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

100 and counting: Skatzka leads the way for Gophers wrestling

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...

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

Gophers wrestling splits duals in Michigan

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...

Gable Steveson stands on the podium after receiving his second place award on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Steveson lost the match against Anthony Cassar of Penn State 4-3.

No charges for U wrestlers in sexual assault case

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...

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

Gophers’ wrestling takes seventh at Cliff Keen Invitational

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...

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.

Close losses hurt Gophers against Oklahoma State

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...

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,...

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.

Gophers stunned by Rider

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...

Patrick McKee competes at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.

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

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...

Senior Mitch McKee competes at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Nov. 1. 

Gophers show out at Bison Open

Nolan O'Hara
November 11, 2019

The Minnesota wrestling team gave a strong showing Saturday as five Gophers were named Bison Open champions.  Gophers 125-pound Patrick McKee, 133-pound Brent Jones, 141-pound Mitch McKee, 149-pound...

Redshirt Senior Carson Brolsma competes at Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Nov. 1. 

Gophers start season strong, earn dual victory over CSU Bakersfield

Nolan O'Hara
November 4, 2019

The Gophers wrestling team opened their season Friday, earning a 28-9 dual victory over Cal State Bakersfield at home.  The dual started with the 125-pound wrestlers, and No. 24 Patrick McKee made...