Nov 212014

No. 1 Minnesota Overwhelms Spartans, 36-3

For the second straight night, No. 1 Minnesota put up 36 points and nine match wins in a home dual, defeating Michigan State 36-3 on Friday night at the Sports Pavilion only 24 hours removed from knocking off Grand Canyon. The victory improves the Gophers to 4-0 on the season and 1-0 in the Big Ten, extending the team’s winning streak in Big Ten home openers to seven, and its win streak in the series against Michigan State to eight. Continue reading »

Nov 212014

Mankato, Minn. — Minnesota State is sending 10 Mavericks to the Auggie-Adidas Open at Augsburg College on Nov. 21. Five of the Mavericks going to the tournament have placed in past competitions this season.

Chaydon O’Fallon (Fr., 197 lbs.) looks to keep his hot start going after a first and second-place finish in his two open tournaments this season. O’Fallon has recorded four falls, en route route to his 6-1 record to start off his career. Continue reading »

Nov 202014

No. 1 Minnesota Wrangles Antelopes, 36-8

No. 1 Minnesota hit the mat in front of the home crowd at the Sports Pavilion for the first time this season and defeated Grand Canyon 36-8 to improve to 3-0 on the season. Five Gophers scored bonus points in their victories, including No. 20 Sam Brancale (125) and No. 1 Logan Storley (174), who each won his match by fall.

Brancale began the dual with a pin 4:00 minutes into his match with Jacob Reyes, putting the Gophers ahead 6-0. The home team would lead for the remainder of the meet, with Grand Canyon getting no closer than two points, the difference following the second match when Jordan Kingsley fell to Godwin Nyama-Cutler 9-0. Continue reading »

Nov 202014

In the latest episode of Minnesota Wrestling: Through the Lens, five seniors offer fans a look into their Dinkytown house and some tidbits about their personalities

In the third episode of Minnesota Wrestling: Through the Lens, titled “Home Sweet Home,” five Gopher seniors – Chris Dardanes, Nick Dardanes, Seth Lange, Scott Schiller and Dylan Ness – provide a quick tour of their Dinkytown house, which includes peeks into some of the details of who each of them is as a person. Though they’re from dramatically different places, including major cities, suburbs and smaller towns, these five exemplify the idea of brotherhood that bonds Gopher Wrestlers. Continue reading »

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