• Tamar Heart

Wrestlers Rack Up Wins in 10-9 Season With Stellar Performances


On Friday, Jan. 4 the Olivet’s men wrestling team travelled to Louisville, Kentucky to take part in the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) tournament. A dozen players were qualified to wrestle.

The first wrestling match Olivet College had was against John Hopkins University, in a long match Olivet took the win, 30-10.

“I think we did really well the first match getting back into the flow of things because we just was getting out of that long ride,” said senior Jacob Harvey.

After having a break from the first match, Olivet got set to take on the fourth-ranked wrestling team in the country, Ithaca College from New York. In the second round of the match, the Comets lost 26-16. They were in the lead early but in the end, Ithaca took the lead and ran with it.

“We just didn’t wrestle as good as we know we can; we basically beat ourselves,” said junior Haydn Kinjorski.

After a tough loss, the Comets got set to go up against Heidelberg College from Ohio in the second