Gopher Wrestling Match of the Week – Miles Patton

Hear from University of Minnesota Assistant Coach Luke Becker and Miles Patton (157 pounds) in this week’s Gopher Wrestling Match of the Week.

The Gophers will wrestle next at the South Beach Duals in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla on December 29-30. Their next home dual will be against Rutgers on January 6.

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Tulsa to Host Big 12 Wrestling Championship Through 2024

Irving, TX – The Big 12 Conference and the Tulsa Sports Commission announced a partnership to host the Big 12 Wrestling Championship at Tulsa’s BOK Center through 2024.

Tulsa has previously hosted the tournament in 2017 and 2018, and the Tulsa Sports Commission announced earlier this year an extension of that partnership through 2020.

“Based on the experience through the first two years of our partnership with the Tulsa Sports Commission for this to be the preeminent collegiate wrestling championship, continuing our presence in this market speaks to the dedication of all involved,” commented Big 12 associate commissioner Bob Burda. “Being able to build upon the foundation already established for the next six years clearly puts a stake in the ground for the Big 12 to grow this championship in Tulsa into the foreseeable future.”

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Dragons Set for This Weekend’s Midwest Classic

MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team will travel to Indianapolis for the 40th annual Midwest Classic, hosted by the University of Indianapolis. The two-day tournament begins on Saturday morning and will conclude Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind..

The Dragons hosted No. 1 (D3) Augsburg last Thursday night, winning three matches but dropping the dual 24-9. Senior Adam Blees started the dual with a 6-4 win in overtime over Brady McFarland at 174. At 125 pounds, sophomore Cole Jones won an 8-1 decision over Victor Gliva while Sam Erckenbrack won a 4-2 decision over Ethan Hofacker at 285-pounds. Continue reading