Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Local College Wrestling Champion to be Honored

Local two-time NCAA Wrestling Champion and Easton Area High School graduate Jordan Oliver will again be honored this weekend with a parade celebrating his achievements.

Easton Mayor Sal Panto announced today that the city will honor Oliver's achievements this Sunday at 1 p.m. with a parade that will begin on South Third Street, at the former Perkins parking lot, and proceed to Centre Square, where a number of local dignitaries will speak.

"Jordan's accomplishments on the wrestling mat are fantastic but his accomplishments off the mat even more deserving of recognition," Panto said in a media release.

In addition to winning the NCAA wresting title twice, Oliver also holds the record for the most matches in a season earning a fall at Oklahoma State University, from which he graduated this past spring.

The mayor's office says that others are still welcome to take part in Sunday's celebration. Any youth organization or individual that would like to participate in the parade or the event should call the Mayor's office at 610-250-6610.

This is the second time Oliver has been recognized by the City of Easton for his athletic achievements. In 2011, Panto declared April 9 as "Jordan Oliver Day" which was also celebrated with a parade and public ceremony.

“It's very rare that we do this, but it's important not just for Jordan, but for the children of Easton,” Panto said at the time.

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