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Thread: Not too many Minnesota wrestlers have made Senior World teams

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    They were all in College when you came here, except for Chandler.

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    and Foy, Rice, Johnson, Martinez, and Hartung as well..........
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    Hartung never made a World Championship Team. Who are the other guys? Had to be before my time.

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    alan Rice was in 1956 Olympics; Evan Johnson in the 1976 Olympics, Jim Martinez won a bronze in the 1984 Olympics, Michial(yes, that's the spelling) was on the 88 and 92 teams.Hartung won the 2002 world Freestyle team trials; Jason Klohs was second at the 1999 Pan Ams and second at teh world championships; any other questions, pal????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Hartung never made a World Championship Team. Who are the other guys? Had to be before my time.
    I seem to remember him winning the Trials in 2002. But I don't think he placed at worlds, and I think this thread is about Minnesota wrestlers who were both on the world team and medaled.

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    We didn't go to Worlds in 02...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    We didn't go to Worlds in 02...
    I totally forgot that freestyle didn't wrestle that year. That was the year Byers won in Greco, and it was before they started holding the Worlds in all styles together.

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    USA freestyle didn't wrestle that year.

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    Verne Gagne -- a two-time NCAA champ, once at 191 and once at heavyweight -- was an alternate for the US Olympic Team at the 1948 London Games. Does that count? ;-)

    BTW, the Univ of Minnesota wrestling media guide devotes two pages to the subject -- one page of Gopher Olympians (Rice, Chandler, Johnson, Martinez, Foy, Gordy Morgan, Zuniga, Paulson and Lowney)... and a second page to Greco/freestyle accomplishments.

    And, Danielle is correct -- according to the media guide, Hartung won the 2002 US World Freestyle Team Trials in St Paul. In fact, Hartung and Eggum are the two guys pictured on the GR/FR page (Eggum having won the silver medal at 2001 World Freestyle championships.)

    You certainly can't argue with the Gophers' success in folkstyle in the upperweights. Only one other school -- Oklahoma State -- can claim more NCAA heavyweight champs: Levy, Gagne, Lesnar, Konrad.

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