Logan Stieber Wins Third NCAA Title, Becomes Ohio State's First Three-Time Champion

By Jason Priestas on March 22, 2014 at 10:05p
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Logan Stieber took a giant step into being the guy fans will remember as the greatest wrestler in Ohio State's long history Saturday night.

With a dominating 10-1 major victory over Virginia Tech's Devin Carter in the 141-pound NCAA championship, Steiber became the first three-time national champion in school history. The match was never really in doubt as Stieber scored a takedown 30 seconds in and then controlled Carter to take a 2-0 lead into the second period. Stieber tacked on 3 more points in the second period, before icing things with five more in the third.

This third title will sit nicely with Stieber's other two crowns, both at the 133-pound weight class in 2012 and 2013. The redshirt junior concludes the season 30-1 and has won every Big Ten and NCAA Championship tournament in which he's wrestled.

“He's a professional. You come across kids like this very rarely – never,” Tom Ryan, the man with the luxury of coaching Stieber, had to say about his star.

Stieber, already a four-time Ohio state high school wrestling champion, is now set up to become just the fourth wrestler to capture four NCAA titles next season.

Savor it, Logan.

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SilverState's picture
+3 HS
Eddie314's picture

Congrats to Logan.  

 

+3 HS
buckeye_heart's picture

Congrats to Logan Stieber on three in a row. Coach Ryan has done such a good job turning the wrestling program around. Hopefully between coach Ryan and the Stieber brothers we can keep even more of Ohio's talent here at home.

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JYBUCKEYE's picture

I've been watching Logan wrestle since he was in 6th grade.  He is way more than a great wrestler.  He is every bit as respectful and humble as he comes across in his interviews.  He has earned everything he has accomplished. Congrats Logan you deserve it. 

+2 HS
Seattle Linga's picture

Too bad about Heflin but Logan brought his A game tonight. Watched the match and there was absolutely no way he wasn't going to bring home the Championship tonight, Controlled from start to finish.

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Scarlet-Gray's picture

Stiebler was a stud tonight and definitely helped put an end to the talk that his last 2 titles were controversial by dominating tonight. Really too bad for Heflin though, that was a close call at the end that just didn't go his way.

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KBonay's picture

Great point guys.  Heflin deserves a heck-of-a-nod as well.  Literally a fraction of a second and that take-down is scored.  Heartbreaking to be that close.....

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Jhesse17's picture

How about that stall call... I guess the second was warranted but I didn't get the first one. And to call it at that point in an NCAA final is just wrong. Let the wrestlers decide the outcome not the refs.

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stubbzzz's picture

He made it look easy.

+1 HS
Seattle Linga's picture

His body fat content starts with .000000

+2 HS
SilverState's picture

Not by tomorrow... :) #wrasslinlife

+3 HS
Jhesse17's picture

Pedialyte, pizza and beers all night.

+1 HS
Kingbuck12's picture

Can he play safety for us?

Kingbuck12

+2 HS
dubjayfootball90's picture

wow... This MAN is a beast

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

Go1Bucks's picture

Fantastic !  Thanks Logan. Bucks Proud!

Go Bucks!

+1 HS
chitown buckeye's picture

Don't know how to embed tweets from my iPad twitter app but Kurt Angle mentioned Stieber. Angle said He is a stud. He seemed impressed.

"I'm having a heart attack!"

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Furious George 27's picture
 

Congrats!!

Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.

+1 HS
Fowle13's picture

How did Heflin do?

Young_Turk's picture

I watched a couple of the matches and thought a lot of them were boring, but not Stieber.  Dude was constantly working, and not pseudo-working but really dynamically working to score.  Tip of the cap to you young man.

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Il_Padrino's picture

Congratulations!  Amazing = four time High School state champion and now a three time NCAA with his senior year to go. 

 

Living the life!  Go Buckeyes!

Suck-Et Conference (SEC) sucks.

+1 HS
buckskin's picture

Congrats Logan, let's make it four titles next year and really join an elite group.  I think he won his title match with a broken thumb.  What a warrior.

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CGroverL's picture

Thank you, MISTER Logan Stieber for all of the class that you have carried yourself with. You are the man, and that is all there is to say. Buckeye Nation is proud to say that you are make our entire school and fanbase look as good as we can. Thank you and congratulations. Good luck with #4, MISTER Stieber. Go Buckeyes!

"I hope they're last in everything"

Thanks, Urb!

+1 HS