Several NMU OTS Greco-Roman wrestlers earn medals in Akron
The Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site Greco-Roman wrestling team earned two gold, two silver and three bronze medals today at the 2017 University Nationals in Akron, Ohio.
Earning University National titles for NMU were Dalton Roberts of Fowlerville and Curt Calovecchi of Marquette.
In the 59 kg/130 lbs. finals, Roberts defeated Mike Fuenffinger of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program 7-0. The win capped a strong tournament performance for Roberts, who outscored his opponents 32-0.
In the 75 kg/165 lbs. finals, Calovecchi defeated teammate Colin Schubert of Brussels, Wis., 4-1. On his way to the final match, Calovecchi defeated Rowdy Miller of the U.S. Wrestling Club 8-0 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, he topped Jayshon Wilson of the Marines 4-2.
Taking second place at 71 kg /154 lbs. was Anthonie Linares of San Jose, Calif. In the first-place match, Linares faced the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament, Alex Mossing of Foxfire WC, losing by tech. fall 13-5.
Winning bronze medals were Sam Jones of Folsom, La., Jesse Porter of Albany, N.Y. and Randon Miranda of Palmdale, Calif.
The NMU-OTS team had 12 additional athletes finishing in the top eight.
University Greco-Roman Finals Results
59 kg: Dalton Roberts, First
59 kg: Kyndall Rutz, Seventh,
63 kg: Jordan Auen, Fifth
66 kg: Sam Jones, Third
66 kg: Logan Kass, Sixth
66 kg: Hunter Kelley, Eight
71 kg: Anthonie Linares, Second
71 kg: Austin Morrow, Fifth
71 kg: Ali Khan, Seventh
75 kg: Curt Calovecchi, First
75 kg: Colin Schubert, Second
75 kg: Cory Fitzgerald, Fifth
80 kg: Josh Anderson, Eight
85 kg: Austin Choan, Sixth
98 kg: Khymba Johnson, Sixth
98 kg: Anthony Riopelle, Eight
130 kg: Parker Betts, Fourth
For more information about the NMU-OTS program, visit www.nmu.edu/ots or call 906-227-2107.