Gophers Greats Head to Freestyle World Cup

Two former Gopher greats, Zach Sanders and Tony Nelson, are headed to Yakutsk, Russia, for the Freestyle World Cup on March 16-17. Sanders (’12), a four-time All-American, is also a volunteer coach for the Gopher wrestling team. He’ll comete at 57kg after a career with the Gophers at 125-pounds. Continue reading

Tournament in Cuba Awaits Pair of Former Gophers

Former Gophers All-Americans Jayson Ness and Brett Pfarr will compete at the Granma y Cerro Pelado Tournament in Havana, Cuba, on February 21-22. They will be accompanied by Minnesota Regional Training Center coach Dustin Schlatter, another former Gophers All-American and champion. Continue reading

Two Former Gophers Prepare For Senior Freestyle Competition

Two former Gophers, Brett Pfarr and Dylan Ness, are headed to Colorado Springs, Colorado for the Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament this weekend. After finishing his career with 120 victories Brett Pfarr now trains at Minnesota and helps coach local teams. Now he’s prepared to make his senior level debut at… Continue reading

Storm Teammates Smith & Twohey Earn Silvers To Lead US At Haavisto Cup

2017 World Team member Patrick Smith (Minnesota Storm) put in his third straight appearance on an international podium by earning silver at 77 kilograms — and the surprise of the tournament for the US, Eric Twohey (97 kg, Minnesota Storm), snared his first foreign medal of any color, as he,… Continue reading

How To Maintain Proper Hygiene

Tom Kuisle has watched a lot of wrestling matches in his 44-year career as an official. Kuisle, who also coached high school wrestling for 35 years and is the current Mat Officials Director for Minnesota USA Wrestling, knows teams and traditions well. He’s officiated some of the top tournaments, dual… Continue reading

Former Gophers Great Tony Nelson Back on International Circuit

The Minnesota storm, the professional training club of Gopher wrestling comprised of many Gophers, is sending former Gopher legend Tony Nelson to Vladikavkaz, Ossetia, Russia, to compete in the Alans International Tournament. The former Gopher heavyweight, a two-time national champion, is the 125-kilogram representative for the U.S. Men’s freestyle wrestling… Continue reading