The Minnesota Daily

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...

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

Steveson has dominant start to college career

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...

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

Gophers finish 17th in NCAA championships

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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

Injury-ridden Gophers head into last stretch of season

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...

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

Minnesota snaps four-dual losing streak

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....

Senior Chris Pfarr at 174 takes on Northwestern's Johnny Sebastian during the match on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 at Maturi Pavillion.

Chris Pfarr’s legacy extends beyond performance

Owen Mageau
February 8, 2018

With the Gophers lineup featuring six ranked wrestlers, redshirt senior Chris Pfarr can go unnoticed by the average fan.  However, he doesn’t go unnoticed by his teammates and coaches. Pfarr brings...

Junior Brandon Krone at 197 wrestles a Northwestern wrestler during the match on Sunday, Jan. 28 at Maturi Pavillion.

Gophers drop fourth straight dual

Owen Mageau
February 5, 2018

Coming into the dual, head coach Brandon Eggum knew his team had a tough matchup with the seventh-ranked Hawkeyes. Iowa made sure to reaffirm Eggum's beliefs by the time the 10th match was finished. No....