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Aug. 23, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio Logan Stieber, who will be a redshirt-freshman this fall, competed with the top international junior wrestlers at the end of July at the 2011 FILA Junior World Championships in Bucharest, Romania. Stieber proved his status as one of the best after finishing second in the 60kg/132-pound division.

Posting a 4-0 record en route to reaching the final, the Monroeville, Ohio, native dropped a 1-1, 4-6 decision to Toghrul Asgarov of Azerbaijan.

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Stieber opened the prestigious event with a 7-1, 0-1, 1-0 win vs. Kazakhstan’s Sayatbek Okassov. He then demonstrated an outstanding outing against Antranik Ovsepian (Greece). After shutting out Ovsepian, 7-0, in the best of three series, Stieber promptly pinned Ovsepian in 55 seconds to move on in the bracket.

In the quarterfinal round, Stieber secured a 7-0, 4-2 victory vs. Maxim Perpelita of Moldova before handing Stefan Ivanov (Bulgaria) a 5-0, 7-1 loss in the semifinals.

Junior World Championships Bucharest, Romania July 26-31, 2011

Redshirt-Freshman Logan Stieber, Monroeville, Ohio 60 kg/132 pounds Second Place

WIN Sayatbek Okassov (Kazakhstan), 7-1, 0-1, 1-0 WIN Antranik Ovsepian (Greece), 7-0, pin 0:55 WIN Maxim Perpelita (Moldova), 7-0, 4-2 WIN Stefan Ivanov (Bulgaria), 5-0, 7-1 LOSS Toghrul Asgarov (Azerbaijan), 1-1, 4-6

1. Toghrul Asgarov (Azerbaijan) 2. Logan Stieber (USA) 3. Maxim Perpelita (Moldova) 3. Omer Uzan (Turkey) 5. Stefan Ivanov (Bulgaria) 5. Murshid Mutalimov (Russia) 7. József Molnar (Hungary) 8. Maruf Nurilloev (Uzbekistan) 9. Ji-Hoon Yun (Korea) 10. Sayatbek Okassov (Kazakhstan)

FILA Junior Freestyle Results Team, Score 1. Russia, 56 2. Georgia, 50 3. Iran, 46 4. Turkey, 41 5. Azerbaijan, 37 6. Bulgaria, 32 7. Kazakhstan, 28 8. United States, 25 9. Moldova, 23 10. Ukraine, 18