The No. 1-ranked Gophers wrestling team edged No. 17 Michigan 20-19 on Friday night at the Sports Pavilion on senior Chris Dardanes' victory in the final match.
Dardanes, No. 1 at 133 pounds, beat No. 8 Rossi Bruno 4-2, He got two points on a takedown in the third period and his fourth point on riding time.
Each team won five matches, but the Gophers (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) got three bonus points on Dylan Ness' pin of Brian Murphy in 4 minutes, 33 seconds at 157 and two more bonus points on major decisions by Nick Dardanes, Chris' twin brother, in the opening match at 141 and by Logan Storley at 174.
The Wolverines (2-2, 0-1) took their only lead of the match at 19-17 after a pin at heavyweight and a decision at 125.
Opener for U gymnasts
The Gophers women's gymnastics team will open its season against Iowa State at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sports Pavilion. Minnesota is No. 17 in the GymInfo preseason coaches' poll, the Cyclones are No. 25.
The Gophers, under interim head coach Jenny Hansen, are led by junior Lindsay Mable, the defending Big Ten all-around champion. They have won the conference regular-season title the past two seasons.
• The Gophers men's team will hold its alumni meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sports Pavilion. It's the first event on its schedule.
• Ross Martin, of Burlington, Wis., won the pro open race Friday in the Amsoil Championship Snocross at Canterbury Park. No. 1 qualifier Tucker Hibbert, looking for his 100th career win, had trouble at the start and finished fifth.
• Minnesota United FC midfielder Miguel Ibarra was invited to the U.S. men's national soccer team's monthlong camp, which opens Jan. 12 in Carson, Calif. This is Ibarra's third time with the team in recent months. Before this camp ends, the U.S. team will play Chile in that country on Jan. 28 and Panama on Feb. 8 in Carson.