Gopher Freshman Focus: Gavin Nelson

There are seven newcomers to the Minnesota wrestling team for the 2023-24 season. In order to get to know them better, GopherSports.com is doing Q&As with each. Up next, Gavin Nelson, a freshman from Inver Grove Heights, Minn. Nelson was a three-time state champion at Simley High School and a five-time state placewinner. He was the second-ranked pound-for-pound wrestler in Minnesota and the No. 1 ranked wrestler in his class at 220 lbs., according to TheGuillotine, as well as the No. 23 wrestler on MatScouts’ Class of 2023 Big Board.

Nelson is 6-4 at 197 pounds in his freshman season with one pin and four major decisions. He’s recorded a runner-up finish at the Bison Open and Daktronics Open, as well as a fourth-place finish at the Cougar Clash. Continue reading at gophersports.com →

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