Gophers Head to the Kaufman-Brand Open Minnesota continues their early season schedule of open meets, with the Kaufman-Brand Open this weekend.
The Kaufman-Brand The Golden Gophers continue their early season schedule of open meets, with the Kaufman-Brand Open this weekend. The meet begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 and will include more than 500 wrestlers from Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA and NJCAA schools competing in what has become the largest single-day wrestling tournament in the nation.
The Records The Gophers are coming off a season where they posted a 15-8 overall record and a 5-3 mark in the Big Ten. Minnesota was fifth place in the Big Ten in the regular season as well as fifth at the Big Ten Championships. At the NCAA Championships the Gophers finished in 14th.
The Series 2009-10 will mark the fifth straight season that the Golden Gophers have been to the Kaufman-Brand Open, dating back to the 2005-06 season.
Last Match-Up Last season at the Kaufman-Brand, Zach Sanders at 125, and Mike Thorn at 141, each won individual titles. In addition to their two champions, the Gophers also had runners up in Dustin Schlatter, Scott Glasser and Ben Berhow at 157, 165 and heavyweight respectively.
Follow Along Results from the 2009 Kaufman-Brand Open will be posted all day throughout the tournament. The Kaufman-Brand homepage can be accessed through www.omavs.com
Last Time Out Last weekend, the Golden Gophers opened the season in impressive fashion, winning seven titles at the Bison Open. Zach Sanders, Jayson Ness (co), David Thorn (co), Mike Thorn, Mario Mason, Scott Glasser, Sonny Yohn, Ben Berhow (co), and Tony Nelson (co) all won or shared champion honors.
Next Up The Golden Gophers will return home next weekend for their first home meet of the season, when they host Cal State Bakersfield in their first home dual. The dual meet will be held in Williams Arean with a 7:00 p.m. start.
Scouting the Kaufman-Brand - 27th Annual Ryan Kaufman-Glen Brand Open - Saturday, November 21st, 2009 - University of Nebraska-Omaha - Sapp Fieldhouse - Open Tournament, individual titles only, no team scoring - Largest single-day wrestling tournament in the nation - Over 500 entrants, open to any post high school wrestler - Two divisions, Amateur and Elite - 16 current Gopher wrestlers were at the 2008 Kaufman-Brand Open.
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