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Barstool Athlete Gable Steveson Just Manhandled A Guy To Win Olympic Gold

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Barstool Sports recently expanded their brand and launched Barstool Athletes after the NCAA allowed its athletes to accept endorsements for the use of their name, image, and likeness. Barstool Sports founder, Dave Portnoy, released a video breaking down what it means to be a Barstool Athlete and how they are rolling with the punches and figuring it out as they go.

Barstool Athlete signed 21-year-old Minnesota heavyweight wrestler, Gable Steveson, right before his quest for Olympic glory in Tokyo.

Fast forward to the Olympics and Steveson just won a gold medal against the reigning defending medalist, Geno Petriashvili from Georgia. ESPN reported, “Steveson trailed Georgia’s Geno Petriashvili 8-5 with time running out. The…American remained composed and took control against his more experienced opponent, scoring on a spin-behind takedown with 10 seconds remaining and then another with less than a second remaining to win the men’s freestyle 125-kilogram class final 10-8.”

Aside from winning the gold medal, Steveson will also receive $250,000 from USA wrestling through its reward program. This opens up many doors for Stevenson as he has previously shown interest in joining the WWE and has had pro wrestling manager, Paul Heyman, by his side since he was in junior high. “He was photographed at WrestleMania with Heyman and pro wrestling star Roman Reigns.” He’s also close friends with WWE superstar, Brock Lesnar. Barstool Sports CEO, Erika Nardini, is also a member of the WWE’s board of directors, so Stevenson has more than enough connections to make it work with the WWE if that’s the avenue he wants to pursue.

The sky is the limit for this talented athlete. Not only does he possess incredible wrestling skills, but he is must-watch tv. Barstool Sports hit another homer out of the park as they landed a good one in Olympic gold medalist, Gable Steveson.

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