Several NMU OTS Greco-Roman wrestlers earn medals in Akron

Published: Jun. 4, 2017 at 7:29 PM EDT
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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 or call 906-227-2107.

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