Central Michigan Leads MAC Wrestling Championships

Updated 3/6/2010

2010 MAC Wrestling Championship Brackets-After Day One (see below)

Mount Pleasant, Mich. -- Host Central Michigan leads the team standings after the first day of competition at the 2010 MAC Wrestling Championships at Rose Arena.  The Chippewas pace the MAC with 54.5 points, while Kent State (44) and Buffalo (41.5) rank second and third respectfully.

Central Michigan has seven finalists in Sunday's ten championship bouts including, Matt Steintrager (125), Scotti Sentes (133), Conor Beebe (141), Steve Brown (157), Tyler Grayson (165), Ben Bennett (174) and Jarod Trice (285).

In second place, Kent State has four finalists for tomorrow's bouts including, Dan Mitcheff (133), Keith Witt (174), Dustin Kilgore (184) and Brendan Barlow (285).  In third place Buffalo also has four wrestlers as finalists including, Dan Bishop (125), Desi Green (149), John Martin-Cannon (165) and Jimmy Hamel (197).

Ohio has three finalists, including Seth Morton (149), Nick Purdue (184) and Erik Schuth (197), while Northern Illinois has Pat McLemore (141) and Bryan Deutsch (157) as finalists.


Central Michigan, 54.5 points

Kent State, 44 points

Buffalo, 41.5 points

Ohio, 38 points

Northern Illinois, 17.5 points

Eastern Michigan, 11 points


Matchups are set for Sunday's Championship bouts in all 10 weight classes:

125:  Matt Steintrager-Central Michigan vs. Dan Bishop-Buffalo

131:  Scotti Sentes-Central Michigan vs. Dan Mitcheff-Kent State

141:  Conor Beebe-Central Michigan vs. Pat McLemore-Northern Illinois

149:  Desi Green-Buffalo vs. Seth Morton-Ohio

157:  Steve Brown-Central Michigan vs. Bryan Deutsch-Northern Illinois

165:  Tyler Grayson-Central Michigan vs. John Martin-Canon-Buffalo

174:  Ben Bennett-Central Michigan vs. Keith Witt-Kent State

184:  Dustin Kilgore-Kent State vs. Nick Purdue-Ohio

197:  Jimmy Hamel-Buffalo vs. Erik Schuth-Ohio

285:  Jarod Trice-Central Michigan vs. Brendan Barlow-Kent State