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Sophomore heavyweight wrestler Rylee Streifel matches a Northwestern wrestler during the match on Sunday, Jan. 28, at Maturi Pavilion.

Rylee Streifel aims to keep starting position with Gophers wrestling

Owen Mageau
February 1, 2018

Sophomore heavyweight Rylee Streifel is in his first year as a starter for the No. 18 Gophers.  Despite a challenging schedule featuring many top ranked opponents, he's made strides. Streifel has...

Sophomore Ben Brancale at 149 wrestles Northhwestern during the match on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 at Maturi Pavillion.

Gophers lose on pin in final match

Owen Mageau
January 29, 2018

Minnesota found itself ahead of Northwestern 18-14 with one match remaining, but a pin in the final competition proved to be costly. Sophomore Ben Brancale was pinned in the first period of his match as...

Redshirt seniors Nick Wanzek, left, and Jake Short, both from Inver Grove Heights, have known each other since first grade and now wrestle back-to-back in the Gophers lineup.

Jake Short and Nick Wanzek share bond on and off the mat

Owen Mageau
January 25, 2018

When attending a Minnesota wrestling dual, fans can expect to see redshirt seniors Jake Short and Nick Wanzek slotted next to each other in the lineup at 157 and 165, respectively.  They appear in...

Senior Nick Wanzek at 165 wrestles with No. 5 Logan Massa during the dual against Michigan on Sunday. The Gophers lost to Michigan, their first loss of the season.

Wolverines take down Gophers at home

Owen Mageau
January 22, 2018

The Gophers efforts to make a statement against the higher-ranked Wolverines fell short on Sunday. The No. 13 Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-3, 2-2 Big Ten) fell to No. 8 Michigan (7-2, 4-1 Big Ten) 30-7...

Senior Jake Short at 157 attempts to take down Illini Kyle Langenderfer at Maturi Pavilion on Sunday.

Minnesota wrestling comes from behind to beat Illinois

Owen Mageau
January 15, 2018

The Fighting Illini started the dual by going up 12-8. Losses and a point deduction on the bench, it looked like Minnesota was well on its way to a second straight conference loss. Then, the comeback was...

Senior Chris Pfarr at 174 wrestles against sophomore Dominic Kincaid in the match against Fresno State at Maturi Pavilion on Sunday, Dec. 10.

Minnesota dismantles Fresno State at home

Owen Mageau
December 11, 2017

The No. 10 Gophers overpowered Fresno State on Sunday afternoon at Maturi Pavilion.  Minnesota won all but two matches en route to a 38-7 victory. As a team, they had two pins, two technical falls...

Sophomore Owen Webster at 184 wrestles against Air Force senior Zen Ikehara on Sunday, Nov. 12 at Maturi Pavillion in Minneapolis.

Owen Webster finds success with Gophers wrestling after transferring from Augsburg

Owen Mageau
December 7, 2017

Sophomore Owen Webster is living his childhood dream with Minnesota, but that was not always the case. Webster transferred to Minnesota after a successful year on the mat with Division III Augsburg. Even...

Tommy Thorn competes against Rutgers wrestler Anthony Ashnault in the 141-pound matchup at the Sports Pavilion on Jan. 17, 2016.

Gophers wrestlers struggle in Las Vegas at Cliff Keen Invitational

Owen Mageau
December 4, 2017

Minnesota didn’t bring some of its starters to Las Vegas for the Cliff Keen Invitational and by the end of the tournament, it showed. No. 3 Ethan Lizak at 125 was the only Minnesota wrestler to finish...

Nick Wanzek seeks better results at Las Vegas meet

Owen Mageau
November 30, 2017

Last December, redshirt senior Nick Wanzek didn’t do as well as he wanted to at the Cliff Keen Invitational, finishing eighth at 174. This Friday and Saturday, he will have a chance to have a better...

Sophomore Ethan Lizak takes on Nebraska's Tim Lambeth at the Sports Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 20.

Gophers split weekend on road against ranked foes

Owen Mageau
November 20, 2017

The No. 6 Gophers (2-1) went on the road this weekend to face two tough tests. Friday night they passed their test by defeating No. 16 South Dakota State (0-1) 20-12.  Minnesota wasn’t as fortunate...