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Mid-American Conference                                                                                                           Phone: (216) 566-4622
24 Public Square, 15th Floor                                                                                                         Fax: (216) 858-9622
Cleveland, OH 44113                                                                                                       web site: www.mac-sports.com

Contact: Korinth Patterson, Media Relations Assistant
E-mail: kpatterson@mac-sports.com
Wrestling Release • January 11, 2005 • For Immediate Release

                             MAC Wrestling Standings                                                WRESTLER OF THE WEEK
                                                                                                     JAKE PERCIVAL - OHIO
                                   Conference                Overall               SENIOR - 157 IBS. - ELYRIA, OHIO/MARION L. STEELE HS
School                             W L T        Pct.     W   L T       Pct.
Northern Illinios                  1 0 0        1.000    4   2 0       .666   Winning all three of his matches at the Buckeye Duals on
Central Michigan                   0 0 0        .000     3   1 0       .750   Saturday, Percival tied 1998 national champion Dwight Gardner
Kent State                         0 0 0        .000     5   4 0       .555   for the school record in career victories. The three-time All-
Ohio                               0 0 0        .000     3   5 1       .388   American recorded a 9-5 decision over Clarion’s Chris Horning
Eastern Michigan                   0 0 0        .000     3   5 0       .375   (ranked 12th in the country), a 16-1 technical fall over
Buffalo                            0 1 0        .000     0   5 0       .000   Bloomsburg’s Chris Tate and a 13-5 major decision over
                                                                              Greensboro’s O.T. Johnson to improve his career mark to 122-8.

