Brock Lesnar Returns to Minneapolis

International superstar Brock Lesnar has been named as an honorary Gophers coach for the team’s Big Ten opener against Wisconsin on Friday, January 10, 2020, as the program celebrates the 20th anniversary of his NCAA Championship.

The 2000 NCAA National Champion will be honored during the dual as he celebrates the anniversary of his 3-2 victory over Iowa’s Wes Hand in sudden victory. Plus, all kids in eighth-grade and below will get the opportunity to take a group photo with the legend.

Lesnar, a two-time NCAA finalist in Maroon and Gold, is now known worldwide for as a WWE and UFC Champion.

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Gophers Savor Visit From Brock Lesnar

On Monday morning the Gophers were welcomed to practice by former Gophers NCAA heavyweight champion, and international superstar, Brock Lesnar.

Lesnar, also a WWE and UFC champion, donated a variety of equipment focused on stretching and body maintenance through a grueling wrestling schedule. Lesnar led the group of grapplers through a series of stretches and workouts before giving out some pointers while the Gophers sparred. Continue reading at gophersports.com

Wrestling is a Family Affair

By Brian Jerzak

From a very young age, Marty Morgan has been involved in some aspect of wrestling. From youth wrestling, through his time as the Minnesota Gophers' head wrestling assistant, and beyond, Morgan has been involved in the sport. Wrestling has always been a big influence on his life. It has had almost as much influence as his family. For Morgan, wrestling has always been – and always will be – a family affair.

"My three oldest brothers were all professional boxers, and my dad ended up switching to wrestling. Three of us, the younger brothers – we had six boys total – the three younger ones, we all switched into wrestling. I just followed my brothers who were older than me. We were at Kennedy High School, which was a strong program in the early 80’s in which we were state champions twice. My brothers both went on to become college All-Americans and were both on the Olympic team. I had some good mentors right in my own house."

Morgan was a very good high school wrestler, but could never get over the hump and become a state champion. After he got into college Morgan got over the hump. He won two national championships – one with (at the time) Division II North Dakota State and one with Minnesota.

"When I got to college I became an NCAA champion which is probably my number one athletic moment."

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The Guillotine – June 22, 2007

The June 22, 2007 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Content in this issue includes: Lace ‘Em Up | MWCA President‘s Report | Ask the Doc | Where are they going? MN HS Recruits | Minnesota‘s Heavyweight Legacy | National Wrestling Hall of Fame | Where Have They Gone? | The View From the Matbird Seat | Career Records - Coaches | Career Records - Wrestlers | Camps, Clinics, and Training | Officially Speaking | Through the Eyes of Mom | MN/USAW Kids/Cadets State Tournament.

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