Trevor Stewart ? Central Michigan
165 lbs., Junior, Canton, Mich. (Detroit Catholic Central HS)
Stewart, ranked 11th nationally, defeated Michigan's No. 2-ranked Eric Tannenbaum 5-3. Trailing 2-1, Stewart rode Tannenbaum for the entire second period, then scored an escape to open the third. He took Tannenbaum later in the period to take a 4-2 lead, and his 2:06 riding time advantage accounted for the final point in a 5-3 decision. The second-ranked Tannenbaum is the highest ranked wrestler Stewart has defeated in his career. Stewart's decision also gave CMU an 11-10 lead and put the Chippewas in front for good in their 21-13 victory over No 4 ranked Michigan.
Mickey Moran - Buffalo
184 lbs., Junior, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Shaler Area HS)
Moran went 4-0 en route to winning the New York State Championship at 184 pounds. In his opening match, Moran defeated Wagner's Eddie Broderick by a 20-6 decision. In his quarterfinal bout, Moran decisioned Chris Gandolfi of Nassau, 10-4. Moran then took down a pair of Cornell wrestlers in the semifinals and finals. In the semi, he defeated #3 seed Justin Kerber, 6-3, and in the final Moran won the title with a 3-1, sudden victory win over top-seeded Nate Holley.
TJ Wunnicke ? Northern Illinois
125 lbs, Freshman, Dodgeville, Wis. (Dodgeville HS)
Wunnicke went 4-0 with a three pins - over Heath Allen (Ohio) in 49 seconds; Sean Katz (Liberty), 2:21; and Akif Eren (Purdue), 6:58. Wunnicke also won by technical fall over Matt Reynolds (Cleveland State), 15-0.
Clay Tucker ? Ohio
157 lbs., Sophomore
Tucker won both of his dual bouts during the weekend with victories against NIU’s Bryan O’Connor (6-4 Decision) and N.C. State’s Chris Gambino (19-1 Technical Fall). Tucker was the only Bobcat to win both of his matches in the two-dual span and improved his record to 9-14 overall with a 6-8 mark in dual competition with four decisions and two technical falls.
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.