Mid-American Conference Wrestler of the Week
Buffalo's Charlie Voorhees (125lb., Sr., Warsaw, N.Y.) is this weeks Mid-American Conference Pepsi Wrestler of the Week. Voorhees, the MAC's No. 3 ranked wrestler in his weight class upset Kent States Brent Thompson, the MAC's three-time defending champion, 8-6. Thompson is also the conferences No. 2 ranked wrestler in his weight class.
Other Nominees For This Weeks Award:
Kent State's Nick Nemeth (165lb., So., Parma, Ohio) won his only match of the week, an 11-1 major decision over Buffalo's Dave Guarino. The victory was his 19th of the season and is 2-0 in MAC matches this year.
Ohio's Dan Bednar (197lb., Sr., Brecksville, Ohio) went 2-0 for the Bobcats last week. Bednar, the MACs No. 2 wrestler at 197, won 10-3 over Eastern Michigan's Dan Bonnigson, then picked up a technical fall (16-0) over Northern Illinois' Greg Reardon.
2000-01 MAC Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 28 -- Ahmad Sanders, Central Michigan
Dec. 5 -- Shawn Kegel, Buffalo
Dec. 12 -- Mike Feeney, Eastern Michigan
Dec. 18 -- Nick Magistrelli, Kent State
Jan. 2 -- Mike Feeney, Eastern Michigan
Jan. 9 -- Jason Mester, Central Michigan
Jan. 16 -- Brent Thompson, Kent State
Jan. 23 -- Brett Faustman, Central Michigan
Anthony Carrizales, Ohio
Jan. 30 -- Charlie Voorhees, Buffalo
MAC Wrestling Team Notes:
Buffalo won the battle of two of the leagues three unbeatens last Saturday with a 21-10 victory over Kent State. UBs Charlie Voorhees upset three-time MAC champion Brent Thompson 8-6 at 125 lbs., while Josh States (184 lbs.) became the school's all-time leader in wins (96) with a victory over KSU's Nick Magistrelli. The Bulls face Bucknell this week on the road, then host Slippery Rock on Feb. 6. UB meets Central Michigan in Mount Pleasant on Feb. 10.
Central Michigan extended its MAC unbeaten string to 16 straight matches with a 29-6 win over Eastern Michigan. The streak dates back to Jan. 25, 1998. The Chippewas travel to DeKalb, Ill., to face Northern Illinois on Friday. CMU remains one of two teams in the MAC with an unblemished league record -- Buffalo is the other.
Kent State takes a break from league action for a pair of non-conference dual matches. The Golden Flashes host West Liberty Jan. 30, then travels to face Findlay on Sunday. KSU is coming off its first MAC loss of the year, a 21-10 decision at Buffalo. Nick Nemeth (165 lbs.) Jack Hageman (174) and Zeb Miller (197) picked up victories for the Golden Flashes.
Ohio dropped its first league contest to someone other than Central Michigan last week for the first time in head coach Joel Greenlees four years at Ohio. The Bobcats fell to Northern Illinois 28-9. The Bobcats' Dan Bednar (197 lbs.) was the lone wrestler to go 2-0 for the week, improving his record to 18-4 overall and 2-1 in the MAC.