Minnesota wins National Duals title

Originally Published: February 20, 2012
By Mechelle Voepel | ESPN.com

An Oklahoma State alum won the National Duals wrestling title … but it wasn't the guy who coaches the Cowboys, John Smith. Nor did the much-anticipated rematch of Oklahoma State and Iowa take place.

Instead, Sunday at Gallagher-Iba Arena was the day of the Gophers. No. 3 Minnesota first topped the No. 4 Hawkeyes in a 16-15 semifinal thriller, and then downed the host Cowboys -- the top-ranked team in the country -- 18-13 for the championship.

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