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.