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.
Heading into NCAAs, relive the top 10 moments of the 2012 wrestling season.
Members of the Golden Gophers reflect on their National Duals title.
Gopher wrestler Cody Yohn talks about the current season.
Cody Yohn Action Photos
2011-12 REDSHIRT SENIOR:
Dual Meet Record:11-7
Big Ten Record:6-2
Finished Big Ten season with 6-2 record Was 28-13 in Dual matches and 11-7 in dual play Shared the "Chris Berglin "Most Improved" award with Danny Zilverberg Earned All-American honors Finished in seventh place at the NCAA Championships after defeating No. 8 Nicholas Sulzer of Virginia in an 8-5 overtime decision Took third at the Big Ten Championships Scored a 6-1 decision over No.18 Wisconsin's Frank Cousins Saw 3-1 decision over No. 5 Ohio State's Josh Demas Finished in third place at the Bison Open (11/10) Finished in seventh overall at the Southern Scuffle (1/2) Defeated No. 10 Ryan Leblanc of Indiana in a sudden victory (1/13/13) Had a total of five falls and technical falls on the season Defeated Josh Demas 3-1 to help the Gophers defeat No. 5 Ohio State Only Big Ten losses came against No. 8 ranked Conrad Polz of Illinois and No. 17 ranked Nick Moore of Iowa.
2011-12 REDSHIRT JUNIOR:
Overall Record: 21-11
Dual Meet Record: 10-6
Big Ten Record: 2-5
Major Decisions: 3
Technical Falls: 2
Made his third consecutive NCAA appearance Went 21-11 on the season including being named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (2/27) Finished a perfect 4-0 at the National Duals en route to the Gophers team title Pinned Ross Tice of Kent State in 1:22 Scored a 6-3 decision over Missouri's Zach Toal in the Gophers regional title match Scored a big 5-3 overtime win over Iowa's Mike Evans in the National Dual semifinal Picked up a critical 4-2 overtime victory over Oklahoma State's Dallas Bailey in the National Dual championship Finished second at the Southern Scuffle after falling to Penn State's David Taylor in the finals Won the Bison Open (N.D.), going 3-0 including two wins by technical fall Won his first Big Ten championship match over Indiana's Preston Keiffer 16-0 Went on to finish fourth at the championships Letterwinner.
2010-11 REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE:
Overall Record: 28-13
Dual Meet Record: 13-7
Big Ten Record: 6-2
Major Decisions: 4
Technical Falls: 2
Made his second consecutive NCAA championships appearance Went 28-13 overall for the season 13-7 record in dual matches, 6-2 in the Big Ten regular season Had one pin, four major decisions and two technical falls Finished fourth at the 2011 Big Ten Championships, which was better than his previous year when he finished sixth Opened the season with a 4-0 showing at the Bison Open, collected a technical fall in his opening match of the season against SW Minnesota State's Samuel Bonsu 17-1 and followed that performance with a pin on Jacob Bennett of MS-Moorhead at the 5:00 mark Went 3-1 at the Kaufman-Brand Open, losing the championship match Had a successful December going 8-2 and finished second place at the Southern Scuffle Won his final three regular season matches after defeating Dan Yates of Michigan 10-4, Jake Kemerer of Penn State 8-0 in a major decision and finished with a 6-4 win over Iowa's Aaron Janssen Earned his second letter.
2009-10 REDSHIRT FRESHMAN:
Overall Record: 23-17
Dual Meet Record: 5-7
Big Ten Record: 3-5
Major Decisions: 7
Technical Falls: 2
NCAA Qualifier Placed sixth in his first Big Ten Tournament Named team's Most Outstanding Freshman Went 2-2 at the NCAAs after gaining at large bid, first losing 1-5 to No. 17 Justin Kerber of Cornell, then rebounding for a 13-2 major over Chad Porter of Liberty for his first career NCAA win, then pinning No. 12 Rick Schmelyun of Bloomsburg in 2:52, before falling 3-6 to Josh Asper of Maryland Went 2-3 at the Big Ten tournament falling to No. 12 Paul Young 2-3 in the fifth place match Opened the Big Ten tournament with a 0-3 loss to No. 4 Ryan Morningstar of Iowa, before beating Robert Kellog of Northwestern by fall in 1:45 and majoring Kyle Bounds of Michigan State 8-0 Also lost 1-3 to No. 7 Dan Vallimont of Penn State at Big Ten's Only Gopher to wrestle at three different weight classes (165, 174, 184) Posted a 23-17 mark on the season, one of eight Gophers to log over 20 wins on the season Opened season at 174 and went 16-6 and 2-1 in duals Wrestled one match at 184, going 0-1 Ended the season at 165, posting a 7-10 mark and a 3-5 tally in duals, all Big Ten duals Won three total matches by fall, seven by major decision, and two by tech fall Starter at 174 in first dual of the season, beating Trevor Hall of Cal State Bakersfield by major 13-3 First career win came in his first match, a 16-0 tech fall over Roger Sirek of MSU Moorhead Won career high five straight matches at the Kaufman-Brand Open Dropped to the 165 weight class to open the Big Ten season, and stayed in the starting line-up for the rest of the season Closed regular season with a 3-10 loss to No .7 Dan Valliont of Penn State Fell 0-9 to No. 4 Ryan Morningstar of Iowa Pinned in 2:46 by No. 12 Paul Young of Indiana Majored Conrad Polz of Illinois 9-1 Majored Jason Martin of Purdue 11-1 Fell 5-15 to No. 1 Andrew Howe of Wisconsin Won 6-0 over Aaron Hynes of Michigan Lost 9-10 to Kyle Bounds of Michigan State Lost his only match at the National Duals, falling 0-11 to No. 6 Phil Keddy of Iowa at 184 Went 3-2 at the Southern Scuffle Won 15-8 over Brandon Kammerzell of Northern Colorado Lost 3-6 to Chris McNeil of Oklahoma State Majored Trevor Hall of Cal State Bakersfield 13-3 Went 6-2 at 174 at the Kaufman-Brand Open to place fifth, beating Ben Jordan of Wisconsin 3-1 in the fifth place match Place third at 174 at the Bison Open, going 3-1 in the tournament and losing only to teammate Matt Everson Earned first letter.
Tallied a 14-4 mark at 174 lbs. Competed solely in open meets Won two matches by major decision and one by technical fall Earned first career win in first career match, claiming a 7-2 decision over Shannon Fettig of NDSU on Nov. 15 Opened the season at the Bison Open on Nov. 15 and went 3-1 to claim runner-up honors Tallied a fall and two major decisions before narrowly losing the title match 4-5 First career major decision was a 10-2 win over Ethan Hackbarth of Rochester Community & Technical College Ran though the Kaufman/Brand Amateur unscathed to finish as champion at 4-0 Collected first career technical fall in the opening match, winning 20-3 Posted a 9-4 decision in the title match Claimed the title at the Flash Open in early January Earned runner-up honors at the Minnesota West Open Named a U of M Maroon Scholar Athlete.
Competed for Alamosa High School as a prep Three-time Colorado state champion Three-time All-State choice Three-time All-Conference pick Seven-time All-American Part of Alamosa High team that captured back-to-back state wrestling titles in 2005 and 2006 Also lettered four years for Alamosa football team that captured a state title in 2006 Three-time All-State and All-Conference selection on the gridiron Earned nickname "Spyder" in high school.
Son of Kenny and Laureen Yohn Born May 22, 1990 Brother Sonny also wrestled for the Gophers, graduating last spring Lists his greatest sports thrill as winning his three state titles with his family in attendance and his brother, Sonny, in his corner Undeclared on a major.
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