The Guillotine – April 15, 2021

The April 15, 2021 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Content in this issue includes: State Action Photos | Lace 'Em Up - State Tournament Recognition Awards | Team State Tournament Wrap-up | Individual State Finals Recap | State Tournament Results | Camps-Clinics-Training | MWCA Report | Performance Nutrition - Pop: Regular vs. Diet | Stamped By Family - Doug Vaith and Lake City Wrestling | MWCA Awards.

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Huskies wrestling inks three more recruits

ST. CLOUD, MINN. – St. Cloud State University head wrestling coach Steve Costanzo announced the addition of three more student-athlete to an already strong 2021 recruiting class. Nicholas Lopez (Huntley, Ill.) and Paul Ruff (Gering, Neb.) have signed a National Letters of Intent with the Huskies while Nate Rocheleau (Gering, Neb.) has signed an Acceptance of Admission form.

Along with Lopez, Ruff and Rocheleau, seven additional stand-outs have announced their intentions to continue their education at St. Cloud State next fall: Mac Copeland (Bennett, Colo.), Augustus Donovan (Richland Center, Wis.), Anthony Herrera (Stansbury Park, Utah), Isaac Grams (Bloomington, Minn.), Matt Hogue (Stillwater, Minn.), Tyson Meyer (Glenwood, Minn.) and Nicholas Novak (New Prague, Minn.). All have signed with Huskies wrestling earlier this past year.

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Carlson Earns Big 12 Scholar-Athlete Award

IRVING, Texas — South Dakota State’s Clay Carlson was honored Wednesday as the 2021 Big 12 Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year, becoming the first Jackrabbit to receive the award.

A redshirt sophomore from Willmar, Minnesota, Carlson has compiled a 3.931 grade-point average as an animal science/pre-veterinary major. He became the first SDSU wrestler to earn All-America recognition at the NCAA Division I Championships since 2018, placing eighth in the 141-pound weight class at the national meet. He qualified for the NCAA Championships with a fourth-place finish at the Big 12 Wrestling Championship in early March en route to a 20-9 record.

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Gable Steveson: Going for the Olympic wrestling gold and beyond

The University of Minnesota wrestler talks about his plans for the Tokyo Summer Games, and everything that might come after.

MINNEAPOLIS — It’s 100 days to the Olympic Summer Games and Gable Steveson, a 20-year-old student at the University of Minnesota is preparing to make the trip to Tokyo, Japan. The 260-pounder will represent Team USA as part of the wrestling squad.

Steveson is all smiles sitting in his dorm room, thinking ahead to what it will mean representing his country at the games, saying “It’s crazy that I qualified for the Olympics and I’m going to Tokyo.”

There’s good reason the Junior from the U of M is pumped. He’s the reigning NCAA Division 1 National Champion, a two-time Big Ten Conference champion, two-time All-American and was honored as a top college wrestler. But for him, the Olympics is the ultimate dream come true, “Not many 20 year olds make the Olympic team,” he said. “I think I’m the third or second youngest ever to touch the team and especially in my weight class.”

On the verge of becoming wrestling royalty, you could say his journey started at birth. He’s named after Iowa wrestling legend Dan Gabel. His dad was a wrestler, both his brothers spent time on the mat and Gable was introduced to the sport at a very young age. View/continue reading at →