Urbana University revived its men’s wrestling program last season and the Blue Knights have had instant success, thanks in large part to a group of former Logan County standouts.
In its second season, Urbana University has filled four of its 10 weight classes with area products. That group includes Ben Logan’s Cole Houser, Indian Lake’s Connor Dixon and Dylan Knotts and West Liberty-Salem’s Major Stratton.
Houser has become the face of the program. Wrestling at 157 pounds, he boasts a 17-5 record and is currently ranked fourth in the latest NCAA Division II Super Region 3 rankings.
Dixon is competing at 184 pounds with an 11-6 record and is ranked sixth in Super Region 3. Knotts starts for the Blue Knights at 174 pounds and Stratton starts at 197 pounds.
Urbana lost to eighth-ranked Ashland University at home on Wednesday 29-8. The Blue Knights recorded two wins and both came from Logan County wrestlers. Houser and Dixon both recorded major decisions inside the Grimes Center.
All four wrestlers had very successful high school careers and it has been great to see them find more success at the collegiate level.
Urbana’s program is still a…
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