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Wrestlers to hold practices next fall

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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…

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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...

Obleman follows family trail for U

Published May 22, 1997

Gophers senior distance runner Rick Obleman had no problem explaining where he acquired his knack for competitive running -- it was natural. His mother, father and grandmother were all aspiring sprinters...

Family remains White’s biggest fans

Published May 21, 1997

As Gophers track and field sophomore Yvette White warmed up on April 19 for the 400-meter hurdles race at the Penn Relays (Pittsburgh), she instantly located her sister Nikki among thousands of fans. "She...

Bungee cord helps Deneen win 110 hurdles

Published May 19, 1997

Gophers hurdler Niles Deneen attributed his personal best performance at the Minnesota Last Chance Meet on Saturday to a 25-foot bungee cord. Deneen hasn't attempted any extreme bridge jumping lately,...

U walk-on runs for love of sport

Published May 16, 1997

Last spring, you may have seen Kristie Stiles at the front of political lines helping to wash Sen. Paul Wellstone's signature green bus. Or maybe you listened to her during one of her three-hour stints...

Eggum named to rookie team

Published May 14, 1997

Gophers freshman wrestler Brandon Eggum captured national recognition for his efforts as Minnesota's 177-pounder this season. And his honors keep coming. The team announced on Monday that Eggum, a native...

U improves in home track meet

Published May 12, 1997

Gophers freshman Natalie Smith's focused look of determination was replaced by a smile Saturday at Bierman Track and Field Stadium after placing first in the long jump and triple jump at the Minnesota...

Gophers prep for Big Tens with home meet

Published May 9, 1997

As the men's and women's Gophers track and field teams close in on the two-week final stretch before Big Tens, coaches and athletes alike are feeling the effects of a tough season. This weekend Minnesota...

Success doesn’t stop Gophers throws coach from teaching

Published May 8, 1997

Lynne Anderson walked into her office at the Bierman Field Athletic Building on Wednesday after icing her painful right arm. The Gophers track and field throws coach was outside with her son the day before...

U splits squads to prep for big meets

Published May 5, 1997

The Gophers men's track team divided forces this weekend between two vastly different competitions in preparation for the upcoming Big Ten and NCAA championship meets. "Everything that we do during the...

Heptathlete leads women’s track team

Published May 2, 1997

Sophomore heptathlete Apasha Blocker has distinguished herself as the Gophers track and field team's wonder woman through repeated success in her seven grueling events. The 200-meter race, 800, 100 hurdles,...

Rantanen automatically qualifies for NCAAs again

Published April 28, 1997

The Gophers men's track team's record-holding pole vaulter Vesa Rantanen, thrower Jason Schlueter and the 4x110 meter shuttle hurdle relay squad each captured first-place finishes at the Drake Relays...

Parkos shakes fatigue at Drake Relays

Published April 28, 1997

Gophers women's track throws specialist Dani Parkos launched a personal record this weekend in the shot put at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. Parkos' throw of 48 feet, 10 inches gave her a second-place...

Jensen looks to squash injury bug

Published April 25, 1997

Sophomore decathlete Benjamin Jensen appears to possess all of the essential qualities of a world-class athlete -- a solid reputation of success, the hunger for heightened achievement and the focus of...

Jensen breaks U record, places first in decathlon

Published April 21, 1997

In his first decathlon of the outdoor season, sophomore Benjamin Jensen tallied 7,669 points to break the Minnesota all-time decathlon record and finish first at the Mount SAC Relays at Azusa Pacific...

Six athletes go to meet in search of NCAA bids

Published April 18, 1997

Six of the Gophers' top guns travel west this weekend to join several of the nation's leading men's track and field contenders at the Mount Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif. The aim of Minnesota's small group...

Fab five leads the way for Gophers

Published April 18, 1997

Five freshman track and field athletes, five unique events -- one common goal. The Gophers international newcomers all aspire to compete for their own countries in the Olympics someday. But for now, Minnesota...

Three athletes stand out for Gophers women’s track team

Published April 14, 1997

Three Gophers women's track and field athletes -- Dani Parkos, Nicole Chimko and Apasha Blocker -- clinched individual titles at the Tom Potts Invitational in Columbia, Mo., on Saturday. Minnesota finished...

