Russell joins Minnesota Storm

Sean Russell battles Iowa's Spencer Lee (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine)

Former Gophers 125-pounder Sean Russell has joined the Minnesota Storm as he pursues a future in freestyle wrestling while staying in Dinkytown.

Russell, a 2017 All-American with Edinboro, joined the Gophers the summer before the 2018-19 season. After joining the Gophers Russell was dominant at 125-pounds all season long finishing third at the Big Ten Championships at Williams Arena before a Bloodround finish at the NCAA Championships.

Now it's time for Russell to focus on freestyle wrestling as he works towards success on the domestic and international scene.

"I had a great final season of my career at Minnesota and I can't imagine a better place to pursue my freestyle wrestling career than here with the Minnesota Storm," Russell said. "Dustin Schlatter is an incredible coach plus the resources and training partners I'll have here in Dinkytown are unmatched."

Russell joins an RTC that includes Gophers such as Tony Nelson, Jayson Ness, and Dylan Ness as well as world team competitors such as Hayden Zillmer. The group is coached by 2009 World Team Member Dustin Schlatter, another former Gophers great.


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