McKee Qualifies for U23 World Championships

Akron, Ohio – For the second straight year, the University of Minnesota’s Mitch McKee will represent the United States at the U23 World Championships, with the 2018 location being Bucharest, Romania.

McKee, who will be a junior for the Gophers in 2018, went into the tournament as the No. 1 seed and did not experience any hiccups along the way to his 8-0 record in Akron Ohio.

The eight participating Gophers experienced a lot of success in Akron, with Carson Brolsma finishing in fifth place, Skyler Petry added a sixth-place finish and Steve Polakowski in eighth place.

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Eight Gophers Gearing Up for U23 World Team Trial

The University of Minnesota will send eight wrestlers to Akron, Ohio at the Louis and Freda Stile Athletic Field House for the U23 World Team Trial, which runs from June 1-3. U23 freestyle wrestling will not begin until the morning of June 2.

Steve Bleise (70kg), Ben Brancale (65kg), Carson Brolsma (74kg), Brandon Krone (86kg), Mitch McKee (65kg), Chase O’Connor (97kg), Skyler Petry (57kg), and Steve Polakowski (61kg) will represent the Maroon and Gold.

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