Posted at: 01/22/2014 10:23 PM
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Logan Saltou might have been destined to wrestle since day one.
“My dad was a big wrestler, so it’s kind of a family thing,” the John Marshall sophomore said.
By the time Logan was in seventh grade, he was wrestling on the varsity team.
“We kind of knew three or four years before seventh grade that he was going to be able to step in and help us,” said Rockets head coach Brian Parlin.
“As a middle-schooler, that was a pretty cool thing. It definitely helped elevate how I wrestled and that kind of got me to where I am,” said Saltou.
But he says that it’s his style of wrestling that’s helped him earn 49 career pins.
"I just like to be really physical and take every match like it’s a state championship match. I’ve dedicated a lot of hours to wrestling hard. It’s a non-stop thing, a 24/7 kind of gig,” said Saltou.
“From the minute the whistle blows he’s in the guy’s face and he wants to score. He’s just kind of a complete package for us,” said Parlin.
And last week Logan also recorded his 100th career win.
“It was kind of a goal but it was a good accomplishment but keep moving on from there and keep getting more,” said Saltou.
“It pretty rare for a sophomore to get to 100 win,” said Parlin.
Logan can now check that goal off his list and focus on the next.
“The main goal is to wrestle in the state tournament and place highly and eventually win it, that’s the main goal,” said Saltou.
“I think if we get him up to state he could make a run and go far. We just have to get him there, put him in that situation and he can wrestle with the bet in the state, without a doubt,” said Parlin.