Seven Minnesota Grapplers in Freestyle Top-10

April 20, 2018

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As freestyle deteriorate in full swing, a Gophers, along with a Regional Training Center wrestlers, now lay 7 in a tip 10 of’s U.S. Senior men’s freestyle rankings.

At 57-kilograms, stream partner manager Zach Sanders ranks during No. 6. Sanders and has already done headlines with his freestyle wrestling in Cuba during a Cerro Pelado contest where he warranted a bullion medal. Sanders was a four-time All-American for a Golden Gophers and looks to make his symbol in Las Vegas subsequent week during a U.S. Open.

Current Gopher Mitch McKee enters a top-10 during 61-kilograms. McKee binds a clever freestyle repute during a youth level, winning a china award during a World Championships behind in Aug in Finland along with dual U.S. National Championships. McKee is also a two-time NCAA qualifier, finishing both trips in a blood round.

Another alumnus of a Minnesota wrestling module slots in during No. 8 in a 70-kilogram rankings. Dylan Ness has competed in countless freestyle events this year, and looks to make his symbol during a U.S. Open in Las Vegas subsequent weekend. Ness was a four-time All-American for a Gophers, creation dual NCAA finals, one during 149-pounds and one during 157-pounds. Ness was also a Big Ten Champion his beginner deteriorate during 149-pounds.

The initial of dual Minnesota Storm members to seem in a rankings, Joe Rau wrestles during 86-kilograms where he is ranked during No. 7. Rau, who wrestled during Elmhurst College, was a 2016 U.S. Open Champion, and won a U.S. Olympic Trials in 2016.

Hayden Zillmer has climbed a ladder in a 97-kilogram rankings in new months, now sitting during No. 3. The Minnesota Storm member won a bullion award alongside Sanders in Cuba progressing this year. Zillmer also competed during a World Cup in Iowa City only a few weeks ago, where he helped Team USA win a bullion for a initial time in 15 years.

The Gophers final dual ranked wrestlers are during 125-kilograms. An NCAA Champion in both 2012 and 2013, Tony Nelson now sits during No. 3 in a latest rankings. Nelson was a four-time All-American for a Golden Gophers, and finished his collegiate career with a record of 131-16. His 131 wins are ninth-best in module history.

Gable Steveson will pierce into uncharted domain with his entrance during a Senior level. At only 17 years of age, Steveson enters a U.S. Freestyle rankings during No. 6. The four-time Minnesota High School champion is set to enter his beginner deteriorate in 2018-19 in Minneapolis. Steveson has won 3 universe championships in freestyle wrestling, including one as a youth and dual as a cadet.

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