Contingent of Buckeyes Fare Well at U.S. Senior Open
Logan Stieber concluded his junior season at Ohio State with his third NCAA title.
April 21, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio– With the 2013-14 collegiate wrestling season coming to a close a month ago, three-time NCAA champion Logan Stieber continued his quest to be the best in the world this past weekend as he, along with a trio of current and former Buckeyes, competed at the ASICS/Las Vegas Senior Open Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas.
Stieber, who just completed his junior season with the Buckeyes, finished third in the 65kg/143 pound bracket as the No. 6 seed. With the finish, Stieber automatically qualifies for the U.S. World Team Trials May 31-June 1 in Madison, Wis.
The Top 7 finishers in each Olympic weight class qualify for the U.S. World Team Trials May 31-June 1 in Madison, Wis.
In the third-place match-up, the Buckeye from Monroeville, Ohio, defeated Frank Molinaro, who was a four-time All-American at Penn State from 2009-2012, 4-2.
Joining Stieber at the U.S. World Team Trials are fellow Buckeyes Reece Humphrey, a letterwinner in 2006 and 2008-10 and J.D. Bergman (2004-05; 2007-08). Humphrey, a two-time All-American, wrestling at 65kg/143 pounds finished fifth after Jordan Oliver, a two-time NCAA champion for Oklahoma State, forfeited.
A three-time All-American for the Buckeyes, 97kg/213 pounder Bergman handed Deron Winn, a two-time NJCAA champion for St. Louis Community College-Meramec, a 10-0 setback in the third-place bout.
Hunter Stieber just missed earning a spot at the U.S. Team Trials when he fell to Adam Hall in the seventh-place match, 10-3. A two-time All-American from Monroeville, Ohio, the younger Stieber faced the former Boise State NCAA All-American and Pac-10 Champion in the 70kg/154 pound bracket.
Buckeye Nathan Tomasello, who redshirted the 2013-14 season won the 55kg/121.25 pounds title in the FILA Junior National Championships.
ASICS/Las Vegas Senior Open Wrestling Championships
Las Vegas, Nev.
3rd - Logan Stieber, Monroeville, Ohio dec. Frank Molinaro, South Plainfield, N.J., 4-2
5th - Reece Humphrey, Columbus, Ohio forfeit Jordan Oliver, Stillwater, Okla.
7th - Adam Hall, New York, N.Y. dec. Hunter Stieber, Monroeville, Ohio, 10-3
3rd - J.D. Bergman, Columbus, Ohio tech. fall Deron Winn, Ames, Iowa, 10-0
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