Gopher Brad Dozeal wins Greco-Roman Title at FLIA Junior Nationals

Storley and Schiller take second place in freestyle

Over the weekend some current Golden Gopher wrestlers took the mat at the 2012 FILA Junior Nationals, in Madison, Wisc. Brad Dolezal (70 kg/154 lbs.), Logan Storley (84 kg/185 lbs.) and Scott Schiller (96 kg/211/5 lbs.) all had strong outings, as they represented the Minnesota Storm. Dolezal took first place in Greco-Roman and second in freestyle. Both Storley and Schiller finished second respectively in the freestyle division. Continue reading

Washington’s three-time state champ will wrestle for Minnesota

WASHINGTON (Illinois) — When one of the top programs in the nation enters the recruiting proccess, it’s tough to look the other way.

And, ultimately, Dylan Reel couldn’t.

The three-time state champion and four-time Journal Star Wrestler of the Year made it official Saturday when he signed a National Letter of Intent to compete collegiately for the University of Minnesota. Continue reading at

Woodbury Central star Bremer picks Gophers

Jordan Bremer grew up in Moville, Iowa (population 1,618), but the three-time state champion from Woodbury Central considers himself a city kid at heart.

“I love bright lights, the atmosphere of a city, I love being around big crowds,” he said. “I always like to be doing something. I like to always be involved with things.” Continue reading at

Gopher Wrestling Banquet set for April 29

The Minnesota wrestling program will celebrate its 2011-12 season on Sunday, April 29, with the Golden Gophers’ annual awards banquet.

The banquet will be held at the Ramada Hotel (1330 Industrial Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55413), beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Dinner follows at 6:30 p.m. with the awards program slated to get underway at 7:30 p.m. Cost of the event is $35 per person. Continue reading