Minnesota Boasts Eight All-Americans at 2013 NCAA Championships

The Gophers will finish third at the national tournament

Minnesota Wrestling boasts a tournament-high of eight All-Americans at the 2013 NCAA Championships as the event is nearing its end. This is the second year in a row the Gophers have topped the All-American numbers at the NCAAs.

Minnesota has locked in third place with 99 team points and is out of contention of winning of the team title. Penn State and Oklahoma State sit ahead with 114.5 and 111.5 team points, respectively. The national championship team will be determined by tonight’s final bouts. At fourth, Iowa sits a full 30 points behind the Gophers with 69 team points and Cornell sits closely behind with 61. Continue reading

Nelson to Defend Title in Heavyweight Championship

With 68 points, Minnesota sits third headed into the final day of competition

Minnesota’s Tony Nelson has done it again, advancing to the NCAA Championship final for the second year in a row in the heavyweight bracket. With help from a nicely-executed third-period takedown, Nelson defeated Oklahoma State’s Alen Gelogaev by a score of 5-4 to advance. Continue reading