Kevin Steinhaus  
Kevin Steinhaus

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Pennock, Minn.

High School:
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg HS

Weight:
184

Experience:
2L


07/10/2013

Big Ten Conference Honors 49 Gophers as Distinguished Scholars

Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.

05/21/2013

Gophers Named NWCA All-Academic Top 30 Team

Nick Dardanes, Scott Schiller, and Kevin Steinhaus receive individual recognition

05/20/2013

Minnesota Wrestling Presents Team Awards

Tony Nelson named Most Valuable Wrestler

05/17/2013

Steinhaus Named CoSIDA Academic All-District

Junior boasts a 3.40 cumulative GPA in Kinesiology

03/31/2013

Wrestling Places Eight on Winter Academic All-Big Ten

Overall conference list includes 90 wrestlers

03/19/2013

Top 10 Moments

Heading into the 2013 NCAA Championships, we count down the top 10 moments from the 2012-13 season.

01/22/2013

Minnesota rallies past Illinois

The Gopher Wrestling team won the final four matches to beat Illinois, 18-14.

11/12/2012

Minnesota-Hofstra Recap

Recap of Minnesota's 32-6 win over Hofstra at the Sports Pavilion.

03/08/2012

Top Ten Moments of 2012

Heading into NCAAs, relive the top 10 moments of the 2012 wrestling season.

01/24/2012

Gopher Wrestling Team Captains

Get to know Gopher wrestling captains Zach Sanders, Sonny Yohn, Kevin Steinhaus and Tony Nelson.

03/09/2014

Session Three

Big Tens

03/08/2014

Big Tens First Session

Wrestling Championships

03/08/2014

Session Semi-finals

Big Tem Wrestling

02/02/2014

Gophers Vs Indiana

Big Ten Wrestling

07/13/2012

Kevin Steinhaus

Kevin Steinhaus Action Photos

Photo Gallery


2013-14 SEASON

Overall Record: 19-4 (8-1)

Tech Fall: 3

Fall: 1

2012-13 • REDSHIRT JUNIOR:

Overall Record: 29-4
Dual Meet Record:
18-0
Big Ten Record:
8-0
Pins:
3
Major Decisions:
9
Technical Falls:
5

Finished season with 29-4 record • Was undefeated in Big Ten and dual matches • Voted as the Verne Gagne "Leadership Award" winner • named to 2012-13 CoSIDA Academic All-District Men's At-Large Team • Had 18-0 dual record and 8-0 Big Ten record • Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors • named to National Wrestling Coaches Association All Academic Top 30 Team • Fell to No. 1 Ed Ruth of Penn State in 6-4 sudden victory to finish second place at Big Ten Championships • Saw two technical falls at Big Ten Championships• Finished in third place at Southern Scuffle Tournament (1/2/13) • Scored a 9-1 major decision against C.J. Magrum of Ohio State • Was 11-4 against ranked opponents overall • All losses came from ranked opponents • Notable victories against No. 6 Josh Ihnen, No. 12 Cody Dixon, No. 10 Mike Larson, and No. 12 Tony Dallago • Won nine matches by major decision • Had three straight victories winning by technical fall (12/7/12-1/1/13).

2011-12 • REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE:
Overall Record: 34-6
Dual Meet Record: 14-3
Big Ten Record: 8-0
Pins: 2
Major Decisions: 10
Technical Falls: 7

All-American • Finished fifth at the NCAA championships • Voted the Most Dedicated Wrestler of the Year on the team • One of the four team captains that also won 30 or more matches on the season • Big Ten Champion at 184 pounds • Went 34-6 and led the team with 10 wins by major decision • Finished a perfect 8-0 in Big Ten dual matches • Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week in week one after upsetting defending NCAA champion Quentin Wright (6-1 decision) of Penn State • Won 21 straight matches during the season that included a Southern Scuffle title and last second victories over No. 7 Josh Ihnen of Nebraska (3-2, 3-1 SV) • Went a perfect 4-0 and claimed a Bison Open title to start off the season • Outscored his opponents 141-42 in the month of January after going 12-1 • Named to the Big Ten All-Academic • Letterwinner.

