No. 1 junior Steveson commits to in-state Minnesota

Gable Steveson celebrates after winning a state championship (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine)

Gable Steveson (Apple Valley, Minn.), ranked as the nation's No. 1 overall Class of 2018 wrestler, verbally committed to the University of Minnesota on Friday afternoon. The two-time UWW Cadet World gold medalist in freestyle at 100 kilograms has won state titles each of the last three seasons with a cumulative record of 134-0. Steveson's last scholastic loss came in the state final of his eighth grade year competing at 195 pounds, which ended a season in which he went 39-3.

Steveson is currently ranked the No. 1 high school 285 pound wrestler, and could be the next great Minnesota heavyweight. A legacy that includes current starter Mitch Kroells, who seeks a third All-American finish tonight; a pair of two-time national champions, and three-time finalists, in Tony Nelson and Cole Konrad; national champion and two-time finalist Brock Lesnar; along with five other multi-time All-Americans. Older brother Bobby qualified for the national tournament as a redshirt freshman at 184 pounds this season.


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ban basketball (1) about 1 year ago
Is that pronounced, "Gah-blee?" "Gah-bell?" "Gab-lee?" "Gabble"?

Oh, how befuddling!
sandiclevest (1) about 1 year ago
Great commitment for Minnesota!
coolbeans (1) about 1 year ago
OMG. What a great commitment for the Gophers! I have met the Stevenson Family. They seem like real good down home nice people.

However on the mat Gable is a Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the largest meat-eaters that ever lived. He swallows his opponents whole in one bite. With past Gopher heavyweights like Lesnar, Cole Conrad and Tony Nelson, Gable has the best potential to carry on that legacy.

Gable's brother Bobby is quickly improving with great heart. With the Stevenson brothers on the Minnesota Gopher's team. The Gophers should be on the rise again.
Jraygoza_31 (1) about 1 year ago
Can't wait to watch Stevenson and Seth nevills go at it for 4 years since they are the same class, if he follows his brother to Penn state they will at least face off 2 times each year can't wait! Both studs