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Gophers wrestling’s final home dual canceled

Luke Becker and Steve Bleise practice in the current wrestling space in Bierman Athletic complex. The University wrestling team received donations to move from their current practice facility to previous basketball practice facilities.

David Mullen

February 20, 2019

The No. 8 Gophers wrestling team's (14-3, 7-2)  final regular season dual, which was scheduled to be held on Thursday at Northrop Auditorium, was canceled Wednesday due to the recent inclement winter weather. "Due to travel complications caused by the recent snowstorms in both Minneapolis and the E...

Gophers nearly flawless wrestling buries Indiana

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

David Mullen

February 19, 2019

For the second straight week, the Gophers' wrestling team dominated a conference opponent. This time, the Gophers took down the Indiana Hoosiers, walking away with nine individual match victories, including five bonus point victories that led to a 34-3 win. "This is a good time to have momentum, and I ...

Four wrestlers shine after weight class jump

Luke Becker and Steve Bleise practice in the current wrestling space in Bierman Athletic complex. The University wrestling team received donations to move from their current practice facility to previous basketball practice facilities.

David Mullen

February 13, 2019

With only two weeks remaining in the regular season before the No. 7 Gophers (13-3, 6-2) host the Big Ten Championships, there are a lot of bright spots for the team.  One such spot is the success of four wrestlers who moved into different weight classes this season. No. 5 in 133 Ethan Lizak, No...

Gophers finish the weekend 1-1

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.

David Mullen

February 11, 2019

The Gophers (13-3, 6-2 Big Ten) wrestling team dominated the Maryland Terrapins 45-0 Sunday, bouncing back after falling to Nebraska on Friday.  The win is the first shut-out for the Gophers in a Big Ten conference dual since 2012. After falling to Nebraska on Friday, head coach Brandon Eggum sa...

In his first year with Minnesota, Sean Russell has taken charge as a leader

Sean Russell takes Steve Polakowski at Maturi Pavilion on Sunday, Feb. 3 in Minneapolis.

David Mullen

February 7, 2019

It is not often that one of the newest additions to a collegiate athletics team is someone who has four-years of prior experience. Sean Russell (19-3), the No. 6 wrestler in the 125-weight class is just that. Although it’s his first year in with the Gophers, some say it’s hard to tell. “The one thing that I...

Gophers wrestling returns home with a victory

Minnesota's Tommy Thorn takes on a Purdue's Parker Filius at Maturi Pavilion on Sunday, Feb. 3.

David Mullen

February 4, 2019

The No. 7 Gophers (12-2, 5-1 Big Ten) wrestling team dominated the Purdue Boilermakers in the team’s first dual at Maturi Pavilion in three weeks.  “I thought our guys came out with a lot of energy and looked great,” said head coach Brandon Eggum. “Overall, there were really good matches....

Now in his second year, Gophers wrestler Steve Bleise feels right at home

Luke Becker and Steve Bleise practice in the current wrestling space in Bierman Athletic complex. The University wrestling team received donations to move from their current practice facility to previous basketball practice facilities.

David Mullen

January 31, 2019

One year after arriving in Dinkytown from Illinois, Gophers wrestler Steve Bleise is starting to feel right at home.  Bleise transferred to the University of Minnesota from Northern Illinois last season, which he said was a big transition. This year has been a lot easier. “This year was a lot s...

Gophers wrestling wins big in Madison

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

David Mullen

January 26, 2019

No. 7 Minnesota (11-2, 4-1 Big Ten) wrestling team traveled to Madison with one goal: a victory.  In the 97th meeting between the two border rivals, the Gophers continued the athletic department's winning trend against the No. 14 Wisconsin Badgers (6-5, 1-5 Big Ten). Minnesota clinched the dual ...

Mitch McKee is back and better than ever after his third torn meniscus

Mitch McKee warms up during practice at the new Gopher Wrestling Training Facility on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

David Mullen

January 24, 2019

Wrestling is brutal on the body; it’s common for wrestlers to participate while dealing with aches and pains. Junior Mitch McKee has taken this to the extreme, fighting back from severe injury to quickly get back into the Minnesota lineup. This isn't new for McKee. He has had his fair share of injuri...

Gophers bounce back with two victories in Illinois

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

David Mullen

January 21, 2019

Minnesota's wrestling team (10-2, 3-1 Big Ten) got back on the winning path in Illinois over the weekend as the Gophers toppled Illinois 26-15 Friday, and Northwestern 29-12 Sunday afternoon.  “It was a really good team effort overall while being on the road, and I saw some good growth,” said head...