World Team Trials Await Nine Gophers

Nine current and former Gophers are set to compete at the 2019 World Team Trials in Raleigh, North Carolina. At the senior freestyle level, former Gophers Zach Sanders (57kg), Jayson Ness (65kg), Brett Pfarr (86kg), and Tony Nelson (125kg) will compete. The only current ‘U’ grappler competing at the highest… Continue reading

U23 World Team decided at final day of 2019 Women’s Nationals

Shilson qualifies for the U23 World Championships in Budapest in October IRVING, Texas – Three past age-group World champions help make up the 2019 U23 World Team, which was decided on Sunday afternoon on the final day of the Women’s National Championships in Irving, Texas. The 2019 U23 Worlds are… Continue reading

Tony ‘full’ Nelson returns to international wrestling stage

Tony Nelson is back to “full” strength, if you will pardon the wrestling pun. A shoulder surgery in November 2017 forced the former Cambridge-Isanti High School and University of Minnesota standout to prove he remains one of the top heavyweight wrestlers in the world. And that is exactly what Nelson… Continue reading

Zach Sanders Prepares for Last Chance Qualifier

Volunteer assistant coach Zach Sanders and two members of the Minnesota Storm Regional Training Center (RTC) are registered to compete at the 2019 Last Chance Senior World Team Trials Qualifier. Held at Kohler Fieldhouse in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania from May 3-5, the highest placing wrestler at each weight that is… Continue reading

Current and Former Gophers Prepare for US Open

Over a dozen current and former University of Minnesota wrestlers are heading to Las Vegas this weekend for the US Open and the United World Wrestling (UWW) Junior Nationals. Mitch McKee, competing at 65kg, will be the only current grappler competing at the senior level in freestyle competition. McKee finished… Continue reading