Logan Stieber: An Accomplished Wrestling Career
Hailed as the most accomplished wrestler in Ohio history, Logan Stieber announced his retirement at the age of 28 from wrestling in April 2019. The 2010 Monroeville High School and Ohio State wrestler is now a coach at the Columbus Ohio regional training center where he will coach wrestlers training for the Olympic Games and other world-class championship competitions. He has mentioned plans to open his own wrestling school at a later time.
Pre-High School and High School Career
Logan’s wrestling career began with his entry to Monroeville high school in Monroeville, Ohio. With only one loss over his entire high school career, he finished with a record of 184-1, with 179 consecutive wins. He left with five OHSAA state wrestling championships under his belt – one team title and for individual championships. Other highlights include:
- FILA Cadet Nationals Champion for 2007
- USAW Cadet Freestyle Nationals Champion for 2007
- FILA Junior Nationals Champion for 2008
- S. Open third place for 2009
- USAW Junior Nationals Champion Freestyle and Greco-Roman for 2008
- Dave Schultz High School Excellence National Award for 2010
- Junior Hodge Trophy for 2010
- Junior World Championships silver medal for 2011
At Ohio State University, he became one of the most decorated college wrestlers in NCAA history. In 2015, he was the fourth wrestler in the NCAA to win National Championships four times and led the Buckeyes to their first-ever team National Championship. He was also a four-time Big Ten champion and finished his college career with a record of 119-3. Notable accomplishments during the years of his college career are listed below - results below third place are not included.
- Big Ten Champion for 2012 through 2015 consecutively
- NCAA Division National Champion 2012 through 2015 consecutively
- Ziolkowski International Champion for 2012
- S. Olympic Team Trials second place for 2012
- Big Ten Freshman of the Year for wrestling in 2012
- S. World Team Trials third place for 2013
- S. Open third place for 2014
- Dan Hodge Trophy winner for 2015
- National Wrestling Coaches Association Most Outstanding Wrestler for 2015
- Golden Grand Prix Finals second place for 2015
- Bill Farrell International second place for 2015
Logan represented the United States of America in men’s freestyle wrestling on Team USA on the 2016 and 2017 World Team. He placed first in the 2016 UWW World Wrestling Championships held in Budapest, Hungary. Competing in the World Cup, he took the silver in 2017 at Kermanshah, Iran and the gold in 2018 at Iowa City. In the Pan-American championships, he placed with a bronze in 2017, and a gold medal in 2018. He has had a solid post-collegiate career behind him, and a promising future in front of him.
Retirement Will Be Busy
While some might see his retirement as stepping away from wrestling, teaching and mentoring young wrestlers might be an even busier line of work for Logan. Young wrestlers will benefit from his years of experience and expertise on the mat, and carry the skills they learn from him into competitive wrestling worldwide.