The Minnesota Daily

Gophers topple Fresno State 31-6

Redshirt senior Sean Russell at 125 competes during the match against South Dakota State on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 at Maturi Pavilion.

Paul Hodowanic

December 10, 2018

The Gophers ended their non-conference dual schedule on Saturday night, beating Fresno State 31-6. The victory moved the team to 3-1 on the season. "We were pleased, we scored some good bonus points in some of the matches. I thought the nine guys that got to step out on the mat wrestled really well," sa...

Ethan Lizak primed for another NCAA run at a different position

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

Paul Hodowanic

December 6, 2018

There isn't much Ethan Lizak hasn't achieved in his first four years as a Gophers wrestler. The redshirt senior is a two-time All-American and a three-time NCAA qualified — earning a fourth place finish in 2018 and finished second in 2017. However, this year presents a new challenge as he shifts fr...

Gophers place 6th at Cliff Keen Invitational

Paul Hodowanic

December 3, 2018

The Gopher wrestling team traveled to Las Vegas this past weekend, finishing sixth in the two-day Cliff Keen Invitational.  The team saw four players make the podium in an up-and-down performance from the team.  "There were some guys that wrestled really well and some guys that didn't. Tha...

Steveson has dominant start to college career

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

Paul Hodowanic

November 29, 2018

Gable Steveson isn't your average freshman wrestler — unless winning four high school state titles and three world titles is considered average. The Apple Valley, Minnesota native has transitioned seamlessly into collegiate wrestling, with an overall record of 8-0 to start the season. He is 2-0 ag...

Gophers finish 17th in NCAA championships

Senior Nick Wanzek at 165 takes a Northwestern wrestler down during the match on Sunday, Jan. 28 at Maturi Pavilion.

Jack White

March 19, 2018

Redshirt junior Ethan Lizak went down two different paths to earn All-American accolades. Lizak lost in the championship round in the 2017 tournament, but this year, he had to go through wrestlebacks to finish All-American back-to-back. He lost his second-round match 4-2 in overtime, then followed th...

Gophers earn six automatic bids for NCAA championships

Kaleb Medhanie

March 5, 2018

Minnesota left the Big Ten conference tournament with six wrestlers qualified for the upcoming NCAA championships. The No. 17 Gophers finished seventh at the Big Ten championships in East Lansing, Michigan on Friday and Saturday.  “This tournament is as tough as the national tournament,” head coach Brand...

Out of ‘the dungeon’: UMN wrestling to get new facility

 The University wrestling team received donations to move from their current practice facility to previous basketball practice facilities in the Bierman Athletic complex.

Helen Sabrowsky

February 22, 2018

When University of Minnesota head wrestling coach Brandon Eggum was a member of the team in 1995, the squad practiced in “the dungeon” – the wrestling team’s room deep in the basement of the Bierman Field Athletic Building. Today, the team still practices in “the dungeon,” as it has since...

Gophers close season with victory

Owen Mageau

February 19, 2018

The No. 19 Gophers finished their regular season on a positive note. Minnesota (8-6, 4-4 Big Ten) knocked off Rider (13-5, 5-1 MAAC) 32-12 Friday in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. It was Minnesota’s third consecutive victory, which has head coach Brandon Eggum feeling good about his team heading into the...

Injury-ridden Gophers head into last stretch of season

Bobby Steveson takes on Sammy Brooks of Iowa at the Sports Pavilion on Sunday, Feb. 5. 2017.

Owen Mageau

February 15, 2018

Minnesota has fought through numerous injuries en route to an 7-6 overall record. Going in to the dual against Rider, Minnesota has yet to have its first-team wrestlers in action at the same time. That won’t change on Sunday.  No. 19 Owen Webster, Bobby Steveson and Steve Bleise are all currentl...

Minnesota snaps four-dual losing streak

Senior Chris Pfarr at 174 takes on Northwestern's Johnny Sebastian during the match on Sunday, Jan. 28 at Maturi Pavillion.

Owen Mageau

February 12, 2018

The Gophers looked like they were losing at the wrong time, dropping their last four duals heading into the weekend. When the team went on the road for their most recent duals, however, that streak snapped. No. 21 Minnesota (7-6, 4-4 Big Ten) went on the road and beat Rutgers 20-12 on Friday and Maryl...