Nebraska 29 Minnesota 12

Gophers Drop Regular Season Finale To Cornhuskers

MINNEAPOLIS – The University of Minnesota program fell 29-12 to the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Friday night as the team closed out the regular season in front of over 2,600 fans.

The Gophers three individual victories came from Brayton Lee, Devin Skatzka, and Gable Steveson. Lee and Steveson’s victories were both bonus point victories while Skatzka earned the decision.

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North Dakota State 19, South Dakota State 18

Metz Takes Final Bout as NDSU Keeps Border Bell Trophy with 19-18 Win at SDSU

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Heavyweight Brandon Metz won the final bout and North Dakota State claimed its seventh straight dual win defeating South Dakota State 19-18 in a Big 12 Conference dual on Friday, Feb. 21, in Frost Arena.

NDSU (10-3, 6-1 #Big12WR) wrestles at No. 19-ranked Iowa State (9-4, 6-1 #Big12WR) at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, in Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State travels to No. 24 Missouri on Saturday.

South Dakota State (12-6, 6-3 #Big12WR) trailed 16-6 before reeling off three straight wins – a major decision by Tanner Cook at 174 pounds, a tech fall from No. 15 Zach Carlson at 184 and slim 3-2 decision by No. 12 Tanner Cook — to take an 18-16 heading into the final match of the evening.

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SCSU ranked number one in latest NCAA DII poll

The St. Cloud State University wrestling team (16-0, 8-0 NSIC) maintained its hold on the top spot in the latest NWCA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association national team poll, which was released on Feb. 21.

The Huskies posted 104 points in the poll with nine individually ranked wrestlers. McKendree was ranked second with 82 points and Pitt Johnstown was third with 69 points. Notre Dame (Ohio) and Central Oklahoma (61) completed the top five in the poll. NSIC rival Upper Iowa was ranked eighth with 44 points and Minnesota State was 18th with 21 points.

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Minnesota State Enters 2020 Postseason Ranked 18th

MANKATO, Minn. — The Minnesota State wrestling team enters the 2020 postseason tied for 18th in the 2019-20 NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Top 25 Poll.

The Mavericks, who completed the 2019-20 regular season with a 10-3 mark in dual action and finished second in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference with a 6-2 league record, have four individuals who are ranked in their respective weight classes.

Junior Kyle Rathman (Apple Valley, Minn.) holds a 14-3 record and is rated third at 149 lbs. Rathman is coming off a postseason last year where he finished seventh at the NCAA DII national championships in earning All-American honors.

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