Steveson Wins Big; #11 Gophers Fall to Top-Ranked Iowa 35-4
MINNEAPOLIS – The No. 11 Gopher wrestling team (2-2) dropped its home opener to top-ranked Iowa (2-0), 35-4, on Friday night at Maturi Pavilion. Heavyweight Gable Steveson finished the dual with a 14-6 major decision against third-ranked Tony Cassioppi.
Steveson jumped out to an early 4-1 lead with a pair of early takedowns against the Hawkeye sophomore. With a 5-2 after two periods, he dominated the third with four more takedowns to earn the bonus point. Steveson improved to 3-0 against Cassioppi after earning a pair of decisions last season. He extended his win streak to 21 matches and improved to 54-2 in his career.