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    Photo: Tony Rotundo

    2020 Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson Enters the US Open

    2020 Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)

    For weeks, there have been rumors of a possible return. Today, 2020 Olympic gold medalist cleared the air and confirmed that he will return to the wrestling mat and compete at the US Open two weeks from now.

    Since the two-time Hodge Trophy winner left his shoes on the mat after his second NCAA title win in 2022, he has been focused on a career in the WWE.

    In recent interviews, Steveson has stated his desire to wrestle in the Olympics once again. Making the 2023 world team and qualifying the weight for the 2024 Games would be the first step in the process.

    Steveson will be amongst a deep US Open field of heavyweights that includes two-time world medalist Nick Gwiazdowski, 2022 World Team rep (and Gopher Wrestling Club teammate) Hayden Zillmer, along with longtime contender Dom Bradley, 2023 Hodge Trophy winner Mason Parris and many more talented competitors.

    During his career at the University of Minnesota, Steveson amassed an 85-2 career record. In addition to his two NCAA titles, Steveson claimed three Big Ten titles and won his final 52 collegiate bouts. During his Hodge Trophy-winning seasons, Steveson compiled a bonus point percentage of over 80%.

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