Berge rallies from five-point deficit to earn spot in U20 World Finals

SOFIA, Bulgaria – Bennett Berge put together a big comeback win in the semifinals of the 2022 U20 World Championships and will wrestle for gold on Wednesday in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Tomorrow’s medal matches begin at 6 p.m. local time (11 a.m. U.S. ET) live on FloWrestling. Continue reading at teamusa.org →

Eggum to enter M Club Hall of Fame

Gopher Athletics Set to Induct 13 New Members into M Club Hall of Fame

The University of Minnesota’s M Club, one of the nation’s largest and oldest varsity letterwinner clubs, will induct 13 new Hall of Fame members on Sept. 16, 2022, in an in-person ceremony on Williams Arena court. The individuals will be recognized throughout the weekend at various events, including the Sept. 17 home Gopher football game against Colorado.

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Volk, Mesenbrink and Kueter to wrestle for U20 World Gold

Lakeville North’s Jore Volk will face Bazarbayev of Kazakhstan for gold

SOFIA, Bulgaria – The USA sent three athletes to the men’s freestyle finals of the 2022 U20 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Jore Volk, Mitchell Mesenbrink, and Ben Kueter will compete for gold medals on Tuesday at 6 p.m. local time (11 a.m. U.S. ET) live on FloWrestling. Continue reading at teamusa.org →

Celebrating 75 years of wrestling

Program began in 1947 and is among most successful in the state

Blue Earth’s wrestling program began in 1947 and on Saturday, Aug. 6, the Buc Wrestling Boosters held a banquet to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Buccaneer wrestling.

In addition to a golf tournament, a social hour and banquet were held at Riverside Town and Country Club.

Guest speakers at the event, which was emceed by Steve Frederickson, included two past Buc State champs. Ron Malcolm, who won a title in 1951, and A.B. (Albert) Russ, who was a two-time champion in 1956 and 1957, shared stories from the early years of the program. Continue reading at faribaultcountyregister →

Volk Set to Compete at U20 Freestyle World Championships

Laramie, Wyo. – Cowboy Wrestling True Freshman Jore Volk is set to go international next week as he travels to Sofia, Bulgaria to compete in the 57kg weight class at the U20 Freestyle World Championships. Volk will be in action Monday, Aug. 15 – Tuesday, Aug. 16 competing for a U20 world title amongst a field of 22 international competitors.

The Lakeville, Minnesota native punched his ticket to the U20 World Championships with a gold medal performance at the U20 World Team Trials. Volk sprung upsets over the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds in the 57kg bracket en route to making the World Team Trials finals. Volk then cemented his World Team Member status in an electric best-of-three series against Troy Spratley. In the decisive third match of the series, Volk scored a push-out point with just two seconds left on the clock to clinch the match and the series punching his ticket to Sofia.

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