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

01/21/2018

Minnesota vs Michigan

Big Ten Dual Meet

01/14/2018

Minnesota vs Illinois

Big Ten Wrestling Action

12/10/2017

Gophers vs. Bulldogs

Gopher wrestling action!

03/17/2017

Day 2 at National Championships

NCAA Wrestling Continues

03/16/2017

NCAA Wrestling Day One

NCAA Wrestling Action in St. Louis

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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Gophers Upended by Wolverines at Home

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1/21/2018 - Wrestling

The University of Minnesota wrestling team suffered their first home loss of the 2017-18 season against No. 8 Michigan on Sunday afternoon.

Three Freshmen Pick Up Worthington Open Titles

Three Freshmen Pick Up Worthington Open Titles

1/20/2018 - Wrestling

Five freshmen traveled to Worthington, Minn. and three came back champions of the Worthington Open. Brent Jones, Jakob Bergeland and Alex Crowe eached finished the day undefeated for the ...

Gophers Welcome Wolverines in B1G Matchup

Gophers Welcome Wolverines in B1G Matchup

1/18/2018 - Wrestling

The No. 13 University of Minnesota Gophers will be taking on No. 8 Michigan on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in Maturi Pavilion.

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