Zach Sanders
Zach  Sanders

Position:
Volunteer Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Minnesota '12


06/07/2017

Gophers Past and Present Prepared for World Trials

This weekend’s tournament in Lincoln, Neb., will determine the final U.S. roster for both the junior- and senior-level World Championships later this summer

04/30/2017

Smith Earns Spot on Team USA at U.S. Open

Pat Smith clinched the 71-kilogram spot on Team USA’s 2017 Greco World Championships roster by winning the U.S. Open title in Las Vegas this weekend

11/11/2016

Trio of Gopher Alums Shine in NYC

Former Gophers Tony Nelson, Jayson Ness and Zach Sanders all delivered podium performances at the Bill Farrell Open on Saturday, with Nelson winning the 125 kilogram title

10/24/2016

Get to Know Zach Sanders

One of just 10 four-time All-Americans in program history, Sanders brings a track record of consistent success to the Gophers' volunteer assistant position

04/03/2016

Ortiz Earns Spot in U.S. Team Trails Field

Alec Ortiz's championship performance in Greco at 75 kilograms guarantees him a spot in next weekend's U.S. Olympic Team Trials tournament

03/17/2017

Day 2 at National Championships

NCAA Wrestling Continues

03/16/2017

NCAA Wrestling Day One

NCAA Wrestling Action in St. Louis

03/05/2017

Big Ten Wrestling Finals

Conference Wrestling Action

03/04/2017

First Day of Big Tens

Tournament Wrestling Action

02/12/2017

Gohpers vs Buckeyes

Big Ten Wrestling Action

Zach Sanders joined the University of Minnesota wrestling staff as an administrative assistant following a successful career on the mat for the Gophers. The 2016-17 was his first as the team's volunteer assistant coach, but fifth on the program's staff.

In 2012, Sanders became the seventh four-time All-American in Gopher history with a third-place finish in the 125-pound division at the NCAA Championships. He finished his career ranked sixth on the Gophers' all-time wins list with a record of 134-27-1.

Sanders was ranked as high as No. 1 nationally during his senior season. He was named Team MVP for the second year in a row after going 32-4. Sanders took second at the Big Ten Championships, his best finish following two consecutive third-place showings.

Sanders finished sixth at the NCAA Tournament as a freshman before finishing fifth his next two years. He was named to the Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie Team and voted both Most Outstanding Freshman and Most Exciting Wrestler by his teammates in 2009. Sanders was also an Academic All-Big Ten honoree during his career.

Following the end of his senior season, Sanders competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials in freestyle wrestling.

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Three Top-Five Finishes Highlight Fargo 2017

7/18/2017

Four Minnesota signees were competing at Fargo this week at the Junior National Championships, with three of them finishing in the top five in their respective weight classes.

Storley Wins Bellator Debut in Impressive Fashion

7/17/2017

With a flurry of elbow blows, Storley secured his first Bellator victory with a technical knockout, and moved his professional MMA record to 6-0.

Eggum Tours Athletes Village

6/28/2017

Gopher Wrestling head coach Brandon Eggum toured the new University of Minnesota Athletes Village in June 2017.

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