Thank you for your passion for the sport of wrestling and for being a champion of the U.S. Military. We appreciate your support and we know you have done a tremendous amount of the sport of wrestling.

That being said, next time you allow a press release from the University Of Minnesota to go out letting people assume that you were bringing your team to the KB Open, we would appreciate a heads up if that decision should change. I have to ASSUME there were some people that went to the OPEN today assuming that a number of the starters would be there competing in the Elite Bracket.

This is what the press release from the Gopher Website read:

FOR RELEASE: NOV. 19, 2009
The Golden Gophers continue their early season
schedule of open meets, with the Kaufman-
Brand Open this weekend. The meet
begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 and
will include more than 500 wrestlers from Division
I, Division II, Division III, NAIA and NJCAA
schools competing in what has become the
largest single-day wrestling tournament in the
The Gophers are coming off a season where
they posted a 15-8 overall record and a 5-3
mark in the Big Ten. Minnesota was fifth place
in the Big Ten in the regular season as well as
fifth at the Big Ten Championships. At the
NCAAChampionships the Gophers finished in
2009-10 will mark the fifth straight season that
the Golden Gophers have been to the Kaufman-
Brand Open, dating back to the 2005-06
Last season at the Kaufman-Brand, Zach
Sanders at 125, and Mike Thorn at 141, each
won individual titles. In addition to their two
champions, the Gophers also had runners up
in Dustin Schlatter, Scott Glasser and Ben
Berhow at 157, 165 and heavyweight respectively.
Results from the 2009 Kaufman-Brand Open
will be posted all day throughout the tournament.
The Kaufman-Brand homepage can be
accessed through

Where it never says anywhere you were actually committing to bring anyone, the assumption that you can infer from the release was that you were.

The Fans.