Ladies and gentlemen, we have another World Champion.
Logan Stieber put on the performance of a lifetime to win the 61kg World title. The multiple time NCAA Champion claimed the title with a no-quit attitude that propelled him to the finals after collecting last second takedowns in the quarter and semifinals to earn his shot at the title. Once he was in the finals he left no doubt that he was the best as he notched an 8-4 win over Beka Lomtadze of Georgia.
“It is just focus. I don’t really think. I am just out there trying to score. I have confidence in my sprint and my short time offense. I didn’t draw it up this way,” said Stieber in an article on themat.com.
Logan Stieber's World Championship results:
WIN Vasyl Shuptar (Ukraine), tech. fall 10-0
WIN Akhmed Chakaev (Russia), 13-11
WIN Behnam Ehsanpoor (Iran), 9-8
Gold-Medal Finals – WIN Beka Lomtadze (Georgia), 8-4
Watch Stieber claim World gold.
Other FloWrestler of the Week Nominees:Alli Ragan, NYAC: Won the silver medal at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Ragan had wins of 8-4, 6-3, 5-0 and 14-4 en route to the finals.
Zack Donathan, Mason: Defeated No. 3 Mitch Moore, No. 5 Jason Renteria and No. 15 Grant Willits en route to winning the 132-pound Ironman championship.
Quentin Hovis, Poway: Knocked off No. 1-ranked returning champion David Carr in the finals to take home the 152-pound Ironman championship.
Moises Guillen, Perrysburg: Won the 138-pound Ironman championship with a wild win over returning runner-up Cole Matthews. He also defeated No. 11 Grant Aronoff and No. 8 Corey Shie.
Spencer Lee, Franklin Regional: Dominated the Ironman field to claim his third tournament title. Lee defeated No. 5 Joey Silva in the finals, and No. 8 Anthony Madrigal in the semifinals on the way to another championship. He also won the OW award.
Sammy Sasso, Nazareth: Won the 145-pound Ironman title by recording five straight bonus point wins that he finished off with a fall over Josiah Rider in 2:46.