Wolverines Dual to a Tie in Annual Wrestle Off
by Clint Burgi
Nov. 2, 2006
Orem, Utah — The annual Green & Black dual ended in a tie
after both teams ran off streaks of 16 straight points in
the intrasquad opener to the wrestling season.
"I feel really good about what I saw today," Utah Valley
State head coach Greg Williams said. "I see a lot of
improvement from when we first started practice to where
we are now."
After Richard Winger and Billy Green got the green team
off to a 6-0 lead, Benjamin Kjar pinned Alex Smith (2:23)
to tie the dual at six.
Kjar's pin started a 19-0 black team run that didn't end
until Dustin Olsen won a decision over Gerhart Vuksinick.
With Olsen's win, the green team started a run of its own,
scoring 16 unanswered points to put the green team ahead
22-19 going into the final match.
In the final match, Anthony Turchetta of the black team
fell behind Eric McAllister,4-1, early before rallying to
take the match (11-7) and ensuring the tie.
The Wolverines officially start their season Nov. 11, at
the Cowboy Open in Laramie, Wyo. The first dual meet will
be Nov. 18 at the Jack Hancock Dual Invitational in