Gable Steveson named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week

Gable Steveson (Apple Valley, Minn.) has been selected as TheMat.com Athlete of the Week on Sept. 14, 2016.

Last Sunday, Steveson made history by winning his second-straight gold medal at the Cadet World Championships, joining teammate Yianni Diakomihalis as the only two wrestlers in U.S. history to do so.

Competing at 100 kg/220 lbs., Steveson won four matches at the Cadet Worlds held at New Sports Palace in Tbilisi, Georgia, outscoring his opponents 32-2, while not surrendering a single takedown on his road to gold.

Steveson won a physical 5-1 battle over Russian foe Adam Beterbiev in the championship match. Early in the first Beterbiev ran Steveson off the raised finals platform to take a 1-0 lead, but that was all the Russian could muster. Steveson went on to score a takedown, turn and step out, controlling the remainder of the bout. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

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