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Wrestler goes D1

Logan Chambers commits to the Virginia Military Institute
Logan Chamber stands in front of a Virginia Miliatry Institute (VMI) banner during media day on Sept. 22, 2023, at VMI after visiting the campus. Photo used with permission from Brittany Chambers.

Senior Logan Chambers recently announced his commitment to further his wrestling career at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), a Division 1 (D1) university located in Lexington, Va. 

“I chose to commit to VMI because of the team and coaching staff, but ultimately, I knew graduating from this school would set me up for success and allow me to live the life I want to live,” said Logan. 

Only one percent of high school wrestlers make it to the D1 level, according to

“I believe I will face many challenges throughout my journey as a D1 athlete,” said Logan. “Between making the starting lineup, becoming the best I can be and overall positively impacting the team.” 

With seven years of experience under him, Logan has gone on to win numerous matches, along with placing high at tournaments for his weight class, 165 pounds. 

“Logan has shown a passion for the sport of wrestling that will take him far in it. I have seen many athletes who have Logan’s athletic abilities, but not that dedication to the sport,” said assistant coach Micheal Mosley. “He bought into the program and has put in the work to allow himself to achieve at a high level.”

While at VMI, Logan plans to study civil engineering.

“I decided I wanted to study civil engineering last year because I’m very interested in the process of designing and constructing new builds,” said Logan. 

Logan pushes himself in every aspect. Whether it’s academics, athletics and more, according to head coach Christopher Barnhart. 

“When Logan is in the mat room, he gives it his all. He is a very kind and respectful young man who will go far in life. He is like a son to me,” said Barnhart. 

Logan and Barnhart work closely with one another. Barnhart not only has taught Logan how to be a better athlete, but also how to be a better person in all aspects, according to Logan. 

“Coach Barnhart has made the greatest impact on me throughout my time at Ocean Lakes,” said Logan. “He taught me many life lessons and spent countless hours trying to make me a better wrestler and better person. He served like a father figure to me and I will be forever grateful for him.”

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Jade McAboy, Boys Sports Editor
Jade McAboy is a junior and a second-year journalism student. This year is her first year as the boys sports editor. Jade is also an athletic trainer for Ocean Lakes Athletic Training Team. In her free time, she enjoys beach trips, reading and hanging out with friends.

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    Peggy WellerDec 12, 2023 at 9:03 pm

    Hi Logan I am so proud of you and all the wonderful things that have been said about you and your commitment to wrestling and your career choice makes me the proudest Grandma ever ox’s always ❤️ Nina