Benjamin Logan’s Houser comes up short of placing

COLUMBUS — It was a bittersweet finish for Cole Houser as he walked off the floor of the Jerome Schottenstein Center here on Friday.

The Benjamin Logan senior ended a standout career, but came up one win shy of placing at the OHSAA Division II state wrestling tournament.

Houser fell in a second-round consolation match Friday to Wauseon’s Maurico Barajas by a 4-1 score. A win would have put Houser on the podium and a top eight finish. He finishes the season with a 42-9 record and more than 100 career wins.

“We came, got a win and put ourselves in a position to get on the podium,” said Ben Logan head coach Kyle Seeley. “Cole gave it his best shot. I feel like he left no regrets out there. He might look back and feel he could have done more, but I don’t think that was the case. He left everything on the mat.”

Complete story and photo in Saturday's Examiner
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