Ohio Wrestling Gears Up for MAC Championships

Ohio Wrestling Gears Up for MAC Championships

ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio wrestling team is ready to kickoff action at the 2018 Mid-American Conference Championships in Mount Pleasant, Mich. Quarterfinals, consolation round 1 and championship Semifinals are scheduled for Saturday (Mar. 3) with action beginning at 11 a.m. ET. The consolation semifinals, 5th place, 3rd place and Championship matches are scheduled for Sunday (Mar. 4) with action slated to begin at 1 p.m. ET.

HOW TO WATCH
All of the action will be streamed live on ESPN3 beginning with the Quarterfinal matches on Saturday.

Saturday:
Quarterfinals
Consolation Round 1
Championship Semi-Finals

Sunday: 
Championship Finals
5th Place Matches

LAST YEAR
Last season, Ohio Shakur Laney (Canal Winchester, Ohio) took the Mid-American Conference Championship Sunday in the 125-class in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and earned an automatic qualifying spot to the NCAA Championships.

Noah Forrider (Marysville, Ohio) finished in second at the MAC Championships and earned an All-MAC Honorable Mention. Cameron Kelly (Bellbrook, Ohio) took seventh place when he defeated Northern Illinois' Alijah Jeffery in a 7-4 decision.

THIS SEASON IN THE MAC
The Bobcats finished the season with a 4-9 overall record and went 2-5 in the MAC. Ohio's conference wins came over Eastern Michigan and Northern Illinois.

The first dual win of the season came in the Convocation Center against EMU where the Bobcats took a 21-17 win over the Eagles. Kelly started the day off with Ohio's first victory over Noah Gonser in an 11-2 major decision win. Mario Guillen continued the winning streak with a 12-4 decision win over Sa'Derian Perry followed by a fall win by Kade Kowalski over Kyle Springer in 2:45. Cullen Cummings secured a 3-0 decision win over J.J. Wolfe and Aaron Naples posted an 11-2 decision win over Jared Langley.

In the dual against Northern Illinois, Ohio posted a big 34-6 victory at home. Big wins came from Ohio redshirt juniors Austin Reese and Arsen Ashughyan and a technical fall by Kelly. Mario Guillen also recorded a win over Anthony Rubino in a 13-2 major decision. Kowalski, Cummings, Terry, and Parker each recorded wins over their respective competition.

Zack Parker recorded one of Ohio's only victories over Missouri when he won in a 3-1 sudden victory over Austin Myers. Alec Hagan recorded Ohio's other win in the 141-class over Missouri's Nick Nasebeny in a 3-1 decision.

The Bobcats posted a tough battle with Kent State, suffering an 18-13 loss to the conference rival. Wins would come from Kelly, Yeargan, Naples, and Parker. Kelly posted a 16-3 major decision victory over Kent State's Anthony Tutolo. Yeargan added another win to Ohio's total in a 4-3 decision over Colin McCracken. Aaron Naples continued Ohio's victories with a 6-4 decision over Kyle Conel. Parker rounded out the day with a 3-2 decision win over Stephen Sugilo.

In Ohio's battle with Central Michigan, the Bobcats suffered a 29-9 loss to the Chippewas. Kelly secured an 8-6 decision win over CMU's Dresden Simon. Parker posted a 10-4 decision win over CMU's Matt Stencel to finish the dual.

Ohio started MAC competition with Buffalo where the Bobcats suffered a 27-9 loss. Kelly posted a big win over Buffalo's No. 5 ranked Bryan Lantry in a 4-3 decision victory. Cullen Cummings also secured a victory over Buffalo's Eric Fasnacht in a 9-6 decision.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Visit the MAC Tournament page for more information and updates about the tournament. 

2018 MAC TOURNAMENT PRE-SEEDS

125
1 - Michael McGee, Old Dominion
2 - Kyle Akins, Buffalo
3 - Brock Hudkins, Northern Illinois
4 - Drew Hildebrandt, Central Michigan
5 - Barlow McGhee, Missouri
6 - Tomas Gutierrez, Eastern Michigan
7 - Jake Ferri, Kent State
8 - Trevor Giallombardo, Ohio
 
133
1 - John Erneste, Missouri
2 - Cameron Kelly, Ohio
3 - Bryan Lantry, Buffalo
4 - Anthony Tutolo, Kent State
5 - Noah Gonser, Eastern Michigan
6 - Caleb Richardson, Old Dominion
7 - Dresden Simon, Central Michigan
8 - Alijah Jeffery, Northern Illinois
 
141
1 - Jaydin Eierman, Missouri
2 - Mason Smith, Central Michigan
3 - Alex Madrigal, Old Dominion
4 - Tim Rooney, Kent State
5 - Mario Guillen, Ohio
6 - Sa'Derian Perry, Eastern Michigan
7 - Jason Estevez, Buffalo
8 - Anthony Rubino, Northern Illinois
 
149
1 - Grant Leeth, Missouri
2 - Justin Oliver, Central Michigan
3 - Kade Kowalski, Ohio
4 - Kyle Springer, Eastern Michigan
5 - Kenan Carter, Old Dominion
6 - Nolan Baker, Northern Illinois
7 - Nick Monico, Kent State
8 - Nick Palumbo, Buffalo
 
157
1 - Joey Lavallee, Missouri
2 - Larry Early, Old Dominion
3 - Casey Sparkman, Kent State
4 - Colin Heffernan, Central Michigan
5 - Cullen Cummings, Ohio
6 – J.J. Wolfe, Eastern Michigan
7 - Caden McWhirter, Northern Illinois
8 - Eric Fasnacht, Buffalo
 
165
1 - Connor Flynn, Missouri
2 - Zac Carson, Eastern Michigan
3 - Logan Parks, Central Michigan
4 - Isaac Bast, Kent State
5 - Joseph Terry, Ohio
6 - Andrew Scott, Northern Illinois
7 - Noah Grover, Buffalo
8 - Shane Jones, Old Dominion
 
174
1 - Daniel Lewis, Missouri
2 - CJ Brucki, Central Michigan
3 - Seldon Wright, Old Dominion
4 - Andrew McNally, Eastern Michigan
5 - Dylan Barreiro, Kent State
6 - Quinton Rosser, Northern Illinois
7 - Arsen Ashughyan, Ohio
8 - Austin Weigel, Buffalo
 
184
1 - Canten Marriott, Missouri
2 - Jordan Ellingwood, Central Michigan
3 - Kayne MacCallum, Eastern Michigan
4 - Bryce Gorman, Northern Illinois
5 - Brett Perry, Buffalo
6 - Antonio Agee, Old Dominion
7 - Hunter Yeargan, Ohio
8 - Colin McCracken, Kent State
 
197
1 - Willie Miklus, Missouri
2 - Jordan Atienza, Central Michigan
3 - Joe Ariola, Buffalo
4 - Aaron Naples, Ohio
5 - Kyle Conel, Kent State
6 - Derek Hillman, Eastern Michigan
7 - Noah Bushman, Old Dominion
8 - Max Ihry, Northern Illinois
 
Hwt.
1 - Jake Gunning, Buffalo
2 - Gage Hutchison, Eastern Michigan
3 - Zack Parker, Ohio
4 - Stephen Suglio, Kent State
5 - Matt Stencel, Central Michigan
6 - Ali Wahab, Old Dominion
7 - Caleb Gossett, Northern Illinois
8 - Wyatt Koelling, Missouri
 

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