Cleveland, Ohio (Jan. 25) --University at Buffalo junior Josh States has been honored as the Pepsi Mid-American Conference Wrestler of the Week for the week of Jan. 25.
A 184 lb. wrestler from Lockport, N.Y., States captured the tournament title at the New York Intercollegiate with a win over No. 1 seed Rob Ansdach. States went 5-0 in the two-day event to improve his record to 18-8 for the season.
Other Nominees For This Week's Award:
Central Michigan's Jeremy Hardman (149 lb., Sr., Constatine, Mich.) broke a five-match winless streak with three wins at the Cliff Keen National Duals. Hardman won a 6-3 decision over Cornell's Gabe Webster, pinned Lyle Cronk of Montana State Northern in 3:37, and scored a 13-3 major decision over Larry Vasquez of Cal-State Bakersfield. Hardman improved to 16-10 on the season.
Kent's Nick Magistrelli (184 lb., Jr., Maple Heights, Ohio) defeated the MAC's top-ranked wrestler in his weight class, Northern Illinois' Dave Potter, 4-2 in overtime. Kent defeated the Huskies 22-9 and Magistrelli improved to 16-3 on the season.
Ohio's John Wervey (165 lb., Jr. Chagrin Falls, Ohio) went 2-0 with 5-4 and 3-1 wins in dual matches versus American University and Duquesne. In national rankings by InterMat, Wervey, with a 12-6 record, has been named honorable mention.
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