2010-11 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN:
Overall Record: 34-12
Dual Meet Record: 14-6
Big Ten Record: 5-2
Pins: 1
Major Decisions: 11
Technical Falls: 2

All-American as a freshman • Co-Most Outstanding Freshman team award recipient with Tony Nelson • Voted Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, Dec. 14 • 34-12 overall in first year with the Gophers, 14-6 in duals meets and a 5-2 record in the Big Ten • Had one pin, two technical falls and tied for first on the team with Zach Anderson with 11 wins by major decisions and 34 total wins • Finished as the runner-up in the 2011 Big Ten Championships • Made his first-career appearance at the NCAA championships and finished eighth • Opened the year with a 4-0 showing at the Bison Open, after beating his opponents by a combined score of 54-20 to earn his first Golden Gopher title • Finished second at the Kaufman-Brand Open with a 4-1 record; only loss was a 2-1 decision in the finals • Finished third at the Southern Scuffle with a 6-1 record • Went 10-1 in December • In January, Steinhaus took care of Iowa States' Richard Shafer in a demolishing 18-2 technical fall victory • Earned his first letter.

2009-10 • REDSHIRTED:
Winner of the team Academic Award with the highest GPA among the freshman class • Posted a 20-3 record in his first season at Minnesota, competing solely in open meets • Was one of eight Gophers to log 20 or more wins on the season, and the only freshman to do so • Went 11-3 at 174 in the first half of the season and 9-0 at 184 in the second half • Won two matches by pin and 11 by major decision, tying Mike Thorn for the team lead • Ended the season on an 11-match winning streak, and won 18 of his last 19 bouts • First collegiate win came in his first career match, over Phillip Downs of Northern State 13-3 on 11/14 • Champion at the North Country Open, going 5-0 and beating Mic Berg of St. Cloud State 4-3 in the championship match • Champion at the Worthington Open, going 4-0 and beating Mic Berg of St. Cloud State 5-2 in the championship match • Placed third at the Dragon Open, going 4-1 beating Carl Serck of Augustana with his only blemish a 0-2 setback to Jarrett Hall • Champion at the Kaufman-Brand Amateur, beating Celb Kolb of Nebraska 4-3 in the Championship match • Placed fifth at the Bison Open after a 3-2 mark at the tournament, beating William Fate of Southwest Minnesota in the fifth place match, with his only losses to teammates Scott Glasser and Cody Yohn.

HIGH SCHOOL:
2009 graduate of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg High School • Coached by Wes Haglund and Craig Johnson • Three-time Minnesota state champion, four-time finalist, and a five-time place winner • First team academic all-state selection • 160lbs. champion as a senior posting an unblemished 50-0 record • Won the 152-pound Class A title as a junior after capturing the 145-pound title as a sophomore • During junior campaign, posted a 47-0 record, and went 39-0 as a sophomore • Four-time All-Conference performer • Led his squad to a team state title as a senior in 2009 • No. 5-ranked prospect in his weight class • The 2008 NHSCA Junior National Championships runner-up • Three-sport athlete, also competing in football and track and field • Football team was state champion as a senior • Member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL:
Born Jun. 14, 1990 • Son of Mike and Suzanne Steinhaus • Has one sister, Kristi (23) • Majoring in kinesiology • Lists greatest sports thrill as winning a state team championship.

Season Wt. Overall Wt. Cl. Dual Big Ten Points Pins MD TF v.Rnk Strk Fast Pin Big Ten's NCAA's
2010-11 184 34-12 34-12 14-6 5-2 - 1 11 2 - - - 2nd 8th
2011-12 184 34-6 34-6 14-3 8-0 - 2 10 7 - 21W - 4-0/1st 5-2/5th
2012-13 184 29-4 29-4 18-0 9-0 - 3 9 5 12-3 14W - 3-1/2nd 3-2/DNP
Total - 97-18 97-22 46-9 22-2 - 6 30 14 - - - - -