Courtad Named MAC Wrestler of the Week

Updated 2/22/2000
Cleveland, Ohio - (Feb. 22) Ohio's Tim Courtad was honored as the Pepsi Mid-American Conference Wrestler of the Week for the week of Feb 22.

A Hwt. senior from Aurora, Ohio, Courtad went 2-0 during the week to improve to 24-1 overall and 5-0 in the MAC. He defeated Jim Sweeter of Kent, 10-3, and Ryan Kehler of West Virginia 4-1. Courtad has won his last 18 matches in a row.

Other Nominees For This Week's Award:
Central Michigan's Chris Marshall (141 lb., Sr., Washington, D.C.) won his only match of the week, 8-4 over Kent's Mark Wentz. Marshall is 19-5 overall and 5-0 in the MAC.

Kent's Brent Thompson (125 lb, Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) won two conference mtaches to improve to 13-3 overall and 4-0 in MAC competition. Thompson defeated Ohio's Paul Hodermarsky 5-3 and Central Michigan's Ahmad Sanders 4-2.

Northern Illinois' Alexis Rivera (125 lb., Jr., Chicago, Ill.) defeated Missouri's Jesse West 3-1 in the Huskies' only match of the week.

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
Feb. 22 - Tim Courtad, Ohio

MAC Wrestling Standings


			Conference				Overall
School			W	L	T	Pct.	W	L	T	Pct.
Central Michigan	5	0	0	1.000	9	4	1	.679
Ohio			4	1	0	.800	15	5	1	.738
Kent State		3	2	0	.600	13	3	1	.794
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

The Mid-American Conference 2000 Wrestling Championship will be held March 4 and 5 at Alumni Arena on the University at Buffalo campus. Saturday's first round begins at 1:00 and the second round starts at 6:00. Finals and consolation are scheduled for Sunday at 1:00.