This Saturday, Cal State Bakersfield comes to Minneapolis for a dual with the University of Minnesota.
The two programs have some history between them. Heading into the 1999 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, Minnesota was fresh off winning a Big Ten title over Iowa and looked primed and ready to capture its first NCAA team title. Two pivotal match-ups between CSUB and Minnesota at the NCAAs -- including the heavyweight title bout between Stephen Neal and Brock Lesnar -- determined the outcome of the team race.
InterMat's Andrew Hipps provides a "historical" look at these two programs and the two matches that determined a team title... with insights from the school's two long-time coaches, CSUB's TJ Kerr and Minnesota's J Robinson.