Monroeville's Hunter Stieber could make brother combo state's third to win four titles

Logan and Hunter Stieber had been together forever.
Michael Truax
Jan 24, 2011

Logan and Hunter Stieber had been together forever.

From the moment Hunter started wrestling, at age 4, to the brothers' first entry in the Tournament of Champions a few years later, they spent much of their time together.

With fellow wrestling standouts Cam Tessari and Chris Phillips at Monroeville High School, Logan and Hunter formed the "Fab Four" and forced many other wrestlers, including champion hopefuls, into other weight classes.

Either that, or the Fab Four just took their challengers down.

Logan primed the way with a state title in the 103-pound weight class in 2007, the season before the other three arrived.

For the next three years, Logan and Hunter raised their hands on the mats in Columbus: In 2008, Hunter took 103 and Logan 119; in 2009, Hunter won 119 and Logan 125; in 2010, Hunter again took 119 and Logan 125, his fourth and final state title.

Now, to reach the highest plateau in Ohio high school wrestling, Hunter must go it alone.

This February and March, he'll have a chance to complete the family sweep, making the Stiebers just the third pair of brothers to each take home four state titles.

"I don't like thinking about it too much, because it's going to be in my mind -- I'm not going to focus and do what I need to do," Hunter said. "But it'd definitely be sweet to be that third set of brothers."

Read more of this story in Tuesday's Register.

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Good Luck!  I can't wait for State this year!  Hope all three of you do the deed!