True freshman Lizak steps up

Ethan Lizak had his redshirt taken off and has been wrestling at 125.

Injuries and weight management issues gave a freshman wrestler an opportunity to compete at the varsity level.

Ethan Lizak, the Gophers’ 125-pounder, was thrust into competing against top-ranked opponents in just the 10th dual meet of the season — and his first of the kind.

Originally listed as a redshirt freshman, the Gophers reconsidered his eligibility and decided to pull his redshirt. Continue reading at

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