MAC Teams Compete at NCAA Wrestling Championships

Updated 3/20/2008

MAC Champion Central Michigan stands in fourth place after day one at the 2008 NCAA Wrestling championship in St. Louis. The Chippewas have 24 points, tied with Minnesota. Iowa leads with 29.5 points followed by Nebraska (26.5) and Iowa State (25).

Friday’s Schedule: Session III, quarterfinals and wrestle-backs, 11 a.m., on eight mats. Session IV, semifinals and wrestle-backs 7 p.m. on six mats.

MAC Thursday results are as follows. The league’s automatic qualifier is listed first followed by any at-large bids.

125 pounds:

Nic Bedelyon (KSU)

First Round: L, vs. Gabriel Flores (Illinois) 6-4

Wrestlebacks: L vs. Javier Maldonado (UT-Chattanooga) 8-4


Luke Smith(CMU)

Pigtail First Round: W, dec. Ross Gitomer (Virginia), 2-1
irst Round: W, dec. Tyler Clark (Iowa State), 4-3 TB1
Second Round: W, major dec. vs. No. 2 Jayson Ness (Minnesota) 9-0


133 pounds:

Pat Castillo (NIU)

Pigtail First Round: W, dec., Boris Novachkov (Cal Poly); 9-2

First Round: W, maj. dec. Smith (Liberty) 12-4

Second Round: #10 Castillo (NIU) vs. #7 Grey (Cornell)

Third Round: L, dec. vs. #7 Grey (Cornell) 4-1

Conor Beebe (CMU)
First Round: W, dec. No. 9 Zach Tanelli (Wisconsin), 7-6
Second Round: W., maj. dec. vs. No. 8 Mack Reiter (Minnesota) 15-6


Dan Mitcheff (KSU)

First Round: W, dec., Jeff Hedges (UNC Greensboro), 6-2

Second Round: L, Joey Slaton (Iowa) 10-1

Wrestleback: L pin vs. Seth Ciasuli (Lehigh) 4:54


141 pounds:

Patrick McLemore (NIU)

First Round: L, vs. Nathan Morgan (Oklahoma State), tech fall 15-0 (5:04)

Wrestleback: W, vs. Ettelson (UNI) 3-1


Drew Lashaway (KSU)

First Round: L, Ryan Williams (Old Dominion) 4-2, T2

Wrestlebacks: W, dec vs Steve Adamcsik (Rutgers) 10-3


Germaine Lindsay (Ohio)

First Round: L, dec vs. Levi Jones (Boise State) 8-2

Wrestlebacks: W, dec vs. Richard Rappo (Penn) 9-6

149 pounds:

Brandon Carter (CMU)
First Round: W, dec. No. 10 Scott Ervin (Appalachian State), 5-3
Second Round: L, pin vs. No. 7 Darrion Caldwell (North Carolina State) 0:42

 157 pounds: 
Steve Brown (CMU)
First Round: W, dec. Christian Snook (Army), 5-3
Second Round: L, dec., No. 3 Dan Vallimont (Penn State) 10-7


165 pounds:

No. 9 Trevor Stewart (CMU)
First Round: W, dec. Roger Smith-Bergsrud (Illinois), 4-2
Second Round: L, pin vs. No. 8 Moza Fay (Northern Iowa) 5:53


Kurt Gross (KSU)

First Round: W, Matt Coughlin (Indiana) 6-3

Second Round: L, maj dec, Jonathan Reader (Iowa State) 15-2


174 pounds:

No. 5 Brandon Sinnott (CMU)
First Round: W, dec. Tyler Bernacchi (UC Davis), 5-1
Second Round: W, dec., Duke Burk (Northern Illinois) 4-3 (2OT)


Duke Burk (NIU)

First Round: W, dec., vs. Nick Hayes (Northwestern) 7-3

Second Round: L, dec. vs. Brandon Sinnott (CMU) 4-3 (2OT)


184 pounds:

No. 4 Christian Sinnott (CMU)
First Round: W, dec. Scott Ferguson (Army), 3-2
Second Round: W, dec. vs. Trevor Brandvold (Wisconsin), 6-3
Quarterfinals: vs. Doug Umbehauer (Rider)


Charlie Pienaar (EMU)

First Round: L, maj. dec vs. No. 1 Phillip Keddy (Iowa) 10-2

Wrestlebacks: L, dec. vs. Jacob Devlin (Air Force) 5-1


197 pounds:

No. 4 Wynn Michalak (CMU)
First Round: W, maj. dec. John Drake (Cal State Fullerton), 12-2
Second Round: W, pin vs. Cayle Byers (George Mason), 2:30
Quarterfinals: No. 5 Max Askren (Missouri)



285 pounds:

No. 8 Bubba Gritter (CMU)
Pigtail First Round: W, dec. Justin Dobies (North Carolina), 5-1
First Round: W, pin Nathan Thobaben (Army) at 4:18
Second Round: W, dec. No. 9 Jermail Porter (Kent State), 3-0
Quarterfinals: No. 1 Dustin Fox (Northwestern)



Jermail Porter (KSU)

First Round: W, dec. Benjamin Berhow (Minnesota) 8-6
Second Round: L, dec. Bubba Gritter (CMU), 3-0