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Steinhaus wins Big 10 title

Kevin Steinhaus, top, won the Big Ten Championship at 184 pounds Sunday.

Minnesota Gopher Kevin Steinhaus, a redshirt sophomore from Pennock and KMS High School, won his first Big-10 title Sunday after finishing as runnerup last year.

Steinhaus is ranked No. 6 in the nation at 184 pounds and will be competing with 8 other Gophers at the NCAA Championships March 15-17 in St. Louis.

Steinhaus shaded No. 7-ranked Josh Ihnen, a junior from Nebraska, 3-1 with a takedown in overtime. He went 4-0 in the meet and finished undefeated against Big 10 competition to earn first-team All-Big 10 honors.

The Gophers finished second to defending Big 10 champ Penn State.

Rand Middleton
Tribune photographer/videographer. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime news/sports beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 
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