Gophers Place Eight at Don Parker Open

On Saturday in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, eight Gophers earned spots on the podium at the Don Parker Open. As a team, the Maroon and Gold recorded 13 pins and had well over 20 total bonus-point victories.

Cael Carlson and Baylor Fernandes took home the titles at 157 and 165-pounds respectively. Carlson recorded four consecutive pins of his own to start the tournament while Fernandes had a pair to start his day.

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Penn State 31 Minnesota 10

Minnesota Falls 31-10 to Defending Champion Penn State

MINNEAPOLIS – The University of Minnesota wrestling program fell to the No.2 Penn State Nittany Lions 31-10 on Sunday afternoon.

Brayton Lee rallied for the Gophers’ first victory of the day when he notched the final three takedowns against Jared Verkleeren to earn the 7-5 victory. Lee, the sixth-ranked wrestler at 149-pounds, had trailed 3-0 entering the final stanza but a pair of leg attacks earned him overtime before he finished the deal.

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2020 Don Parker Blugold Open

2020 Don Parker Blugold Open results. Saturday, February 8 at Eau Claire, WI.

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Ticket Giveaway – Penn State at Minnesota

Free tickets; Sunday, February 9, 2020 – 1:00 pm at Maturi Pavilion

Tickets have been claimed!

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will be taking on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Sunday afternoon. Potential matchups between ranked wrestlers include No. 5 Mitch McKee vs. No. 2 Nick Lee, No. 8 Devin Skatzka vs. No. 2 Mark Hall, No. 21 Owen Webster vs. No. 8 Aaron Brooks, and No. 1 Gable Steveson vs. No. 16 Seth Nevills.

  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!