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Jayson Ness Headlines Gopher Dual with Freestyle Exhibition

Published December 9th, 2017 by MTC Staff

The Minnesota Gophers face off against Fresno State Sunday, December 10th, at 1 pm. The dual will honor current and past Storm members and feature an exhibition freestyle match with Jayson Ness. 

Hayden Zillmer ready to compete in the 2017 World Team Trials

Published April 25th, 2017 by MTC Staff

Minnesota Storm's Hayden Zillmer (Right) will compete this week in the U.S. Greco Roman World Team Trials in Las Vegas. Currently ranked 19th in the world, Hayden looks to qualify for his first senior U.S. World Team and to represent the U.S. in the World Championships in Paris in August.  

Tony Nelson included in UWW's latest world rankings

Published April 5th, 2017 by MTC Staff

Tony Nelson was included on the official “shortlist” of the world’s best freestyle wrestlers. The Minnesota Storm heavyweight has had a strong season and will bring momentum with him into Las Vegas for the U.S. Open National Championships, April 27-29.

Malcolm Allen wins the 2017 Dave Schultz Memorial International

Published February 2nd, 2017 by MTC Staff

“It shows I can do it,” Allen explained, after winning his first international competition in as many attempts. He joined the Minnesota Storm last year and has been improving ever since.

Nelson leads the way at the Bill Farrell International

Published November 12th, 2016 by MTC Staff

The Minnesota Storm came away with five medals at the Bill Farrell International in New York City this weekend. Tony Nelson lead the way by defeating Dom Bradley in the freestyle finals at 125 kilograms (275 lbs).

Minnesota Storm well-represented at upcoming U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City

Published April 5th, 2016 by MTC Staff

The Minnesota Storm will send 18 wrestlers to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City on April 9-10, the most of any privately-operated training location in the United States.

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Holm wins gold, Rau takes bronze in Greco-Roman at Pan American Olympic Qualifier

Published March 7th, 2016 by MTC Staff

Jordan Holm won a gold medal at the Pan Am Olympic Qualifier on Sunday, March 6 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Tony Rotundo)

Joe Rau featured on USA Wrestling Bonus Points Podcast

Published December 22nd, 2015 by MTC Staff

U.S. National Champion Joe Rau joins Richard Immel of USA Wrestling on Episode 24 of the Bonus Points Podcast. 

Rau goes big, Clark shuts out competition as MTC takes two Greco titles in Vegas

Published December 19th, 2015 by MTC Staff

Joe Rau (blue) took Caylor Williams for a ride on Friday night in Las Vegas en route to a U.S. Open Championship title. Six additional Storm wrestlers earned qualification spots for the Olympic Trials.

Freestyle preview for Olympic Team Trials Qualifier and U.S. Nationals in Vegas

Published December 14th, 2015 by MTC Staff

Catching up with Gopher legend Marty Morgan as he helps Storm wrestlers prepare for their run towards the Olympic Games in 2016.

Zach Sanders takes silver, Tony Nelson bronze at Bill Farrell International in New York

Published November 7th, 2015 by MTC Staff

Zach Sanders (pictured) and Tony Nelson won medals at the Bill Farrell Memorial International in New York City on Saturday. 

Storm wrestlers begin Olympic season with competitions around the world

Published October 21st, 2015 by MTC Staff

Several members of the Minnesota Training Center and Minnesota Storm will train and compete at various sites around the globe for the next two months in preparation for the U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in Las Vegas.

USA Wrestling Bonus Points Podcast with Andy Bisek

Published September 30th, 2015 by MTC Staff

Episode 13 of Bonus Points features Andy Bisek, two-time World bronze medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling. Bisek won back-to-back World bronze medals for the U.S. in 2014 and 2015.

World Teamer Jordan Holm featured on the ON THE MAT program

Published August 12th, 2015 by MTC Staff

Minnesota Training Center athlete and U.S. Greco-Roman World Team member Jordan Holm was one of the featured guests on the August 12 edition of On The Mat, a weekly radio program by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame's Dan Gable Museum.

Andy Bisek featured on Short Time Wrestling Podcast

Published July 13th, 2015 by MTC Staff

Andy Bisek was a guest on Jason Bryant's Short Time Wrestling Podcast on Tuesday, July 14.

Dan Chandler named USA Wrestling Greco-Roman coach of the year

Published June 22nd, 2015 by MTC Staff

Minnesota Storm’s Dan Chandler was named the Greco-Roman wrestling national coach of the year by USA Wrestling. Chandler has been recognized as national coach of the year several times throughout his Hall of Fame career.  

Jayson Ness ready to compete in a talented weight class at World Team Trials

Published June 13th, 2015 by MTC Staff

Jayson Ness will compete against a talented field of wrestlers to represent the U.S. in the 2015 World Championships. Qualifiers for the freestyle World Team Trials at 65 kilograms account for 12 NCAA national championships and 16 NCAA finals appearances among them.

Schlatter named top seed at 70 kg, Marable scratched from Saturday's competition

Published June 12th, 2015 by MTC Staff

Dustin Schlatter will enter World Team Trials competition as the number one seed at 70 kilograms after it was announced that U.S. Open champion Nick Marable was scratched from the event. Kevin LeValley received the third seed at 70 kilograms and will begin his day on the other side of the bracket from Schlatter.

Bisek rides into Vegas, takes Greco-Roman title; Schlatter silver in freestyle

Published May 10th, 2015 by MTC Staff

Andy Bisek doesn't get to drive home with a new car, but he does bring home a second straight U.S. Open title and a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series in the Greco-Roman portion of the U.S. World Team Trials.

Dustin Schlatter featured on Takedown

Published May 7th, 2015 by MTC Staff

Dustin Schlatter talked with Scott Casber of Takedown Wrestling Media about the upcoming U.S. Open.

Verne Gagne passes away at 89

Published April 28th, 2015 by MTC Staff

Legendary wrestler and promoter Verne Gagne died Monday surrounded by his family in Minnesota, according to close friends. He was 89. Gagne was the first Minnesotan on the U.S. Olympic Team. 

Jordan Holm named USA Wrestling athlete of the week

Published March 12th, 2015 by MTC Staff

Jordan became the first U.S. wrestler to win the Hungarian Golden Grand Prix in 12 years. He won five matches on the day including a win over 2014 World Championships fifth place finisher, Johansson of Sweden in the finals.

Freestylers excited for Cuba

Published February 13th, 2015 by MTC Staff

Storm freestylers Dustin Schlatter, Zach Sanders, Kevin LeValley and Tony Nelson will travel to Havana, Cuba to compete in the Cerro Pelado Cup. Allie Krings caught up with Dustin before his trip to discuss the upcoming tournament and his second place finish at the Dave Schultz Memorial.

Storm's Brian Graham doing more on the mat than just Greco-Roman

Published February 11th, 2015 by MTC Staff

Brian Graham spent last week beating an Olympic champion at the Dave Schultz Memorial International and doing some officiating at the college level. 

Behind the scenes with Kevin LeValley

Published February 6th, 2015 by MTC Staff

We were able to catch up with freestyle wrestler, Kevin LeValley, and get a behind the scenes look at his life on and off the mat. This week's feature athlete video focuses on Kevin, his training partners, and his wife Amanda.

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