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Gophers’ Gable Steveson set to compete in Beat the Streets

Freshman Gable Steveson at 197 competes during the match against South Dakota State on Sunday, Nov. 25 at Maturi Pavilion.

Tony Liebert, Sports Reporter

September 17, 2020

The junior heavyweight is reportedly weighing around 260 pounds before he is set to wrestle Wisconsin’s Trent Hillger, an opponent who Steveson holds a 3-0 all-time record against.

Gable Steveson talks weight, WWE and activism

Sophomore Gable Steveson celebrates after a winning a match during the meet against Nebraska at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Feb. 21.

Paul Hodowanic

June 19, 2020

Gable Steveson's summer has not gone as planned.  After winning the Big Ten heavyweight championship in March, the second-year's season was abruptly halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving him without an opportunity to compete as the favorite at the NCAA national championships in Minnea...

Steveson’s Olympic and national championship aspirations on halt for now

Sophomore Gable Steveson celebrates after a winning a match during the meet against Nebraska at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Feb. 21.

Nolan O'Hara

April 6, 2020

After winning his first Big Ten Championship, top-ranked heavyweight Gable Steveson was prepped for a hectic March and April, looking not only to win a national championship but also to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.  Steveson made his way to the top of the Big Ten podium af...

Steveson wins heavyweight title as Gophers take eighth at the Big Ten Championships

Sophomore Gable Steveson celebrates after a winning a match during the meet against Nebraska at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Feb. 21.

Nolan O'Hara

March 10, 2020

A year removed from his second place finish at the Big Ten Championships, top-ranked sophomore Gable Steveson returned to take the heavyweight crown, knocking off previously undefeated Mason Parris of Michigan in the finals.  Steveson led the way for the Gopher wrestling team, which placed eighth at...

Gophers wrestling braces for Big Ten Championships

Gophers Redshirt Freshman Brayton Lee fights a takedown at Maturi Pavilion on Sunday, Feb. 9. The Gophers lost to Penn State 31-10.

Nolan O'Hara

March 5, 2020

After closing out their season with a 9-8 record in duals, the Gophers wrestling team is looking toward the Big Ten Championships, taking place March 7-8 in New Jersey.  Minnesota lost its last three duals of the season, facing top-ranked competition including Penn State and Iowa. The Gophers' ...

Skatzka shines for Gophers in loss to Nebraska

Sophomore Gable Steveson celebrates after a winning a match during the meet against Nebraska at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Feb. 21.

Nolan O'Hara

February 24, 2020

Redshirt senior Devin Skatzka shined for the Gophers wrestling team on senior night, earning a top-10 upset win on a night Minnesota otherwise struggled, falling to Nebraska 29-12 and losing its third straight dual.  After Minnesota dropped the opening match of the dual at 165 pounds, Skatzka e...

Gophers wrestling: Close losses lead to blowout in Iowa

Gophers Sophomore Gable Steveson grapples with his opponent at Maturi Pavilion on Sunday, Feb. 9. The Gophers lost to Penn State 31-10.

Nolan O'Hara

February 16, 2020

Despite early success, the Gophers' wrestling team dropped their second straight dual, falling to No. 1 Iowa 35-6, who clinched the Big Ten title with the win over Minnesota.  Opening the dual at 184 pounds, senior Owen Webster gave the Gophers early momentum. He landed a takedown in the first and...

Gophers wrestling boasts a bright future for this season and beyond

Gophers Sophomore Gable Steveson faces off with his opponent at Maturi Pavilion on Sunday, Feb. 9. The Gophers lost to Penn State 31-10.

Nolan O'Hara

February 13, 2020

The Gophers' wrestling team knew early on they'd be relying heavily on their underclassmen during the 2019-2020 season. Of the 10 athletes that compete in each dual, six underclassmen — Patrick McKee, Brayton Lee, Ryan Thomas, Bailee O'Reilly, Garrett Joles and Gable Steveson — all regularly appear in...

Gophers wrestling struggles against No. 2 Penn State

Gophers Sophomore Gable Steveson faces off with his opponent at Maturi Pavilion on Sunday, Feb. 9. The Gophers lost to Penn State 31-10.

Nolan O'Hara

February 10, 2020

It's always difficult facing top-ranked teams like the Gophers' wrestling team did on Sunday against No. 2 Penn State. It's even more difficult when you're forced to compete without one of your top-10 wrestlers.  Before anyone even stepped on the mat in Penn State's 31-10 route of Minnesota, the Gophe...

Gophers have bounce-back weekend with two victories

A referee gestures a point scored at the Maturi Pavilion on Sunday Jan. 26. The Gophers lost 21-13 to the Buckeyes.

Nolan O'Hara

February 3, 2020

After the the Gophers' wrestling team dropped their second straight dual to Ohio State, sophomore heavyweight Gable Steveson said the following week would be a "good bounce back" as they prepped for a quick turnaround in Indiana.  He was right. Minnesota earned two landslide victories over the ...