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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.

Gophers wrestling set to start 2019 season without star wrestler

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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

Four Gophers wrestlers reach All-American status at NCAA Tournament

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...

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.

Seven Gophers wrestlers place in Big Ten tournament

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...

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

Gophers prepare for Big Ten tournament after three weeks off

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...

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

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

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...

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.

Gophers wrestling’s final home dual canceled

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...

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.

Gophers nearly flawless wrestling buries Indiana

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...