Minnesota Wrestling HC Drops Major Update on WWE Star Gable Steveson’s Return to the Gophers

Published 01/11/2024, 11:34 PM EST

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Minnesota’s wrestling team has always been under the spotlight not only for its exceptionally talented wrestlers but also for academic stars. Recently, the Gophers were in the limelight for having a pretty impressive GPA of team players. However, this is not the only reason for making social media storms nowadays. 

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In a recent revelation, Minnesota’s wrestling team has dropped an important update on one of its star players, Gable Steveson, who is returning to the team. Even though Stevenson was supposed to join the Gophers this season, he cannot do so now. But Why is Gable not returning to the Gophers?

Gable Steveson has another important task to focus

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With one year of eligibility remaining, Gable Steveson is seen on again and off again with the Gophers wrestling team, especially for the 2024 season. To announce the shocking revelation about the Steveson, Gophers took it to their official Twitter account and posted a video interview of head coach Brandon Eggum. Along with the video clip they penned, “Coach’s Corner” is back in 2024! You won’t want to miss this one as Brandon Eggum recaps the #Gophers performances at @SoldierSaluteIA, looks ahead to the Big Ten opener Monday night at Iowa, and also provides an update on Gable Steveson.

Brandon revealed that Gable will not be wrestling for the Gophers this season. Gable has been a part of Gophers and is renowned as a heavyweight champion and 125kg Olympics gold medalist. 

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In the same video, the coach said, “Unfortunately, he will not be able to compete for us this season. ” He added, “He’s a great competitor; he’s always wanted to compete for the University of Minnesota. But ultimately, the WWE would prefer that he solely focus on his professional wrestling career at this time.” Since Stevenson is in the final year of eligibility, there is a high chance that he will never return to the collegiate wrestling mat again.

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What will Gable do instead of returning to Gophers wrestling?

Gable’s duties for WWE kept him from participating in collegiate wrestling. Recently, Gable appeared at the ongoing WWE SmackDown and will be slated for more similar events in the future. In the same interview, Eggum added, “We just can’t thank him enough for the impact he’s had on our program…We love following him and watching him compete on the mat. He’s amazing, and now we’re excited to watch him in his WWE career.”

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Back in 2022, Steveson joined WWE after winning his second NCAA Championship in 2021. He had only one year of eligibility remaining, but because of the waiver granted by the NCAA because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he could use it in both the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 seasons. In light of the present scenario, the Gophers have to prepare for the upcoming season without Steveson in the squad. 

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I come from a family of dedicated civil servants, where a passion for sports runs deep. My journey into the world of sports began at the age of 11 when I first picked up a basketball. My love for basketball was unwavering, and I even secured the second position at the state basketball tournament, marking a significant achievement.
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