Through the Lens: The Perfect Balance (Ep. 4)

In the fourth episode of Minnesota Wrestling: Through the Lens, titled “The Perfect Balance,” Gopher starting heavyweight Michael Kroells talks about his unique path at the University of Minnesota, wrestling for a nationally elite program while studying Aerospace Engineering at the school’s acclaimed College of Science and Engineering. Kroells provides details about why he chose Minnesota to continue his education and athletic career, as well as insight into his daily schedule and the parallels he sees between what’s required to excel on the mat and in the classroom.

New episodes of “Minnesota Wrestling: Through the Lens” debut every other Thursday throughout the wrestling season. The series offers family, friends and fans an unprecedented look into everything that makes the Golden Gopher wrestling program unique. Episodes can be viewed right here on, as well as on the Gopher Wrestling playlist on YouTube. Each episode of the series will also be shared with fans via the Gopher Wrestling Facebook and Twitter pages.

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