Virginia Tech up five spots after knocking off Missouri to open season

Manheim, Pennsylvania – The only dual between ranked teams last week impacted the most recent NWCA Division I Coaches Poll released on Tuesday.

Virginia Tech (1-0) upended then-No. 9 Missouri 29-10 in Blacksburg to vault the Hokies to No. 11 in this week’s poll. Missouri (0-1) dropped four spots to No. 13. It was the first win in school history for the Hokies over the Tigers.

Minnesota moved up a spot to No. 6 after beating CSU Bakersfield 28-9 in Minneapolis on Friday. Wisconsin slid a spot to No. 7 despite opening its season with three dual meet wins in San Diego. The Badgers (3-0) opened up by defeating Fresno State 31-8 before slipping past Army West Point 16-15 and finishing the day with a win over Navy 24-12.

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Minnesota 28, Cal State Bakersfield 9

Gophers Open Season with 28-9 Victory

MINNEAPOLIS – The Gopher wrestling program earned a 28-9 season-opening victory over Cal State Bakersfield on Friday night in Maturi Pavilion.

The Gophers won seven of the first ten individual bouts while five Minnesota natives (Patrick McKee, Mitch McKee, Carson Brolsma, Bailee O’Reilly, and Owen Webster) earned victories and three underclassmen (Patrick McKee, Brayton Lee, and Bailee O’Reilly) earned their first dual victories.

At 125-pounds Pat McKee opened the Gophers’ season up in exciting fashion with a pin only 57 seconds into the first bout of the 2019-20 season.

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Ticket Giveaway – Cal State Bakersfield at Minnesota

Free tickets; Friday, November 1, 2019 – 7:00 pm at Maturi Pavilion

Tickets have been claimed!

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will be taking on the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners on Friday evening.

  1. The first 10 people to email and request tickets will receive two free tickets waiting for them at will-call.
  2. Include the name to leave them under in your email.
  3. One set per family, please.

This post will be updated when the tickets have been claimed. Until then, you can assume that they are still available!