Five Gopher alumni to attend Olympic Team Trials

The wrestlers will compete for a spot on the U.S. team that will go to Rio

The United States Olympic Team Trials take place this weekend in Iowa City, and five Minnesota alumni will compete for the chance to wrestle in Rio de Janeiro this summer.

Alec Ortiz and Pat Smith will compete in the Greco-Roman side of the field, which prevents wrestlers from grabbing below the waist and attacking with their legs. Jayson Ness, Scott Schiller and Tony Nelson will compete in the freestyle field. Continue reading at