Gophers wrestling: Heavyweight Michael Kroells has big shoes to fill

On the way to Iowa for a match last year against the Hawkeyes, the Gophers wrestling team made a pit stop at a gas station just off the highway. As wrestlers filed off the bus to grab snacks for the remainder of the trip, a quirky redshirt freshman returned with a half gallon of milk.

“He finished that half gallon before we were even back on the highway,” last year’s heavyweight Tony Nelson recalled.

That’s actually not unusual for Michael Kroells. Continue reading at