MAC Conference Recap (12/22/21)

Central Michigan 149 lber Corbyn Munson (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki;

Bloomsburg: The Huskies traveled to Duke University, where they had a double-header against The Citadel and Duke. The Huskies went 1-1 on the weekend, defeating The Citadel 21-15, and coming up short to Duke, 29-9. Alex Carida (157), the lone wrestler to sweep both of his matches, won in nail-biting fashion. Carida posted a 5-4 decision over Dazjon Casto of The Citadel, and a 5-2 decision over Wade Ungar of Duke.

Buffalo: On Saturday, the Bulls swept their matches against Bucknell University and Lock Haven, defeating Bucknell 18-15 and Lock Haven 21-10. Following the sweep, the Bulls moved to a season record of 5-4. Three wrestlers went 2-0 on the day, reigning victorious over both opponents. Ben Freeman (141) defeated Noah Levett of Bucknell 6-4 and Nick Stonecheck of Lockhaven 10-4. John Arceri (149) won by decision over Kolby DePron of Bucknell in sudden victory 6-4, and by decision over Connor Eck of Lock Haven 6-4. Peter Acciardi (184) captured the win over Logan Deacetis of Bucknell 9-8, and Colin Fegley of Lock Haven 4-1.

The Bulls will wrestle Clarion University on Thursday, December 23rd at 7:00pm in Alumni Arena.

Central Michigan: The Chippewas traveled to the Journeyman Collegiate Duals, where they placed 5th overall in the red pool. On day one, the Chippewas fell short to Lehigh 35-6 in their first match and Iowa 44-0 in the next round. On day two, Central Michigan topped Binghamton 26-11. The following wrestlers defeated their opponents, helping to secure a fifth-place finish: Brock Bergelin (125) by tech fall over Nick Curley 16-0, Vince Perez (133) by FFT, Dresden Simon (141) by decision over Ryan Anderson 5-2, Corbyn Munson (149) by decision over Nick Lombard 6-5, Johnny Lovett (157) by fall over Tyler Martin in 3:52, and Bret Fedewa by decision over NCAA qualifier Jacob Nolan 2-1.

Clarion: The Golden Eagles made the trip to Reno, Nevada, where they competed at the Reno Tournament of Champions. The Golden Eagles had two wrestlers reach the finals, and left with one champion. Freshman, Joey Fischer (125) fell short to Brandon Kaylor of Oregon State in the finals 4-3. However, Cameron Pine (165) captured the title after defeating Matt Olguin of Oregon State 7-4.

Clarion will be back in action on Thursday, December 23rd, as they take on The University at Buffalo in Alumni Arena at 7:00pm.

Edinboro: The Fighting Scots fell short to Kent State on Tuesday evening, losing 30-6. Two wrestlers came out on top, adding another victory to their season record. Gabe Willochell (141) defeated Louis Newell 8-4, and Max Millin (HWT) won by decision over Jacob Cover in sudden victory 5-3.

George Mason: The Patriots traveled to Gardner-Webb, where they went 1-2 in dual meets. The Patriots came up short against Ohio University 27-9 and Garnder-Webb 22-14. George Mason ended their weekend by defeating Davidson 25-18. Alex Madrigal (149), the lone wrestler to go 3-0. He beat his opponents in dominating fashion. He won by decision over Alec Hagan of Ohio 9-3, by tech fall over Corbin Dion of Gardner-Webb 22-7, and another tech fall over David Loniewski of Davidson 21-4. Three additional wrestlers in the Patriots lineup went 2-1 on the weekend. Kaden Cassidy (141) had a win over Trevon Majette of Gardner-Webb 5-3 and pinned Gavin Damasco of Davidson in 4:13. Tyler Kocak (165) was victorious over Sean O'Dwyer of Ohio 5-2 and Jaden Hardrick of Davidson 4-2. Logan Messer (174) won by decision over Evan Schenk of Garnder-Webb 9-5 and tech falled Steven Newell of Davidson 18-2.

The Patriots will return to action on Saturday, January 1st and Sunday, January 2nd, at the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Kent State: The Golden Flashes traveled to Northern Illinois, where they competed against Northern Illinois, South Dakota State, and Harper. The Golden Flashes went 1-2 in dual meets, falling short to Northern Illinois 20-12 and South Dakota State 33-6. Kent came out on top over Harper 39-10. Jake Ferri (125) went 3-0, defeating Bryce West of Northern Illinois 9-6, Tanner Jordan of South Dakota State 6-4, and received a forfeit from Harper. Brendon Fenton (133) also went 3-0 this weekend, winning by decision over Mikey Kaminski of Northern Illinois in sudden victory 3-1, Caleb Gross of South Dakota State 5-2, and Tuvsin Zunnbayan of Harper 4-2. Tyler Bates (197) was 2-1 on the weekend, reigning victorious over Tristin Gauman of Northern Illinois 3-1 and Ethan Shedbalker of Harper by fall in 1:09. The Golden Flashes won big over Edinboro on Tuesday evening, defeating the Fighting Scots 30-6.

The Golden Flashes will return to action on Friday, January 7th, at 7:00pm against Cleveland State University.

Lock Haven: The Eagles traveled to the Bucknell Tri-Meet, where they competed against Bucknell University and The University at Buffalo, falling short to both opponents. The Eagles were defeated by Buffalo 21-10 and Bucknell 21-15. Although the Eagles came up short against two tough opponents, three wrestlers went a perfect 2-0, defeating both opponents. Anthony Noto (125) won by decision over Tristan Daugherty of Buffalo 6-2 and Brandon Seidman of Bucknell by fall in 4:48. Ben Barton (157) defeated Ty Raines of Buffalo 6-1 and Nick Delp of Bucknell 5-1. Isaac Reid (HWT) won by decision over Toby Cahill of Buffalo 8-4 and by major decision over Luke Niemeyer of Bucknell 11-2.

The Eagles are slated to compete on Friday, January 7th, at the David Lehman F&M Open in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Northern Illinois: The Huskies went 2-1 this weekend, defeating Kent State 20-12 and Harper 42-6, before falling short against South Dakota State 26-9. Two wrestlers went 3-0 on the weekend. Izzak Olejnik (165) had wins over Najee Lockett of Kent State 10-2, Aaron Taylor by fall in :38, and Tanner Cook of South Dakota State 8-3. Brit Wilson (184) defeated Colin McCracken of Kent State 10-2, Ethan Shedbalker by fall in 2:10, and Cade King of South Dakota State 5-2. Two additional Huskies went 2-1 on the weekend. Anthony Gibson (157) was victorious over Enrique Mungaia of Kent State 9-4 and Kenny O'Neill of South Dakota State 4-0. Mason Kauffman won by decision over Michael Ferree of Kent State 6-5 and by tech fall over Sam Dombos 16-1.

Ohio University: The Bobcats traveled to Gardner-Webb, where they defeated George Mason University 27-9 and Gardner-Webb 27-9, adding two more dual wins to their record. Four Bobcats went 2-0 in competition, defeating both opponents. Oscar Sanchez (125) won by decision over Ben Monn of George Mason 8-4 and Aedyn Concepcion of Gardner-Webb 7-4. Jordan Slivka (157) defeated Avery Bassett of George Mason by major decision 8-0 and Taylor Parks of Gardner-Webb 2-0. Sal Perrine (174) won a nail-biter against Logan Messer of George Mason 4-3 and by fall over Evan Schenk of Gardner-Webb in 3:57. Zayne Lehman (184) was victorious over Kyle Davis of George Mason by major decision 10-2 and Jha'Quan Anderson of Garnder-Webb 3-1.


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