys

Gophers Drop Tough Road Dual to Cowboys

11/19/2017 - Wrestling

The University of Minnesota wrestling team suffered its first defeat of the season, 30-3, to Oklahoma State on Sunday afternoon.

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