Gable Steveson Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

After his first dual, Steveson is already earning the honor

Gopher wrestling’s freshman heavyweight Gable Steveson has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, the conference announced this afternoon. The Apple Valley, Minn. native took down then-No.3 Derek White of Oklahoma State in his first home dual at Maturi Pavilion.

Steveson got a takedown and a nearfall within the first minute of the match to take a commanding six-point advantage. Steveson energized the home crowd with an exciting performance and a demonstrative celebration.

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Guillotine Grapevine Podcast: Recapping Oklahoma State with Brandon Eggum, Gable Steveson, Mitch McKee and OSU’s Daton Fix

We’ll recap Oklahoma State’s 23-9 win over Minnesota on Episode 50 of The Guillotine Grapevine. Among guests on this episode are Oklahoma State’s Daton Fix, Gopher head coach Brandon Eggum and Gopher wrestlers Gable Steveson and Mitch McKee.

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Lewis secures Junior World semifinal bid, three-time World champion Steveson upended in quarterfinals

TRNAVA, Slovakia – In only his third freestyle tournament of his career, Mekhi Lewis advanced to the Junior World semifinals at 70 kg with two quick wins on Saturday morning in Trnava, Slovakia. His wins included a technical fall and a pin.

Against Erik Reinbok of Estonia, Lewis scored takedown after takedown to open his first international tournament with a 10-0 win.

The quarterfinals put the Virginia Tech wrestler against South Africa’s Matthew Bartlett, who is a four-time age-group African Championships silver medalist. Lewis was on the board quickly with a takedown, putting Bartlett to his back and securing the fall at the 1:04 mark.

In tonight’s semifinals, Lewis will face 2018 Junior Asian silver medalist Bat-Erdene Byambasuren of Mongolia. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Steveson Still Improving After Three World Titles

TRNAVA, Slovakia (September 21) – It’s hard to believe that Gable Steveson (USA) is still improving after winning three world titles, but he stood outside Trnava’s City Sports Hall and said it’s possible.

“I’m stronger, quicker and my endurance is better than ever, but I’m still growing,” said Steveson. “I look at myself as the second-place guy, and that’s how I’m approaching every practice. Even though I’ve reached the top, I still train like I’m behind somebody.”

With two years of junior eligibility left, Steveson’s comes to Slovakia chasing his fourth age-level world title.

No doubt that he enters the 2018 Junior World Championships with a target on his back and he knows it. “I love having the target on my back. A lot of people have tried to hit the target, but as of right now, everyone has missed.” Continue reading at unitedworldwrestling.org

Steveson Set for Junior World Championships

The 2018 Junior World Championships are underway in Trnava, Slovakia, where University of Minnesota wrestler Gable Steveson will look to capture his fourth consecutive world championship.

Gable has won three previous world titles up to this point in time. The four-time state champion from Apple Valley won Cadet World Championships in 2015 and 2016 and moving up an age-group in 2017, Stevenson won five matches on his way to claiming the top spot on the podium and a Junior World Championship. Steveson’s first-place finish in 2017 helped the USA capture their first Junior Men’s Freestyle World Team Title since 1984.

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Gable Steveson named to ASICS America Boys First Team for third time

McKee and Kerkvliet named to 2nd Team; Robb 3rd Team; Lloyd and Kennedy HM

ASICS America Corporation is pleased to announce the 33rd annual ASICS Boys All-America Wrestling Team, and honors senior Gable Steveson (285) of Apple Valley (Minn.) and junior Adam Busiello (126) of Eastport (N.Y.) Eastport-South Manor as repeat First Team selections.

The ASICS All-America Team, selected by a nationwide panel of wrestling experts, is the only national all-star team for which wrestlers enrolled in all four high-school grades are eligible.

The ASICS All-America Team includes eight wrestlers at each of the 14 high school weight classes – the First, Second, and Third Teams and five Honorable Mention selections. To be considered, a wrestler must have competed during the scholastic season, and all team members were selected at the weight class at which they competed, or would have competed, in their state tournament or the National Prep Championships this year.

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