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Link Steffen to be inducted into Southwest's Hall of Honor

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Link Steffen to be inducted into Southwest's Hall of Honor
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

MARSHALL -- Link Steffen, who won the Tribune's Hengstler-Ranweiler Award for top male athlete in the area in 1993, will be inducted into the Southwest Minnesota State University Hall of Honor on today with four other SMSU athletes.

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Steffen graduated from Granite Falls-Clarkfield in 1993 and was a standout in football, wrestling and baseball. He was a two-time state wrestling champion and finished his prep career with a 122-24 record.

At SMSU, Steffen wrestled for four years and compiled a 114-22 record that included an NCAA Division II national title in 1998 at 190 pounds. He was a three-time national qualifier and a two-time All-America. In baseball, He also played baseball for two seasons and batted ,292 with two home runs in 34 games.

Steffen has been the head wrestling coach at Zumbrota-Mazeppa for the past three seasons and has posted a 42-18 record. He was the head coach at Yellow Medicine East in 2000. He is currently working at the Red Wing Correctional Facility as an Occupational/Life Skills instructor.

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