Oliver Earns MAC Wrestler Of The Week Award

Dec. 6, 2017

Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Central Michigan's Justin Oliver has been named the Mid-American Conference Wrestler of the Week.

Oliver, a junior 149-pounder from Davison, outscored his opponents 60-12 in finishing 6-0 to win the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and improve to 11-1 on the season.

Oliver moved up to third in the weekly national rankings by InterMat.com. He defeated ninth-ranked Troy Heilmann of North Carolina, 9-7, in the title match after posting a dominant 12-0 major decision victory over fifth-ranked Colton McCrystal of Nebraska in the semifinals.

Oliver's tournament run included a technical fall and he shut out three of his six opponents. It marks the second time that Oliver has earned the weekly MAC award.

The Chippewas wrestle two dual meets on the road this weekend. On Friday, they wrestle at South Dakota State and on Sunday they take on North Dakota State.

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