Eric Olanowski
Eric Olanowski

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Kellam

Weight:
125

Experience:
3L


03/14/2012

Six Spartans Ready for NCAA Championships

The event will run March 15-17 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.

03/01/2012

Wrestling Ready to Compete in Big Ten Championships at Purdue

Two-day event begins Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. ET in West Lafayette, Ind.

02/16/2012

Michigan State Falls to No. 25 Central Michigan, 21-12

Anthony Jones Jr. wins his team-best 11th dual match.

02/15/2012

Spartans Close Out Dual Season at Central Michigan

Wrestling will have two weeks off to prepare for the Big Ten Championships following the dual.

02/11/2012

Ten Spartans Place at Edinboro Open

Eric Olanowski (125), Ryan Watts (157) and Ian Hinton (184) each place second.


2011-12 (Senior) 8-9 Overall, 3-6 Duals, 5-3 Open Tournaments: Opened the season with a fourth-place finish at the MSU Open ... Beat Zach Zimmer of Indiana, 5-3 ... Won by tech. fall over Shawn Nigel of Nebraska, 15-0 ... Took second place at the Edinboro Open and went 3-1.

2010-11 (Junior) 17-17 Overall, 10-8 Duals, 6-6 Open Tournaments: Compiled a 16-17 NCAA record (17-17 overall) . . . Went 10-8 in dual meets . . . Third on the team with five major decisions . . . pinned Michigan's Sean Broyle in just 1:02 in dual against the Wolverines on Feb. 18 . . . went 6-6 in open tournaments . . . won all three of his matches at the Spartan Duals . . . placed eighth at the Big Ten Championships with a 1-3 record.

2009-10 (Sophomore) 12-11 Overall, 2-4 Duals, 10-7 Open Tournaments: Went 3-1 in the MSU Open to take third place ... Posted a 2-1 record at the Sprawl and Brawl Duals ... Collected three wins in the Nittany Lion Open, defeating Coltin Fought of Benton (Fall 5:56), Silas Murray of Nassau (Fall 0:30) and Ryan Link of Pitt-Johnstown (Dec. 8-7 OT), before falling in the eighth-place match ... Compiled a 3-2 record at the Midlands Championships ... Following the Illinois dual on Jan. 24, missed the rest of the season with a knee injury.

2008-09 (Red-shirt Freshman) 21-19 Overall, 8-8 Duals, 13-11 Open Tournaments: Went 4-1 to open the season at the EMU Open (11/1) and claim a second-place finish in the freshman/sophomore division ... Placed fifth at the MSU Open (11/9) in the freshman/sophomore division, going 4-2 ... Defeated Mike Robinson of North Carolina (Dec. 4-0) and Taylor Cummings of N.C. State (Dec. 8-3) at the ACC-Big Ten Clash (11/15) ... Downed Louis Ruland of Maryland (Fall 2:58) at the Midlands Championships (12/29-30) before dropping his next two matches ... Had back-to-back wins over Tyler Smith (Fall 1:48) of West Virginia (1/17) and Tim Silvers (Dec. 7-3) of Ohio (1/19) ... Defeated Wisconsin's Drew Hammond (Dec. 7-0) to help MSU down the Badgers, 25-17, (1/30) ... Downed Akif Eren (Dec. 11-7) of Purdue (2/19) ... Went 2-2 at the Big Ten Championships (3/7-8) to take seventh place and qualify for the NCAA Championships, defeating B.J. Futrell (Fall 4:01) of Illinois and Drew Hammen (Dec. 3-0) of Wisconsin ... Went 0-2 at the NCAA Championships.

2007-08 (Redshirt): Redshirted ... Competed in 125-pound class ... Compiled a 9-4 record, all in open competition ... Earned his first win against Lindenwood's Canny Moreale, an 11-3 major decision, at the EMU Open ... Picked up two more wins at the EMU Open ... Took second place at the MSU Open, recording two falls and a major decision on the way ... Pinned an opponent for the third time of the season, this time Limestone College's Matthew Hall, at the Cleveland State Open ... Also defeated Mercyhurst's Greg Saumenig at the CSU Open.

PREP: The 2007 high school national champion at 112 pounds, is the top-ranked senior nationally in his weight class ... In the all-class rankings at 112 pounds, he is ranked third by Amateur Wrestling News and InterMat ... Wrestling for Kellam High School in Virginia Beach, Va. ... A three-time state finalist and 2007 Virginia state champion ... Winner of 2006's Beast of the East and Super 32 wrestling tournaments ... At the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) Senior Nationals held in Virginia Beach, Va., in the spring, he won all five of his matches and defeated Nektoe Demison of California in the championship match, 9-3.

Personal: Born Oct. 12, 1988 to John and Diane Olanowski in Rhode Island ... Wrestled for Mike Benzel at Kellam HS ... A finance major ... Aspires to work on Wall Street.