                                                                                                        ALSO NOMINATED
This Week’s Matches in the MAC
                                                                                            Mark McKnight - Buffalo - 125 Ibs.
Wednesday, January 12                                                          McKnight picked up two wins at the Buckeye Duals on Satur-
*Kent State at Eastern Michigan, 7 p.m.                                        day, including a win over Northern Illinois’ Chas Vandervier to
                                                                               keep his record a perfect 5-0 in MAC dual meets. The win over
Friday, January 14                                                             Vandervier was also McKnight’s 50th career win in 68 matches,
Buffalo at Virginia Duals, All Day
*Northern Illinois at Kent State, 7 p.m.
                                                                               making him the fastest non-transfer to reach that plateau in UB’s
Ohio at Virginia Duals, All Day
                                                                               Mid-American Conference tenure. He broke senior redshirt Kyle
                                                                               Cerminara’s mark, as the 2004 All-American went 50-21 to start
Saturday, January 15                                                           his career. Shawn Kegal (1999-01), a transfer from Hofstra,
Buffalo at Virginia Duals, All Day                                             started has career 50-13.
Ohio at Virginia Duals, All Day
                                                                                         Bill Stouffer - Central Michigan - 285 Ibs.
Sunday, January 16                                                             Stouffer defeated No. 4 ranked Matt Feast of Penn to lead the
Central Michigan at Wendy’s Classic (Ashland, Ohio), All Day                   Chippewas to a 34-3 romp over the 22nd ranked Quakers. Stouffer
Kent State at Wendy’s Classic (Ashland, Ohio), All Day                         scored the deciding takedown in overtime for a 6-4 decision. The
Northern Illinois at Wendy’s Classic (Ashland, Ohio), All Day                  senior is now 15-2 this season.
Last Week’s Matches in the MAC                                                           J.J. Holmes - Eastern Michigan - 174 Ibs.
                                                                               Holmes improved his record to 9-2 on the year with three
Wednesday, January 5
Kent State 19, Cleveland State 17
                                                                               straight wins at the Lone Star Duals this past weekend in
                                                                               Arlington, Texas.
Friday, January 7
at Central Michigan 34, Pennsylvania 3                                                        Kurt Gross - Kent State - 157 Ibs.
                                                                               Gross had a perfect 4-0 last week, including a 3-0 mark at the
Saturday, January 8                                                            Ohio State Buckeye Duals on Saturday (Jan. 8) in Columbus.
Buffalo at Buckeye Duals (Columbus, Ohio)                                      On Wednesday (Jan. 5) against Cleveland State he posted a 5-3
Northern Illinois 20, Buffalo 15                                               overtime victory over Marcus Effner despite trailing the match
UT Chattanooga 29, Buffalo 6                                                   3-1 with under 30 seconds remaining in regulation. His win
Northwestern 29, Buffalo 9                                                     was the key in the Golden Flashes 19-17 victory. He won two
Eastern Michigna at Lone Star Duals (Arlington, Texas)                         matches by decision at Ohio: 6-1 over Bloomsburg’s Chris Tate
Eastern Michigan 38, Harvard 13
                                                                               and 4-3 over Wyoming, he pinned the Cowboy’s Danny Clum
Columbia 24, Eastern Michigan 15
                                                                               (4:41) to improve his season record to 14-10, including wins in
Army 24, Eastern Michigan 15
Kent State at Buckeye Duals (Columbus, Ohio)
                                                                               seven of his last nine matches.
Bloomsburg 21, Kent State 18
Kent State 36, Wyoming 15
Ohio State 23, Kent State 16                                                   Past MAC Wrestler of the Week
Northern Illinois at Buckeye Duals (Columbus, Ohio)                           Nov. 16 - Alex Camargo - Kent State
Northern Illinois 20, Buffalo 15                                              Nov. 23 - Luke Smith - Central Michigan
Northern Illinois 31, Clarion 3
                                                                              Nov. 30 - Joel Weimer - Ohio
Northern Illinois 25, Wyoming 12
                                                                              Dec. 7 - David Bolyard - Central Michigan
Ohio at Buckeye Duals (Columbus,Ohio)                                         Dec. 14 - Jason Bake - Kent State
Ohio 16, Clarion 16
                                                                              Dec. 21 - Mark McKnight - Buffalo
Bloomsburg 23, Ohio 12
                                                                              Jan. 4 - Tomas Rodriguez - Kent State
UNC-Greensboro 22, Ohio 14
                                                                              Jan. 11 - Jake Percival - Ohio
     MAC Wrestling SIDs
                                                                              Notes From The Mat
Mid-American Conference
Korinth Patterson                           Buffalo
Phone: (216) 566-4622
E-mail:kpatterson@mac-sports.com            • Sophomore Pat Lloyd (149 pounds) picked up one win in the Bulls three dual meets at the Buckeye Duals on
