MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. - The University of Mount Olive wrestling program and head coach Jake Patacsil are excited to begin unveiling the inaugural class for the new Trojan wrestling team. Over the next couple of weeks, Coach Patacsil and the Athletics Communications office will introduce the incoming grapplers who will begin competing in the 2019-20 school year.
This edition of Meet the Trojans introduces the following group of young men; Ogden Atwood, Noah Wilson, Justin Wood, and Mason Watt.
The first grappler of this edition is Ogden Atwood from Kittanning, Pennsylvania. Atwood wrestled at Armstrong high school where he was a two-time section champion, PIAA Placer, two-time state qualifier, and is a three-time Armstrong high school Most Outstanding Wrestler. Atwood will wrestle in the 197/285-pound weight class as a member of the Trojan wrestling team and intends to major in social studies education.
Our next signee is Noah Wilson. Wilson comes to Mount Olive from Rockingham High School where he wrestled in the 120-weight class. A native of Eden, N.C., Wilson is a two-time state qualifier, a regional champion and runner-up, a three-time county champion, and a four-time all-conference honoree. He intends to major in Environmental and Natural Resources while wrestling at 125-pounds for the Trojans.
The third wrestler joining UMO is Justin Wood from Four Oaks, N.C. Wood wrestled at South Johnston High School in the 140 weight class. Wood was a team captain at South Johnston and received the Coaches Award for leadership on and off the mat. He aslo earned Greater Neuse River AAA All-Conference and Academic All-Conference awards. The incoming freshman plans to major in Agricultural Business while competing at UMO.
Our final signee of this edition is Mason Watt. Watt attended C.B. Aycock High School in Goldsboro, N.C. where he was a member of the 2013 Conference Championship team. Watt is a rising senior and is majoring in Business Management at UMO where he is in the honors program and wants to continue his education to receive a Masters in Business Administration.