We wrote last week about how three-time Easton state champion and current Oklahoma State wrestler Jordan Oliver was 10-0 and ranked No. 1 in the nation following a national title last year.
Oliver, however, suffered his first loss of the season, 4-3, in overtime to Iowa's fourth-ranked Tony Ramos Saturday night when he was called for his third caution in OT.
While Oliver lost, the second-ranked Cowboys defeated the top-ranked Hawkeyes, 17-16, ending Iowa's 84-match unbeaten streak. The Hawkeyes visit Rec Hall on Jan. 22 to clash with Penn State before what is expected to be a huge crowd.
Another Pennsylvania product, Blue Mountain's two-time state champ Josh Kindig, also wrestles for the Cowboys. He nearly pulled off an upset at 141, taking a 6-5 lead over Montell Marion into the final 30 seconds before Marion threw him to his back and won, 9-7.
Nyama continues run
Brashear's Godwin Nyama, who shocked many by winning a Northwest Regional title last year, has continued where he left off.
Nyama, who knocked off Altoona's T.J. Brandt in the regional finals, won the 120-pound title of the Powerade Christmas Tournament, beating Blair Academy's P.J. Klee, 6-3, in the finals.
Blair Academy cruised to the team title by 97.5 points over Canon-McMillan, 293-195.5. Three-time state champion Jimmy Guilbon was named the Outstanding Wrestler.