                                            Saturday, giving him 38 career victories. The former New York State High School Champion could become the
Buffalo
Joe Guistina                                second Bull this year to reach 40 career wins with two victories at this weekend's Virginia Duals. SophomoreMark
Phone: (716) 645-5523                       McKnight reached 40 wins on Nov. 27 at the Mat Town Tournament at Lock Haven University. Junior Harold
E-mail:jg99@buffalo.edu
                                            Sherrell (197 pounds) could also reach 40 wins by the end of the year, as he sits at 37 going into this weekend's
Central Michigan                            tournament.
Rob Wyman
Phone:(989) 774-3277                        • Sophomore Jeff Parker (Foxboro, MA/Foxboro) picked up two victories at the Buckeye Duals, beating Tennes-
E-mail:wyman1rd@cmich.edu                   see-Chattanooga's Wes Parker, 7-6, and Northwestern's Scott Johnson, 3-2. Parker is one of two Bulls with winning
Eastern Michigan                            records in dual meets at 3-2 on the year. He has also placed at two tournaments, taking second at the Slippery Rock
Tim Moore
Phone:(248) 722-1841                        Open and fifth at the UB Open. Parker, a transfer from Binghamton, went 9-18 last year for the Bearcats before
E-mail:tmoore6@emich.edu                    transferring to Buffalo when Binghamton dropped its wrestling program. He is 12-13 now.
Kent State
Jason Tirotta                               Central Michigan
Phone: (330) 672-2254
E-mail:jtirotta@kent.edu                    • CMU has been tough at home of late, winning its last three home duals by the score of 106-7 and winning 28 of the
                                            30 matches. CMU blasted No. 22 Penn last weekend at home, 34-3, its 16th straight home victory.
Northern Illinois
Dave Reiter                                 • CMU wrestles at the Wendy's Duals this weekend in Ashland, Ohio. The Chippewas went 3-0 at the duals last
Phone:(815) 753-3706                        season, winning 28 of the 30 matches they wrestled.
E-mail:dreiter@niu.edu
Ohio                                        Eastern Michigan
Bob Lee
Phone:(740) 593-1299                        • EMU, 3-5 on the season, will host MAC rival Kent State Wednesday, Jan. 12, in Bowen Field House...As of Jan.
E-mail:leer1@ohio.edu                       4, 2005, EMU had four wrestlers in the national rankings:
                                            Wrestler Amateur Wrest. News            Wrestling Report The Wrestling Mall NWCA Intermat Win Mag
 2004-05 MAC Preseason                      149-Jermaine Thompson                    27th                 19th                                     20th
      Coaches Poll                          157-Chad Roush                           26th
t-1. Northern Illinois                      174-J.J. Holmes                          19th                 19th                16th
t-1. Central Michigan                       184-Ed Magrys     14th                   14th                                     14th
3. Ohio
4. Kent State
5. Eastern Michigan                         Kent State
6 Buffalo                                   • The 36-15 win over Wyoming at the Buckeye Duals was the 633rdd all-time dual meet victory in Kent State's 76-
                                            year history. That total is the 14th highest in NCAA Division I history.
                                            • Tomas Rodriguez has won 11 of his last 12 matches to improve his seasonal mark to 13-2. His only loss during
        NWCA DIVISION I
         COACHES POLL                       this stretch is to No. 2 Cole Konrad of the University of Minnesota at the Southern Scuffle... Camargo won his 80th
        January 11, 2005                    career match on Saturday. His career mark now stands at 82-28...
1. Oklahoma State
 2. Illinois                                • Four Golden Flashes are currently ranked in the top 20 in their respective weight classes by a number of publica-
 3. Iowa State                              tions and organizations that cover intercollegiate wrestling:
 4. Michigan
 5. Lehigh                                  Wrestler                         Wrestling Mall W.I.N. Magaine NWCA/Intermat
 6. Nebraska                                125-Drew Opfer                           18        NR                   18
 7. Hofstra
 8. Minnesota                               149-Jason Bake                           17        15                    20
 9. Iowa                                    184-Alex Camargo                         14        14                    15
 10. Oklahoma
 11. Cornell                                285-Tomas Rodriguez                      16        10                    20
 12. Missouri
 13. Central Michigan
 14. Wisconsin                              Ohio
 15. Penn State
 16. West Virginia                          • Sophomore heavyweight Marcus Adelman registered a 4-2 decision over Clarion’s John Fager, an
 17. Northern Iowa                          11-3 major decision over Bloomsburg’s Mike Spaid and a 14-5 major decision over Greensboro’s
 18. Arizona State
 19. Edinboro                               Brett Reed to join Percival as the only Bobcats to go undefeated at Saturday’s Buckeye Duals.
 20. U.S. Naval Academy                     • Senior 174-pounder Ed Willis went 2-1 on Saturday – scoring a 13-4 major decision over Clarion’s
 21. Northwestern
 22.Pennsylvania                            Chris Goings and a 13-8 win over Greensboro’s Charles Jones – to improve his season record to 14-10
 23. U.S. Military Academy                  and his career mark to 67-51.
 24. Northern Illinois
 25. Pittsburgh                             • Despite a sprained ankle, 197-pound sophomore Nick Terbay made his first appearance in Ohio’s
Aslo receiving votes: Cal St Bakersfield,   starting lineup this season by defeating Clarion’s Charlie Cilinski 3-2 on Saturday.
Indiana, Michigan State.
                       MAC Individual Wresling Records

