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.
Eight Gophers Named Academic All-Big Ten
Five of the team’s NCAA qualifiers are among those honored by the conference for achievements in the classroom
Gophers Return to NCAA Top 10
Minnesota finished seventh at the 2017 NCAA Championships, marking the 19th time in 21 season the Maroon and Gold have finished among the nation’s 10 best
Four Gophers Become All-Americans; Two into Finals
A quartet of Gophers earned All-America status on the second day of the 2017 NCAA Championships, led by Ethan Lizak and Brett Pfarr, who will wrestle for individual titles on Saturday