Obleman leads U in Sea Rays

Published April 14, 1997

Gophers distance runner Rick Obleman ran to a third-place finish Saturday in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase at the Sea Rays Relays in Knoxville, Tenn. Obleman became the Gophers' top place-winner at the...

Young team focuses on Big Tens

Published April 11, 1997

Youthful potential surrounds this year's Gophers women's track and field team -- and Coach Gary Wilson is brewing with excitement for the future. "Seventy-five percent of the team is made up of freshmen...

Gophers look to improve on second

Published April 11, 1997

A simple statement by Gophers track coach Phil Lundin describes the theme of the 1997 outdoor season. "Goals are overrated. You do everything right, and you get the best result you can achieve. I don't...

Rantanen’s goals exceed U record

Published April 10, 1997

About 12 years ago, in the small town of Virrat, Finland, a backyard pole vaulting pit was quite an unusual site. But that didn't bother Gophers record-breaking vaulter Vesa Rantanen. "The runway was...

Rantanen breaks record in pole vault

Published April 7, 1997

Sophomore pole vaulter Vesa Rantanen catapulted into the Gophers men's track and field record books Saturday at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas. "Rantanen gave us an outstanding performance," assistant...

Future is bright for U wrestling program

Published April 3, 1997

Following a third-place performance at this year's NCAA wrestling tournament, Gophers coach J Robinson looked to the future of the Minnesota team with a glimmer of excitement in his eye. "The guys will...

Wrestlers take third at NCAA championships

Published March 31, 1997

CEDAR FALLS Iowa -- One single point was the difference for the Gophers' third place trophy at the NCAA wrestling tournament held at Northern Iowa's UNI-Dome. "One of our goals was to bring something...

Tourney features highs, lows for Gophers

Published March 31, 1997

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The NCAA wrestling tournament produced diverse individual outcomes for the Gophers. From the excitement of an overtime victory to the disappointment of an upset loss, the tournament...

Three U wrestlers take 3rd at NCAAs

Published March 31, 1997

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Gophers 142 pounder Jason Davids had trouble sleeping after a disheartening 10-4 loss in the NCAA semifinals to Indiana's Roger Chandler. For the third time this season, Chandler's...

Davids awaits third chance

Published March 17, 1997

Even before the Gophers wrestling season began, second-ranked junior Jason Davids fixed his eyes on one Big Ten rival opponent. Indiana's Roger Chandler held top billing at 142 pounds, and Davids eagerly...

Taylor has eyes on the prize

Published March 17, 1997

The last time Zac Taylor competed at the NCAA Tournament, he was known as the best 167-pounder in the nation. In 1995, he posted a perfect 15-0 dual meet record as a sophomore. His relentless, no-nonsense...

Hartung: The leader, the follower

Published March 17, 1997

Six years ago, Gophers 177-pound wrestler Marty Morgan capped off an undefeated 39-0 season and became coach J Robinson's first NCAA champion. Next week at the 1997 NCAA tournament in Cedar Falls, Iowa,...

Wrestlers are confident going into the NCAAs

Published March 17, 1997

The meaning of a solid tournament team, defined by Gopher's head wrestling coach J Robinson, includes many components. "A good tournament team takes care of each other, they look ahead, they get themselves...

Hartung takes Big Ten crown at 190

Published March 10, 1997

After scoring a single-leg takedown to win a Big Ten title at 190 pounds, sophomore wrestler Tim Hartung bounded towards Gophers Coach J Robinson and picked him up for a bear-hug, nearly knocking Robinson...

Hawkeyes win Big Ten title

Published March 10, 1997

Even though the Gophers wrestling team finished second to Iowa in last weekend's Big Ten Tournament, Minnesota caused the highly respected Hawkeyes coach Dan Gable to think twice. "Minnesota is a strong...

Wrestlers poised heading into Big Tens

Published March 7, 1997

This weekend, the No. 3 Gophers play host to the Big Ten wrestling tournament at Williams Arena. Minnesota will need consistently strong performances to contend with conference powerhouses Iowa, Illinois...

Paulson to return for Big Ten tourney

Published March 5, 1997

Gophers 118-pound wrestler Brandon Paulson is sporting the look of a champion as he gears up for this weekend's Big Ten tournament at Williams Arena. Paulson, who shaved his head before winning a silver...

