No. 9 Gophers Close Out Regular Season Against Rider

The Gophers finish off the 2018-19 season against the Rider Broncs on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Northrop Auditorium on the Minnesota-Twin Cities campus. The venue’s first ever wrestling competition will also mark Senior Night for the Gophers 10 senior grapplers (Will Balow, James Berg, Steve Bleise, Brandon Krone, Ethan Lizak, Miles Patton, Skyler Petry, Steve Polakowski, Sean Russell, Rylee Streifel, and Tommy Thorn.

Previewing the Broncs
The Broncs enter their battle with the Gophers 8-4 on the season and 5-1 in conference play within the Eastern Wrestling League (EWL). Rider has won four of their last five duals with the lone loss coming on Feb. 8 against Lock Haven University.

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Minnesota 34, Indiana 3

MINNEAPOLIS – The No. 9 Gopher wrestling team dominated the Indiana Hoosiers and won 34-3 with nine individual victories, including five bonus point victories.

Minnesota (14-3, 7-2 Big Ten) closes out the Big Ten schedule with two consecutive victories after shutting out Maryland last Sunday. With the dominant victory over the Hoosiers (5-11, 1-8 Big Ten), Minnesota has now won 20 out of their last 21 individual match-ups dating back to heavyweight Gable Steveson’s victory against Nebraska on February 8.

Steveson continued his torrid start to his freshman campaign at Minnesota with a 27th straight victory, this one a 20-5 technical fall over Indiana’s Fletcher Miller.

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