MAC Announces Wrestler of the Week

Updated 1/29/2008

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.


Also Nominated


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.