STILLWATER — Having won multiple championships at the prep and college level over the past 10 years, Oliver will try to continue to cultivate his championship pedigree at the international level. His college wrestling career ended on Saturday, but there was little time for rest and reflection. Oliver will be back on the mat in Gallagher-Iba Arena one more time this summer for the U.S. World Team Trials in June.
“Trials are in Stillwater, so there’s a shot I can compete. I get to wrestle in the arena in my home to make the World Team, and it’s the ultimate goal for me to win the World Championship, to win an Olympic gold medal,” Oliver said. “And I’m with the right people, and I’m in the right environment. I believe this year I could make the team and win a world championship.”
And effectively add to the argument of his place within the tradition-rich Cowboy wrestling program — and even more pride to a young Iowa Hawkeyes fan.