Olivieri, Walton garner Second Team All-MSC honors
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Olivieri, Walton garner Second Team All-MSC honors
Nathan Walton (above) and John Olivieri earned Second Team All-Mid-South accolades with their performances at last weekend's conference tournament. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland freshman Nathan Walton and junior John Olivieri were both named Second Team All-Mid-South Conference after their performances this past weekend at the conference championships, as announced by the league office.

Walton finished second at 174 in the conference tournament in Bowling Green, Ky. The Brownsburg, Ind., native posted a 16-0 Tech Fall at 5:11 against 19th-ranked Jarod Swank from the University of the Cumberlands in the semifinals before dropping a 16-6 Major Decision to Life University’s third-ranked Lucius Van Rensburg in the finals, ending Walton’s 14-match winning streak which included a victory against Van Rensburg on February 6.

Olivieri pinned Midway University’s Isaiah McDougal at 2:46 in the quarterfinals at 184. The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native squeaked out a 4-2 Decision at TB-1 versus Southeastern University’s 10th-ranked Jason Davis in the semifinals before dropping a 5-2 Decision to Brewton-Parker’s 12th-ranked Brooks Climmons in the finals.

First Team All-Mid-South Conference Wrestling
125 – Jordan Martinez, Campbellsville University
133 – Brady Moser, Lindsey Wilson
141 – Trent Johnson, Lindsey Wilson
149 – Tres Leon, University of the Cumberlands
157 – Nosomy Pozo, Life University
165 – Brett Bradford, Lindsey Wilson
174 – Lucius Van Rensburg, Life University
184 – Brooks Climmons, Brewton-Parker
197 – Dialo Matsimela, Life University
285 – Brandon Reed, Lindsey Wilson

Second Team All-Mid-South Conference Wrestling
125 – Randy McCray, Jr., Life University
133 – Kolten Radaz, Campbellsville University
141 – Ethan Owen, Southeastern University
149 – Latrell Davis, Lindsey Wilson
157 – Dylan Chatterton, Southeastern University
165 – Kyle Kirkham, Southeastern University
174 – Nathan Walton, Cumberland University
184 – John Olivieri, Cumberland University
197 – Luis Peguero, Southeastern University
285 – Quandre Chisolm, University of the Cumberlands

Wrestler of the Year: Tres Leon, University of the Cumberlands
Freshman of the Year: Trent Johnson, Lindsey Wilson
Coach of the Year: Corey Ruff, Lindsey Wilson
Champions of Character Award: Kohl Dodd, Life University