About Jordan

Jordan Michael Oliver (born in Easton, Pa.), has wrestling in his blood and has been around the sport for a lifetime. His journey began throughout youth wrestling and into high school, where he became a standout at Easton High School in Pennsylvania under head coach Steve Powell. Three state titles and 175 high school wins later, Oliver began a collegiate career that would spark one of the top American wrestling stories of the generation.Under the tutelage of legendary wrestling great John Smith at Oklahoma State, Oliver would put together a storied career with the Cowboys. Following an initial redshirt season in which he posted a 19-1 record, Oliver would fly through his redshirt freshman season to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships, becoming just the 32nd freshman in school history to place at the tournament.

The 2010-11 season at Oklahoma State was dominant, going 29-0 en route to his first of two NCAA titles at the University. Over the course of the year, Oliver posted 24 bonus-point wins and defeated Andrew Hochstrasser in the finals, 8-4, to bring another NCAA title back to Stillwater.

Oliver posted a runner-up finish at the 2012 NCAA Championships, a year in which he pinned a remarkable 60-percent of his competitors. Over the course of that season, the Easton native earned 18 wins via fall.

His final season in Stillwater was marked by a fitting ending to his time at Oklahoma State – a second national title. This time at 149 pounds, Oliver scored a slide-by takedown in the final seconds of the title bout against Boise State’s Jason Chamberlain to cap off his career with a pair of NCAA championships.

Since his time at the collegiate level, Oliver has built his status to the legendary level on the freestyle circuit. In 2013, he posted a third-place finish at the U.S. World Team Trials and a runner-up finish at the U.S. Open. In back-to-back years following that campaign, the Sunkist Kids athlete finished second in the Trials and posted remarkable runs throughout several tournaments – including a first-place finish at the Dave Schultz Memorial International tournament in 2015.

Having been on four U.S. National Teams and training across the country and world to compete, Oliver has settled in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with the Tar Heel Wrestling Club. Led by head coach Kenny Monday, the club has offered Oliver the opportunity to train for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with Monday, bronze medalist Coleman Scott, silver medalist Jamill Kelly (both former OK State Cowboys) and others around Chapel Hill.

Oliver and his girlfriend, Rebecca Mules, have embraced the Carolina lifestyle that creates champions. Led by Monday and the staff, the THWC and Chapel Hill wrestling community have embraced Oliver with open arms. The goal being a simple one: winning a 2020 Olympic gold.

“We have one goal,” Oliver says. “We’re training every day with a gold medal mindset.”