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State champ commits to Iowa wrestling team

[ 0 ] April 29, 2013 |

Logan Thomsen feels a strong connection to his home state and pulls for all three of Iowa’s Division I wrestling programs.

“I like seeing the state as a whole do good,” the state champion from Union of LaPorte City said. “It’s a state-wide (source of pride) to prove Iowa — the state itself — is the place to be to wrestle.”

Thomsen’s loyalty, though, is soon to be bound to one school.

He verbally committed Sunday night to Iowa after considering Iowa State, Northern Iowa, Upper Iowa and Wartburg.

“When you’re growing up, that’s the program you look up to,” Thomsen said of the Hawkeyes. “Iowa is the pinnacle of what wrestling is, I guess you could say. In my eyes, it’s the top of the top if you don’t count Olympic wrestling.”

Thomsen, who projects as a 157-pounder in college, compiled a 178-13 in high school. He reached the state finals as a freshman and junior and placed third as a sophomore before claiming the Class 2-A 152-pound title this past season.

His brother, Max, a sophomore, captured his second state title this past season and owns a 96-1 career record. The Thomsen brothers were the only siblings to win state championships this past season.

Category: Wrestling

About Andy Hamilton: University of Iowa graduate Andy Hamilton is originally from Williams, Iowa, and started at the Des Moines Register in August after 12 years at the Press-Citizen. He covers wrestling for Hawk Central. View author profile.

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