CMU Captures MAC Wrestling Championships

Updated 3/8/2009

YPSILANTI, Mich. ? Central Michigan claimed four individual titles on its way to its eighth consecutive Mid-American Conference Wrestling Championships team title Sunday afternoon.

CMU finished with 111.5 team points. Kent State was the runner-up with 82.5 points, while Northern Illinois was third with 47.5.

Winning individual titles for CMU were Scotti Sentes (125 pounds), Steve Brown (149), Trevor Stewart (165) and Mike Miller (174).

Kent State swept the individual awards with Coach of the Year Jim Andrassy, Wrestler of the Year Jermail Porter, and Freshman of the Year Dustin Kilgore.

All 10 Chippewas finished in the top three of their weight class. Finishing runner-up were Conor Beebe (133), Tony D’Alie (141), Tyler Grayson (157), Vince DiDona (184) and Jarod Trice (285). Eric Simaz placed third at 197 pounds.

Eight Chippewas?Sentes, Beebe, D’Alie, Brown, Stewart, Miller, DiDona and Trice?have earned automatic bids to the NCAA Championships.

CMU’s eight-year winning streak at the conference tournament is the longest in MAC history. The 111.5 team points the Chippewas scored marks the fourth-highest total in MAC Championships history.

CMU has won 13 conference tournament titles overall.

2009 MAC Wrestling Championships Team Scores

 

1. Central Michigan - 111.5

2. Kent State ? 82.5

3. Northern Illinois ? 47.5

4. Buffalo ? 39

5. Eastern Michigan ? 36.5

6. Ohio ? 15.5

 

Championship Matches

 

125: Scotti Sentes (CMU) dec. Nic Bedelyon (KSU), 8-2

 

133: Dan Mitcheff (KSU) def. Conor Beebe (CMU), 6-3

 

141: Drew Lashaway (KSU) dec. Anthony D’Alie (CMU) 9-2

 

149: Steven Brown (CMU) dec. Desmond Green (UB) 6-1

 

157: Bryan Deutsch (NIU) dec. Clay Tucker (OU) 12-7

 

165: Trevor Stewart (CMU) pinned Obie Simpson (KSU) 2:23

 

174: Mike Miller (CMU) pinned Nate Rock (UB) 2:47

 

184: Dustin Kligore (KSU) maj. Dec. Vincenzo DiDona (CMU) 12-1

 

197: John McClure (EMU) dec. James Hamel (UB) 3-2

 

285: Jermail Porter (KSU) dec. Jarod Tice (CMU) 6-2

 

Individual Awards Winners

COACH OF THE YEAR: Jim Andrassy (KSU)

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Dustin Kilgore (KSU)

WRESTLER OF THE YEAR: Jermail Porter (KSU)

MAC TOURNAMENT OUTSTANDING WRESTLER

Dan Mitcheff (KSU)