Steveson Earns Junior World Team Trials Final Bid

Rochester, Minn. – Two current and three incoming University of Minnesota wrestlers took part in the junior level of the World Team Trials on Friday, with Gable Steveson earning a bid to the best-of-three finals tomorrow afternoon.

Steveson earned technical superiority victories over all three of his opponents along the way to his challenge for the junior world team spot tomorrow. One of those coming against Trent Hillger, a Wisconsin redshirt in 2017-18. Steveson outscored his opponents 35-1 in his 3-0 day, including the 13-0 win over Hillger.

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One-on-One with Brandon Paulson

Twenty years ago Brandon Paulson captured a silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Greco-Roman wrestling. He represented Team USA at the World Championships in 2001, 2002, and 2003, and earned a world silver medal in 2001. He won 16 national titles in Greco-Roman between the cadet and senior levels.

Today Paulson is one of the nation’s top wrestling club coaches. He’s co-owner of PINnacle Wrestling School in Shoreview, Minnesota, with Jared Lawrence. Paulson has won multiple national coach of the year honors and has been inducted into numerous hall of fames.

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Six U.S. men’s freestyle wrestlers win golds at Hargobind International in Canada

Minnesota/PINnacle club wrestlers Sanders and LeValley win titles

BURNABY MOUNTAIN, BC., Canada – U.S. men’s freestyle wrestlers dominated the action at the Hargobind International held at Simon Fraser University, winning six of the seven gold medals awarded.

Among the individual champions was 2012 U.S. Olympian and 2009 World bronze medalist Tervel Dlagnev (Columbus, Ohio/Sunkist Kids) at 120 kg/264.5 lbs. Dlagnev defeated Canadian Sunny Dhinsa in the championship finals. It was a rematch of the finals at the 2011 Pan American Games, which was also won by Dlagnev. Dlagnev, a two-time Div. II national champion for Nebraska-Kearney, was fifth at the 2012 Olympics. Continue reading at