Oliver making a splash

Name: Jacob Oliver

School: Huntingdon

Age: 15

Grade: 9

Sport: Wrestling

Athlete of the week achievement: Oliver won the 145-pound title at the Sheetz Holiday Classic, and he was named the Outstanding Wrestler. He opened the season on Tuesday with a 7-3 win over Tyrone’s Jason Schopp.

Season update: He’s 5-0 with two major decisions and a pin.

Coach Jon Mykut’s quote: “He wrestled awesome. He was dominant all weekend in probably the toughest weight class of the tournament. He wrestles very physical, and he works very hard. Hard work is paying off.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Sowers

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: No preference

Favorite food: Venison

Favorite song: “Country” by Lowcash Cowboys

Outside interests: Hunting, fishing and riding dirt bikes

Favorite professional team: San Francisco 49ers

Favorite college team: Penn State wrestling

Pro athlete most admired: No preference

Best athlete I ever played with: Kennard-Dale’s Chance Marsteller

Best athlete I ever competed against: Caleb Little from Georgia

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad, Bill Oliver

Proudest athletic achievement: When I won Flo Nationals last year.

How I got my start in wrestling: “I started seven years ago. My dad told me about it, I tried it out, and I just got into it more and more.”

Future goal: I want to wrestle in college and try to win a national title.