Tag Archives: Minnesota

Getting to Know: Nick Wanzek, Minnesota

Nick Wanzek, Minnesota

Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall.  You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.     Name: Nick Wanzek ...

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Top Heavyweight Gable Steveson to Minnesota

Gable Steveson - Missouri

The top-rated heavyweight in the nation, Gable Steveson of Apple Valley (MN) has announced his decision to continue his wrestling career competing for Coach Brandon Eggum and staff. A two-time Cadet freestyle world champion, Steveson should make an immediate impact for the Gophers. A four-year varsity starter for the Eagles of Apple Valley, Steveson has won three consecutive Class AAA ...

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Brandon Eggum Officially Hired as Head Coach

Brandon Eggum - Minnesota

The University of Minnesota today announced that Brandon Eggum has been named the eighth head coach of the Gopher Wrestling program. Eggum had previously served as the team’s interim head coach, a title he assumed last September. Today’s announcement removes the interim tag from his title, effective immediately. “Brandon Eggum has been an incredible leader for our wrestling program since ...

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#7 Cornhuskers Head to Minneapolis to Take on the #11 Golden Gophers

Nebraska vs. Minnesota

Conference tournament seeding will be a major storyline this Friday as Mark Manning leads his seventh-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers into the Sports Pavillion in Minneapolis to take on No. 11 Minnesota. The dual features five matchups of ranked wrestlers and two very evenly matched squads looking to keep their momentum rolling in the heat of the Big Ten Conference season. Both ...

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BREAKING: Fredy Stroker (Minnesota) to Transfer

Fredy Stroker, a redshirt freshman who wrestled for Minnesota at the Southern Scuffle, has announced he will transfer to another Division I institution to compete at 157 pounds.  He had been competing at 149 pounds for the Gophers.  Minnesota confirmed that Stroker met with coaches and both sides agreed that a transfer was for the best.  Stroker will be granted a ...

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TOM’s NCAA Wrestling Dual of the Week: #1 Penn State vs. #12 Minnesota

Penn State vs. Minnesota

The landscape of college wrestling shifts from time to time. Often, that shift is driven by a coach taking over a program and making them into a national power. We have seen examples of this with Dan Gable taking over at Iowa, J Robinson at Minnesota, though it took a bit, and Cael Sanderson at Penn State. Certainly, each of ...

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TOM’s College Wrestler of the Week – Jan. 4th, 2017

Ethan Lizak - Minnesota

It is difficult to tell the story of Ethan Lizak (Minnesota) this season without mentioning that he was out of the Gopher line-up for the first semester due to suspension. That said, he and the team are moving forward. The way he wrestled this weekend, he is doing everything he can to put that all behind him. The Minnesota sophomore, ...

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TOM Chats With 2017 Southern Scuffle Champion Ethan Lizak (Minnesota)

Ethan Lizak - Minnesota

Ethan Lizak (Minnesota) used a punishing top game to dominate the 2017 Southern Scuffle at 125 pounds.  He scored bonus points in each match on his way to the title.  TOM caught up with him after the tournament to talk about his work on top and how Minnesota is moving past a difficult off-season.

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Top Seven College Wrestling Performances of Week Six

Jake McKiernan - SIU-Edwardsville

As we head towards the Christmas break, some college wrestlers might be distracted by final exams.  However, these seven grapplers maintained their laser focus on the mat and it showed in their outstanding performances last week.  Whether it was pulling an upset, forcefully making a statement against a potential rival, or reminding the D1 folks that wrestlers at other levels ...

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