Gophers Welcome Rider to The Barn

The Gophers host their second dual of the season on Friday evening when they welcome the Rider Broncs to historic Williams Arena.

Minnesota returns to dual action after spending last weekend at the Fargo Open while the Broncs haven’t competed since the Princeton Open.

Not only will the game be at the historic basketball arena, but the event features several great promotions.

Fans are able to purchase beer and wine in all seating areas at Williams Arena for all home games

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Penn State wins 60th in a row; Campbell ranked for first time in school history

Manheim, Pennsylvania – Top-ranked Penn State opened up its home schedule with its 60th straight dual meet victory on Sunday with a 45-0 shutout over Navy. It was the 49th straight home sellout for the Nittany Lions, who come in ranked No. 1 in the nation for the 34th straight NWCA Division I Coaches Poll.

Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina, was long a Division I doormat in wrestling. That’s changed in recent years and on Tuesday, the school entered the NWCA Division I Coaches Poll for the first time in school history. After taking a loss at No. 15 Pittsburgh, the Camels rebounded for a win over host Ohio.

Purdue went 2-1 on the weekend at the Journeymen Northeast Duals in Troy, N.Y. The Boilermakers entered the Top 25, tied with Campbell at No. 25. Army West Point (3-1) also entered the poll at No. 24 this week. Coach Kevin Ward’s squad beat Illinois and Chattanooga over the weekend at the Chattanooga Duals. There was no other movement among teams in the Top 25 other than the shift in the bottom two places.

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Gophers Crown Five Champions at Bison Open

Across the border in Fargo, North Dakota, the Gopher wrestling team battled their way to five individual titles.

The Gophers had 15 individuals reach the semifinals, including having three semifinalists at 157-pounds. By the end, 12 Gophers had placed in the top three.

Across over 55 combined victories on Saturday, 17 came from pins and 35 total were bonus-point victories.

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Gophers Prep For Bison Open in Fargo

Gopher wrestling is set for their first open tournament of the season when the majority of the roster travels to Fargo, North Dakota, for the annual Bison Open.

While the Gophers are sending nearly the entire roster, all wrestlers will be competing unattached. Check below for a full list of Gophers competing.

Among the other schools set to attend are South Dakota State, Minnesota-Moorhead, and, the hosts, North Dakota State.

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