Name                   School              Overall   MAC      Pins
                                           Record    Record

125 Weight Class
Mark McKnight          Buffalo             17-10     0-0      1
Phillip Ordonez        Buffalo             1-10      0-0      0
Luke Smith             Central Michigan    16-4      0-0      0
Zack Beck              Eastern Michigan    3-3       0-0      0
Tony Lajoie            Eastern Michigan    2-6       0-0      0
Drew Minock            Eastern Michigan    5-5       0-0      0
Brett Goode            Kent State          2-3       0-0      0
Drew Opfer             Kent State          13-6      0-0      0
Zach Berman            Northern Illinois   3-6       0-0      0
Gralan Early           Northern Illinois   5-1       0-0      1
Nick Smith             Northern Illinois   3-2       0-0      0
Chad Vandiver          Northern Illinois   8-4       0-0      1
Caleb Metcalf          Ohio                6-9       0-0      1
Matt Smith             Ohio                8-6       0-0      2

133 Weight Class
Mark Budd              Buffalo            12-12      0-1      1
John Payne             Buffalo            5-5        0-0      0
Kevin Rosplock         Buffalo            0-4        0-0      0
Kyle Stoffer           Central Michigan 6-3          0-0      0
Jason Borrelli (141)   Central Michigan 15-5         0-0      0
Steve Blunk            Eastern Michigan 9-1          0-0      0
James Fulger           Eastern Michigan 4-4          0-0      0
Vince Licari           Eastern Michigan 1-6          0-0      0
Josh Moulton           Eastern Michigan 4-8          0-0      0
Mike Compton           Kent State         5-4        0-0      0
Mike Pierce            Kent State         5-4        0-0      0
Clayton Stark          Kent State         2-11       0-0      0
Patrick Castillo       Northern Illinois  9-2        0-0      0
Sam Hiatt              Northern Illinois 10-2        0-0      0
Frank Brown            Ohio               9-7        0-0      0
Terry Jackson          Ohio               4-3        0-0      0
Jack Kagey             Ohio               3-4        0-0      1
Albert Madsen          Ohio               8-0        0-0      1

141 Weight Class
Dana Gingerich         Buffalo             10-12     0-1      3
Mike Shannon           Buffalo             4-6       0-0      0
Brandon Carter         Central Michigan    17-10     0-0      0
John Gourlay           Eastern Michigan    0-4       0-0      0
Ahmed Joumma           Eastern Michigan    4-9       0-0      0
Andrew Delamatre       Kent State          0-4       0-0      0
Don Lochotzki          Kent State          0-4       0-0      0
Jason McGee            Kent State          14-9      0-0      0
Tanner Shearer         Kent State          7-5       0-0      0
Andy Hiatt             Northern Illinois   7-4       0-0      0
Josh Wooton            Northern Illinois   1-1       0-0      0
Jim Fowler             Ohio                3-5       0-0      2
Jon Spires             Ohio                5-6       0-0      1
                                            MAC Individual Wresling Records

Name               School              Overall        MAC           Pins
                                       Record         Record

149 Weight Class
Patrick Lloyd      Buffalo             13-11          0-1           0
Cliff Smith        Buffalo             3-3            0-0           0
Mark DiSalvo       Central Michigan    17-2           0-0           0
Marcus             Eastern Michigan    3-5            0-0           0
Jason Bake         Kent State          14-2           0-0           0
Mike Grimes        Northern Illinois   8-4            0-0           0
Justin Metcalfe    Northern Illinois   6-1            0-0           0
Josh Wooton        Northern Illinois   5-4            0-0           1
Mike Allen         Ohio                7-10           0-0           0
Aaron Gomoll       Ohio                8-11           0-0           0
Jesse Irwin        Ohio                2-2            0-0           2
Alex Shiff         Ohio                4-2            0-0           0
Brandon Shriner    Ohio                3-3            0-0           2


157 Weight Class
Chris Nebelecky    Buffalo             1-6            0-0           0
Scott Rendos       Buffalo             15-14          1-0           3
Eric Neil          Central Michigan    17-7           0-0           0
Don Funk           Eastern Michigan    1-4            0-0           0
R.J. Pratt         Eastern Michigan    0-5            0-0           0
Chad Roush         Eastern Michigan    10-5           0-0           0
Nick Brenner       Kent State          2-4            0-0           0
Kurt Gross         Kent State          14-10          0-0           0
Jason Spencer      Kent State          5-6            0-0           0
Nathan Spencer     Kent State          3-4            0-0           0
Aaron Owen         Northern Illinois   6-4            0-0           0
Kalen Knull        Northern Illinois   5-4            0-0           0
Alex Nelson        Northern Illinois   0-3            0-0           0
Uday Malhorta      Northern Illinois   0-4            0-0           0
Jacob Frerichs     Ohio                3-1            0-0           0
Jake Percival      Ohio                12-1           0-0           0
Anthony Spooner    Ohio                1-2            0-0           0


