MT. ORAB — Logan Current missed the past two seasons for medical reasons.
The Wilmington High School junior is making up for lost time.
Current posted a pin in the final match of the night to give Wilmington a thrilling 34-32 win over reigning SBAAC wrestling champion Western Brown Thursday at the WB gym.
“I was very confident that he would do fine but I am sure the other coaches had no idea who Logan was,” WHS head coach Kelly Tolliver said. “Logan knew walking on to the mat that if he did not pin, the team would lose. He went to work right away getting the first take down and then punishing his opponent on the mat, racking up back points. In the second period, Logan put him on his back and pinned him. It was an electric evening, the team and fans exploded.”
Wilmington also defeated Batavia 51-24 in the first round of the four-team event.
The Hurricane match against Western Brown came down to Current at 182 and Kile Holland at 170. Wilmington trailed 32-22.
”The least we could do and still win was pin and tech (fall) in the last two matches,” said Tolliver.
At 170 Holland’s opponent was hurt while being taken down, the WHS coach said. After a time, the two wrestlers went back out and Holland “took that wrestler straight to their back and the other coach stopped the match and medically defaulted.”
That made put the WHS deficit at 32-28 and put Current in line for the match-winning heroics.
Jan 2, 2020
@Western Brown High School
Wilmington 51 Batavia 24
195 Logan Current won by forfeit
220 Michael Reynolds was dec by Collin Shelton 8-0
285 Jayden Doyle won by forfeit
106 Jaden Snyder lost to Tate Bein Fall 0:51
113 Thane McCoy lost to Brandon Sauter Fall 4:21
120 Carson Hibbs lost to Bryan Sauter Maj 9-1
126 Donovan Butler lost to Wyatt Expert Maj 13-3
132 Lee Lynch won by default over Brennan Bruner
138 Dom Davidson won over Dylan Thompson Maj 17-6
145 Sam Eastes won by forfeit
152 Logan Salatin won over Collin Moeller Fall 4:27
160 Noah Stirr won over Royce Moore Fall 1:20
170 Kile Holland won by forfeit
182 Chase Cresswell won by forfeit
Wilmington 34 Western Brown 32
195 Wilmington forfeited to Western Brown’s Abi Miller
220 Michael Reynolds lost to Gary powell Fall 1:31
285 Wilmington forfeited to Eric Brewer
106 Jaden Snyder won over Aiden Kyle Fall 0:17
113 Thane McCoy lost to Dakota Propeck Maj 21-9
120 Carson Hibbs won over Corbyn Cunningham Fall 0:20
126 Donovan Butler won over Owen Bingamon decision 7-4
132 Lee Lynch lost to Sam Jones Maj 11-2
138 Dom Davidson lost to Ezra Marlow Decision 6-2
145 Sam Eastes won over Dakota Luther Maj 15-4
152 Logan Salatin lost Anthony Wright decision 11-4
160 Dalton Garrison won over Benjamin Donathan Decision 9-4
170 Kile Holland won over Ryan Marthaler by medical default
182 Logan Current won over Christian Wisner Fall 2:07