Oles’ Roach wins opener, drops next two at NCAA’s

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – St. Olaf 174-pounder James Roach won his opening bout at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships on Friday, but then dropped a pair of 5-3 decisions later in the day.

Roach won his first match with a 2-1 decision over the fifth seed in the bracket, Ryan Conat of UW-Stevens Point.

In the quarterfinals, he lost a 5-3 decision to Kevin O’Brien. In his first round of the wrestlebacks, he fell by the same score to be eliminated.

St. Olaf Oles