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.
Five Gophers Earn Academic All-America Nods
The five at-large honorees raises Minnesota’s Academic All-America season total to eight – the most accolades in school history.
Petry Paces Gophers at University Nationals
Skyler Petry and Michael Kroells provided bookends for Minnesota, earning podium finishes in the lightest and heaviest weight classes
"M" Club Hall of Fame Welcomes 11
Minnesota's alumni letterwinners club will add to its Hall of Fame 11 former student-athletes who represented 10 Gopher programs in six different decades