Meet The Team

2024 Olympic Cycle 

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Dustin Schlatter

Gopher Wrestling RTC

Head Coach

-2009 US Senior World team member (74kg)

-Pan American Gold medalist 

-World team trials 1st/2nd, US open 2nd/3rd, NYAC 1st, Dave Schultz 2nd/3rd, Medved 3rd, Cerro Pelado 2nd, world club cup 2nd

-2006 NCAA champion as a freshman at 149 lbs


-3x All-American (2006-2008) and 2x Big Ten Champion (2006 and 2007), 114-10 career record (4th highest win % in gopher history

-Member of the NCAA championship team (2007) and Big Ten championship teams (2006 and 2007)

-Served on the Gopher Wrestling staff from 2010-2018

-4x Ohio state champ, 6x cadet/Junior national champ (56-0 at fargo), 3x freestyle OW 

-BA Communication studies, Masters ed. in sport Management (University of Minnesota)

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Daniel Deshazer

Wichita, KS 57kg

-2021 World Team Trials qualifier

-2021 US Senior Nationals - 3rd

-2x DII National Champion at 133lbs (2012 and 2014)

-4x All-American for Nebraska-Kearney (2012-2015)

-2017 US open 8th, 2019 NE Regional finalist

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Hayden Zillmer

Crosby, MN 97kg

-2021 World Team Trials-3rd

-2021 US Senior Nationals-3rd

-2020 Olympic Trials qualifier

-2020 Cerro Pelado (Havana, Cuba)-Bronze

-2019 US Senior Nationals Champion, Continental Cup (Dagestan, Russia)-Silver, NYAC/ Bill Farrell- Bronze, US World Cup Silver

-2x US Freestyle National team member (2017-2018)

-2x US Greco National team member (2016-2017)

-2017, 2018, 2019 US Open finalist

-2015 All-American at 184lbs for North Dakota State University

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Owen Webster

Shakopee, MN 86kg

-2021 NCAA Rd of 12

-3x D1 NCAA Qualifier (University of Minnesota)

-2017 D3 All-American (Augsburg) 

-Cadet World Bronze Medalist 

2020 Olympic Cycle Alumni

Meet The Team

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GWC Success 

  • 2020 Olympic Games - Gable Steveson (Gold Medalist)

  • 2021 Pan Am Championships - Gable Steveson (Gold Medalist)

  • 2020 Pan Am Championships - Tony Nelson (Gold Medalist)

  • 2020 Men's Freestyle Olympic team trials qualifiers (Zach Sanders, Sean Russell, Mitch McKee, Brett Pfarr, Hayden Zillmer, Tony Nelson, and Gable Steveson) 2nd most qualifiers in the country

  • 2019 US Open - RTC Cup - Runner-up