Jan. 1, 2013
The No. 3 Minnesota wrestling team is back action this week at the Southern Scuffle, hosted by the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga (UTC) in Chattanooga, Tenn. The two-day event will begins today, Jan. 1, and will run through Jan. 2.
Minnesota has not wrestled since Dec. 8 when they edged Oregon State, 21-18, at the Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn.
The Southern Scuffle is one of the largest in-season tournaments in college wrestling. Of the 23 teams scheduled to appear, 16 are currently ranked in the Intermat College Rankings Top-54 and seven are listed in the NWCA/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Top-25. Highlighted by defending NCAA Champion and first-ranked Penn State, the field also includes No. 2 Oklahoma State, No. 6 (T) Missouri, No. 8 Cornell, No. 11 Virginia Tech, and No. 20 Virginia.
Other ranked teams include No. 26 The Citadel, No. 27 Arizona State, No. 30 Air Force, No. 31 (T) North Carolina, No. 42 (T) Army, No. 44 Navy, No. 45 (T) Chattanooga, No. 48 (T) Ohio, and No. 51 (T) American. Among the seven remaining teams sits Appalachian State, Campbell, Cleveland State, Duke, NC State, Northern Colorado, South Dakota State.
Gophers Take Border Battle over Wisconsin
Minnesota defeated Wisconsin on Sunday in a close dual that went down to the final match. Chris Pfarr was able to secure the victory for the Gophers with a 7-4 win.
Champagne Wins Ridgewater Open Title
In his first collegiate tournament appearance, Jose Champagne gave Gopher fans a glimpse at the future with a championship performance
Coach's Corner with Brandon Eggum (Jan. 12)
In the latest Coach’s Corner, head coach Brandon Eggum looks back briefly at last Friday’s dual with Penn State and looks ahead to Sunday’s home contest with Wisconsin