MAC Wrestler of the Week
Dec. 4, 2007
Duke Burk ? Northern Illinois
RS-Freshman (Sophomore) - Peoria, Ill., Notre Dame
Burk, ranked No. 13 in the nation by USA Today/InterMat, won 3-1 vs. No. 8 ranked Nick Hayes in a 22-19 win over No. 5 Northwestern. His win gave NIU a six-point lead with one match remaining, securing at least a tie against the highly ranked Wildcats.
Wynn Michalak ? Central Michigan
Senior ? Caro, Mich. (Caro HS)
Michalak, ranked 5th nationally by USA Today/InterMat at 197, defeated No. 15 Joe Williams of Michigan State, 5-2. Michalak improved to 3-0 on the season with the win. Michalak led throughout the match and scored a takedown with 30 seconds left in the third period to provide the final margin.
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.