The 12th-ranked Gophers and No. 4 Ohio State each won five bouts in their wrestling dual Sunday, but bonus points in four of the Buckeyes’ victories — to two Gophers wins with bonus points — gave them a 24-20 victory in the Big Ten finale for both teams at the Sports Pavilion.
Jake Short gave the Gophers a 17-14 lead with a pin at 157 pounds, and Nick Wanzek followed with a victory at 165 that made it 20-14 with two matches left. But the Buckeyes won the last two bouts, on a pin by top-ranked 174-pounder Bo Jordan over Chris Pfarr that tied the dual, and Myles Martin’s 18-6 major decision over Bobby Stevenson at 184.
The Gophers’ Brett Pfarr, ranked No. 2, won his match and finished 9-0 in Big Ten duals at 197 for the second year in a row, and eighth-ranked Gophers heavyweight Michael Kroells, a senior, scored his fifth technical fall of the season.
• The Gophers completed a weekend softball sweep with a 10-2 victory over Maryland in Austin, Texas. Sam Macken drove in three runs and Carlie Brandt got the victory, the Gophers’ fifth in a tournament field that also includes host Texas and Colorado State.
• Augustana sophomore Olivia Montez Brown repeated as pentathlon champion with a career-best 3,838 points on the opening weekend of the NSIC indoor track and field championships in Mankato.