With the 2019-20 season now suddenly in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look back at our seven seniors who have closed out their careers in Maroon and Gold.
With over 300 combined victories, 150 bonus point victories, and 13 NCAA Tournament qualifications, this senior class has left an indelible mark in program history.
Now, we take a look at each individual Gophers senior and the accomplishments they racked up in Dinkytown. Plus, their thoughts on what wearing the Maroon and Gold singlet so special.
It was a moment Devin Skatzka doesn’t think he’ll ever forget.
It’s March 9, 2019, the 2019 Big Ten Championships are at Williams Arena. Skatzka is on mat one in sudden victory against Nebraska’s Mikey Labriola in the quarterfinals round. On the mat in the opposite corner was 157-pound Steve Bleise against Northwestern’s Ryan Deakin.
First, Skatzka heard the sold-out arena explode when Bleise was victorious. There was no doubt the crowd was loud enough to get through his headgear.
Just moments later, Skatzka turned Labriola to his back for the sudden victory. Not just any victory, a pin. Continue reading at gophersports.com
Hear from University of Minnesota 174-pounder Devin Skatzka in this week’s Gopher Wrestling Match of the Week. Skatzka had wins against Illinois and Northwestern this past weekend to improve to 19-5.