February 24, 2011

Overcashier Named Ivy League Honorable Mention

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Junior wrestler Grant Overcashier (Goodrich, Mich.) was honored by the Ivy League this afternoon as the conference announced its annual award winners. Overcashier was tabbed as an honorable mention selection. 

"Grant has been performing well as of late and is really peaking at the right time," said head coach Dave Amato. "He has won five out of his last six matches and that one loss was by just one point."

Overcashier has been rolling as of late in the 141-pound weight class, improving his overall season record to 12-10 after a slow start. The junior faced some very difficult competition to start the year at various tournaments (Bearcat Open, Keyston Classic, Cliff Keen Invitational and Lone Star Duals) as well as dual matches against Rutgers and Maryland.

Recently, Overcashier went 3-1 this past weekend, picking up wins over Bucknell, Columbia and Sacred Heart, while being narrowly edged by Corey Manson and No. 1 Cornell, 4-3. Prior to its final home weekend, he picked up two wins at Harvard and at Boston University.

The only other Ivy League loss for Overcashier came to then-No. 10 Zack Kemmerer at Penn, where he was edged 4-1. The junior made up for it however, taking a 6-3 win over Princeton that same weekend.

Overcashier and the Bears will be back in action on March 5-6 at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championship in Lewsiburg, Pa.