Following in the Footsteps of TR

Following in the Footsteps of TR

Theodore Roosevelt lore is rich within Dickinson State University. The Theodore Roosevelt Honors and Leadership Program (TRHLP) is a collection of the most committed and bright students at DSU. Not only does this group feature students excelling academically, but also serving DSU and the Dickinson community as a whole.

Logan Wagoner, a native of Gillette, Wyo., has become extremely involved in the program and became the TRHLP Student Assistant Director (SAD) beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. As the SAD, Wagoner is the leader in many of the programs events and community service planning. This includes the TRHLP continued support of the Dickinson Backpack Program and the ABLE's Christmas Angel Tree Program.  

Wagoner is not only involved with the TRHLP but also a member of the Blue Hawk wrestling team.  Although he redshirted in his first year in the program, he made his presence known with a strong showing as he competed unattached in the 2017 Tyler Plummer Tournament. Wagoner also took part in the teams Wrestlers for Reading program, where they read to local elementary school students.

Wagoner's service to the community certainly is a trait Theodore Roosevelt would be pleased with. Roosevelt and Wagoner also have more in common than just that, they also share a passion for wrestling.

During his presidency, Roosevelt would occasionally be a sparring partner for Joseph Grant, the 1904 Champion Middleweight Wrestler of the United States. Roosevelt wrote to family and friends about his enjoyment of the sport, but after an ankle injury he had to end his wrestling career. Wagoner, on the other hand, will be just beginning his collegiate career. The Blue Hawk faithful will be able to see Wagoner and his teammates, January 12 and 13 as they open up their season at home.