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Jason Nolf knocks off Jordan Oliver at Rumble on the Rooftop

Oliver falls to Nolf in Illinois.

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In one of the first wrestling events since the coronavirus pandemic shut most of the world down, former Cowboy Jordan Oliver took on former Penn State Nittany Lion and three-time NCAA champion Jason Nolf on Sunday at the Rumble on the Rooftop in Chicago, Illinois.

Oliver was put on the shot clock early in the first period and was not able to put together any offense and score. Nolf went up 1-0 and carried the lead into the second period. Early in the second, Nolf went on the shot clock and also was unable to score, and Oliver tied it up 1-1.

Late in the second, Oliver was put on the shot clock again and unable to score again. Late in the period, Nolf got in on a shot, and Oliver attempted a headpinch. Oliver was unable to do anything with it and was eventually taken down at the very end of the match and fell 4-1.

It was a low-scoring and uneventful match, but with wrestling just getting back there was a bit of an expectation that there could be some rust to knock off before some guys really start opening up and wrestling a bit more wide open again.

Nolf did leave the door open to a possible rematch in the post-match interview.

β€œI think we can put on a better show than that. Three points, with no offensive points. It kind of stunk. I told him I want to wrestle him again sometime. Maybe we can set up a round two and get some points on the mat,”

There was no weigh-in for this event and Oliver and Nolf do not compete at the same weight internationally. Nolf is typically at 74 KG and Oliver at 65 KG.

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