Dramatic finish helps Gophers sweep

Minnesota’s win against Oregon State came down to the last match.

The Gophers wrestling team bounced back from its first loss a week ago with two wins at the Sports Pavilion over the weekend.

The weekend sweep was no easy task, though. Minnesota dominated Northwestern 33-7 on Friday night but needed a dramatic win in the final match Saturday to beat Oregon State. Continue reading at www.mndaily.com

Minnesota 21, Oregon State 18

No. 3 Gophers Comeback for Victory Over No. 15 Beavers; Tony Nelson prevailed in double overtime to give the Gophers the victory

In a tight match, the No. 3 Golden Gophers staged a comeback to earn the win over the No. 15 Beavers. The night came down to the heavyweight bout where Tony Nelson prevailed with a double overtime victory. Minnesota move to 7-2 on the season, while Oregon State drops to 1-2 overall.

Continue readingMinnesota 21, Oregon State 18

Heavyweights look to take charge

Nelson leads big men on mission for 2012 season

Ask eight people who the best heavyweight in the land is and you might get eight different responses.

J Robinson will tell you the same one who won the 2012 NCAA Championship at 285 pounds. Brian Smith will provide a different answer, as will John Smith and Tom Borelli. Jim Zalesky might throw his student-athlete into the frying pan, along with Tom Brands and Drew Pariano. Continue reading at www.ncaa.com