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Gable Steveson returns to the Gophers with national championship aspirations

Sophomore Gable Steveson competes at 197 during the match against South Dakota State at the Maturi Pavilion on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.

Nolan O'Hara

January 30, 2020

Gable Steveson was all smiles ahead of the Gophers' wrestling team's dual against Ohio State on Sunday. Sitting in the stands an hour before the dual, he posed for photos as young fans jumped at the opportunity to get a picture with the top-ranked heavyweight. While the Gophers would go on to lose t...

Gophers wrestling falls to Ohio State

Senior Mitch McKee grapples with Ohio State's Luke Fletcher at the Maturi Pavilion on Sunday Jan. 26. The Gophers lost 21-13 to the Buckeyes.

Nolan O'Hara

January 27, 2020

Despite returning Gable Steveson and Brayton Lee to the lineup, the Gophers wrestling team dropped their second straight dual, falling to Ohio State 22-13 on Sunday.  After earning a ranked victory in his dual debut against Michigan State, 157-pound Ryan Thomas opened Sunday's dual with another w...

100 and counting: Skatzka leads the way for Gophers wrestling

Redshirt Senior Devin Skatzka competes at Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Nov. 1. 

Nolan O'Hara

January 23, 2020

On a team full of young talent, the veteran leadership of redshirt senior Devin Skatzka is helping lead the way for Gopher wrestling. The 2018-2019 All-American selection has continued to impress this season. Skatzka is off to a 23-4 start that includes seven pins, five technical falls and three maj...

Gophers wrestling splits duals in Michigan

Redshirt junior Devin Skatzka at 174 competes during the match against South Dakota State on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 at Maturi Pavilion.

Nolan O'Hara

January 20, 2020

After opening their Big Ten season with an appearance from Gophers legend Brock Lesnar and a win over Wisconsin, the Gophers' wrestling team split their next pair of conference duals in Michigan, competing in both without top-ranked heavyweight Gable Steveson.  Steveson sustained a minor injury ag...

No charges for U wrestlers in sexual assault case

Freshman Gable Steveson stands on the podium after receiving his second place award on Sunday, March 10 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Steveson lost the match against Anthony Cassar of Penn State 4-3.

Nolan O'Hara

December 20, 2019

Gophers wrestlers Gable Steveson and Dylan Martinez will not be charged in a sexual assault investigation, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said on Dec. 20. Steveson and Martinez were arrested in June on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct. They were released from jail without being charged, but the i...

Gophers’ wrestling takes seventh at Cliff Keen Invitational

Redshirt Freshman Brayton Lee competes at Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Nov. 1. 

Nolan O'Hara

December 8, 2019

The Gophers' wrestling team returned to action over the weekend, taking seventh at the Cliff Keen Invitational and leaving with a number of standout individual performances.  Redshirt freshman Brayton Lee led the way for Minnesota, winning the 149-pound class with five straight victories. On his wa...

Close losses hurt Gophers against Oklahoma State

Redshirt Patrick Mckee prepares for a match with an opposing Rider wrestler at Williams Arena on Friday, Nov. 15. The Gophers went on to fall to Rider with a final score of 21-17.

Nolan O'Hara

November 25, 2019

In their first dual since their stunning loss to Rider, the Gophers wrestling team was unable to bounce back with a victory, falling 21-12 to then-No. 11 Oklahoma State.  Similar to their loss against Rider, the Gophers were fighting from behind against Oklahoma State. At 125 pounds, redshirt freshman ...

Gophers bounce back at Daktronics Open

Nolan O'Hara

November 18, 2019

After their shocking dual loss to Rider University, the Gophers wrestling team redeemed themselves Sunday, earning seven individual titles and finishing in first place at the Daktronics Open in Brookings, South Dakota.  Redshirt freshman Patrick McKee bounced back from his loss in the Rider dua...

Gophers stunned by Rider

Redshirt Senior Carson Brolsma holds an opposing Rider wrestler at Williams Arena on Friday, Nov. 15. The Gophers went on to fall to Rider with a final score of 21-17.

Nolan O'Hara

November 18, 2019

After failing to overcome a slow start, the Gophers wrestling team was stunned by Rider University as they took the 21-17 dual victory in Williams Arena.  The Gophers found themselves down 6-0 after losing their first two matches. At 125 pounds, redshirt freshman Patrick McKee lost in a 10-3 de...

Patrick McKee learned from his brother, now he’s teaching others

Redshirt Freshman Patrick McKee competes at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Nov. 1.

Nolan O'Hara

November 14, 2019

Wrestling has been a part of Patrick McKee’s life for as long as he can remember.  McKee started wrestling when he was three years old, just weeks after his older brother Mitch got involved in the sport. After seeing Mitch go to practices, he wanted to know what wrestling was all about, so he wen...