Roman Augustoviz spends Minnesota's winters covering college hockey, specifically the Gophers, and other University of Minnesota sports. During the summer, he writes about the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, with a dose of U sports sprinkled in. Follow him on Twitter @RomanStrib.

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Heavyweight Nelson named MVP of U's mat team

Posted by: Roman Augustoviz under Sports Updated: May 20, 2013 - 5:10 PM

Two-time NCAA heavyweight champion Tony Nelson was named the MVP of the Gophers wrestling team.

He led team to a 16-2 dual meet record, 7-1 in Big Ten. Gophers won national duals title, were second in Big Ten and third in NCAA meet.

Nelson was 33-1 overall, 8-0 in conference. He also had seven pins, tying David Thorn for team high.

Other award winners:

Most dedicated: Scott Schiller, 29-6 at 197.

Most courageous: Logan Storley.

Leadership award: Kevin Steinhaus.

Most improved: Cody Yohn and Danny Zilverberg.

Intensity award: Chris and Nick Dardanes.

Nine of 10 starters were juniors or younger. Yohn was the only senior, so team should be good again next season barring key injuries.

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