Minnesota Finishes Second at Big Ten Championships

Nine Gophers Qualify for NCAA’s

The Minnesota Golden Gopher wrestling team wrapped up the 2012 Big Ten Wrestling Championships this afternoon in West Lafayette, Ind. Minnesota finished second overall in the team standings with 134 points, behind champion Penn State who won the team title for the second consecutive year, with 149 points.

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Simley’s Short family has lots of state wrestling titles, but Jake is the first with three of his own

Jake Short is the newly crowned king of Minnesota’s First Family of Wrestling.

The Simley junior won an individual state championship for the third consecutive season when he pinned Tim Ostby of Morris/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta in the second period of the Class 2A 145-pound championship match Saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center.

Short is the first person in Minnesota’s most decorated wrestling family to win three individual titles. Continue reading at twincities.com