Minnesota Highlights: 2015 Big Ten Championships

The Gophers turned in a top-three performance at the conference tournament for the 18th time in the past 19 seasons, highlighted by Chris Dardanes claiming an individual conference crown

The Gophers spent last weekend in Columbus competing in the 2015 Big Ten Championships. Eight Minnesota wrestlers placed in the event, building up 108 team points to give the Gophers a third-place finish. It was the 18th time in the past 19 seasons the Gophers have finished top-three at Big Tens.

Minnesota GophersHeadlining that class of eight Minnesota place winners was Chris Dardanes, who continued his undefeated season by claiming the conference’s 133-pound crown. The individual conference title was the first of his career. Two other Gophers wrestled for titles, with Dylan Ness (157) and Brett Pfarr (184) finishing as runners-up at their respective weights. Another pair of Gophers finished third – Nick Dardanes (141) and Scott Schiller (197) – while Logan Storley (174) placed fourth, Michael Kroells (285) placed fifth and Ethan Lizak (125) placed seventh.

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