As we continue our “Meet the Freshmen” series, Golden Gopher wrestling welcomes another newcomer to the squad, Sam Skillings. Skillings, a Menomonie, Wisconsin native, is two-time state-placewinner at 182 pounds. He finished runner-up as a junior in 2019, before coming back for 3rd place as senior, after recovering from a broken leg. Skillings has also showcased his talents in Freestyle and Greco-Roman, earning medals in multiple prestigious events such as Cadet Nationals and Northern Plains.
Read about his thoughts on representing the Maroon & Gold, and how one former Gopher Wrestling great helped lead him to where he is today.