In a dual that included three forfeits, Minnesota built an early lead and held on to remain undefeated on the season
After scoring the first 12 points in Thursday’s night dual against No. 18 Northwestern, No. 1 Minnesota held off a charge from the Wildcats to win, 21-19, and remain undefeated on the season. The victory improves the Gophers record to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten. The win also extended Minnesota’s winning streak over Northwestern to 13 matches and marks the fifth consecutive season Minnesota has begun conference competition 2-0.
The dual began at 174 with No. 4 Logan Storley earning six points by forfeit. The match was the first of three forfeits on the evening. Northwestern forfeited the match at 157 to No. 1 Dylan Ness, and Minnesota forfeited the match at 125 to Garrison White.