Stieber to Train For Olympics At Ohio RTC
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Logan Stieber's path to the Olympics Trials will go through Columbus. The four-time NCAA national champion, who just two weeks ago graduated from Ohio State, will remain in the Buckeye State as he's signed with Columbus-based Ohio Regional Training Center (Ohio RTC). The nation's elite training center is coached by Buckeye associate head coach Lou Rosselli and utilizes Ohio State's Steelwood Athletic Training Facility.
"I am excited to continue my wrestling career at the Ohio Regional Training Center," said Stieber, who hopes to remain in Columbus through 2020. "Staying here to train will help me pursue my dream of becoming an Olympic champion."
Stieber joins a list of former Buckeye greats who currently train the organization, Reece Humphrey, a two-time All-American and the 2009 national runner-up at 133 lbs., JD Bergman, who three times earned All-America honors for the Scarlet and Gray, Division II national champion Tervel Dlagnev and Cashé Quiroga, a former Purdue Boilermaker. Humphrey, Bergman and Dlagnev are all currently members of Team USA. Humphrey and Kyle Snyder are US Open champions while Bergman has a third-place finish on his resume.
"Logan is a perfect match for The Ohio Regional training Center," said Rosselli. "He is an extremely hard worker with the right pedigree to be an Olympic champion. We are thrilled to have him be a part of our elite freestyle program."
In addition to Rosselli, Ohio RTC coaches include Buckeyes' head coach Ryan and Ohio State assistants J Jaggers and Ross Thatcher. Also on staff is All-American Nick Heflin, the 2014 NCAA runner-up at 197 lbs., and 2002 Ohio State graduate Dustin Myers.
"Logan was the catalyst to the Buckeyes winning their first ever team title," said Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan. "He's a homegrown Buckeye. As he chases Olympic Gold training in Columbus, he will continue to share his knowledge with the current Buckeye team."
Stieber capped his record-breaking career last March by becoming just the fourth wrestler in NCAA history to win four national titles. In the process, he also helped the Buckeye earn their first team title in the 94-year history of the sport in Columbus. A list of his accomplishments includes:
- The first wrestler in the history of the Big Ten conference to win four national titles.
- First Buckeye in history to win the Dan Hodge Trophy, given to the nation's top wrestler and considered to be the Heisman Trophy of the sport.
- With a 16-1 tech fall win over Iowa's Josh Dziewa in the finals, became the first Ohio State wrestler to ever win four Big Ten titles.
- Finished his career on a 50-match winning streak dating back to December, 2013.
- Fastest Buckeye to ever reach the 100-win milestone (103 matches).
- Winning percentage ranks first in Ohio State history (.975).
- NCAA's Most Dominate Wrestler, NWCA Most Outstanding Wrestler and AWN Pound For Pound Award winner.