MAC Awards Wrestler of the Week

Updated 12/11/2007

MAC Wrestler of the Week

Dec. 11, 2007


Andrew Novak ? Eastern Michigan

125 lbs.

Freshman ? New Boston, Mass.

Novak compiled a perfect 4-0 record during the week. He pinned Heath Allen (Ohio) 1:31, won a decision over Matt Oliver (Newberry) 8-5,  decisioned Daniel Rucker (Campbellsville) 14-5,  Defeated Sean Katz (Liberty) 5-3.  In his first career dual and Mid-American Conference match, Novak scored pin over Allen (Ohio). 


Other nominations:

Nic Bedelyon ? Kent State

125 lbs.

Freshman ? Lewistown, Pa./Indian Valley

Bedelyon, a true freshman, avenged a 2007 NHSCA Senior Nationals loss to Jason Lara of Michigan in the Golden Flashes' 26-14 setback to the Wolverines.  Bedelyon's 14-3 major decision got the Flashes rolling against Michigan, and he has compiled an 8-2 record through his first 10 collegiate matches.


Erik Schuth ? Ohio


Freshman - Spencerport, N.Y., (Brockport High School)

Erik Schuth won the first MAC dual of his career on Dec. 6, defeating Eastern Michigan's Charlie Pienaar 4-3 at 184 pounds. Schuth, a NY state champion at Brockport High School, has been Ohio's starter at 184 since day one.


2007-08 Wrestlers of the Week

Nov. 5: Sean Clair - Eastern Michigan, 133 lbs.

Nov. 12: Dan Mitcheff ? Kent State, 133 lbs

Nov. 20: Dana Gingerich, Buffalo, 149 lbs.

Nov. 27: Luke Smith, Central Michigan, 125 lbs.

Dec. 4: Duke Burk, Northern Illinois, 174 lbs.

Dec. 11: Andrew Novak, Eastern Michigan, 125 lbs.