MAC Names Wrestler of the Week

Updated 2/2/2009

Desi Green - Buffalo
RS Freshman ? Henrietta, N.Y. (Rush-Henrietta HS)

149 lbs.

Green faced the tenth ranked wrestler in the nation, Steve Brown of Central Michigan in Saturday’s dual meet and came away with a one-point victory. The match also featured the MAC’s No. 1 ranked Brown and No. 2 ranked Green. Following two periods, Green and Brown entered the final period tied at 2-2.  The match came down to Green's takedown with four seconds remaining, leading to his 4-3 decision over Brown, UB’s only points on the day.  With Green's victory, he has now joined the UB wrestling greats in the record books.  He is tied for 14th place in dual meet wins in a season (14) and is only two wins away from 15th place for most overall wins in a season (30).


Additional Nominees

Jarod Trice ? Central Michigan

RS Freshman ? Highland Park, Mich. (Highland Park HS)


Trice won both of his matches as CMU defeated Buffalo and No. 23 Old Dominion last week. He capped the Chippewas' 32-3 win over Buffalo with an 11-2 major decision over Brett Correll, then secured the 19-14 victory over Old Dominion with a 10-4 decision over Roy Dragon. He scored seven takedowns in the two victories while not being taken down by either opponent. Trice has won six of his last seven matches to improve to 18-7 this season.


J.J. Johnson ? Eastern Michigan

RS Freshman ? Rockford, Mich. (Rockford HS)

Johnson went a perfect 3-0 at the Gardner-Webb Duals Satruday, Jan. 31, recording a pin and two tech falls in the process. He pinned Duke's Daniel Adamo at the 2:16 mark and took tech falls against App. State's Savva Kostis (16-1) and Gardner-Webb's Austin Reece (17-2). Johnson improves to 16-8 on the year.


Drew Lashaway ? Kent State

Senior ? Bowling Green, Ohio (Pemberville Eastwood HS)

Scoreless after one, the second period between Lashaway and Pitt’s Tyler Nauman (ranked eighth in the country) was not short on points. Nauman took the lead with an escape, but Lashaway countered with two takedowns to take a 4-3 lead into the third. In the final stanza, Lashaway chose neutral and immediately went to work with his third takedown of the match. Nauman tallied a final escape, but all of his final shots were brushed aside as Lashaway won 6-4. Lashaway is now 23-5 this season.


Tristen DeShazer ? Northern Illinois

RS-Sophomore ? Wichita, Kan. (Wichita West)

133 ? lbs.

DeShazer pinned his 15th opponent of the season during Northern Illinois' dual meet against No. 22 Northern Iowa. The redshirt sophomore used a headlock to slam Panther Steven Fitzgerald's shoulders to the mat for a pin at the 1:29 mark. He now holds a 19-7 record, and his last 10 wins have come by fall or opponent forfeit.



Previous Wrestlers of the Week

Nov. 6: Mickey Moran ? Buffalo, 184 lbs.

Nov. 13: Steve Brown ? Central Michigan, 149 lbs.

Nov. 20: Danny Mitcheff ? Kent State , 133 lbs.

Nov. 27: Drew Lashaway ? Kent State, 141 lbs.

Dec. 3: Jacob Ison ? Ohio, 174 lbs.

Dec. 10: J.J. Johnson, Eastern Michigan, 149 lbs

Dec, 17: Scotti Sentes, Central Michigan, 125 lbs.

Dec. 24: Jimmy Hamel, Buffalo ? 197 lbs.; and Nick Purdue, Ohio ? 174 lbs.

Jan. 2: Mike Miller, Central Michigan ? 174 lbs; and Dustin Kilgore, Kent State ? 184 lbs.

Jan. 9: Drew Lashaway, Kent State ? 149 lbs.

Jan. 13: Trevor Stewart, Central Michigan ? 165 lbs.; and Dustin Kilgore, Kent State ? 184 lbs.

Jan. 20: Erik Schuth, Ohio ? 184 lbs.

Jan. 28: Vince DiDona, Central Michigan -1 84 lbs.


Last Week’s Results

January 30 (Friday)

at Northern Iowa 34, Northern Illinois 6


January 31 (Saturday)

* at Central Michigan 32, Buffalo 3

Eastern Michigan 36, Gardner-Webb Duals 8

Eastern Michigan 26, Appalachian State 10

Duke 22, Eastern Michigan 20

at Kent State 27, Pittsburgh 3


February 1 (Sunday)

at Central Michigan 19, Old Dominion 14


This Week’s Schedule


February 6 (Friday)

*Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois, 7 pm


February 7 (Saturday)

Northern Illinois at Duhawk Open (at Dubuque, Iowa), 9:30 am

Ohio at North Carolina, 1 pm

*Kent State at Buffalo, 7 pm


February 8 (Sunday)

Ohio at North Carolina State, 2 pm