Could Gable Steveson be headed back to the collegiate wrestling scene? The Olympic gold medalist told FloWrestling that he intends on using his final year of collegiate eligibility to wrestle. Steveson will still need to consult with the WWE regarding his schedule before his return is set.
After winning the Olympic gold medal in 2021, Steveson returned to the college wrestling world to capture his second national title at 285 lbs for the University of Minnesota. In the process, Steveson won his second consecutive Hodge Trophy.
Steveson is a three-time NCAA All-American with two national championships and a third-place finish as a true freshman in 2019. That third-place finish came after his most recent collegiate loss, giving Steveson a 52-match winning streak. For his career, Steveson is 85-2.
Steveson has already made one comeback in 2023. He returned to compete in freestyle at the US Open and cruised through the bracket to win a title and earn a spot in Final X. In Newark last weekend, Steveson disposed of collegiate foe Mason Parris in two straight bouts to earn a slot on the 2023 Senior World Team at 125 kg.
There will certainly be more to this story in the coming weeks and months as Steveson sorts out the details with the WWE.