Sanders Takes Gold in Cuba

With the University of Minnesota wrestling team prepping for the Big Ten Championships in East Lansing, Mich., Volunteer Assistant Coach Zach Sanders along with Minnesota Storm wrestler Hayden Zillmer earned gold medals at Cerro Pelado, an open freestyle tournament, in Havana, Cuba.

Sanders, who was a four-time All-American for the Golden Gophers, finished the tournament with a perfect 3-0 record. He took down opponents from Canada, United State of America and Cuba.

Sanders would knock out the No. 3, No. 1, and No. 8 seed in the tournament to earn the gold medal. Continue reading

University of Minnesota Coaches Clinic set for October 27th

Headlining clinicians include Max Askren, Hayden Zillmer, and John Parenti II

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 27, 2017, at the Bierman Field Athletic Building in Minneapolis, Minn (516 15th Ave SE). 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. Continue reading

Guillotine Grapevine: Crosby native Hayden Zillmer sits in a unique position on both national teams

Before boarding a plane to Budapest, Hungary, North Dakota State graduate and 2015 NCAA Division I All-American Hayden Zillmer joined The Guillotine Grapevine for Episode 29.

Zillmer has the unique distinction of being the first U.S. wrestler to make the National Team in both freestyle and Greco-Roman since Sam Hazewinkel in 2014. Zillmer was second at the U.S World Team Trials in April in Greco-Roman and third at the U.S. World Team Trials in freestyle last week in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Zillmer has sprouted up since his days in Fargo winning national titles at 84 pounds. Zillmer most recently checked in at the 97kg weight class — 213 pounds!

We’ll see what he’s got to say about fishing in Crosby and winters in Fargo.

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