I talked with Gable Stevenson earlier today fresh off a dominating run at Junior Opens.
Here are his results. The last time he faced Wood was a one point affair at Who’s #1 in 2015.
120kg: Gable Stevenson (Minnesota Storm) PP Jordan Wood (Lehigh University), 9-2
120kg: Gable Stevenson (Minnesota Storm) ST Anthony Cassioppi (Hononegah Wrestling Club), 10-0 1:17
120KG: Gable Stevenson Saint Paul, MN (Minnesota Storm) ST Jarrod Snyder Bakersfield, CA (Cal State Bakersfield), 10-0 0:54
He recently chose Minnesota as his college, disappointing at least a few other coaches and programs. At this time he doesn’t plan on a redshirt year. He’s wrestled like a man among boys in high school, cadets and Juniors. Thinking about a Snyder vs. Stevenson match up makes me wonder what his transition will be like. He also doesn’t project himself taking an Olympic redshirt during college.The NCAA Championships are in his home state in 2020.
Gable wants to be great at the D1 and senior level. He hasn’t lost since the state finals when he was in 8th grade. Time will tell but he’s on the right trajectory.