Hunter Ritter, 2-Time NCAA Qualifier, Transfering from Wisconsin to Minnesota
With one season of eligibility left in his college career, Hunter Ritter is transferring from Wisconsin to Minnesota, where he will compete as a Golden Gopher upperweight in the 2019-2020 season. So far, Hunter has been very successful as a 184 pound wrestler for the Badgers, with two Big 10 placements and two appearances at the NCAA tournament, winning 46 matches in his time there. Hunter is also an accomplished freestyle wrestler, as a U23-team alternate last year behind Mike Macchiavello.
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The Minnesota Gophers, as coached by Brandon Eggum, look to improve on their 2019 top-8 national finish with some aggressive moves toward shoring up their lineup after graduating a significant senior class (including Sean Russell, Ethan Lizak, Tommy Thorn, and Steve Bleise). They return three All-Americans, Mitch McKee (141), Devin Skatzka (174), and Gable Steveson (285). An early lineup prediction for Minnesota has their 2020 team shaping up as:
125 - Patrick McKee
133 - Jake Gilva
141 - Mitch McKee
149 - Brayton Lee
157 - Carson Brolsma
165 - Jake Allar
174 - Devin Skatzka
184 - Hunter Ritter
197 - Dylan Anderson
285 - Gable Steveson
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