Eight Gophers Head to Midlands Championship

While Coach Brandon Eggum and the main Minnesota lineup will be headed to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for the South Beach Duals the Gophers will also be sending eight wrestlers to the Midlands Tournament in Illinois.

This is the 56th installment of the Ken Kraft Midlands championships hosted by Northwestern University at the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The tournament is known for it’s tough competition and features ranked schools such as Iowa, Arizona State, and Illinois.

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Among those traveling to Chicago are 125-pound Patrick McKee, 149-pounders Jakob Bergeland, Brayton Lee, Kasper McIntosh, and 165-pound Jake Allar.

174-pound Bailee O’Reilly and 197-pounders Garrett Joles and Bobby Steveson will also be making the trip.

The first two sessions will begin on Saturday, December 29 at 9:30 am and 7 pm respectively. The final day of action will feature action at Noon and 7 pm respectively. All times are central.

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