Gable Steveson continued his dominance of the NCAA wrestling ranks on Thursday. The Minnesota Golden Gophers star and Olympic gold medalist is expected to take home his second collegiate national championship this year. Steveson has also signed a contract with WWE, where he is expected to be a major star.
In his first match on Thursday morning, Steveson easily beat Northern Iowa’s Tyrell Gordon by a score of 25-10. Gable’s second-round match with Zach Elam of Missouri ended with a technical fall when Steveson made an athletic move to take over the match.
Steveson is the #1 seed in his weight class. The future WWE superstar will take on Lucas Davison of Northwestern in an all-Big Ten quarterfinal. If Steveson wins, he will wrestle the winner of Nebraska’s Christian Lance and Penn State’s Greg Kerkvliet. The Big Ten will be well-represented in the later rounds of the tournament.
If Steveson survives Davison and his next opponent, he will reach the championship round on Saturday. Fans in Detroit have been loving what they’re seeing out of Steveson. Now he is just three victories away from another championship.
Gable Steveson’s resume as an amateur athlete rivals anyone who has ever signed with WWE. Steveson is the company’s second-ever Olympic gold medalist, joining fellow wrestler Kurt Angle. Good luck to Gable as he seeks yet another national championship!
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