MAC Awards Wrestler of the Week

Updated 2/12/2008

MAC Wrestler of the Week

Feb. 12, 2008



Pat Castillo ? Northern Illinois

133 lbs. - Rs-Senior, Western Springs, Ill./Lyons Township

Castillo went undefeated on the week in compiling a 4-0 record, including a 2-0 slate in conference matches. He wrestled to a 4-3 
decision over No. 16 Sean Clair of Eastern Michigan in NIU's one-point win over the Eagles and earned the Huskies' only victory in the
a team loss to No. 5 Central Michigan. Castillo then picked-up his nation-leading 14th major decision (15-6) against Clarion's Robert
LaBrake, and also earned a win versus Gardner-Webb.


Also Nominated

Jimmy Hamel ? Buffalo

197 lbs. ? Rs-Freshman ? Natick, Mass./Natick HS

Hamel defeated Michael Blackwell of Kent State, 5-1 in overtime. The victory was Hamel's 27th of the season, he finishes MAC duals with a record of 4-1. Hamel has an overall dual meet record of 12-3.



Tyler Grayson ? Central Michigan

157 lbs. -  Sophomore ? Gladstone, Mo./Winnetonka HS

Grayson won both of his matches to help CMU to a pair of dual wins last week. He earned a 17-1 tech. fall at 7:00 vs. Bryan Deutsch (NIU) and a 3-1 decision vs. No. 19-ranked Matt Moley (Bloomsburg) His victory over Moley was his third win over a ranked opponent this season


Drew Lashaway ? Kent State

141 lbs. ? Junior ? Bowling Green, Ohio/Pemberville Eastwood HS

Lashaway was one of seven KSU starters to post 2-0 marks in a double-MAC weekend as the Flashes beat both Ohio and Buffalo.  Lashaway defeated Ohio's Germaine Lindsey 6-4 in overtime and then logged an impressive 10-1 major decision over Buffalo's Andrew Stella.  Lashaway is now 24-10 overall with a 12-5 dual record which includes a perfect 3-0 mark in MAC encounters.


Clay Tucker - Ohio

157 lbs. ? Sophomore/Martins Ferry, Ohio

Ohio's Clay Tucker extended his winning streak to six straight matches with a 7-1 victory against Kent State's Sli Bostelman. Tucker is now 3-0 against the MAC at 157 pounds with his only loss in conference competition coming at EMU at 149 pounds.



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.

Feb 5: Jermail Porter ? Kent State, Hwt.

Feb. 12: Pat Castillo, Northern Illinois, 133 lbs.