Hear from University of Minnesota Head Coach Brandon Eggum as he discusses the 2021-2022 schedule, season tickets, the Minnesota Wrestling Gala, the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Clinic, and the Gopher’s intrasquad event.
Gopher wrestler and Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson met with the media and discussed his decision to return to NCAA Wrestling, his NIL deal with the WWE, and more.
UFA, Russia — Augsburg University women’s wrestler Emily Shilson (JR, Maple Grove, Minn./Mounds View HS) claimed the junior world championship in the 50-kilogram (110-pounds) women’s freestyle category, with a dominating performance at the United World Wrestling Junior World Championships, completed on Thursday at the Ufa Arena.
Shilson outscored her opponents by a 36-10 margin in four victories on Wednesday and Thursday, including a pair of 10-0, first-period technical superiority (technical fall) victories in the semifinal and championship matches.
On Wednesday, she opened with a 6-3 win over Natallia Varakina of Belarus, the 2018 Youth Olympic Games cadet champion (46 kg/101 pounds), converting a takedown and exposure to build a 4-1 lead after one period, then claiming a late takedown to secure the win. In the quarterfinals, Shilson had to overcome a 4-0 first-period deficit to claim a 10-7 win over Viktoriia Aleksandrova of Russia, a 2018 Cadet World Championships bronze medalist (43 kg/95 pounds). She scored three takedowns and two exposures in the second period, including a takedown and exposure with 41 seconds left to pull ahead for the first time in the bout.
In the latest episode of Gopher Talk, Mike Grimm catches up with Gable Steveson leading up to the Tokyo Olympics.
In the latest episode of Gopher Talk, Mike Grimm chats with Gopher Wrestling’s Gable Steveson on winning his second consecutive Big Ten heavyweight championship, winning his first NCAA championship, winning the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, and representing the United States in freestyle wrestling at this summer’s Olympic Games in Japan.
South Dakota State Head Coach Damion Hahn gives a preview of next week’s NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships and the matchups for each of their five qualifiers.