The Minnesota Daily

Gophers show out at Bison Open

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

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 Brayton Lee and 174-pound Devin Skatzka were all crowned champions at the meet in Fargo, North Dak...

Gophers start season strong, earn dual victory over CSU Bakersfield

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

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 quick work of his opponent, Alex Hernandez-Figueroa. McKee landed a takedown, picked up near fall poin...

Gophers wrestling set to start 2019 season without star wrestler

Freshman Gable Steveson competes during the match against the University of Maryland on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Maturi Pavilion. The Gophers beat Maryland 45-0.

Nolan O'Hara

October 31, 2019

The Gophers' wrestling team have their eyes set on the start of the 2019 season.  For Minnesota, the season begins Friday, Nov. 1 when they take on Cal State Bakersfield. Last season, Minnesota finished 14-3 (7-2 Big Ten) and took fourth place in the Big Ten championships. The top-four finish wa...

Former Gophers wrestler “In the driver’s seat” for Olympic qualification

Former Gopher wrestling Pat Smith talks to the press about Olympic qualifications on Friday, June 14 at Bierman Field Athletic Building in Minneapolis.

Chad Faust

June 19, 2019

After falling to Kamal Bey 11-2 in the first of the best-of-three matchup on June 8, former Gophers wrestling standout Pat Smith was on the brink.  Smith, who graduated from Minnesota in 2015, needed to win his next two matches at the U.S. Open against Bey to qualify for the World Championships. Smith ros...

Two UMN wrestlers not charged with criminal sexual conduct

Cleo Krejci

June 18, 2019

Two University of Minnesota wrestlers who were held on probable cause of criminal sexual conduct are not being charged pending further investigation. The two athletes have been released from custody Tuesday after 36 hours of being held without charges, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's office.&n...

Two Gophers wrestlers in custody for probable cause of criminal sexual conduct

Paul Hodowanic

June 16, 2019

The Minneapolis Police Department has arrested two members of the University of Minnesota's wrestling team on probable cause of criminal sexual conduct, according to Hennepin County Jail records. The two men were booked into Hennepin County Jail between 9 p.m. and midnight on Saturday, but are being...

Four Gophers wrestlers reach All-American status at NCAA Tournament

Redshirt senior Ethan Lizak at 133 competes during the match against South Dakota State on Sunday, Nov. 25 at Maturi Pavilion.

David Mullen

March 25, 2019

As eight members of Minnesota’s wrestling program traveled to Pittsburgh for the NCAA Tournament over the weekend, four of them left as All-Americans. For Mitch McKee at 141, Devin Skatzka at 174 and freshman heavyweight Gable Steveson, it was their first time achieving All-American status. It was 133-pound Et...

Seven Gophers wrestlers place in Big Ten tournament

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.

David Mullen

March 12, 2019

The Gophers wrestling team (14-3, 7-2 Big Ten) walked away from the Big Ten wrestling Championship with their heads held high, as six wrestlers placed in the top five leading to 101.5 points and a fourth place finish.  Although four of Minnesota's wrestlers made it to the third place match, top-ranke...

Gophers prepare for Big Ten tournament after three weeks off

Redshirt junior Carson Brolsma competes during the match against the University of Maryland on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Maturi Pavilion.

David Mullen

March 7, 2019

For the first time since 2008, the Big Ten Wrestling Championships will be hosted in Minnesota.  While the conference season concluded the last weekend in February for the rest of the Big Ten, the Gophers (14-3, 7-2 Big Ten) have had an extended break as their final regular season dual against Rider was canceled. Although an extended break could cause some rustiness ...

Gophers newcomer Devin Skatzka continues to impress after downing his former team

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

David Mullen

February 21, 2019

As the No. 13 in the 174-weight class, Devin Skatzka's transition to the Gophers has been nearly flawless. Skatzka transferred to Minnesota after a three-year stint at Indiana University. He matched up against his former team for the first time on Sunday. “I enjoyed it. It was fun, but I had a litt...