Eight Gophers Earn NWCA Scholar All-America Honors

MINNEAPOLIS — Eight members of the Minnesota wrestling program have been recognized by the National Wrestling Coaches Association for their work in the classroom and on the mat, the NWCA has announced.

Receiving honors for the Golden Gophers were sixth-year seniors Jake Gliva and Garrett Joles, senior Isaiah Salazar, redshirt junior Sam Skillings, redshirt sophomores Blaine Brenner, Drew Roberts, Vance VomBaur, and true freshman Tyler Wells.

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Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic Results

The annual Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic took place on Saturday at Peters Township High School, pitting a Pennsylvania all-star team against a national all-star team.

Woodbury’s Alex Braun, wrestling at 145 pounds for Team USA, picked up the only pin of the dual, topping #1 Jack Consiglio in the first period.

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Future Gophers to Compete at Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic

MINNEAPOLIS — A pair of future Gophers are set to compete at the 50th Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic Saturday night at AHN Arena in McMurray, Pa.

Minnesota signees Koy Hopke and Charlie Millard have both been assigned to the United States All-Star Team in a dual matchup with the Pennsylvania All-Stars. Ranked fifth in the country by FloWrestling, Hopke will compete at heavyweight against Sean Kinney, who is ranked seventh and headed to Lafayette to play football. Millard, meanwhile, is ranked third at 160 pounds, and he will face No. 4 Conner Harer, a Rutgers signee.

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Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic Matchups

Lineup includes one Minnesota State Champion and two University of Minnesota recruits

One of high school wrestling’s showcase events will take place this Saturday at the AHN Arena at Peters Township High School in Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic features some of the country’s best high school seniors vs. some of Pennsylvania’s best high school seniors.

Minnesota connections include two-time state champion Alex Braun of Woodbury competing at 145 pounds, as well as Gopher recruits Charlie Millard at 160 pounds and Koy Hopke at heavyweight.

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St. Cloud State places six wrestlers on NSIC Winter All-Academic list

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – St. Cloud State Athletics had 43 student-athletes, including six wrestlers, earn 2023-24 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Winter All-Academic recognition, as announced by the league on Thursday morning. In addition, 31 Huskies earned Team of Excellence recognition.

Women’s Swim & Dive led the way with 16 recipients, followed by Women’s Basketball’s 10. Wrestling and Track & Field each had six recipients, and Men’s Basketball had five.

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Minnesota State Has Seven Wrestlers Named to NSIC Winter All-Academic Team

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — A total of 108 Minnesota State student-athletes, including seven wrestlers, have been named to the NSIC All-Academic Team for their efforts in the classroom.

To be eligible for the NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence, a student-athlete must have a 3.60 cumulative GPA or higher, while NSIC All-Academic Team members must have a 3.20 cumulative GPA or higher. Additionally, the student-athlete must be a member of the varsity traveling team, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at her/his institution (true freshmen, red-shirt freshmen, and ineligible athletic transfers are not eligible), and must have completed at least one full academic year at that institution.

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