Bergeland finally breaks into Gopher lineup, and makes All-America status

It took Jake Bergeland five years to work his way into the Minnesota Gophers wrestling lineup, but once he grabbed that 141-pound slot, he made the best of the opportunity.

The former Centennial state champion earned All-America status this season, placing seventh in the NCAA Championships and posting a 24-9 overall record.

“It meant a lot to finally be a starter and get the opportunity to prove what I was capable of, to wrestle against the best and make my mark,” said Bergeland, who’s a senior but has one more year of eligibility.

“Nationals is where I have always dreamed of wrestling so I didn’t feel a lot of pressure, just relief and joy to be living out my dream.” Continue reading at →