Ex-Gopher Ortiz Wins Greco-Roman National Title
Former Gopher Alec Ortiz, representing Minnesota Storm, won his first Greco-Roman national title with a 2-1 victory over Storm teammate Ryan Epps in the 77kg final at United World Wrestling Senior Nationals this weekend. end in Coralville, Iowa.
The top five in each weight class in the senior division advance to the 2021 World Team Trials in September.
In the freestyle division, All-America doubles Brayton Lee, a sophomore in a red shirt, and former Gophers Devin Skatzka placed third in 70kg and 79kg, respectively.
U golfers rank ninth
The Gophers men’s golf team recorded their lowest round on the final day to finish ninth (294-914) in the Big Ten Championship at the Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana. Illinois won the tag team crown for the sixth consecutive year. with an 883 over 19 years old.
Senior Angus Flanagan, co-medalist of 2019, finished tied for 13th to lead Minnesota. He finished with a 1-over 73 for a total of 225.
St. John’s Golfers Win
St. John’s smashed the 54-hole MIAC championship record at Emerald Greens Golf Course in Hastings with a score of 850 (284-281-285) – surpassing the previous low by 27 strokes – to claim the 13th conference title from the program. St. Thomas placed second (864 overall).
Thomas Gutzmer of St. John’s and Matt Armstrong of St. Thomas earned a 208 card for a tie for first place.
The Hamline women’s lacrosse team defeated Northwestern (St. Paul) 14-5 at home on Saturday in the Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference Championship game to claim their fourth straight playoff title. Ashley Hessler had three goals and three assists and Alyssa Bryan-Jeffries 14 saves for Hamline (8-4).
U is on a losing streak at 13
Boston Merila hit a solo homerun and Ronald Sweeny a two-runner shot, but the Gophers baseball team lost 6-3 to Maryland in College Park, Md. The loss was the 13th in a row for Minnesota (4-26 overall / conference).