Davids carves own wrestling path

Published February 27, 1997

For junior All-American Jason Davids, it wasn't surprising that he was naturally drawn to wrestling. "Wrestling ran in my blood," he said. "In my family, every guy was a wrestler -- that's just the way...

Third-ranked Gophers wrestlers beat Ohio State with eazzzzz

Published February 24, 1997

Sophomore Pat Connors jump-started the No. 3 Gophers wrestling team to a 22-16 win over unranked Ohio State on Sunday at the Sports Pavilion in Minnesota's final match of the regular season. Connors took...

Lone senior is model for U wrestling team

Published February 21, 1997

Nick Antila, the lone senior on the Gophers wrestling team, has proven himself to his teammates and coaches to be among the hardest working wrestlers on the squad. "Nick's work ethic is something to be...

Spiderman, we know who you are

Published February 19, 1997

Spiderman, the legendary crime fighter, has taken on a new role lately. In addition to his regular duties of saving mankind from danger and destruction, the world famous arachnid manages to find time...

Wrestlers take down two Michigan schools

Published February 17, 1997

The No. 3 Gophers cruised through a two-match Big Ten weekend in Michigan, dominating Michigan State and Michigan. Minnesota's victories, however, were bittersweet. Saturday's 23-12 win against the Spartans...

U wrestlers breathe fresh air after big win over Penn State

Published February 14, 1997

There are no visions of spring when entering the humid, sweaty, stale-aired confines of the wrestling practice room in the basement of the Bierman Athletic Building -- but there was a certain freshness...

Williamson aids former teammates

Published February 12, 1997

It was only an hour after Kipp Williamson heard the news of Gophers wrestler Brandon Paulson's serious ankle injury when Coach J Robinson was on the phone asking him to rejoin the team and compete at...

Super Kipp’ sparks U win

Published February 10, 1997

In a stunning display of heroism, junior Kipp Williamson leapt back into the Gophers lineup Sunday, sparking a 28-7 Minnesota triumph over Penn State at the Sports Pavilion. The No. 3 Gophers (13-4) defeated...

Wrestlers try to work out of mid-season funk

Published February 7, 1997

Gophers wrestling coach J Robinson admits that during the past three weeks his team has dealt with some frustration. A competitive funk, an injury, and lack of momentum have plagued the nation's No. 3-ranked...

Eggum rolls into NCAA contention

Published February 6, 1997

Every great athlete starts somewhere small, like a game of stickball, smear football, or pick-up basketball. The Gophers' 177-pound Brandon Eggum had his own unique introduction to wrestling -- matches...

Wrestlers lose to Cowboys, beat Badgers

Published February 3, 1997

All-America duo Jason Davids and Chad Kraft rallied for back-to-back technical falls Sunday to lead the No. 3-ranked Gophers to a 28-9 domination of Big Ten rival Wisconsin at Williams Arena. Both teams...

Gophers put trust in recent transfer

Published January 31, 1997

Five years ago, heavyweight wrestler Billy Pierce entered the Gophers lineup and became one of the best heavyweight wrestlers in Minnesota history. Pierce, a three-time All-American and 1995 Big Ten champion,...

Injury-depleted Gophers wrestlers fall to Hawkeyes

Published January 27, 1997

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Upon entering Iowa City, the Hawk-I gas station lets people know they have entered Hawkeye country. On this night, a train of vehicles leads to the feature event of the evening, the...

U braces for hostile confines of Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Published January 24, 1997

Gophers wrestling coach J Robinson calls it "the lion's den." With a 94-1 match home record -- dating back to 1983 -- Iowa's Carver-Hawkeye Arena engulfs its opponents with intimidation. "Teams fear Iowa...

Iowa ready to kick U back

Published January 23, 1997

Seven thousand Iowa fans were on hand at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Jan. 28, 1995, when Gopher wrestler Zac Taylor decided to send his opponent an intimidating message. With 34 seconds left in the 167- pound...

Wrestlers find good in third place at Duals

Published January 21, 1997

The No. 5-ranked Gophers wrestling team shocked No. 4 Penn State twice this weekend, capturing third place at the prestigious National Duals tournament in Lincoln, Neb. Minnesota's Tim Hartung (ranked...