Kolat, Headlee to team trials

Cary Kolat was a suprise entry into the U.S. Olympic Trials Last Chance Qualifier this weekend and captured the 66kg (1451⁄2 pound) freestyle weight class at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Saturday.
Kolat joins two other Greene County wrestlers – Drew Headlee and Coleman Scott – who will be competing in the Olympic Team Trials April 20-21 in Iowa City.
Headlee won the 60kg (132 pound) freestyle title and Scott did not participate, already having earned a spot in next month’s team trials.
Kolat, who is an assistant wrestling coach at the University of North Carolina, won five bouts over the three-day event and shut out his final three opponents.
Competing for North Carolina Regional Training Center Wrestling Club, Kolat defeated Joe Johnston of the Gator Wrestling Club, 2-0 and 1-0, in the finals. He shut out Zach Bailey of Victory Wrestling, 1-0 and 4-0, in the semifinals and defeated Bebeto Yewah, wrestling unattached, 1-0 and 4-0, in the quarterfinals.
Headlee, wrestling for Sunkist Kids, decisioned Andrew Hochstrasser of the Bronco Wrestling Club, 4-0 and 4-3, in the finals. Headlee, like Scott a graduate of Waynesburg High School, stopped Nick Fanthorpe of the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club, 8-1 and 3-1, in the semifinals.


Anonymous Roadie said...

Kolat was already a qualifier as well as Scott. He wrestled to prep for the OTTs. The article mentioned he shut out his last three opponents, when, in reality, he only gave up one point the whole tourney and that was a point reversal given up after a 3 point arm throw by Kolat. (For those of you that know freestyle, an arm throw always gives up a reversal but you exchange 3 points for one). He was very solid and enters the OTTS with a very legitimate shot to make it to London. Kolat, Teyon Ware and Brent Metcalf are a coin toss to win it.

Monday, April 02, 2012 10:38:00 AM  

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