Koy Hopke #4 overall recruit in the class of 2024 and #2 heavyweight in the country is a Gopher!

Heavyweight U. Is it 4 different HW national champs since 2000?


By Randy Johnson Star Tribune
MAY 9, 2023 — 8:27AM

"Gophers wrestling lands Koy Hopke, nation's top-ranked heavyweight in 2024 class​

Hopke committed to the Gophers, where he could join in the heavyweight legacy that includes Gable Steveson, Cole Konrad, Tony Nelson and Brock Lesnar. "


He is #4 overall for 2024 and #1/2 in his weight class depending on who is ranking. His accomplishments are many.


The Gophers previously signed 2023 Max McEnelly of Waconia, Minnesota considered top elite in his weight class, four time Minnesota champ, and USA U17 bronze medalist.

Max McEnelly



Happy to see this. Haven't really seen strong commitments lately. Didn't know if it was our staff or what.

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