Tony Nelson is one of two Gophers who was awarded the top-seed in their respective weight class for the 2013 Big Ten Championships.
March 4, 2013
The Big Ten Conference has announced the preliminary seeds for the 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championship Tournament, which is set to take place this weekend, March 9-10, and will be held at Assembly Hall on the campus of the University of Illinois. Minnesota is one of only four schools to boast a seeded wrestler in each of the 10 weight classes.
The pre-seeds are decided based on a vote by the conference coaches. Five weight classes feature the top eight of the league’s top wrestlers, while the remaining five feature 11 or 12 due to the conference receiving more than eight NCAA qualifier allocations in each of those classes.
For more information on the 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, visit the Big Ten Championships Central page on Illinois’ web site. The complete list of Big Ten Championships pre-seeds can be found below.