Minneapolis - University of Minnesota head wrestling coach J Robinson and the Golden Gopher Wrestling Program are pleased to announce the recent signing of high school senior Randy Hanson to an Acceptance of Admission.
"We are very pleased to be adding Randy to our program," head coach J Robinson said. "As a three-time state champion and a top-ranked wrestler, he makes an already great class even better and will continue the successful tradition of Minnesota wrestling."
Hanson is currently at Bethel Regional High School in Bethel, Alaska. This past season he won his third state championship, each of which came at different weight classes. In 2007 Hanson was champion at 103, before following it up with a 119-pound title in 2008. This fall, he completed the trifecta when he claimed top-honors at 125.
His success on the mat carries over to the classroom where Hanson is ranked No. 1 in his class academically and maintains a 4.0 GPA.
He will begin his career as a Golden Gopher next season, in the fall of 2010. The 2009-2010 edition recently wrapped up the regular season with a 12-5 overall record and a 7-1 mark to finish in second place in the Big Ten. Their only loss in league action was to unbeaten and league champion Iowa. The Gophers will begin the postseason with the Big Ten Tournament Mar. 6-7, before the NCAA Tournament Mar. 18-20.
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