Hardman Named MAC Wrestler of the Week

Updated 2/16/2000
Cleveland, Ohio - Central Michigan's Jeremy Hardman was honored as the Pepsi Mid-American Conference Wrestler of the Week for the week of Feb 15.

A 149 lb. senior from Constatine, Mich., Hardman went 2-0 to improve his record to 20-10 overall and 3-0 in the MAC. Hardman pinned Buffalo's Ryan Bentley in the Chippewas' 26-12 win on Feb. 12. Hardman won his second match of the week on Feb. 13 with a 5-4 decision over Kevin Maier of Edinboro in CMU's 18-15 victory over the nation's #8 ranked team. With the team score tied at 15-15, Hardman had a takedown with 30 seconds left for the 5-4 win.

Other Nominees For This Week's Award:
Buffalo's Jake Partlow (157 lb., Sr., Kennonsburg, Ohio) went 2-0 with wins over Doug Cielski in overtime and 12-8 over Russel Clark of Central Michigan. Partlow is 5-0 in MAC matches and 23-9 overall.

Kent's Jim Swetter (Hwt., So., Brunswick, Ohio) improved to 21-5 with a 2-0 record this week. Swetter scored a 2-1 overtime triumph against Jeremiah Balkin of Ashland and a fall in 1:23 versus James Drak of Slippery Rock.

Northern Illinois' Dave Potter (184, Jr., St. Charles, Ill.) boosted his mark to 19-6 with two wins. Potter had a major decision of 16-3 over Ross Renken of SIU-Edwardsville and a 6-4 overtime win against Kyle Bracy of Eastern Illinois.

Ohio's Tim Courtad (Hwt., Sr., Aurora, Ohio) stretched his winning streak to 16 with two wins. Courtad won an 11-3 major decision over Ngozi Collins of N.C. State and had a 3-2 win against Matt Kenny of North Carolina in an 18-16 win over the Tar Heels. Courtad improved his record to 22-1.

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
Feb. 8 - Dave Potter, Northern Illinois and Mike Feeney, Eastern Michigan
Feb. 15 - Jeremy Hardman, Central Michigan

MAC Wrestling Standings
		    Conference			  Overall
School		    W	  L	T	Pct.	  W  	  L	 T	Pct.
Central Michigan    4	  0	0	1.000	  8	  4	 1	.654
Kent State	    3  	  0	0	1.000	  13	  1	 1	.900
Ohio		    3	  1	0	.750	  14	  4	 1	.763
Buffalo		    2	  3	0	.400	  10	  4	 0	.714
Northern Illinois   1	  4	0	.200	  3	  10	 0	.231
Eastern Michigan    0	  5	0	.000	  2	  12	 0	.143