MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES WRESTLER OF THE WEEK
For Immediate Release-Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010
MAC Wrestler of the Week
Jimmy Hamel, Buffalo-Senior, Natick, MA (Natick High School)
Buffalo senior Jimmy Hamel had an impressive day, finishing third overall after losing only one match and winning six others at the Reno Tournament of Champions in Reno, Nevada. The Natick, MA native opened the day with a wins over Ty Vinson of Oregon State and Spence Patrick of Stanford by decision before his first loss. He battled through the wrestle-backs, starting with a win over the third-seed in the tournament, Austin Trotman of Appalachian State. He then won a 3-2 decision over Mac Mancuso of West Virginia and a 5-3 decision over Taylor Meeks of North Carolina to set up a rematch with Jason McCroskey of Chattanooga, who had handed him his only loss of the tournament. Hamel took a 5-3 decision to end his day on a high note.
Jeremy Johnson, Ohio-Freshman, Broadview Heights, Ohio (Brecksville-Broadview Hts. High School)
Ohio freshman Jeremy Johnson racked up a 4-1 record at the Reno Tournament of Champions this weekend, placing second in the 285 lb. class. The Broadview Heights native was the bracket's No. 4 seed and defeated Konner Knudtsen (Northern Colorado) 6-1, Kevin Kelly (South Dakota State) 6-1, fifth-seeded Rudy Schaffroth (Montana State-Northern) 5-1, top-seeded Dave Morgan (Bakersfield) 2-1, before falling to Levi Cooper (Arizona State) 3-2. The Bobcats finished fifth in the team standings with 82.5 points.