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On This Day In History | 1970

February 21, 2019
Wrestling 1970

The 1969-70 wrestling squad

On this day 49 years ago, the wrestling team won the Long Island Private and Parochial School Wrestling Tournament. Here is the recap from Newsday:

Stony Brook Wrestlers Win

Norm Olley pinned his opponents in three straight matches to lead Stony Brook to victory in the Long Island Private and Parochial School Wrestling Tournament Saturday at the Suffolk school.

Olley, who was voted the tournament’s outstanding wrestler by a vote of the coaches and referees, was one of two wrestlers to win all three matches by pins. Wrestling in the 126-pound class, he also recorded the lowest total elapsed time for his three pins, as well as the quickest pin (21 seconds). Chris Matthews of Stony Brook, in the 148-pound class, was the only other wrestler to pin his opponent all three times. He and Olley were two of seven winners on the Stony Brook team.

Stony Brook racked up 99 points, 30 better than second place Chaminade. Holy Family finished third with 59 while Maria Regina and Friends were tied at 30. Nyack had 27 and St. John the Baptist 14.

Other winners for the Brook included John Mull (110 lbs), Bruce Councell (133), Doug Howard (140), Allan Reber (168), and Reeves Mahoney (178). The Brookers went on to win the Ivy League Championship that season.

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