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What are your athletic/international goals?

My goals are to be a World/Olympic champion! 

What does it mean to represent the Gopher WC?

I was born and raised in Minnesota. It means a lot to train under MN and give back to a program I grew up cheering for! 

Hayden Zillmer

Crosby MN, 97 kg

Highlight/best memory in international wrestling career?

Representing the USA in the World Cup in Iowa City and in Yakutsk, Russia. In Yakutsk the Gopher WC had 3 of the 10 weights represented! 

What sets the Gopher WC apart?

As an upper weight the Gopher weighting club has the best partners in the United States. 

College attended and degrees attained?

North Dakota State University, Bachelor of Science - Health & Physical Education 

Masters- Recreational Leadership in Sport 

Post-wrestling professional/career aspirations?

Coaching , Administration roles, Small business entrepreneur

Why give to the Gopher WC? Short message to donors and prospective donors

The Gopher Wrestling Club gives the entire Minnesota wrestling program a step above the competition! The Gopher Wrestling Club gives college athletes another reason to be successful. 

It not only supports the University of Minnesota wrestlers and it’s program, but after graduation allows wrestlers to wrestle for the United States of America’s in world and Olympic competition. They provide a training facility that has produced the 2020 senior USA national champion.