BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University’s Caden Steffen has been named Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Wrestler of the Week. The announcement came from the league office in Burnsville, Minn., on Tuesday morning.
Steffen, a native of Zumbrota, Minn., went 4-0 this weekend, placing first at the Dakota Wesleyan Open at 197 pounds. Steffen pinned Minot State’s Shane Hansen with 35 seconds remaining in the second round. From there, Steffen earned a 7-4 decision win over Augustana’s Zach Peterson and a 16-0 tech fall against Northern State’s Ryan Hirschkorn, to earn a spot in the championship match at 197. Steffen matched up against Tereus Henry, who is currently the ranked third at 197 lbs in Division 2, Steffen dominated the match, picking up a decisive 10-4 decision victory.
This marks the fourth time in Steffen’s career that he has earned the honor. He most recently won the Wrestler of the Week last year, after going 5-0 and claiming a first-place finish at the Midwest Classic.
The Mustang wrestling team will return to action for another open next weekend when they travel to Kearney, Neb. for the Younes Hospitality Open, the open is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.