165 Weight Class
Jake Blowers       Buffalo           7-9              0-0           1
Mickey Moran       Buffalo           5-14             0-1           1
Mike Ragusa        Buffalo           3-10             0-0           0
Tyler Vaughn       Buffalo           2-8              0-0           0
David Bolyard      Central Michigan 12-3              0-0           0
Benjamin Best      Eastern Michigan 1-5               0-0           0
Nick Brenner       Kent State        4-7              0-0           0
John Foster        Kent State        4-6              0-0           0
Cory Maier         Kent State        5-6              0-0           0
Johnny Galloway    Northern Illinois 11-2             0-0           2
Tony Catour        Northern Illinois 0-2              0-0           0
Vinny DiGiovanni   Ohio              5-0              0-0           1
                                              MAC Individual Wresling Records

Name                School              Overall         MAC           Pins
                                        Record          Record

174 Weight Class
Nate Rock           Buffalo             9-15            0-1           0
Mitch Hancock       Central Michigan    15-3            0-0           0
J.J. Holmes         Eastern Michigan    3-0             0-0           0
Eric Chine          Kent State          7-6             0-0           0
Aaron Miller        Kent State          13-10           0-0           0
Ardian Ramadani     Kent State          5-4             0-0           0
Joe Whelan          Kent State          4-2             0-0           0
George Kirgan       Northern Illinois   4-2             0-0           1
Nick McClone        Northern Illinois   4-4             0-0           3
Danny Burk          Northern Illinois   9-5             0-0           0
John Guiliano       Northern Illinois   0-2             0-0           0
Tony DeAnna         Ohio                5-1             0-0           0
Ryan Knapp          Ohio                3-3             0-0           0
Ed Willis           Ohio                14-10           0-0           0

184 Weight Class
Garrett Hicks       Buffalo             14-12           1-0           3
Russ Vanderheyden   Central Michigan    10-4            0-0           0
Alex Lammers        Central Michigan    17-4            0-0           0
Tim Breyer          Eastern Michigan    5-5             0-0           0
Ed Magrys           Eastern Michigan    2-1             0-0           0
Micahel Blackwell   Kent State          4-6             0-0           0
Alex Camargo        Kent State          24-2            0-0           0
Dino Razzano        Kent State          2-6             0-0           0
Tyler Bruesewitz    Northern Illinois   9-3             0-0           0
Brad Wisowaty       Northern Illinios   5-4             0-0           1
Brandon Check       Northern Illinios   3-2             0-0           1
Derick Lalowski     Northern Illinios   3-4             0-0           1
Jeremy Kenny        Northern Illinois   1-2             0-0           0
George Kirgan       Northern Illinois   0-1             0-0           0
Brian Cesear        Ohio                10-9            0-0           0
Adam Faires         Ohio                2-5             0-0           1
R.J. Hickey         Ohio                3-2             0-0           0
Travis Smith        Ohio                5-1             0-0           1

197 Weight Class
Harold Sherrell     Buffalo            13-11            1-0           0
Wynn Michalak       Central Michigan 17-4               0-0           0
Tony Lyssiotis      Eastern Michigan 7-8                0-0           0
Nick Hiller         Kent State         5-6              0-0           0
Ben Rings           Kent State         11-13            0-0           0
Brandon Check       Northern Illinois  1-6              0-0           0
Dave Herrera        Northern Illinios  3-4              0-0           0
Derek Hunsinger     Northern Illinios  9-4              0-0           2
Greg Reardon        Northern Illinios  1-2              0-0           0
Nick Terbay         Ohio               8-6              0-0           0
Joel Weimer         Ohio              11-3              0-0           1

Heavyweight
Jeff Parker         Buffalo           12-13             0-1           0
Bill Stouffer       Central Michigan 15-2               0-0           0
Charlie Walker      Eastern Michigan 6-5                0-0           0
Willie Leonard      Kent State        12-8              0-0           0
Dave Noga           Kent State        1-4               0-0           0
Tomas Rodriguez     Kent State        10-2              0-0           0
Jermail Porter      Kent State        7-5               0-0           0
Murphy Mahalik      Northern Illinois 4-4               0-0           0
Joe Sapp            Northern Illinois 5-6               0-0           1
Marcus Adelman      Ohio              10-5              0-0           0
Jeremiah Beltran    Ohio              11-7              0-0           4
Joe Ellwood         Ohio              4-2               0-0           2

				
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