Yohn, Sanders selected for All-Star Classic

by Derek Wetmore

All-American Gophers wrestlers Sonny Yohn and Zach Sanders will compete in this year’s National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic.

Yohn has drawn Oklahoma State’s Clayton Foster, a 2009 All-American, by whom he was defeated 13-1 in their only matchup last season. It was Yohn’s only loss at 184 pounds prior to his move to 197.

Sanders drew Arizona State senior Anthony Robles. Robles, born without a right leg, did not face Sanders last year, though the two split matches in 2009.

Illinois’ Jordan Blanton is the only other Big Ten wrestler selected for the tournament.

The NWCA is teaming up with the Marines to present the 45th annual Classic, which will be held Nov. 21 in Fresno, Calif.