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.”
“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.