Feb. 11, 2012
Welcome to the 2012 NWCA National Duals Rutgers Regional! Today marks a special day in college wrestling with this new format for the National Duals. This year there are four regional sites (Rutgers, Cornell, Iowa State and Oklahoma State) that have six teams competing. The winner from each regional will earn a spot in the first ever NWCA National Duals Final Four next Sunday Feb. 18. A location of the final four will be announced sometime tomorrow.
Today you can follow the Gophers at the Rutgers Regional. Minnesota will face either Rutgers or Ken State this afternoon at 3 p.m. CST. You can also access links that will have live video feeds. RVison will broadcast any Rutgers dual and the championship dual as well.
Below you can also follow along with the Minnesota dual starting at 3:30 p.m. EST. Feel free to ask questions during the live blog. Teams wrestling today with Minnesota are: Cal Poly, Kent State, Michigan, Missouri and Rutgers.
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.