MAC Wrestler of the Week
Jan. 29, 2008
Sean Clair ? Eastern Michigan
133, Redshirt Sophomore, Turtlecreek, Pa., Plum H.S.
Clair defeated Central Michigan’s Conor Beebe 1-0 in the 133-pound match as the Eagles dropped a 22-12 match to the No. 5 ranked Chippewas. Clair currently has a 17-match winning streak, including a 16-match dual winning streak and has an EMU-best 24-3 record on the year. Clair was ranked No. 4 in the MAC and Beebe No. 3 going into the match.
Dan Bishop ? Buffalo
125 lb. ? Sophomore ? Whitehall, N.Y. (Whitehall HS)
Bishop won his only match of the week in dominating fashion, pinning Heath Allen of Ohio in 1:43. Bishop has won five of his last six matches, the only loss coming to #19 Fernando Martinez of Army.
Tony D’Alie ? Central Michigan
141, Sophomore, Rochester, Wis./William Horlick HS
Defeated Eastern Michigan's Zach Donofrio, 9-4 D'Alie filled in for an injured Eric Kruger at 141 pounds in the Chippewas' 22-12 win at Eastern Michigan. It was his first dual match of the season. With the victory, he improved to 2-0 in his career in conference duals. D'Alie is 3-1 in his career in dual matches, with two of his victories coming in MAC duals.
Duke Burk ? Northern Illinois
174, RS-So., Peoria, Ill., Notre Dame
Won a major decision 15-4 vs. Chris Estep of Kent State in a 20-16 loss to the Golden Flashes.
Clay Tucker ? Ohio
157 lbs. ? Sophomore
Tucker won his fourth consecutive match with a tech fall against NIU’s Chris Gambino. Tucker has
won four straight dual bouts after earning a 4-1 decision against Buffalo’s Jon Cummings. Tucker sports an overall record of 10-14 and 2-1 in the MAC.
Previous 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.
Dec. 18: Sean Clair, Eastern Michigan, 133 lbs.
Dec. 27: Brandon Sinnott, Central Michigan, 174 lbs.
Jan. 2 ? Christian Sinnott, Central Michigan, 184 lbs.
Jan. 8: Bubba Gritter, Central Michigan, Hwt.
Jan. 15: Kurt Gross, Kent State, 165 lbs.
Jan: 22: Trevor Stewart, Central Michigan, 165 lbs.
Jan. 29: Sean Clair, Eastern Michigan, 133 lbs.