Olivet routs Manchester

N. MANCHESTER, Ind. -- The Olivet College wrestling team won eight bouts, including scoring bonus points in three, en route to a 32-9 win over Manchester (Ind.) University tonight at the Stauffer-Wolfe Arena in North Manchester, Ind.

At 125 pounds, junior Henry McKeown (Bellevue/Olivet) fell behind 4-3 early in the third period before getting a reversal and two-point near fall to post a 9-4 come-from-behind win. At 133 pounds, senior Kam Olsen (Kentwood/East Kentwood) scored a takedown 20 seconds into the bout and never looked back, winning a 19-6 major decision.

At 141 pounds, junior Jeremy Ward (Washington Twp./Romeo) won 4-1. At 149 pounds, junior Justin Holm (Battle Creek/Harper Creek) had a reversal late in the second period and another one early in the final period to win his match, 7-5.

At 157 pounds, sophomore Kyle Witgen (Romeo) needed the riding time at the end of the bout to win it, 4-3. At 165 pounds, sophomore Dan Fleet (Ada/Lowell) recorded a first period pin in one minute, 32 seconds.

At 174 pounds, junior Connor Sharp (Schoolcraft) suffered a 5-3 loss. At 184 pounds, sophomore Jeff Holm (Battle Creek/Harper Creek) shutout his opponent, 8-0.

At 197 pounds, junior Andrew Simpson (Tecumseh) won by forfeit. The Spartans closed the match by pinning the Olivet wrestler at 285 pounds.

The Comets, ranked No. 16 in the most recent National Wrestling Coaches Association poll, are back in action Saturday at the University of Wis.-Whitewater Border Brawl Duals.

125 Henry McKeown (O) def. Taylor Hart, 9-4
133 Kam Olsen (O) def. Kalib Jackson, 19-6
141 Jeremy Ward (O) def. Josh Juarez, 4-1
149 Justin Holm (O) def. Johnny Tullos, 7-5
157 Kyle Witgen (O) def. Chuck Holmquest, 4-3
165 Dan Fleet (O) pinned Ryan Gossett, 1:32
174 Kurt Monix (M) def. Connor Sharp, 5-3
184 Jeff Holm (O) def. Jacob Hargraves, 8-0
197 Andrew Simpson (O) won by forfeit
285 Jason Pedigo (M) pinned Anthony Giordano, 6:12


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