The Minnesota Daily

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Wrestlers to hold practices next fall

June 9, 1998

After finishing in second place at the 1998 NCAA wrestling championships, the Gophers will resume team practice next fall. A unanimous 4-0 vote Friday by the Minnesota coaches sealed the decision. Wrestling...

Wrestlers thinking about next step

April 1, 1998

Last year, after placing third at the NCAA tournament, the Gophers wrestling team positioned its sights on a national title. Even though the team finished one notch short of its ultimate goal and accepted...

Paulson gets elusive reward

March 30, 1998

CLEVELAND -- Beaten up and dripping with blood, sweat and emotion at the national tournament, Gophers senior wrestler Brandon Paulson expressed the release of three years of frustration with one simple...

Second-place NCAA finish best ever for wrestlers

March 30, 1998

CLEVELAND -- Before Gophers junior Tim Hartung could emerge as Minnesota's newest national champion, he had a few things to ponder. The junior's mounting pressures included: ù facing Edinboro's...

Big Ten dominates nationals

March 30, 1998

CLEVELAND -- The Big Ten dominated top honors at the 1998 NCAA Wrestling Championships. Six national champions were crowned from Big Ten schools, including athletes from Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa and...

Finals yield different ends for Kraft, Hartung

March 30, 1998

CLEVELAND -- For Gophers wrestlers Chad Kraft and Tim Hartung, the 1998 NCAA tournament signified an opportunity to realize a life-long dream. Since their beginnings, the pair of juniors have been viewed...

Davids isn’t lyin’ when he says he likes big cats

March 13, 1998

For four straight years, Jason Davids has produced loud roars from the crowd competing at 142 pounds for the Gophers wrestling team. But three months ago, the fearless senior stepped into a dangerous...

Inflammatory insert spurs Iowa to victory

March 10, 1998

On Saturday, the State College, Pa., newspaper, the Centre Daily Times, published a wrestling insert cover displaying Iowa's black and gold hawkeye logo with a big red X through it. While it was intended...

U wrestlers take third at Big Tens

March 9, 1998

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The spotlight, quite literally, was on Gophers junior Tim Hartung in the finals of the 1998 Big Ten wrestling championships. Blinding white lights illuminated center-stage at Penn...

Wrestlers look to loosen Iowa’s title grip

March 6, 1998

It's been 39 years since Minnesota's wrestling team has won a Big Ten championship. Since then, the Gophers have come close, but have never captured the first-place honor. The Big Ten title has been rooted...

Unique position suits U wrestler Holiday

March 5, 1998

With a reputation for possessing top-ranked wrestlers in every weight class, the annual Big Ten tournament has traditionally become merely a preview of the competitors and team that will take home national...

Coaching a labor of love for wrestling assistants

March 2, 1998

For many people, a normal day of work involves punching in at a time clock for an eight-hour shift, complete with programmed coffee breaks and random trips to the water cooler. For Minnesota's three assistant...

Wrestlers win last two dual meets

February 23, 1998

The Gophers wrestling team cruised past Purdue, 28-8, and Northwestern, 32-6, on the road this weekend to cap off the dual meet season. While both matches lacked stomach-turning outcomes, they held significance...

Ex-Olympian Paulson makes trip with wrestling team

February 20, 1998

Michael Rand A familiar face will be along for the ride -- and maybe more -- during the Gophers wrestling team's dual meets Friday at Northwestern and Sunday at Purdue. Brandon Paulson, a 1996 Olympic...

U’s Golyer energizes wrestlers

February 19, 1998

In a sport where energy, intensity and fierceness are of utmost importance, Gophers 126-pound wrestler Bart Golyer has been known to go a little overboard. Golyer awaits the second match of the night,...

Wrestlers flip switch back to on

February 17, 1998

The Gophers wrestling team's recent surge of energy leads a person to wonder if the team can turn its competitive fire on and off at will. With the mid-season blahs cured after last weekend's domination...

Wrestling seniors have fond home farewell

February 16, 1998

Saturday marked an unusual day for Gophers senior Zac Taylor. Prior to Minnesota's final home dual meet against Michigan, Taylor reflected on the emotional impact of taking the mat for the last time with...

