May 312016

After issuing a statement late Monday night disputing allegations that J Robinson tried to self-police a drug problem within his University of Minnesota wrestling team, Robinson’s agent turned up the heat on university leadership Tuesday.

“I have no further comment until the University starts telling the truth about what it knows,” Robinson’s agent, James C.W. Bock, wrote in a text message to the Star Tribune.

University President Eric Kaler was not made available for comment Tuesday regarding Bock’s statement, which calls into question the school’s own role. In an e-mail Tuesday, a university spokesman added: “There will be no detailed updates or interviews while there is an investigation because there simply isn’t anything further that we can share.” Continue reading at

May 252016

Allegations arose Tuesday of a police investigation into drug abuse by University of Minnesota wrestling team members, but U officials declined to comment on the specifics.

Four athletes are under investigation for dealing the prescription drug, Xanax, and 10 others are suspected of using the anti-anxiety medication recreationally, according to a Fox 9 report. Continue reading at

Update – Source: Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson sought to handle Xanax abuse internally

May 232016

Four Gopher wrestlers competed at the United World Wrestling Junior Freestyle World Team Trials in Irving, Texas over the weekend, each looking to earn a spot on the junior national team which will compete in the Junior World Championships later this summer. With only one spot available on Team USA at each weight, the competition was fierce.

Mitch McKee and Rylee Streifel led the way for Minnesota, each earning berths in the championship series by virtue of winning junior national titles earlier this spring. Continue reading »

May 222016

IRVING, Texas – South Dakota State University wrestler Seth Gross earned a spot on the USA Junior World Team by winning the 60-kilogram division Sunday at the UWW Junior Freestyle World Team Trials.

A native of Apple Valley, Minnesota, and representing the Jackrabbit Wrestling Club, Gross won all three of his matches in his challenge bracket, then won a best-of-three series to qualify for the 2016 UWW Junior World Championships in Macon, France, this August. Continue reading »

May 222016

IRVING, Texas – The final four members of the 2016 U.S. Junior World Freestyle Team were determined, as the UWW Junior World Team Trials concluded on Sunday at the Irving Conventional Center.

A best-of-three Championships Series was held in each weight class, with the 2016 UWW Junior Nationals champion advancing directly to the finals, where he faced the winner of Sunday morning’s Challenge Tournament. Three of the UWW Junior National champions won their series on Sunday.

Two members of the 2015 U.S. Junior World Team earned repeat trips to the Junior World Championships, Mark Hall of the Minnesota Storm at 74 kg/163 lbs. and Zahid Valencia of the Sunkist Kids at 84 kg/185 lbs. Continue reading at

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