Cumberland trio ends run at national championships
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Cumberland trio ends run at national championships
Freshman Shota Sisco lost in the wrestleback Friday night at the NAIA Championships. (Credit Tim Tushla)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore John Olivieri lost in the main draw at 184 and then again in the backdraw while freshman Shota Sisco and junior DeAndre Jones both lost in the wrestleback for Cumberland in the 61st Annual NAIA Championships on Friday night in Des Moines, Iowa.

Olivieri dropped a 3-2 Decision to Baker University’s fourth-ranked Jacob Smith in the quarterfinals on Friday night. The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native then lost by the same score to Missouri Baptist’s 16th-ranked Dylan Bollinger in the wrestleback.

Sisco lost an 8-6 Decision to Graceland University’s Drew Sams at 157. Jones won his first bout at 197, a 7-3 Decision versus Menlo College’s seventh-ranked Jovan Villalobos but then dropped an 8-2 Decision to Eastern Oregon’s 12th-ranked Eric Fan.