Q&A: Junior World Champion Wrestler Gable Steveson Talks Gophers and Wrestling Dominance

It would be hard to characterize Apple Valley wrestler Gable Steveson as a poor loser. In fact, the Gopher commit really has no experience coming up on the short end on the mat. Steveson has not lost a match since he finished as runner-up in 2014 as an eighth grader.… Continue reading

Pat Smith shedding runner-up tag in breakthrough 2017

Prior to his breakthrough in April at the Greco-Roman World Team Trials, Patrick Smith was perhaps best known as the country’s premier carrot-chaser. A perennial bridesmaid. A fall-on-your-sword type of athlete who would always leave his heart out on the mat only to walk away second-best. It’s a torturous cycle,… Continue reading

Steveson wins Gold; USA wins freestyle team title at Junior World Championships

Tampere, Finland – Two-time Cadet World Champion Gable Steveson (Minnesota recruit/Apple Valley) added a Junior World title to his list of achievements by defeating Naeiim Rah Hassanzadeh of Iran 5-1 for the 120 kg Junior World Gold medal. Steveson’s win was needed for the USA to win the freestyle team… Continue reading