Jan. 1, 2013
In its first action of the new year, the No. 3 Minnesota Wrestling team currently sits in second place after the first day of competition at the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tenn. The team finished the day with 94.0 team points, trailing only Penn State who finished with 102.0 points on the day.
Seven Gophers are currently undefeated and remain alive in their quests for individual championship titles; Chris Dardanes (133), Nick Dardanes (141), Dylan Ness (149), Logan Storley (174), Kevin Steinhaus (184), Scott Schiller (197), and Tony Nelson (HWT).
Fourteen other wrestlers competed in the tournament for the Maroon and Gold (two unattached). Only five of those remain as David Thorn (125), Pat Smith (157), Danny Zilverberg (157), Cody Yohn (165), and Brett Pfarr (197) will participate in the consolation brackets of their respective weight classes tomorrow.
The Gophers return to the mat tomorrow beginning at 9:00 a.m. CST with the 4th Round Consolation matches. The Semifinals will follow at 11 a.m. After an afternoon break, the competition will resume with the Finals at 5:00 p.m.
Seven Gophers Will Enter Season Ranked
Seven Gophers will begin the 2017-18 season as top-20 wrestlers, with the team coming in at No. 6 in the dual meet rankings and No. 7 in the tournament rankings.
Meet Newcomer Steve Bleise
This week we meet with Steve Bleise, a redshirt junior from Chelsea, Mich. who was an All-State wrestler in high school.
Wrestling Welcomes Fans to Open Practice
Fans who are eager for wrestling season will have an opportunity to come have an early look at the 2017-18 Gopher wrestling team.