Wrestling: Stieber defeats #1 Ranked wrestler in the world at Rumble on the Rails

Curt Heinrichs's picture
May 16, 2013 at 10:06a

2 time NCAA champion Logan Stieber wasn't representing the Scarlet and Gray when he took on #1 Ranked Opan Sat on Wednesday at the Rumble on the Rails event at NYC's Grand Central Terminal, he was representing the USA, and looked excellent doing it.

The elder Stieber brother dropped the 1st period to Sat by a score of 7-5, but he kept the Russian star off of the scoreboard for the next 2 periods, winning 6-0 and 3-0 to earn the victory.

The Rumble on the Rails was an event which brought much attention to some of the international wrestling powers in the wake of the IOC's suggestion to drop wrestling from the Olympic games starting in 2020. The event showcased wrestlers from the USA, Russia, and Iran in both freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling. 

Also competing for the USA were former Buckeyes Reece Humphrey and JD Bergman (both NCAA runners up for the Buckeyes). Both Humphrey and Bergman dropped matches by decision to their Iranian counterparts. Humphrey fell by scores of 1-0 and 6-0 against Iranian Maumoud Esmailpour Joybari and Bergman lost a tough decision to Hamed Tatari 3-1 and 1-0. Also representing the US against Iran was Ohio Regional Training Center competitor (and new dad) Tervel Dlagnev, who lost to Khomeil Ghasemi 1-1 and 1-0. 

The American wrestlers won all but one of their 9 bouts against Russian wrestlers, but didn't fare as well against the Iranians, losing all 7 matches. 



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