EV Staff Report
Most ECHS football fans are familiar with sophomore Wildcat lineman Logan Hagan. He's not hard to miss, seeing that he's 6'5" and 335 pounds.
Logan recently entered the Strongman Corporation's Mammoth Strength Challenge, recently held by Iron Warriors in Bowling Green. It was the national qualifier for several categories and all open classes.
Logan was awarded first place in the teen division and now has the opportunity to advance to the national competition later in the year.
Among the several feats and challenges in the competition, Logan also carried a stone that weighed 300lbs for 190 feet. As impressive as that is, he used the accomplishment to help his neighbors, Matt and Julie Richardson, who recently lost their home and belongings in a fire. He challenged his friends to pledge money according to each foot he was able to carry the stone and raised over $500 for their cause.
In addition to the first place Iron Warrior Teen Division Trophy, he was also presented a gift package for his impressive facial hair, (which is exceptional for a 10th grader) from Mountaineer Brand Beard and Shaving Products.
"Logan just likes helping people," said his mother, Crystal Frederick. "He is a good kid. Last September, he got a team together and raised money for the Alzheimer's Walk when we walked around the square in Bowling Green."
Logan looks as if he could crush you into pieces with his giant hands, but thankfully, it appears as if he's more likely to pat you on the back or lend a helping hand with them.
"It's just a huge accomplishment for a teen at ECHS," she said.