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WWE's Gable Steveson wins second consecutive Dan Hodge Trophy

The award is given annually to the best college wrestler in the country.
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WWE's Gable Steveson has received one more collegiate wrestling honor.

It was announced today that Steveson has been selected as the winner of this year's WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy. The award is given annually to the best college wrestler in the country.

Steveson also co-won the Dan Hodge Trophy with Spencer Lee in 2021.

"As long as I put on for the sport of wrestling that means the most to me," Steveson tweeted. "Thank you all for supporting me on this journey. I am glad to announce that the Dan Hodge Trophy is coming home once again. The only HWT to win this award twice. History has been made."

WWE sent out a tweet congratulating Steveson on winning the award:

The award is named after legendary pro and amateur wrestler Danny Hodge.

Steveson wrapped up his college wrestling career earlier this month by winning his second consecutive NCAA championship. He also won a gold medal at the Olympics in Tokyo last summer.

Steveson signed an NIL (name, image, and likeness) deal with WWE last September, allowing him to sign with WWE while still remaining in college for his final wrestling season. Steveson will join WWE on a full-time basis when he graduates from the University of Minnesota this May.

Last October, Steveson was drafted to the Raw roster in the WWE Draft. He'll be in attendance at WrestleMania 38 this weekend.

Steveson has said that he isn't closing the door on competing in the 2024 Olympics.