Black comes up short

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.

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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