Gophers Greats Head to Freestyle World Cup

Two former Gopher greats, Zach Sanders and Tony Nelson, are headed to Yakutsk, Russia, for the Freestyle World Cup on March 16-17. Sanders (’12), a four-time All-American, is also a volunteer coach for the Gopher wrestling team. He’ll comete at 57kg after a career with the Gophers at 125-pounds. Continue reading

Tournament in Cuba Awaits Pair of Former Gophers

Former Gophers All-Americans Jayson Ness and Brett Pfarr will compete at the Granma y Cerro Pelado Tournament in Havana, Cuba, on February 21-22. They will be accompanied by Minnesota Regional Training Center coach Dustin Schlatter, another former Gophers All-American and champion. Continue reading

Two Former Gophers Prepare For Senior Freestyle Competition

Two former Gophers, Brett Pfarr and Dylan Ness, are headed to Colorado Springs, Colorado for the Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament this weekend. After finishing his career with 120 victories Brett Pfarr now trains at Minnesota and helps coach local teams. Now he’s prepared to make his senior level debut at… Continue reading

Storm Teammates Smith & Twohey Earn Silvers To Lead US At Haavisto Cup

2017 World Team member Patrick Smith (Minnesota Storm) put in his third straight appearance on an international podium by earning silver at 77 kilograms — and the surprise of the tournament for the US, Eric Twohey (97 kg, Minnesota Storm), snared his first foreign medal of any color, as he,… Continue reading

Former Gophers Great Tony Nelson Back on International Circuit

The Minnesota storm, the professional training club of Gopher wrestling comprised of many Gophers, is sending former Gopher legend Tony Nelson to Vladikavkaz, Ossetia, Russia, to compete in the Alans International Tournament. The former Gopher heavyweight, a two-time national champion, is the 125-kilogram representative for the U.S. Men’s freestyle wrestling… Continue reading

Emily Shilson becomes first U.S. wrestler to win Youth Olympic Games title; Tiare Ikei places sixth

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – It was a historic day for USA Wrestling, as Emily Shilson of Maple Grove, Minn. became the first U.S. wrestler to win a gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games with her victory at 43 kg on Saturday at the Asian Pavillion. Shilson, who was a… Continue reading

U.S. wrestlers receive draws for Youth Olympic Games action on Saturday and Sunday

Emily Shilson to wrestle on Saturday BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The draw for wrestling was conducted for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games on Friday, and the opponents for the four wrestlers from the United States have been determined. Competition is being held The competition begins on Friday, October 12 with… Continue reading