MAC Announces Wrestler of the Week

Updated 2/23/2010

MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES WRESTLER OF THE WEEK

For Immediate Release-Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010

MAC Wrestler of the Week

Scotti Sentes, Central Michigan - Sophomore, Fort Myers, Fla. (Riverdale High School)

Sophomore Scotti Sentes won both of his matches last week to help Central Michigan clinch the MAC championship.  Sentes, ranked seventh nationally at 133 pounds, posted a 9-0 major decision over Ohio's Michael Fennell on Friday, then claimed a 3-2 decision over No. 8-ranked and defending MAC champion Danny Mitcheff (Kent State) on Sunday. Sentes has won eight of his last nine matches to improve to 18-5 overall, and he finished 5-0 in the MAC. The Chippewas shut out Ohio, 40-0, on Friday, then won at No. 20 Kent State, 21-13, to clinch the conference title on Sunday.

Additional Nominees:

Phillip Joseph, Eastern Michigan - Freshman, Lapeer, Mich. (Lapeer East High School)

Freshman Phillip Joseph finished the regular season with a 21-14 record, 3-2 in the MAC, capped-off by a pin of Ohio's Brian Driscoll at the 2:42 mark of the 184 lbs. match this past weekend.  The pin pulled the Eagles back to within four, 17-13, but they eventually lost, 26-13. Joseph is the first Eastern Michigan grappler to notch 20 wins in a season since 2007-08, and the first true freshman to do so since 2005-06.

Matt Cathell, Kent State - Junior, Dover, Del.  

Junior Matt Cathell stepped onto the mat for the first time since Dec. 13, and Cathell recorded a third period pin of No. 12 Tony D'Alie of Central Michigan last Sunday at the M.A.C. Center.  Cathell trailed 6-2 from the bottom position before rolling D'Alie to his back.  Cathell is now 6-1 on the season with three pins and one major decision.

Pat McLemore, Northern Illinois - Junior, Hinckley, Ohio (Padua High School)

Junior Pat McLemore improved to 8-8 on the season with his 4-3 victory over Buffalo's Andrew Schutt. McLemore jumped out to a 3-0 lead on a takedown in the second period and an escape to open the third. Schutt closed the deficit to 3-2, but McLemore executed another escape to score the match-winning point.

Previous Wrestlers of the Week

Nov. 18:     Dustin Kilgore - Kent State

Nov. 24:     Danny Mitcheff - Kent State

Dec. 2:       Scotti Sentes - Central Michigan

Dec. 8:       Quentin Keyes - Ohio University

Dec. 15:     Jacob Ison - Ohio University

Dec. 22:     Steve Brown - Central Michigan

Jan. 12:      Desi Green - Buffalo

Jan. 19:      Sean Clair - Eastern Michigan

Jan. 26:      John-Martin Cannon - Buffalo

Feb. 2:        Jimmy Hamel - Buffalo

Feb. 9:        Ben Bennett - Central Michigan

Feb. 16:      Joe Tymoszczuk - Kent State

Feb. 23:      Scotti Sentes - Central Michigan