No. 3 Minnesota Sweeps Fullerton 39-0
The No. 3 Minnesota wrestling program recorded its third win in three days and second team victory of the day on Saturday when the Golden Gophers shutout Cal State Fullerton 39-0. Minnesota previously beat No. 15 Nebraska 26-8 on Thursday and tacked on a 26-6 win over Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday morning.
Zach Sanders opened the dual with a 13-3 major decision over Fullerton’s Andre Gonzalez – the first of 10-straight wins for Minnesota in a Gophers sweep over the Titans. Thane Antczak followed with a 5-3 decision over Marcus Orona in the evening’s closest bout at 133 lbs. before Mike Thorn pinned his opponent, Peter Hoang, at [3:42] in the 141 lbs. matchup.
The Gophers (6-1 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) then scored a pair of decision wins to extend its lead to 19-0 after Danny Zilverberg bested Nicholas Jordan 11-8 in the 149 lbs. matchup followed by a 10-6 win for Pat Smith over Cody Howe at 157 lbs.
At 165 lbs., Cody Yohn picked up his second win of the day with a 14-5 major decision over Clayton Schulke of Cal State Fullerton. Scott Glasser followed up his teammate by pinning his opponent, Dominic Borelli, at [6:12] in the 174 lbs. match.
Minnesota closed out the dual with three more wins to complete the sweep. Kevin Steinhaus scored a 12-3 major decision win over Todd Noel at 184 lbs. while Sonny Yohn and Ben Berhow both posted decisions over their opponents in their respective weight classes. Yohn bested Kyle Bergstedt by a score of 6-1 while Berhow came out ahead in a 7-1 decision over Kurt Klimek in the heavyweight division.
Minnesota is off until the end of the year when the No. 3 Gophers will participate in the Southern Scuffle in Greensboro, N.C. on Dec. 29-30.
Minnesota 39, Cal State Fullerton 0
125 – Zach Sanders (M) maj. dec. Andre Gonzalez (F), 13-3
133 – Thane Antczak (M) dec. Marcus Orona (F), 5-3
141 – Mike Thorn (M) pinned Peter Hoang (F), [3:42]
149 – Danny Zilverberg (M) dec. Nick Jordan (F), 11-8
157 – Pat Smith (M) dec. Cody Howe (F), 10-6
165 – Cody Yohn (M) maj. dec. Clayton Schuelke (F), 14-2
174 – Scott Glasser (M) pinned Dominic Borelli (F), [6:12]
184 – Kevin Steinhaus (M) maj. dec. Todd Noel (F), 12-3
197 – Sonny Yohn (M) dec. Kyle Bergstedt (F), 5-1
Hvy – Ben Berhow (M) dec. Kurt Klimek (F), 7-1