Mitch McKee can see it from his house.
The bright purple lights that glow at night from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
It’s the place where his beloved Minnesota Vikings play.
And the place where he hopes to cap his collegiate career with an NCAA wrestling championship.
“Having the 2020 NCAA tournament there is going to be amazing,” McKee said. “I will have a lot of family and friends there, and it’s going to be incredible having nationals in that stadium. It’s going to be awesome to finish my career there.” Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com
McKee was sidelined in November due to a torn meniscus in his left leg. Four weeks after having surgery, he was back on the mat.
Wrestling is brutal on the body; it’s common for wrestlers to participate while dealing with aches and pains. Junior Mitch McKee has taken this to the extreme, fighting back from severe injury to quickly get back into the Minnesota lineup.
This isn’t new for McKee. He has had his fair share of injuries in his three years wrestling for the Gophers. The St. Michael, Minnesota native has torn his meniscus three times since joining the wrestling team: twice on his right knee and most recently on his left.
His latest meniscus injury occurred shortly before winter break, but McKee said he did not know it was torn at first. Continue reading at www.mndaily.com
Mitch McKee and Gable Steveson talk about performances from the Oklahoma State dual. Continue reading
We’ll recap Oklahoma State’s 23-9 win over Minnesota on Episode 50 of The Guillotine Grapevine. Among guests on this episode are Oklahoma State’s Daton Fix, Gopher head coach Brandon Eggum and Gopher wrestlers Gable Steveson and Mitch McKee.
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Gophers Sophomore Mitch McKee is looking to make the most of his spot on the U23 Team USA roster.
MINNEAPOLIS – In this dungeon of a gym, where he spends his time perfecting these moves, Gophers Sophomore Mitch McKee is done wrestling with demons of his past.
“I think in the tough times is when you remember he’s not there the most,” says Gopher wrestler Mitch McKee.
He speaks of his father, Steve, who passed away in 2014. View/continue reading at www.kare11.com
Mitch McKee is one of Minnesota’s best wrestlers, and he’s only a sophomore. While in high school Mitch’s father, Steve, was diagnosed with cancer and Mitch dedicated his 2014 season to winning the state championship for his dad. Continue reading
This week’s Gopher Wrestling Match of the Week goes to sophomore Mitch McKee for his performance against Rutgers’ Scott DelVecchio. Continue reading
BYDGOSZCZ, Poland – The U.S. U23 Men’s Freestyle World Team wrapped up its first day of competition at the U23 World Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, on Sunday.
Team USA was unable to qualify a wrestler for the medal matches, going 0-4 on the day.
“Overall, I think Daton (Fix) and Mitch (McKee) wrestled good but not great,” Manager of U.S. Freestyle Programs Joe Russell said. “At the World Championships, you have to wrestle great. Head position and putting up a couple of shots were the problems for us today. We can’t rely on guys to pull us back in. I don’t think Sammy (Brooks) and Michael (Kroells) gave themselves a chance today. You have to be stingy with these international guys.” Continue reading at www.teamusa.org