Meet the Gopher Freshmen: Brady Spaeth

The “Meet the Freshmen” series continues, this time with Cadott, Wisconsin product Brady Spaeth. Spaeth compiled a 174-9 record in his high school career, becoming a four-time WIAA state placewinner, a three-time finalist, and a two-time champion. Spaeth’s other accomplishments include being a Wisconsin national team member in 2018 and 2019, a USA Wrestling Folkstyle national finalist, and a Northern Plains champion in both international styles.

Read about Brady Spaeth and his aspirations to become the next great Golden Gopher wrestler as he prepares to call Minneapolis home for the next four years.

GopherSports: What made you choose the University of Minnesota?
Spaeth: I liked the environment of the team and the awesome facilities that the University of Minnesota has to offer.

GS: What makes you the most excited about being a Golden Gopher wrestler?
Spaeth: A lot of great wrestlers have come through this program, so I am excited by the opportunity to hopefully become the next Gopher great.

GS: How would you describe your wrestling style?
Spaeth: I would say that I am an explosive and powerful wrestler out on the mat.

GS: Do you have any hobbies or special interests?
Spaeth: I really enjoy hunting and fishing, and I also played football in high school.

GS: What is your planned major?
Spaeth: I am planning on becoming a marketing major.


  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Favorite Movie: Step Brothers
  • Favorite Food: Mac and Cheese
  • Favorite Type of Music: Rock
  • Favorite Athlete: Conor McGregor

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