Meet the Gopher Freshmen: Sam Skillings

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.

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Maroon and Gold Add Five to 2024 Class

The Gopher wrestling program is pleased to announce the addition of five new commits in the 2024 graduating class. Sam Skillings, Brady Spaeth, Isaiah Salazar, Aaron Nagao, and Ben Lunn are all officially now Maroon and Gold grapplers.

Collectively, the new class represents four different states and has won multiple combined state titles.

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