Tony Nelson is one of three Gophers who was awarded the top-seed in their respected weight class for the Big Ten Championships this weekend
Feb. 27, 2012
The Big Ten Conference has announced the preliminary seeds for the 2012 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, which are set to take place from March 3-4 at Mackey Arena on the campus of Purdue University. The pre-seeds, rank the top eight wrestlers in seven weight classes, are decided based on a vote by the conference coaches. Due to the conference receiving nine or more NCAA qualifier allocations at 149, 174 and 285, 12 wrestlers were seeded in each of those weight classes.
Nine Golden Gophers are seeded in the top seven of their weight class in the preliminary seeds. Kevin Steinhaus (184 lbs.), Sonny Yohn (197 lbs.) and Tony Nelson Hwt) all received the top overall seed for their weight class. Zach Sanders (125 lbs.) and Logan Storley (174 lbs.) were each awarded a No.2 seed, while Dylan Ness (149 lbs.) was given the No. 3 seed. Both Chris (133 lbs.) and Nick Dardanes (141 lbs.) earned the No. 4 seed, while Cody Yohn is the No. 7 seed in the 165 lbs. division.