NIU's LeCuyer Named MAC Wrestler of the Week

Updated 1/11/2000

MAC Wrestling Rankings

CLEVELAND, Ohio (January 11, 2000) -- Northern Illinois senior Tom LeCuyer has been honored as the Pepsi Mid-American Conference Wrestler of the Week for the week of Jan. 11.

A 141 lb. wrestler from Plano, Ill., LeCuyer's performance this week included a 6-3 decision over Michael Lighter of Oklahoma, who is ranked third in the nation by InterMat. Cuyer went 2-1 on the week with a 4-1 decision over David Dies of Brown and a 5-4 loss to Chris Spealer of Lock Haven. LeCuyer is 11-6 on the season with four pins and is 2-0 in MAC duals.

Other Nominees For This Week's Award:
Buffalo's Ryan Bentley(149 lb., So., Ripley, N.Y.) overcame a seven-point, first-period deficit to win 11-9 in the final match to seal the Bulls' 19-13 win over Pitt.-Johnstown.

Central Michigan's Phil Baroni (184 lb., Sr., Massapequa, N.Y.) went 3-0 on the week with wins against James Brimm of Michigan State (9-5), Matt Tyrell of Findlay (pinned in 1:56), and Josh Mare of Missouri (10-3). He was one of three Chippewas to win his dual match versus Michigan State.

Eastern Michigan's Mike Feeney (174 lb., Jr., Dublin, Ohio) went 3-0 at the Buckeye Duals at Ohio State. Feeney beat Joel Walker of Ohio State 5-3, pinned Ali Abri of Boston in 2:33 and Adam Duncan of UT-Chattanooga in 3:46.

Kent's Brian Baughman (133 lb., Sr., Coshockton, Ohio) went 2-0 with a major decision over Josh Wiles of Eastern Michigan and an 11-7 triumph over #18 ranked Chris Williams of Michigan to improve to 11-1.

Ohio's Tim Courtland (Hwt., Sr., Aurora, Ohio) went 3-0 with wins versus David Rechul of Harvard (11-8), Mike Carroll of Drexel (fall :45) and Michael Dixon of Indiana (10-3) to improve to 12-1.

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