Bobby Steveson
Bobby  Steveson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Apple Valley HS

Weight:
184

Experience:
1L


06/04/2017

Five Gophers Place at University Nationals

Tommy Thorn marched as to the title bout at 65 kilograms, while teammates Ethan Lizak, Skyler Petry, Bobby Steveson and Rylee Streifel all reach the podium

06/02/2017

Gophers Send 14 to University Nationals

Spread across seven different weight classes, 14 current Gophers will wrestle freestyle in Akron, Ohio this weekend in one of the nation’s top summer tournaments for collegiate wrestlers

04/30/2017

Smith Earns Spot on Team USA at U.S. Open

Pat Smith clinched the 71-kilogram spot on Team USA’s 2017 Greco World Championships roster by winning the U.S. Open title in Las Vegas this weekend

04/09/2017

Gophers Hand Out Hardware at Team Banquet

Minnesota hosted the ceremonial end to its 2016-17 season Sunday in Minneapolis, handing out team awards and celebrating first-year letterwinners, All-Americans and departing seniors

03/17/2017

Four Gophers Become All-Americans; Two into Finals

A quartet of Gophers earned All-America status on the second day of the 2017 NCAA Championships, led by Ethan Lizak and Brett Pfarr, who will wrestle for individual titles on Saturday

03/16/2017

NCAA Wrestling Day One

NCAA Wrestling Action in St. Louis

03/05/2017

Big Ten Wrestling Finals

Conference Wrestling Action

03/04/2017

First Day of Big Tens

Tournament Wrestling Action

02/12/2017

Gohpers vs Buckeyes

Big Ten Wrestling Action

11/27/2016

Gophers vs Cowboys

Wrestling at the Pav

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • NCAA Qualifier ('17)
  • Letterwinner ('17)
  • Won his first two career open tournament appearances (2015 Cobber Open, 2015 Buena Vista Open) and finished runner-up at his third (2015 UNI Open)

2016-17 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN
Overall Record:
14-18
Dual Meet Record:
4-6
Big Ten Record:
3-5
Pins:
1
Major Decisions:
5
Technical Falls:
1

NCAA qualifier • Letterwinner • won career dual debut on Nov. 19 vs. Martin Mueller (South Dakota State), 8-3 • swept through first two career road duals in December, including a 14-4 major decision over Ernest Battaglia (Michigan) • went 2-2 at Cliff Keen Invitational • upset No. 12 Nick Gravina (Rutgers) in opening round of Big Ten tournament • earned automatic qualification to NCAA Championships by finishing seventh at Big Tens • defeated No. 17 Nick Corba (Cleveland State) in first career NCAA tournament match

2015-16 • FRESHMAN (REDSHIRTED)
Overall Record:
14-4
Dual Meet Record: - -
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: 1
Major Decisions: 2
Technical Falls: 1

Made collegiate debut at Cobber Open • wrestled in four open tournaments and unattached at Southern Scuffle • opened season on an 11-match win streak • won Cobber Open and Buena Vista Open • placed second at UNI Open and sixth at Duhawk Open • earned five bonus point victories • pinned DeVaughn Scott (Simpson) in 42 seconds to win semifinal match at Buena Vista Open • had first career ranked match against No. 18 Nolan Boyd (Oklahoma State) in first round of Southern Scuffle • reached double-digit points in eight of his wins 

HIGH SCHOOL
Three-time state champion, once in Indiana and twice in Minnesota • Two-time junior folkstyle national champion (2013 and 2014) • Took first in the national "Who's No. 1" tournament (2014) • Coached by Dalen Wasmund


PERSONAL
Son of Robert and Laticia Steveson • Has one younger brother, Gable • Most memorable sports thrill was twice defeating the nation's top-ranked wrestlers in his weight class • Plans to major in special education



Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins Maj. Dec. Tech. Fall B1G Finish NCAA Finish
2015-16 (RS) 14-4 - - - - 1 2 1 - - - -
2016-17 14-18 4-6 3-5 1 5 1 7th DNP
Totals 14-18 4-6 3-5 1 5 1 - - - -



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