Kaufman-Brand Open Preview
Over 700 wrestlers from 35 teams and 12 states are expected to compete on Saturday at the Kaufman-Brand Open in Omaha, Neb. The Minnesota wrestling program will be among them as the Gophers continue the 2010-11 campaign.
Hosted by Nebraska at Omaha, the 28th annual Kaufman-Brand Open is slated for a 9:00 a.m. start time on Saturday at the Sapp Fieldhouse in Omaha.
NWCA All-Star Classic Preview
All-American Minnesota wrestlers Sonny Yohn and Zach Sanders have been selected to compete at the 2010 NWCA All-Star Classic later this month in Fresno, Calif. The The 45th Annual NWCA All-Star Classic presented by the Marines will be held at the Selland Arena on Sunday, November 21, 2010.
At 197 lbs., Yohn will meet up with Oklahoma State's Clayton Foster in a matchup of 2009 All-Americans - Yohn finished eighth at 197 pounds, while Foster finished sixth at 184 pounds. The two met once last season, in the dual meet between the two schools and before Yohn moved up from 184 to 197. Foster won the match 13-1. It was also Yohn's only loss at 184 before moving up.
Sanders and Arizona State senior Anthony Robles - also two former All-Americans - will reacquaint themselves with one another in a matchup of 125 pounders.
Follow the action
Results from the 2010 Kaufman-Brand Open will be posted all day throughout the tournament. The Kaufman-Brand homepage can be accessed at the following link: http://www.omavs.com/sports/2008/6/16/kaufman_brand_open.aspx?path=wrestling.
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The Gophers are back in action next weekend in Rochester, Minn. at the Northern Quad. Joining the Gophers will be Appalachian State, Central Michigan and North Dakota State.