Each year when the Walsh Jesuit Ironman concludes we end up with a new crop of wrestlers that have significantly increased their “stock” or rankings position. Some of them you may have heard of before others not. Some may have been previously overlooked, injured, or have tried to escape a bad national level tournament, Whatever the reason you may have been surprised to see them finish so high at the Ironman. Here are five wrestlers that have etched their names into wrestling fans minds, as well as college coaches, rankers and opponents.
Logan Agin - Lancaster, Ohio (106 lbs)
Though Logan Agin entered the Walsh Ironman as the fifth seed, his run to finish 3rd at 106 lbs still seemed more improbable than it should have. Agin was 17th-ranked at 106 lbs by TOM, but in the months leading up to the event, he had been competing at 113 lbs with mixed results. At the Super 32, Logan went 0-2, though both matches were very close and one went to sudden victory. In Fargo this summer at the Junior Nationals freestyle championships, wrestling again at 113 lbs, Agin went 4-2 with a victory over New Jersey fourth-place finisher Dante Mininno, yet failed to make it onto the podium.
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