KOLAT MAKES OLYMPIC TEAM
DALLAS, TEXAS (June 24, 2000)
WVU assistant wrestling coach and U.S. Nationals champion Cary Kolat has earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Kolat eliminated
Bill Zadick, of Iowa City, Iowa, in a best two-out-of-three series in
the championship finals of the 138.75 pound weight class at the U.S. Olympic team trials in Dallas, Texas. Zadick defeated
T.J. Jaworsky 5-0 the previous day, earning the right to take on Kolat.
Black comes up short
Former Mountaineer grappler Dominic Black
advanced to the championship finals in the 213.75 pound weight class
with a 5-2 overtime victory over Chad Lamer.
Black, a former WVU All-American, faced 2000 U.S. Nationals
champion Melvin Douglas, of Mesa, Ariz., in a best two-out-of-three series
but came up short. Douglas defeated Black via tech-fall in their first match, and Black was
forced to bow out via injury default in their second match.
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