Wrestlers regain form with home wins

February 16, 1998

After three weeks of enthusiasm hibernation, the Gophers wrestling team awoke revitalized this weekend, capturing large-margin victories over Michigan State and Michigan. The fourth-ranked Gophers downed...

U wrestlers try to shake bad stretch

February 13, 1998

As the Gophers wrestling team prepares for its final weekend of competition at home, two-time All-American Jason Davids has a definite idea about how he'd like to exit center stage at the Sports Pavilion. "I'd...

Men allege they were assaulted by a Gophers wrestler

February 12, 1998

At least one Gophers wrestler is under investigation for an assault that allegedly occurred in the early morning on Jan. 25. Gophers associate athletic director Jeff Schemmel and wrestling coach J Robinson...

Wolverines can’t solve Barn jinx

February 9, 1998

Following the Gophers' 88-78 win over Michigan Saturday, Wolverines senior Maceo Baston was willing to give his justification behind the tripping attempts, elbows and trash-talking that were prevalent...

Gophers coach Robinson critical of the NCAA’s actions

February 9, 1998

Since the NCAA implemented its revised rules on cutting weight, Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson has come under heavy scrutiny for his outspoken criticism of the changes. "We have no studies, no scientific...

Monday Feature: Weighing in

February 9, 1998

It's 4:15 p.m. in the Gophers' wrestling practice room. Following an intense, hour-long workout on the mat, Minnesota's two-time All-American Chad Kraft is ready for circuit training. Jumping from the...

Wrestlers await key match at Penn State

February 6, 1998

Upon entering their 13th weekend of the competitive season, the third-ranked Gophers wrestling team is hoping that the notorious number brings Minnesota a two-match eastern sweep. So far this week, however,...

U wrestlers earn win at Wisconsin

February 2, 1998

An uninspiring opponent, a grueling week of two-a-day practices, a pair of sidelined starters and even a weight class shuffle couldn't stop the third-ranked Gophers wrestling team from capturing a 25-11...

Starters know value of wrestling backups

January 30, 1998

Many 150-pound wrestlers would dread the thought of meeting Gophers junior Chad Kraft on the mat. A two-time All-American, Kraft is undefeated at 13-0 and ranked No. 1 in the nation. While encountering...

Same situation, different result for wrestlers

January 26, 1998

Shelton Benjamin no doubt hoped he would be in a different position during the Gophers wrestling team's second encounter with Iowa than he was when the teams met five days earlier. But after nine matches...

Gophers, Iowa ready for rematch

January 23, 1998

Iowa heavyweight Wes Hand ran up and down the steps of Carver-Hawkeye Arena several times Sunday afternoon following Minnesota's 18-17 National Dual Meet title victory. The mass of disappointed Iowa fans...

Rivalry splits two brothers

January 22, 1998

Since Minnesota defeated Iowa 18-17 last Sunday to clinch the National Duals title, the rivalry between the border teams has intensified. Friday night, it won't be hard to tell where loyalty lies when...

OSU remains on top despite no-show

January 21, 1998

By finishing first at the National Dual Meet Championships in Iowa City on Sunday, the Gophers wrestling team was recognized as the top dual meet team in the nation. Even so, the Gophers are still ranked...

Pin surprises all Gophers, including Benjamin

January 20, 1998

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- These were the obstacles standing in the way of a victory for the Gophers wrestling team Sunday against Iowa: Going into this season, Iowa had won 99 percent of its matches in Carver-Hawkeye...

U, Benjamin pin loss on Hawkeyes

January 20, 1998

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- After a moment of hesitation Sunday, Gophers senior heavyweight wrestler Shelton Benjamin came to the conclusion that pinning Iowa's Wes Hand to clinch the National Duals title was...

U’s Eggum always gets the last laugh

January 15, 1998

As members of the Gophers wrestling team gather in the coaches' office Wednesday afternoon, the tone shifts and the razzing begins. The debate involves Brandon Eggum's current nicknames -- and it's the...

