MAC Names Wrestler of the Week

Updated 12/23/2008

 

Two competitors who each placed fifth in their respective weight class at the Reno Tournament of Champions have both been honored as the MAC Wrestler of the Week. Ohio’s Nick Purdue and Buffalo’s Jimmy Hamel were recognized for the efforts this past week.

 

Jimmy Hamel - Buffalo

197 lbs.

Sophomore ? Natick, Mass. (Natick HS)

At the Reno Tournament of Champions, Hamel won his first three matches of the day before a 6-4 loss to eventual champion Brandon Halsey of Cal-State Bakersfield stopped his winning streak. Hamel opened the day with wins over Jake Cranford of Arizona State (4-2), Patrick Mahan of MSU-Mankato (medical forfeit), and Abraham Otrombo of UC Davis (5-3). In the wrestlebacks, Hamel lost a 4-3 decision to Pat Bradshaw of Edinboro before earning a fifth place finish with a 10-3 triumph against Dennis Drury of North Carolina.  

 

Nick Purdue - Ohio

174 lbs.

R Freshman ? Genoa, Ohio (Genoa HS)

Purdue placed fifth in the 174-pound bracket at the Reno Tournament of Champions, posting a 6-2 mark on the day, including five-straight victories after an opening-round loss to Kyle Barrett of Stanford. His only other defeat of the tournament came to Wyoming's Shane Onufer, who is ranked 18th in the latest InterMat poll. Purdue improved to 11-2 for the season at 174 pounds. His victories cam against Brady Garner of Portland State (12-4), Victor Haug of Stanford-UN (9-5), Jason Points of Cal State Bakersfield (9-7), Paul Paddock of Edinboro (8-6) and Alex Reider of Wyoming-UN (4-1). After the loss to Onufer, he received a medical forfeit against Austin Troutman of Appalachian State to capture fifth place.

 

 

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.

 

Upcoming Schedule

December 29 (Monday)

Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois at Midlands (at Evanston, Ill.), all day

Kent State, Ohio at Southern Scuffle (at Greensboro, N.C.), 9 am

 

December 30 (Tuesday)

Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois at Midlands (at Evanston, Ill.), all day

Kent State, Ohio at Southern Scuffle (at Greensboro, N.C.), 9 am