College Recruiting: 2022 U17 world champion Hopke to University of Minnesota

Koy Hopke of Amery, Wisconsin, has committed to wrestling for the University of Minnesota following his upcoming senior season.

Hopke is the #2 ranked heavyweight in the country and the #2 overall ranked wrestler in the class of 2024, according to Flowrestling. He is the top-ranked wrestler at 285 pounds and #2 overall in the pound-for-pound in MatScouts most recent rankings.

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Nagao announces transfer To Penn State

Gopher freshman All-American Aaron Nagao has announced that he is transferring to Penn State University. Nagao confirmed his transfer during an episode of the Baschamania podcast.

Nagao spent three seasons with the Gophers in Minneapolis before deciding to transfer to Penn State. In the most recent 2022-2023 season, Nagao placed second at the Big Ten Championship and fifth at the NCAA Tournament, showcasing a breakout performance.

Ten Gophers Head to Sin City for 2023 U.S. Open Championships

MINNEAPOLIS – The past, present, and future of Minnesota wrestling will be well represented in Sin City this weekend as a total of ten Gophers will compete in the 2023 U.S. Open Championships at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., this weekend.

The group is headlined by Gable Steveson, the former two-time NCAA heavyweight champion, who will be making his return to amateur wrestling in the 125-kilogram senior division as he kicks off his pursuit of a second Olympic gold medal.

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NWCA Announces 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s Scholar All-American Awards

Manheim, PA – The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) has announced the complete list of honorees for the 2022-2023 Scholar All-America Team and Individual Awards for Division I. This year, 291 wrestlers from 73 institutions were recognized for their academic achievements and commitment to the sport of wrestling.

The team award was won by Drexel University, which finished with an impressive 3.6117 GPA, followed by Cleveland State (3.5465) and Wisconsin (3.5197).

The individual awards were led by Harvard, Minnesota, Ohio State, and South Dakota State, with each school having eight Scholar All-American selections. Drexel, Missouri, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma, Penn, and Wisconsin each had seven honorees.

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