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Ohio’s Hunter Stieber (No. 1 @ 135) follows older brother’s path

19 Feb Posted by in Ohio Wrestling | Comments
Ohio’s Hunter Stieber (No. 1 @ 135) follows older brother’s path

Hunter Stieber (No. 1 @ 135) attended the 2010 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic as a spectator.

Stieber, a senior at Monroeville High School in Ohio, will return to Pitt’s Fitzgerald Field House March 27 for the 2011 Classic as a participant.

Stieber, a three-time Ohio state champion, will follow in the footsteps of his older brother, Logan, who wrestled on the United States All-Star Team last year.

Logan, a four-time Ohio state champion, has moved on to Ohio State.   Hunter will have a chance to match his brother’s accomplishment when he participates in the Ohio state tournament the first weekend of March.

“It wasn’t a complete surprise, since they picked Logan last year, but it’s still a great honor to be chosen,” said Hunter, who will take a 41-0 record at 135 pounds into section tournaments this weekend. “However, I was a little surprised to see that my best friend was also chosen.”

Monroeville teammate Cam Tessari (No. 1 @ 140), another three-time state champion, competing at 140, also will wrestle in the Classic.

“Cam and I have been wrestling since we were in first grade,” Stieber said. “Our mothers were best friends in high school, so I’ve known Cam for as long as I can remember.”

Stieber entered the week with a 182-2 career record; Tessari has a 177-6 mark.