Former OSU Wrestler Jordan Oliver Claims Olympic Team Trial Championship

Published April 3rd, 2021 by Jordan Oliver

FORT WORTH, Texas – Former Oklahoma State wrestler Jordan Oliver claimed the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials championship at 65kg in the men's freestyle division Saturday night.

He defeated No. 5 seed Joey McKenna in two matches of the best-of-three series to determine the 65 kg champion. He forced a step out and got a takedown while on the 30 second shot clock to claim a 3-0 decision in the first bout. Oliver followed with a 5-2 decision in the second match to capture the title.

While many winners punched their ticket to Tokyo's Olympic Games on Saturday, Oliver just took a step closer to his ultimate goal. The 65kg men's freestyle weight has not qualified for the Olympics yet, which means Oliver will have to place in the top two at the World Qualifier in Sofia, Bulgaria, May 6-9 in order to compete in Tokyo.

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