Oliver dominates again

Mirror Male Athlete of the Week

Photo by J.D. Cavrich 3/17/16

Name: Jacob Oliver

School: Huntingdon Area

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Wrestling

Athlete of the week achievement: Oliver won his second straight PIAA Class 2A wrestling championship with a 9-2 decision over Susquenita’s Dalton Group in the finals. He had two pins and two decisions at states.

Season update: Oliver was 44-1 this year with 26 pins and four technical falls. He is a four-time state medalist.

Coach Jon Mykut’s quote: “Jake is one of the hardest workers I’ve ever had in the practice room. It’s a sport where you get what you put into it. He certainly put a lot into it, and he deserves what he got there (Saturday) and what he’s done his whole career.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Armstrong

Favorite subject: Science

Favorite movie: “The Outsiders” series

Favorite food: Venison

Favorite song: “Take Em Down” by TP and Esco

Outside interests: Hunting, fishing, rock climbing, kayaking

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Edinboro Fighting Scots

Pro athlete most admired: Phil Davis

Best athlete I ever competed against: Bethlehem Catholic’s Mikey Labriola

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad

Proudest athletic achievement: Being a two-time state champion

How I got my start in wrestling: My dad

Future goal: Become a three-time all-American and national champion

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