Wrapping up the 2012 NCAA Wrestling Championships

One National Champion, Seven All-Americans and National Coach of the Year

What a year for the Minnesota wrestling team! Over the weekend the Golden Gophers finished runner-up at the 2012 NCAA Wrestling Championships in St. Louis, Mo. It was the best finish for the Maroon and Gold in three years (2011; 7th, 2010; 7th, 2009; 14th, 2008; 10th) since winning the title back in 2007. Continue reading

Tony Nelson wins heavyweight NCAA title; Gophers finish second behind Penn State

Minnesota had 7 All-Americans, and J Robinson was named Nat’l Coach of the Year

ST. LOUIS — In a span of about 15 seconds, Tony Nelson went from wrestling in a tied national championship match to throwing both of his fists in the air, saluting the Minnesota fans and celebrating his first career national championship.

Nelson was the Gophers’ lone champion at the NCAA wrestling championships Saturday in St. Louis, but Minnesota crowned seven All-Americans and finished second to defending champion Penn State in the team standings. Continue reading at mndaily.com