OSU won’t wrestle at National Duals

January 13, 1998

Immediately following the Minnesota wrestling team's 43-3 rout of Nebraska Friday at the Sports Pavilion, the Gophers' focus shifted to their next challenge -- the National Dual Championship meet. Six...

Nebraska might not give U’s Hartung challenge he wants

January 9, 1998

Since Gophers junior wrestler Tim Hartung took the mat for his first match this season, a trend has developed. Thirteen out of Hartung's 16 matches have been completed before the allotted seconds ticked...

Wrestling back-ups take first in tourney

January 6, 1998

Staff Reporter Minnesota wrestlers Delaney Berger and Brent Boeshans captured titles Sunday at the Great Plains Invitational Tournament in Lincoln, Nebraska. Berger (167 pounds) and Boeshans (HWT) both...

Wrestling team rallies to beat ISU after slow start

January 5, 1998

AMES, Iowa -- Even though the Gophers wrestling team earned a 20-15 victory over Iowa State on Sunday, Minnesota coach J Robinson said the team's performance was only a success on the scoreboard -- and...

Gophers shut out four straight opponents in early season

January 5, 1998

Six matches into the season, the Gophers wrestling team has successfully fulfilled its high-ranked expectations -- so far. Minnesota captured a handful of dominating victories over the holiday break. "The...

NCAA berth caps volleyball season

January 5, 1998

While the 1997 Minnesota volleyball season might best be described as four head-spinning months of extremes, advancing to the second round of the NCAA tournament left the Gophers on the upswing. After...

Strong last meet caps track season

June 17, 1997

After five long years of grueling training, frustrating corrections and continued progress, Gophers thrower Jason Schlueter finally realized his dream of becoming an All-American. "It's been my goal for...

Black and white…

June 9, 1997

Black and white portraits of past wrestling All-Americans lined the walls of the hallway leading to the secluded Gophers wrestling office at the Bierman Field Athletic Building. My stomach turned as I...

Runners

June 6, 1997

Gophers wrestling coach J Robinson announced Tuesday that a new maroon and gold banner will adorn an unspecified wall in the Bierman Field Athletic Building. It will be hung in honor of the Gophers' first...

Strand second, Jensen third at track NCAA Championships

June 6, 1997

Gophers freshman high jumper Staffan Strand clinched national runner-up honors Thursday at the NCAA Championships in Bloomington, Ind. Strand's mark of 7 feet, 2 1/4 inches was good for second place behind...

Four U men’s track athletes have shot at NCAA title

June 4, 1997

Gophers freshman high jumper Staffan Strand has a busy two weeks ahead of him. Along with the crunch of final exams and packing up his dorm room to go home, Strand will compete for national outdoor track...

Morgan gets early start on recruits

May 30, 1997

Apple Valley High School's four-time state champion wrestler Chad Erickson was surprised to see Gophers assistant coach Marty Morgan standing at his doorstep on the morning of last July 1. The date marked...

Harvey remains upbeat after injury

May 28, 1997

Early Friday morning, 11 Gophers men's track and field athletes walked away from a nerve-racking van accident unscathed. Unfortunately, there were 12 Minnesota competitors on board. Veteran pole vaulter...

Youth shows for U women’s track

May 27, 1997

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A single step by a Gophers sprinter became the determining factor in a seventh-place finish for Minnesota's women's track and field team at the Big Ten championships in Champaign, Ill.,...

Low-key White lets actions speak for her

May 27, 1997

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- At the University of Illinois Track and Field Stadium on Saturday a hurdle barrier was broken. The culprit: a quiet, low-profile sophomore hurdler named Yvette White. In the 100 meter...

U men’s track eyes a top three finish

May 23, 1997

The Gophers men's track and field team will rely on field event specialists to anchor its scoring at the Big Ten championships in Champaign, Ill., this weekend. "The field events are going to have to...

Women’s track to aim for top half

May 23, 1997

The young Gophers women's track and field team will enter the Big Ten championships this weekend with a collective mission. Minnesota's focus will be to heighten performances to achieve personal bests. "Our...