Mitch McKee is back and better than ever after his third torn meniscus

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

Guillotine Grapevine Podcast: Recapping Oklahoma State with Brandon Eggum, Gable Steveson, Mitch McKee and OSU’s Daton Fix

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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Mitch McKee looks for revenge with U23 Team USA

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