Friendship Forms on Wrestling Mat after Young Wrestler Helps Blind Opponent


 Hundreds of the Ohio Valley’s best wrestlers will be in Wheeling starting Thursday night for the OVAC Wrestling Tournament.

Two young grapplers though have captured the hearts of many in the Valley after their selfless acts at a middle school wrestling meet.

Logan Amos has been wrestling for 2 years but until last weekend he hadn’t met an opponent like Trenten Klempa. Most opponents don’t know how to wrestle Logan considering he is blind.

“Every kid has been different with Logan as far as how hard they wrestle Logan, how considerate they are of him,” said Bobbie Amos, Logan’s mother. “Trenten seemed to go above and beyond.”

Trenten did pin Logan but not before teaching him some moves and techniques on the mat.

“I learned a bunch of moves,” said Logan. “He just let me take him down.”

“It was just awesome to be out there with him and his experiences and stuff,” said Trenten.

The bond between Logan and Trenten didn’t end after the match.

“Even when he got his hand raised, he still had a hand on Logan,” said Bobbie. “It was tear-jerking because you could tell that the kid really had a lot of compassion for Logan.”

“That is our Trenten. Yes, you want to go out and win and do wonderful in the sport but he has the heart,” said Kim Klempa, Trenten’s mother.

Trenten and Logan then hung out for the rest of the tournament, cheering each other on during their matches. Trenten finished 1st in the tournament but as soon as he got his trophy, he felt like someone else deserved it.

“He has good heart and I’m just glad he’s out on the matt and he likes the sport,” said Trenten after giving the trophy to Logan.

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