Former Gopher Mitch McKee captured first place this weekend at the 2020 U23 Junior Nationals at CHI Health Center in Omaha, Neb. McKee outscored his opponents, 59-14, in his five matches, including a 10-0 victory in the 61kg finals against Michael Colaiocco. A two-time All-American for the Gophers, McKee is now eligible for the 2021 Junior World Team Trials.
Four current Gopher wrestlers recorded top-eight finishes, led by junior Jake Allar’s fourth place showing at 79kg in the U23 division. Sophomore Patrick McKee placed seventh at 57kg with a 6-2 record.
Sophomores Kasper McIntosh (70kg) and Baylor Fernandes (74kg) earned fifth and sixth-place finishes in the UWW Junior National division.
1st Place: Mitch McKee (61kg): 5-0
4th Place: Jake Allar (79kg): 4-2
7th Place: Patrick McKee (57kg): 6-2
UWW JR Competitors
5th Place: Kasper McIntosh (70kg): 6-2
6th Place: Baylor Fernandes (74kg): 4-3
Matt Ramos (57kg): 2-2