Erik Schuth ? Ohio
Soph., Spencerport, N.Y./Brockport HS
Schuth had a perfect week for the Bobcats, going 2-0 to improve his season record to 7-2 at 184 pounds, as he scored two overtime victories in Ohio's two dual meets last week. He won a 4-3 sudden victory over Northern Illinois' Brad Dieckhaus to help Ohio to a one-point road win and followed it up with a 7-5 overtime defeat of Michigan State's Nick Palmieri. Schuth has been battling injury and only recently returned to Ohio's starting line-up.
Nate Rock ? Buffalo
Senior - Ephrata, Pa. (Ephrata HS)
Rock captured the 174-lb championship at the 40th Annual New York State Intercollegiate Wrestling Championships. As the second-seed , Rock dominated his first match of the day with a 16-1 technical fall at 3:22 over Ryan Malloy of Wagner. Looking to continue in his pursuit of the title, Rock was victorious over seventh-seed, Pat Bell of Nassau CC in an 8-0 major decision. Rock defeated third-seed, Naum Shuminov of NYU in the semifinals with a 4-0 decision. Advancing to the championship match, Rock faced Ryan Mergen of Army. Rock scored a convincing 6-1 decision over Mergen, which helped the Bulls win the team title by fending off a wrestler from second-place finisher, Army.
Conor Beebe ? Central Michigan
Junior ? Western Springs, Ill. (Lombard Montini HS)
Beebe won both of his matches as the Chippewas defeated Bloomsburg and No. 24 Pitt last week. On Saturday, he posted a 5-0 decision against Bloomsburg's Jason Guffey. He followed that with an 8-2 decision over 14th-ranked Jimmy Conroy of Pitt on Sunday.
Sean Clair- Eastern Michigan
R-Junior - Turtlecreek, Pa. (Plum HS)
Clair won a second consecutive major decision, 10-2, against Mike Grey of No. 2 Cornell Saturday, Jan. 18.Clair has won 7-of-9 matches in a recent stretch to improve his season record to 9-5.
Jermail Porter ? Kent State
Senior ? Akron, Ohio (Firestone HS)
Porter defeated ninth ranked Rashard Goff of Cleveland State 6-3. The match was tied 2-2 after two periods, however in the third it was all Porter. Starting down, Porter escaped and took a 4-2 advantage when Goff was called for hands to the head. Porter put the exclamation point on the match with a takedown and the 6-3 win. The win was Porter's 108th career win, which moves him to fifth in Kent State history in career wins.
Previous Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 13: Steve Brown ? Central Michigan, 149 lbs.
Nov. 20: Danny Mitcheff ? Kent State , 133 lbs.
Nov. 27: Drew Lashaway ? Kent State, 141 lbs.
Dec. 3: Jacob Ison ? Ohio, 174 lbs.
Dec. 10: J.J. Johnson, Eastern Michigan, 149 lbs
Dec, 17: Scotti Sentes, Central Michigan, 125 lbs.
Dec. 24: Jimmy Hamel, Buffalo ? 197 lbs.; and Nick Purdue, Ohio ? 174 lbs.
Jan. 2: Mike Miller, Central Michigan ? 174 lbs; and Dustin Kilgore, Kent State ? 184 lbs.
Jan. 9: Drew Lashaway, Kent State ? 149 lbs.
Jan. 13: Trevor Stewart, Central Michigan ? 165 lbs.; and Dustin Kilgore, Kent State ? 184 lbs.
Last Week’s Results
January 15 (Friday)
Ohio 23, at Northern Illinois 22
January 17 (Saturday)
Buffalo at New York State Collegiate Championships ? First place
Central Michigan 24, at Bloomsburg 8
at Cornell 28, Eastern Michigan 10
Kent State 33, at Cleveland State 5
January 18 (Sunday)
Central Michigan 24, at Pittsburgh 6
Kent State Open ? no team scores
Michigan State 26, at Ohio 6
This Week’s Schedule
January 22 (Thursday)
*Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan, 7:30 pm
January 24 (Saturday)
*Northern Illinois at Kent State, Noon
January 25 (Sunday)
*Buffalo at Ohio, Noon
Nebraska at Central Michigan, 1 pm
Virginia Tech at Central Michigan, 3 pm