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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 Wrestling Club?

I was born and raised in Minnesota. It means a lot to train here 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 Wrestling Club had three of the ten weights represented! 

What sets the Gopher WC apart?

As an upper weight, the Gopher Wrestling 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, small business entrepreneur

Why give to the Gopher Wrestling Club

The Gopher Wrestling Club gives the University of Minnesota wrestling program an advantage over the competition! It provides college athletes another path to be successful, even after graduation. Athletes can wrestle for the United States of America in world and Olympic competitions. They can train in a facility that produced the 2020 senior USA national champion.