Kent's Magistrelli Named MAC Wrestler of the Week

Updated 2/2/2000
CLEVELAND (February 2, 2000) -- Kent State University's Nick Magistrelli has been honored as the Pepsi Mid-American Conference Wrestler of the Week for the week of Jan. 31.

A 184 lb. junior from Maple Heights, Ohio, Magistrelli defeated Buffalo's Josh States, owner of a 19-9 record, by a 6-2 score, and scored a major decision over Brock Warder of Marquette, 12-1. Magistrelli is 18-3 overall,, including 15-1 at 184, and 3-0 in the MAC. Magistrelli led the Golden Flashes to wins over Buffalo (21-9) and Marquette (44-6).

Other Nominees For This Week's Award:

Buffalo's Gary Cooper (165 lb., So., Adams, N.Y.) went 2-0 last week to improve to 29-7 overall and 3-1 in the MAC. Cooper defeated Kent's Nick Nemeth, 12-7, and pinned Marquette's Jake Happeld in 0:57.

Central Michigan's Jeremy Hardman (149 lb., Sr., Constatine, Mich.) won his fourth consecutive match with a pin of Northern Illinois' J.C. Gaunt in 1:43. In his last four matches, Gaunt has two pins and a major decision while improving to 17-10 overall and 1-0 in the MAC.

Northern Illinois' Zach Becker (165, Jr., Panama City, Fla.) had competed in just two matches until last week. After dropping an 11-6 decision to Central Michigan's Vernon Cannon, 11-6, Becker topped the #1 rated MAC wrestler, Ohio's John Wervey, 4-3. Becker is 1-3 overall and 1-1 in the MAC.

Ohio's Brad Wright (133 lb., Jr. Fairfield, Ohio) went 2-0 with wins in matches versus Eastern Michigan's Rocky McKinney (10-2) and Northern Illinois' Marlon Felton (16-0). Wright boosted his record to 19-4 overall and 3-0 in the MAC.


1999-2000 MAC Wrestlers of the Week

Dec. 7 -  Ryan Cunningham, Central Michigan
Dec. 14 - Brian Baughman, Kent
Dec. 21 - Chris Vike, Central Michigan
Jan. 5 -  Jon Lovrich, Northern Illinois
Jan. 11 - Tom LeCuyer, Northern Illinois
Jan. 18 - John Wervey, Ohio
Jan. 25 - Josh States, Buffalo
Feb. 1 -  Nick Magistrelli, Kent

MAC Wrestling Standings
			Conference				Overall
School			W	L	T	Pct.	W	L	T	Pct.
Kent State		3	0	0	1.000	9	1	1	.864
Ohio			3	0	0	1.000	11	3	1	.767
Central Michigan	2	0	0	1.000	5	4	1	.550
Buffalo			2	2	0	.500	8	3	0	.727
Northern Illinois	1	4	0	.200	2	9	0	.182
Eastern Michigan	0	5	0	.000	1	9	0	.100