Meet The Gopher Freshmen: Gabe Nagel

Freshman introductions continue as we highlight our first Minnesota native from the recent class

Our Meet the Freshman series rolls on as we introduce another member of the 2021 incoming class. Next up is state champion, three-time state finalist, and Little Falls, Minn., native Gabe Nagel.

GopherSports: First question, just talk about why you chose the University of Minnesota?
Nagel: Yeah, I mean some of my earliest memories of watching the Gophers was in 2012 with guys like Dylan Ness, Scott Schiller, the Dardanes brothers, you know, so growing up the Gophers have always been at the top for me. I had always considered Minnesota as the best out there, so when it came time to pick a school, it would’ve been pretty tough for any other school to convince me to go somewhere else. I’ve always felt that the Gophers are the best. Continue reading at →

It’s A New Era For The Mustangs

Southwest Minnesota State University has a new staff and new ideas

By Matt Krumrie

It's a new era for the Southwest Minnesota State University wrestling team. In May, Jesse Nelson announced his resignation as head coach after 14 seasons. In July, Chayse Jackson was named head coach, coming to SMSU after serving the past three seasons as an assistant coach at Minot State University. Before joining the staff at Minot State, Jackson spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Dubuque (2016-18) and one season as a volunteer assistant coach at Grand Canyon University (2015-16). Jackson was a five-year member (2011-16) and two-time team captain for the Grand Canyon University wrestling program.

"We are thrilled to welcome Chayse as our next head wrestling coach," said SMSU Interim Director of Athletics Bruce Saugstad. "He has a tremendous work ethic, energy, and passion for the sport, which will be invaluable to our student-athletes both on and off the mat. We look forward to Chayse's leadership to help continue to build on our wrestling tradition."

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Eustice Named Head Assistant Wrestling Coach at Davidson

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Ty Eustice has been named the head assistant coach of the Davidson Wrestling program, head coach Andy Lausier announced Monday.

The Blue Earth, Minn. native wrestled collegiately at the University of Iowa where he was a two-time All American and a four-time NCAA Qualifier. In 2006, Eustice was a NCAA Finalist. He was also a four-time High School State Champion in Minnesota.

“I am so excited to welcome Ty and his family to Davidson, and I am confident that there isn’t a better fit for our program and our scholar-athletes,” Lausier said. “Ty’s competitive and coaching accomplishments are world-class, and he is a product of one of the greatest wrestling programs in the history of our sport.

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