(Minneapolis, MN) — Golden Gopher star wrestler Gable Steveson (STEVE-son) of Apple Valley leaves for Toyko tomorrow, where he will be chasing Olympic gold in free style wrestling. Steveson is a two-time Big Ten champion and a national titlist with the Golden Gophers and earned an Olympic spot as the 125-kilogram U-S wrestler by winning the Olympic Trials this spring. Steveson says his goal is to win the gold medal, but he knows it will not be easy. He says this a moment he has waited for his entire wrestling career and he is looking forward to “putting on a show” in Japan. Steveson has become famous as a heavyweight in doing a backflip after big victories and he says he will only perform the move in Japan if he wins the gold medal.
Gopher star wrestler Gable Steveson spoke with MNN sports director Mike Grimm: