U aims to end Penn State's hold on conference crown

  • Updated: March 8, 2014 - 12:18 AM
hide

Dylan Ness, at 157 pounds, pinned Penn State's Dylan Alton when they competed at the Sports Pavilion.

Photo: JERRY HOLT • jerry.holt@startribune.com,

CameraStar Tribune photo galleries

Cameraview larger

The Gophers will be one of three teams favored to vie for the title at the Big Ten Wrestling Championships on Saturday and Sunday at the University of Wisconsin.

The Gophers, Penn State and Iowa finished tied for first in the conference with dual meet records of 7-1.

The Nittany Lions, who have five No. 1 seeds, have won the past three conference tournaments.

The Gophers have a wrestler seeded sixth or better in nine of the 10 weight classes: David Thorn (third) at 133 pounds; Chris Dardanes (third) at 141; Nick Dardanes (second) at 149, Dylan Ness (third) at 157; Danny Zilverberg (sixth) at 165; Logan Storley (fourth) at 174; Kevin Steinhaus (second) 184, Scott Schiller (third) at 197 and Tony Nelson (fifth) at heavyweight, despite being the two-time defending NCAA champion.

“We’re right there,” Minnesota coach J Robinson said. “… Seeds are great. But once you get into a tournament, seeds don’t make any difference.”

Kent Youngblood

  • big ten wrestling tournament

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Kansas City - J. Vargas 5:10 PM
Cleveland - C. Kluber
Toronto - A. Sanchez 5:10 PM
Boston - J. Kelly
Chicago WSox - H. Noesi 6:05 PM
Baltimore - U. Jimenez
Tampa Bay - N. Karns 6:05 PM
NY Yankees - A. Warren
Washington - D. Fister 6:10 PM
Atlanta - E. Stults
NY Mets - D. Gee 6:10 PM
Miami - J. Cosart
Milwaukee - J. Nelson 6:10 PM
Cincinnati - J. Marquis
Pittsburgh - V. Worley 7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs - J. Hammel
Seattle - T. Walker 7:05 PM
Texas - Y. Gallardo
Detroit - D. Price 7:10 PM
Minnesota - T. Milone
Philadelphia - C. Hamels 7:15 PM
St. Louis - J. Lackey
Colorado - T. Matzek 8:40 PM
Arizona - C. Anderson
Houston - C. McHugh 9:10 PM
San Diego - J. Shields
San Francisco - T. Lincecum 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - B. Anderson
Atlanta 6:00 PM
Brooklyn
Milwaukee 7:00 PM
Chicago
Memphis 9:30 PM
Portland
Tampa Bay 6:00 PM
Detroit
NY Islanders 6:30 PM
Washington
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Does it bother you that Tyus Jones chose Duke over Minnesota?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close