Senior Tony Nelson of the Gophers was seeded No. 1 at heavyweight for the NCAA wrestling meet March 20-22 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Nelson, 26-4, won his third Big Ten individual title on Sunday and is the two-time defending NCAA champion.
Seven other Gophers in the national meet were top-10 seeds: Nick Dardanes is second at 149 pounds; Scott Schiller is fourth at 197; Chris Dardanes, Nick’s brother, is sixth at 141; Logan Storley is sixth at 174; Kevin Steinhaus is seventh at 184; David Thorn is eighth at 133, and Dylan Ness is ninth at 157.
U diver advances
Matt Barnard of the Gophers finished second in platform diving on Wednesday in the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. He qualified for the men’s national meet March 27-29 in Austin, Texas. Barnard, a freshman from Brisbane, Australia, totaled 821.45 points.
Minnesota’s Sarah McCrady finished third (610.75), falling one spot short of advancing to the NCAA women’s meet next week in the Gophers’ pool.
• St. Cloud State, the regular-season National Collegiate Hockey Conference champion, had three players named to the first-year league’s all-conference teams. Forward Nic Dowd was named to the all-conference first team, goalie Ryan Faragher to the second team and goalie Charlie Lindgren, of Lakeville, to the all-rookie team. Two Omaha forwards from Minnesota also were recognized. Josh Archibald, of Brainerd, was named first-team all-conference, and Jake Guentzel, of Woodbury, was picked for the all-rookie team.
• Gophers senior Zack Chase was named one of nine finalists for the Nissen-Emery Award, the top honor in men’s college gymnastics.
|Kansas City - J. Guthrie||5:10 PM|
|Cleveland - T. Bauer|
|Toronto - D. Hutchison||5:10 PM|
|Boston - C. Buchholz|
|Tampa Bay - J. Odorizzi||6:05 PM|
|NY Yankees - C. Whitley|
|Washington - A. Cole||6:10 PM|
|Atlanta - J. Teheran|
|NY Mets - R. Montero||6:10 PM|
|Miami - D. Phelps|
|Milwaukee - K. Lohse||6:10 PM|
|Cincinnati - J. Cueto|
|Pittsburgh - J. Locke||7:05 PM|
|Chicago Cubs - T. Wood|
|Seattle - J. Happ||7:05 PM|
|Texas - R. Detwiler|
|Detroit - A. Sanchez||7:10 PM|
|Minnesota - M. Pelfrey|
|Philadelphia - S. Gonzalez||7:15 PM|
|St. Louis - M. Wacha|
|Colorado - K. Kendrick||8:40 PM|
|Arizona - A. Bradley|
|LA Angels - J. Weaver||9:05 PM|
|Oakland - S. Gray|
|Houston - R. Hernandez||9:10 PM|
|San Diego - T. Ross|
|San Francisco - M. Bumgarner||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - C. Kershaw|
|San Antonio||9:30 PM|
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