University of Minnesota Coaches Clinic set for October 29th

Headlining wrestling clinicians include Jake Short, Gable Steveson, and Hayden Zillmer

The University of Minnesota wrestling team, led by Brandon Eggum and his staff, will once again host a coaches clinic this fall. The event will take place on Friday, October 29th, 2021, at the Bierman Field Athletic Building in Minneapolis, Minn. The clinic offers professional instruction on the fundamentals and techniques of coaching wrestling and is open to all interested participants and fans of the sport.

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Former Bison Hayden Zillmer Wins First Senior Nationals Title, Qualifies for U.S. Olympic Trials

FORT WORTH, Texas – Former North Dakota State All-American Hayden Zillmer representing Gopher WC RTC won his first USA Wrestling Senior Nationals freestyle championship at 97 kg on Dec. 22.

Zillmer, a native of Crosby, Minn. (Crosby-Ironton HS), has qualified for the 2020 U.S Olympic Team Trials for wrestling at Penn State in April.

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Gophers Greats Head to Freestyle World Cup

Two former Gopher greats, Zach Sanders and Tony Nelson, are headed to Yakutsk, Russia, for the Freestyle World Cup on March 16-17.

Sanders (’12), a four-time All-American, is also a volunteer coach for the Gopher wrestling team. He’ll comete at 57kg after a career with the Gophers at 125-pounds.

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Sanders, Zillmer Prepped for Final X

Representing the state of Minnesota this weekend at Final X – Lehigh will be Hayden Zillmer and Zach Sanders, looking to secure Senior World Team spots for the first time in their careers.

Hayden Zillmer, a Minneapolis, Minn. native, will wrestle in the 92-kilogram best-of-three series against former Olympic bronze medalist J’den Cox. Current Assistant Coach Zach Sanders will wrestle for a true third place finish against Tony Ramos earlier in the day, which will all be shown on FloWrestling.

The true third place matches will take place at 5:00 p.m. at Grace Hall on the campus of Lehigh University on Saturday, June 23, with the main card beginning at 7:00 p.m. Continue reading at www.gophersports.com

Zillmer to Wrestle for Spot on U.S. Senior World Freestyle Team on Saturday Night

BETHELEM, Pa. – Former North Dakota State University All-American Hayden Zillmer is scheduled to wrestle for the 92 kg (202.8 pounds) spot on the U.S. Senior World team in freestyle against 2016 Olympic bronze medalist J’den Cox in the third bout of the Final X at Lehigh on Saturday, June 23. The main card starts at 7 p.m. Eastern Time in Grace Hall at Lehigh University, while the prelims begin at 5 p.m.

The event will determine the 2018 U.S. Senior World Teams in men’s and women’s freestyle wrestling. It will be a best-of-three series in each weight class, with the winner earning a spot on Team USA at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, October 20-28.

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