MAC Weekend Preview (12/18-12/21)

Two-time NCAA qualifier Izzak Olejnik (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki;

Saturday, December 18th, 2021

Buffalo at Bucknell (11:00am)

Kent State vs. Northern Illinois (11:00am)

Buffalo vs. Lock Haven at Bucknell (12:30pm)

Harper College at Northern Illinois (1:00pm)

Lock Haven at Bucknell (2:00pm)

South Dakota State at Northern Illinois (3:00pm)

Sunday, December 19th, 2021

Reno Tournament of Champions: American, Cal Poly, California Baptist, Clarion, Oregon State, Stanford, and Wyoming (9:00am)

Bloomsburg vs. The Citadel at Duke (12:00pm)

George Mason vs. Ohio at Gardner-Webb (12:00pm)

Bloomsburg at Duke (2:00pm)

Ohio vs. Campbell at Gardner-Webb (2:00pm)

George Mason at Gardner-Webb (2:00pm)

Ohio at Gardner-Webb (4:00pm)

George Mason at Davidson (7:00pm)

Monday, December 20th and Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

Collegiate Wrestling Duals: Arizona State, Cornell, Iowa, Missouri, University of Northern Iowa, Central Michigan, Hofstra, Lehigh, North Carolina State, Binghamton, and Virginia Tech (10:00am)

#MACinsider Thoughts: Eight MAC teams will be competing over the course of the next five days, and oh what a grueling five days it will be! On Saturday, I'd like to see Buffalo, Kent State, Lock Haven, and Northern Illinois each add at least one dual win to their season. It's only fair. Clarion will wrestle in Reno, Nevada at the Reno Tournament of Champions. I'm hoping the Eagles will make a splash, and land at least four of their wrestlers on the podium. Also on Saturday, Bloomsburg, George Mason, and Ohio University will be competing in various locations around the east coast. Similarly, to my previous statement, I'd like to see each school add at least one dual win to their season, BUT I also predict that Ohio University will go a perfect 3-0…so let's see if this contradiction plays in my favor.

On Monday and Tuesday of next week, Central Michigan will be the lone MAC school competing at the Collegiate Wrestling Duals against Iowa, Lehigh and a team to be determined on Tuesday. The interconference matchups between these various MAC schools will help continue to narrow down the competition even further, making the title race even clearer as to who might take it all come March. As always, good luck to all eight MAC schools that are competing this weekend!


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