(Minneapolis, MN) — Golden Gopher star wrestler Gable Steveson of Apple Valley is using his platform as a well-known black athlete to raise awareness on social justice issues. Steveson says he became more active after the death of George Floyd and has taken part in local protests, tried to help educate friends on the issues, and has asked U-S-A Wrestling to help promote diversity in the sport. Steveson says he has seen some progress in recent weeks in many people wanting to listen and learn about the problems facing minorities. He says that has to continue. Steveson won the Big Ten heavyweight championship in March and was a favorite to win an N-C-A-A title before the tournament at U-S Bank Stadium was canceled. Steveson is also a 2021 Olympic hopeful in wrestling and someday would like to be a pro wrestler in the W-W-E. He says he can use all of those platforms to continue to create awareness.
Gopher star wrestler Gable Steveson spoke with MNN Sports Director Mike Grimm: