University of Iowa Athletics

Gabe Christenson

Height 6-1
Weight 197 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Runnells, Iowa
High School Southeast Polk

High School

  • Two-time Iowa high school state champion
  • Won the 195-pound title as a junior in 2019 and as a senior in 2020
  • Placed fourth as a sophomore at 195, and sixth as a freshman at 182
  • Led Southeast Polk to three dual tournament state championships, and one traditional state championship
  • Mr. Dan Gable Wrestler of the Year finalist in 2020
  • First-team all-state in 2019 and 2020, and team MVP in 2020
  • Recorded his fastest career pin in nine seconds
  • Placed third in Greco Roman and fifth in freestyle at Fargo in 2019
  • Placed third in Greco Roman and eighth in freestyle at 2019 UWW Cadet World Team Trials
  • Second-team academic all-state in 2019 and 2020… student ambassador for Southeast Polk
  • Member of Mentors in Violence Prevention, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Best Buddies, and National Honors Society
  • High school coach was Jason Christenson and former Hawkeye Jessman Smith.

Personal

  • Born October 28, 2001
  • Son of Jason and Jean Christenson
  • Father Jason wrestled and played football at Central College
  • Marketing major