Minnesota Gophers’ Tony Nelson wins heavyweight title

ST. LOUIS – There had been enough seconds for the University of Minnesota wrestling team at the NCAA championships.

Second place as a team. A second-place finish earlier in the finals for redshirt freshman Dylan Ness.

The Gophers saved the best for last on Saturday night, March 17. Sophomore Tony Nelson scored a takedown with 10 seconds remaining, gaining a point for riding time as a result, and beat defending champion Zach Rey of Lehigh 4-1 to claim the title at heavyweight in the final match of the night at Scottrade Center. Continue reading at twincities.com