BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Southwest Minnesota State University’s Caden Steffen has been named Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Wrestler of the Week for the second time this season. The announcement came from the league office in Burnsville, Minn., on Monday morning.
Steffen, a native of Zumbrota, Minn., went 5-0 this weekend, placing first at the Midwest Classic at 184 pounds. Steffen started his weekend with a fall (6:34) victory in the first round. He followed that with a technical fall (6:55, 18-3). In the quarterfinals, Steffen was matched up against No. 13 Cole Houser, and he defeated Houser by a 5-2 decision. Then, in the semifinals, Steffen defeated No. 7 Daniel Beemer by an 8-4 decision. In the finals, Steffen faced 15-1 Anthony Des Vigne, who Steffen defeated by a 3-2 decision to place first. Steffen is currently ranked No. 2 in the NWCA rankings at 184 pounds.
This marks the third time in Steffen’s career that he has earned the honor. He most recently won the Wrestler of the Week after going 5-0 and claiming a first-place finish at the Dakota Wesleyan Open.
The Mustangs will return to the mat when they travel to Mankato to face Minnesota State in NSIC dual action at 4 p.m. on Jan. 14.
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