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.
Gophers Score Big in the Classroom
Whether measured by grade point averages, conference rankings or individual academic accolades, 2016-17 set a new academic standard for Gopher Wrestling
Bleise Becomes Newest Gopher
Two-time NCAA qualifier Steve Bleise will transfer from Northern Illinois and join the Gophers this fall
McKee Earns Junior World Team Spot
Mitch McKee will represent the USA at 60 kg in Finland this August, while Tony Nelson earns a senior national team spot by finishing third at 125 kg