The Mt. Olive Wrestling Wildcats finished third with 152.5 points in the 12-team Mt. Olive Invitational on Saturday, January 6. The Wildcats finished behind Wood River (182) and Edwardsville JV (169).
Finishing behind Mt. Olive was Pinckneyville 152, Thomas More 125, Carlinville 118.5, Carlyle 91, Clayton, Missouri 66, Hillsboro 54, Red Bud 30, Metro East Lutheran 18, and Breese Mater Dei 0.
Maxx Fritz at 152, Jonny Darrah at 160, Justin Osmoe at 182, and John Aljets at 285 were champions in their weight classes. Gavin Bertoldi at 132 finished in third place. Amber Speitel at 106, Dray Clark at 113, and Evan Morris at 145 finished in fourth place.
- Maxx received a bye, won by fall, won by fall, and won the championship by fall to score 29 team points.
- Jonny received a bye, won by fall, won by fall, and won the championship by fall to score 30 team points.
- Justin received a bye, won by fall, won by fall, and won the championship by score of 5 – 2 to score 26 team points.
- John Aljets of Staunton received a bye, won by fall, and won the championship by fall to score 26 team points.
- Gavin won by fall, lost by fall, and won the third place match by technical fall to score 14.5 team points.
- Amber won by fall, lost by fall, and lost the third place match by fall to score 11 team points.
- Dray received a bye, lost by fall, and lost by fall, and Evan received a bye lost 9 – 8 and lost by fall and each scored 7 team points.
- Tiffany Teipleman at 120 placed sixth scoring 3 team points.
- Tyler Jones at 132 lost two and won one by technical fall to score 5 team points.
- Also wrestling in the tourney but failing to place was Owen Scheller at 138, Jacob Bailey at 152, Logan Cayce at 170, and Lilly Aljets at 195.
The wrestlers wrestled Jerseyville and Roxana on Tuesday of this week at home and wrestle Wood River and Highland at Wood River on Wednesday of this week with wrestling scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. each night.