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Olapo Puts Wrestling Team on His Shoulders

It was a complete team effort Tuesday night, but it came down to one match to secure a spot in the team WIAA State Wrestling Tournament.

It came down to one match last night for the Menomonee Falls wrestling team.

One match. One win. And the Indians were on to state.

Fortunately, Falls senior Ayoola Olapo dons the burgundy and gray.

The Indians were trailing Wauwatosa 25-27 as the teams headed into the final match of the night in the WIAA Division 1 Sectional Championship Tuesday night at Arrowhead High School. Olapo (42-2), ranked 4th in the state in his weight group, had been dominating the mats all season.

Olapo defeated Wauwatosa junior Matt Miller in 21-6 technical fall to seal the team victory 30-25. The Indians are now on to the state tournament in Madison. They’ll face Bay Port at 7 p.m. March 1 in the University of Wisconsin Fieldhouse.

Menomonee Falls sped to a 21-9 lead during the dual meet, but Wauwatosa came storming back to set up the dramatic finish. The Indians were led to victory with wins by:

  • Matt Aili (decision)
  • Trayvon Handy (pin)
  • Aaron Daly (pin)
  • Billy Holz (pin)
  • Jake Fuiten (major decision)
  • Ayoola Olapo (technical fall)
Dave T February 13, 2013 at 06:40 PM
What an awesome night for Falls wrestling, great team effort. There should be a lot of credit given to the middle of the line up that all fought through some really tough matches and avoided pins and major decisions! On to Madison! Good Luck to the 13 wrestlers headed to Oconomowoc this Saturday!
jerry mislang February 14, 2013 at 01:21 PM
I heard the atmosphere was electric in Arrowheads' gym. I agree, it took a TEAM to win that meet, and the TEAM is going to state. Hopefilly they can come home with one of those big shiny trophies! If you're interested in watching some of this years home meets, go to fallscableaccess.com and pull down the WRESTLING folder.

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