Mat Chat Podcast with David Mirikitani featuring Luke Becker

On the latest episode of Mat Chat, David Mirikitani interviews Minnesota head assistant wrestling coach Luke Becker. The two discuss many topics, including the latest around the Gophers program, Gable Steveson, technique talk and more.

Becker also breaks down Steveson’s Olympic gold medal match as well as the Minnesota heavyweight’s mindset in Tokyo. Continue reading at teamusa.org →

Gopher’s Becker Inducted Into Bluejacket Hall of Fame

University of Minnesota Head assistant coach Luke Becker was honored by his alma mater Sunday evening, being inducted into the Cambridge-Isanti High School Bluejacket Hall of Fame.

“Cambridge is a small town and to be inducted into the hall of fame is a pretty cool honor,” said Becker. “We have had some great wrestlers throughout the years, a storied program, so it is an honor to be the first wrestler inducted into the hall of fame. I am sure as the years go there will be many more put in.”

Becker graduated from Cambridge-Isanti in 1998 and was a member of the Bluejackets wrestling and football teams. As a wrestler, Becker won three individual state titles and amassed a total of 210 career victories, a mark that at the time made Becker the winningest high school wrestler in Minnesota history.

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