Gophers Freshman Prepared for Fargo

Six members of the Gophers 2019 recruiting class are headed to Fargo, North Dakota, this weekend for the United States Marine Corps Junior Nationals.

Among those competing at one of the biggest youth freestyle events of the year include Marcos Polanco (138-pounds), Martin Wilkie (145), Sebas Swiggum (145), Cael Carlson (152), Baylor Fernandes (160), and Devin Winston (182).

The event takes place July 12-19 in the FargoDome with their competition kicking off Sunday, July 14. All action can be watched live on Flowrestling with a Pro subscription. All five Gophers will be competing in the junior men’s freestyle section of the competition.

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Gophers Savor Visit From Brock Lesnar

On Monday morning the Gophers were welcomed to practice by former Gophers NCAA heavyweight champion, and international superstar, Brock Lesnar.

Lesnar, also a WWE and UFC champion, donated a variety of equipment focused on stretching and body maintenance through a grueling wrestling schedule. Lesnar led the group of grapplers through a series of stretches and workouts before giving out some pointers while the Gophers sparred. Continue reading at

No charges to be filed against arrested U of M wrestlers at this time

The two University of Minnesota wrestlers arrested on probable cause criminal sexual conduct will not be charged at this time.

The two students, aged 19 and 21, had been arrested in different locations on Saturday evening after a complaint that they had sexually penetrated a victim with an object, per a police report.

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said on Tuesday it has reviewed the allegations against the wrestlers and “have determined no charges can be brought at this time.” Continue reading at

Two U of M wrestlers arrested on probable cause of criminal sexual conduct

MINNEAPOLIS — Two University of Minnesota wrestlers have been taken into custody on probable cause for criminal sexual conduct Saturday night by Minneapolis police.

A statement from the U of M Athletic Department confirms the two men arrested are student athletes. Interviews with one of the men’s parents and an attorney identified them as members of the university’s wrestling team.

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Smith Earns World Team Spot While Steveson Falls at Final X

Former Gopher wrestler Pat Smith punched his ticket to the 2019 World Championships with two victories over Kamal Bey at 77kg in Greco-Roman wrestling, while at 125kg current Gopher wrestler Gable Steveson fell to two-time world bronze medalist Nick Gwiazdowski on Saturday night.

Smith avenged his US Open loss to Bey from earlier this year on Saturday night at Rutgers. Smith has now made his second Greco-Roman world team after competing in 2017 at 71kg.

After suffering a loss by 11-2 superiority in the first bout, Smith bounced back in the second putting forth his gameplan with a constant motor. Smith limited Bey’s flashy offense and came out on top of the 2-1 bout to force a decisive third bout.

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