Generations of Gopher wrestlers have endured training sessions running up and down the stairs that slice up the steep Mississippi River bluffs on the edge of the U of M campus. No one understands that tradition better than Tommy Thorn. He became the 95th different All-American in program history last spring, and third Thorn on that list. While 10 brother combinations have been All-Americans in Gopher Wrestling history, the Thorns are now the first trio of brothers to all reach the NCAA podium, with Tommy joining older brothers Mike and David in leaving the Thorn family’s mark on the program.
Photos by Eric Miller • location: East River Flats Park