Steffen tabbed NSIC Wrestler of the Week

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 5-0 last week en route to a first-place finish at 184 pounds at the Dakota Wesleyan Open. He was dominant throughout, winning by fall in each of his first three matches. All three matches would go less than a period before defeating 2021 NJCAA National Champion Jacari Deal of Nebraska-Kearney 5-3 in the semifinals and Kolby Kost of Augustana 13-6 in the finals.

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SMSU Adds Transfer To 2020-21 Signing Class

MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University head wrestling coach Jesse Nelson announced today that Caden Steffen, a native of Zumbrota, Minn., has transferred from the University of Minnesota and will continue his academic and wrestling career at SMSU.

“Caden will be a great addition to the program,” Nelson said. “Caden’s dedication to the classroom and mat will fit our team goals. We are very excited to have him on board.”

Steffen competed the past two seasons at 184 pounds for the Gopher wrestling program, compiling 36 victories during open tournaments. He finished 17-6 during the 2018-19 season with four wins by fall, five by major decision and one by tech fall. He closed with a 19-10 record in 2019-20, which included a third place finish at the Last Chance Open. Steffen recorded with one win by fall, three by major decision and one by tech fall last season.

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The Guillotine – February 9, 2018

The February 9, 2018 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Featured content in this issue includes: Building Relationships, Building A Program - Detroit Lakes, Caden Steffen: Like Father, Like Son, Former top recruit Lance Benick makes transition to DIII power Augsburg, and Bonding Kids and Communities Through Wrestling - Westfield Razorbacks.

More content in this issue: Lace ‘Em Up, MWCA Report, Class AAA Rankings, Class AA Rankings, The View From The Matbird Seat, Class A Rankings, Upcoming Camps-Clinics-Training, Things I Find Interesting, Ask The Doc, HS Team & Individual Section Tournaments, Open Tournament Calendar, Officially Speaking.

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