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Logan Brown is a STATE CHAMPION...

Tom Barbee, 31 years worth the wait...
Logan Brown, more than a state champ

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Logan erupts in emotion after he realizes he is a state champion.

Logan Brown acknowledges the Covington faithful who had made the trip to Columbus.

Logan Brown kisses the state championship medal he earned.

Day 3: Saturday, March 4, 2006 – COLUMBUS
The yell of "Yeah!", as Logan Brown watched the clock tick zero at the finals of the state wrestling tournament in Columbus, was a burst of emotion from accomplishing a goal he set a year ago.

"I wasn't going to lose," said Brown after accomplishing something no other Covington wrestler was able to do. "I wasn't going to accept anything less than a state championship."

Brown, who finished third in 2005 after falling to two-time state champion Spencer Dye of Sandusky St, Mary's, became the first Covington wrestler to win a state title with a dominating 9-2 victory over Jeremy Stevens of Ashland Crestview in the finals. The Covington senior capped a 52-0 season and a two-year record of 102-1.

"It's an awesome feeling to be the first state champion in school history," described Brown. "I can't even describe how good this feels."

The wait for Logan's big moment seemed to last for an eternity as there was the Parade of Champions ceremony prior to the competition and then the long wait for the matches in each weight class to become complete.

"I just stayed focused (while waiting)," said Brown. "In the warm-up room Stevens was warming up behind me and we made eye contact a few times, but nothing serious. We waited in the bullpen for about ten minutes before we came into the arena. All I did was focus on what I had to do."

Finally, at exactly 8:00 pm Logan and Stevens took to the mat and the waiting was over.

The whistle blew and Logan immediately scored on his patented double-leg just 10 seconds into the match for a 2-0 lead.

"I just wanted to take it to him and let him know he couldn't stop me," Brown said. "I knew if I could get a few takedowns on him that I would be in his head."

After letting Stevens up for an escape point, Brown took Stevens down two more times with his double-leg to build a 6-1 lead as he chose the neutral position to start the second period.

The lead remained 6-1 until the end of the second as Brown was in the down position to start the third. On the whistle, Brown powered his way up and out of Steven's grasp for an escape and a 7-1 lead.

"Stevens is a real strong wrestler on top," said Brown. "I knew he wanted to get his legs wrapped in and I had to get away as fast as possible. Once I stood up and got hand control, I was able to get away."

With his state title at the tip of his fingers, Brown recorded one more double-leg takedown for good measure to take a 9-1 lead. He then road out his frustrated opponent until the final second of the match as Stevens was given an escape point at the end to make the final score 9-2.

As the clock ticked to zero, Logan pumped his fist in the air and released all of the emotion that was bottled up over the past year. While his hand was being raised by the referee as the winner, Logan pointed up at various sections of the crowd where Covington fans were located.

He then shook the hand of his defeated opponent's coach and headed straight for coach Tom Barbee. Logan lifted Barbee high in the air for the Covington crowd to give their praise.

"I'm so happy I was able to do this for coach Barbee," said Brown. "He has been waiting for a state champion a lot longer than I have. To give this to him makes it so much sweeter. He's been there for me, not only as a coach, but as a friend."

After his moment with his coach, Brown headed straight for his parents, where all of the tears of joy came out in an emotional embrace. Logan then made his way through the crowd hugging his girlfriend and Mike Jennings.

"I just love my parents so much," Brown explained. "They mean the world to me. Also, I love Jeni and Mike too. Mike has pushed me hard in practice. Mike Stephen too. I wish he could have been here, but he has more important things to tend to right now. I just want to thank Mike Stephen and Mike Jennings for beating my butt in practice every day and making me better. Without them this would have never happened."

It was a history making year for Brown, all the way around. He rewrote the Covington record books and accomplished something that has never been done. He captured a state championship and all along the way he had a big bulls-eye on his back.

189 First Place Final:
Logan Brown, Covington dec. Jeremy Stevens, Ashland Crestview 9-2

189 Third Place Finals:
Brad Rice, W. Jefferson pin Brock Kirian, Sycamore Mohawk 1:42

189 Fifth Place Finals:
Hector Urbina, Archbold dec. Jude Riedy, Sand. St. Mary C.C. 7-6

189 Seventh Place Finals:
D.J. Cummins, Cardington-Lincoln pin Travis Porter, Burton Berkshire 4:25

Day 2: Friday March 3, 2006 – COLUMBUS
One More! That was the phrase Logan Brown uttered as his hands were raised in victory after a 13-6 win over Brad Rice of West Jefferson to advance to the state finals on Saturday.

Before that, Brown began day two of the state wrestling tournament in the same fashion as he ended the first day...focused and determined.

The unbeaten senior from Covington locked horns with a familiar foe in the state quarterfinals against Brock Kirian of Sycamore Mohawk. Earlier in the year at the GMVWA Holiday Tournament, Logan totally dominated Kirian and pinned him in the second period.

Today, it took Logan longer, but the result was the same...a Brown win.

Logan built a 5-0 lead through the first two periods as it was evident Kirian was focused on stopping Brown's double-leg takedown. The sophomore from Sycamore Mohawk rarely attempted an offensive maneuver, and when he did Brown was solid in his defense.

Kirian did score two points in the final period via escape, but Logan was in total control for a 5-2 win.

In the semifinal match six hours later, Logan was as dominating as ever against an aggressive Brad Rice of West Jefferson. For the first time in a long while a wrestler came into a match with Logan looking to take it to the unbeaten wrestler.

