Third-ranked Minnesota routed No. 21 Indiana 35-6 in their second-to-last home dual wrestling meet of the season Sunday at the Sports Pavilion, improving to 9-1 overall and 6-1 in the Big Ten.
The Gophers were able to pick up three major decisions and one fall in the first five bouts for a 21-0 lead heading into intermission. The pin was recorded by Scott Schiller at 197 pounds, leaving him as the Gophers’ lone undefeated wrestler.
Heavyweight Tony Nelson dropped to 21-4 with a 3-2 loss to Indiana’s sixth-ranked Adam Chalfant. It was the first loss in regulation for Nelson, the two-time reigning national champion.
Following Nelson’s loss, reigning Big Ten Wrestler of the Week Sam Brancale got the Gophers back on the winning track with a 15-3 major decision over Indiana’s Alonzo Shepherd at 125 pounds.
The Gophers will compete at the Sports Pavilion for the last time this season at 1 p.m. next Sunday, against No. 1 Penn State. The five Gophers seniors will be honored during the meet.
|Kansas City - LP: B. Chen||1||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: C. Kluber||5|
|Cincinnati - WP: T. Cingrani||2||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: B. Cumpton||1|
|Chicago WSox - LP: J. Quintana||4||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer||7|
|St. Louis - LP: L. Lynn||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: B. Colon||4|
|Minnesota - WP: R. Nolasco||9||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - LP: E. Bedard||7|
|Arizona - WP: M. Bolsinger||5||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson||2|
|San Diego - E. Stults||6:05 PM|
|Washington - J. Zimmermann|
|Baltimore - B. Norris||6:07 PM|
|Toronto - D. Hutchison|
|NY Yankees - C. Sabathia||6:10 PM|
|Boston - F. Doubront|
|Oakland - S. Kazmir||7:10 PM|
|Houston - B. Oberholtzer|
|Philadelphia - K. Kendrick||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - D. Haren|
|Oklahoma City||7:00 PM|
|LA Clippers||9:30 PM|
|San Jose||9:30 PM|