Minnesota looks to build on three consecutive top-three finishes by capturing the program’s fourth national title
About 120 days after opening its 2014-15 season, Minnesota heads to the Gateway City for the NCAA Championships this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (March 19-21). Among a field of 330 student-athletes, eight Gophers look to extend a collection of streaks tied to individual and team success at Minnesota and add the program’s fourth national title to its trophy case in Dinkytown.
The Gophers have turned in top-three finishes at three consecutive NCAA tournaments, the second-longest streak in program history. Those results have been buoyed by All-American performances from Gopher wrestlers. Minnesota brings a streak of producing multiple All-Americans in 22 straight NCAA Championships to St. Louis, a run that currently includes five straight season of five or more. During this current, three-year run, Minnesota wrestlers have won 22 All-America medals, 11 of which belong to five seniors on this year’s team.