As a result Logan recorded six takedowns and controlled the match throughout. Brown built a 4-1 lead after the first, a 12-5 lead after the second, and cruised to a 13-6 win. None of Rice's six points came on offensive maneuvers as Logan only surrendered 5 escape points and one penalty point for stalling in the final five seconds of the match.

As the clock ticked to zero, Logan jumped into the air in celebration and immediately ran to coach Tom Barbee for a long embrace. It was the first time in the state tournament Logan showed any emotion as he improved to 51-0 on the season.

After the match, Logan and his coaches stood mat-side and watched the final period of the other 189 pound semifinal match between Jeremy Stevens of Ashland Crestview and Hector Urbina of Archbold. Stevens cruised to a 8-0 win to set up a rematch of last years opening round match with Logan. In that match one year ago Logan took a 10-1 win.

After heading out of the arena, coach Barbee commented on the approach they will take into the finals.

"We'll continue to do what we do best," said Barbee. "Logan is so determined now. Were not going to change anything. Logan will go out there doing what has gotten him here."

And hopefully it leads to the first ever state wrestling title in Covington history.

189 Championship Semifinals:
Jeremy Stevens, Ashland Crestview Dec. 8-0 Hector Urbina, Archbold
Logan Brown, Covington Dec. 13-6 Brad Rice, W. Jefferson

189 Championship Quarterfinals:
Hector Urbina, Archbold Dec. 8-6 Tery Michael, Carlisle
Jeremy Stevens, Ashland Crestview Dec.12-4 Gary Steigerwald, Kirland
Brad Rice, W. Jefferson Dec. 8-5 Terry Porter, Burton Berkshire
Logan Brown, Covington Dec. 5-2 Brock Kirian, Sycamore Mohawk

DAY 1: Thursday, March 2, 2006 – COLUMBUS
As Logan Brown followed coach Tom Barbee and assistant coach Eric Vanderhorst out of the bullpen and into the arena for his opening round match at the state wrestling tournament, there was a look in his eyes that sent chills up the back of your neck.

It wasn't the wide-eyed look that was on display last year in the first round of the state tournament. Instead, it was a look of pure expression, total focus.

The unbeaten senior then stepped on the mat and wrestled the same way he came out of the bullpen...all business and totally focused.

Brown's first round opponent, Cris Gault (28-11) of Andover Pymatuning Valley didn't have a chance to get into the flow of the match as Brown immediately scored on a takedown for a 2-0 lead.

After riding his opponent for a minute in an attempt to get some back points, Brown let Gault up, surrendering an escape point to make the score 2-1.

Logan then set his man up for a second takedown and went to work for some back points. In a matter of seconds, Logan turned his man and recorded the pin in 2:47.

"Logan looked good," said former Buccaneer state qualifier Brad Hall. "He looked focused and didn't make any mistakes, which is what you need to eliminate when you get to this level."

The expression on Logan's face didn't change after the match was over. He just gathered his gear and walked out of the arena and up the tunnel...totally focused.

With the win, Brown improves to 49-0 on the season and will face Brock Kirian (37-6) of Sycamore Mohawk, who defeated D.J. Cummins (35-11) of Cardington-Lincoln by the score of 13-5. Brown defeated Kirian earlier in the year at the GMVWA Holiday Tournament at Vandalia via second period pin.

Wrestling starts Friday at 10:00 am.

189 Championship Preliminaries:
Hector Urbina, Archbold pin Joe Wasserbeck, Richwood N. Union 3:38
Trey Michael, Carlisle maj. dec. Mike Johnson, W. Salem 14-5
Gary Steigerwald, Kirtland maj. dec. Russ Beisner, Versailles 10-2
Jeremy Stevens, Ashland Crestview pin Derick Hesson, Caldwell 2:39
Travis Porter, Burton Berkshire dec. Levi Schwab, Clinton-Massie 7-1
Brad Rice, W. Jefferson maj. dec. Jude Riedy, Sand. St. Mary C.C. 8-0
Brock Kirian, Mohawk maj. dec. D.J. Cummins, C.-Lincoln 13-5
Logan Brown, Covington pin Cris Gault, And. Pymatuning Val. 2:47

Logan Brown at Senior Nationals...
Day 1: Logan opened the 2006 Senior Nationals at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a first round bye. He then advanced to the final 16 in the 189 pound weight class by defeating Anthony Castillo, the California state champion by an 8-3 decision. Logan recorded two takedowns, three back points and a reversal. In recording his back points, Logan got Castillo locked up in a cradle in the second period. Next, Brown faces Bryant Blanton, a 3-time state champ from South Carolina.
Day 2: Logan opened the second day of Senior Nationals with a hard-fought 10-8 decision over Bryant Blanton of South Carolina. Blanton came into the tournament as a three-time state champions and four-time state placer. Logan Brown dropped a heartbreaking 4-3 decision in the Senior National Quarterfinals to Matt Panasevich of Pennsylvania. After a scoreless first period, Logan recorded an escape to take a 1-0 lead. Panasevich scored on a controversial head-and-arm where control was judgemental. Brown then scored a takedown to tie the score at 3-3, but Panasevich took the lead back with an escape, 4-3. Brown came close in the final minute to recording the winning takedown, but couldn't gain control. Logan looks to rebound on Sunday as he falls into the consolation bracket.
Day 3: Logan Brown dropped a 12-6 decision to Jesse Strawn of Kansas to complete his journey at Senior National in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Logan's performance at Nationals places him in the top twelve 189 pounders in the nation. Congratulations Logan on an outstanding accomplishment.

Logan Brown give coach Tom Barbee a ride he's waited his entire career for.