MAC Announces Wrestler of the Week

Updated 12/18/2007


Sean Clair ? Eastern Michigan

133 lbs.

Redshirt Sophomore ? Turtlecreek, Pa. (Plum HS)

Clair was one of only two Eagle wrestlers to collect wins in both matches against nationally ranked opponents over the weekend.   He posted a 4-3 decision over Ricky Deubel of No. 14 Edinboro at the Third Annual "War at the Shore", held in Erie, Pa, and  scored a 2-0 shutout over Eric Metzler of No. 9 Northwestern. Clair previously wrestled against Metzler twice at the Michigan State Open, dropping a 3-1 decision in quarterfinal action before winning by injury default in the 5th place match.  Clair is the only Eagle with a perfect dual match record, standing at 6-0 on the season and also has a team-high 14 wins on the year.


Other nominations:

Jimmy Hammel - Buffalo

197 lbs.

Redshirt Freshman ? Natick, Mass. (Natick HS)

Won by dec 9-3 vs. Dylan Temple (Appalachian State) and won by tech fall 24-8 vs. Nicholas Sacco (Bloomsburg). The Bulls defeated ASU 19-16 and tied Bloomsburg 17-17.


Pat Castillo ? Northern Illinois

133 lbs.

Senior ? Western Springs, Ill. (Lyons Township)

Defeated Augustana's Andrew Randone by fall 2:02 into the match as the Huskies captured a 42-6 win.


2007-08 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.