Gopher Alumni Corner: Two-time NCAA Champion Tim Hartung

Former Gophers 197-pounder Tim Hartung, a three-time All-American and two-time national champion, checked-in with GopherSports to look back at his Gophers career and see where it has led him.

Hartung, seventh all-time for the Gophers with 133 victories and fourth all-time with 48 pins, finished his career with a pair of national championships at 197-pounds. Hartung still lives in Minnesota with his family and remains connected to the wrestling community. Continue reading at

Hartung takes the reins for Ponies

A familiar face has been named the new head coach for the Stillwater wrestling program.

After serving as an assistant for the Ponies each of the past two seasons, Tim Hartung was recently promoted to head coach according to SAHS Activities Director Ricky Michel.

“We’re excited to have him here and I think the wrestling program is in great hands,” Michel said. “Obviously he’s very knowledgeable and he has experience as a head coach. He’s highly respected in the wrestling community here. I think Stillwater wrestling is on an upswing and I think he will take it and run with it and do very well with it. We’re extremely happy.”

The decision was hardly a surprise for Hartung, who coached at Iowa State before returning to Minnesota and coaching at the high school level at Eagan and Wayzata. His involvement in the Stillwater Area Wrestling Club (SAW) began in 2014. Continue reading at