Tony Nelson wins heavyweight NCAA title; Gophers finish second behind Penn State

Minnesota had 7 All-Americans, and J Robinson was named Nat’l Coach of the Year

ST. LOUIS — In a span of about 15 seconds, Tony Nelson went from wrestling in a tied national championship match to throwing both of his fists in the air, saluting the Minnesota fans and celebrating his first career national championship.

Nelson was the Gophers’ lone champion at the NCAA wrestling championships Saturday in St. Louis, but Minnesota crowned seven All-Americans and finished second to defending champion Penn State in the team standings. Continue reading at