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College Wrestling: Gophers’ Steinhaus secures All-America status

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After winning two decisions Thursday, University of Minnesota redshirt senior Kevin Steinhaus — a 2009 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg graduate — went 2-1 in the 184-pound division at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on Friday in Oklahoma City.

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Unfortunately for Steinhaus, his only loss Friday came in the quarterfinals to longtime rival Ed Ruth of Penn State, dropping the Pennock native into the consolation bracket. Steinhaus (42-9) bounced back by earning a 6-5 decision and a 6-2 decision to ensure getting All-America status (top eight finish).

Steinhaus, who entered the tourney a two-time All-American, will take on Jack Dechow of Old Dominion in the consolation semifinals Saturday with the winner advancing to the third-place match. The loser will wrestle for fifth place.

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