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CMUís Mester and NIUís Owen Named MAC Co-Wrestlers of the Week

Central Michigan*s Jason Mester (145lb., Fr., Mineral Point, Wis.) and Northern Illinois* Scott Owen (157lb., Jr., Carlsbad, N.M.) share this week's MAC Wrestler of the Week honors. Mester, the nation*s No. 11 wrestler at 145 lbs. recorded a 7-4 decision over NIU*s No. 19 Ryan Egan. Owen, meanwhile, the No. 14 grappler at 157 lbs., was 2-0 last week with a technical fall. The junior recorded a 22-7 technical fall over CMU*s Brad Anderson, then had a 22-10 major decision over Northern Iowa*s Brandon Livingood. Other Nominees For This Week*s Award: Buffalo*s Ryan Bentley (141, Jr., Ripley, N.Y.) won his only match with a 16-2 technical fall victory over a wrestler from Bucknell. Bentley has won his last eight matches and is 27-3 on the season with six technical falls and 11 total falls on the year. Kent State*s Jim Swetter (Hwt., Jr., Brunswick, Ohio) was 2-0 last week, picking up both victories via pin. Swetter, who tied a school record for falls in a singles season with 16, pinned wrestlers from West Liberty and Findlay. Ohio*s Brad Bauer (Hwt., Fr., Kent, Ohio) went 4-0 for the Bobcats last week, helping Ohio to a 3-1 mark. Bauer, who won two of his match by pins over grapplers from Cleveland State and Millersville. He also picked up a 9-4 decision over a Bloomsburg wrestler. 2000-01 MAC Wrestlers of the Week Nov. 28 -- Ahmad Sanders, Central Michigan Dec. 5 -- Shawn Kegel, Buffalo Dec. 12 -- Mike Feeney, Eastern Michigan Dec. 18 -- Nick Magistrelli, Kent State Jan. 2 -- Mike Feeney, Eastern Michigan Jan. 9 -- Jason Mester, Central Michigan Jan. 16 -- Brent Thompson, Kent State Jan. 23 -- Brett Faustman, Central Michigan Anthony Carrizales, Ohio Jan. 30 -- Charlie Voorhees, Buffalo Feb. 6 -- Jason Mester, Central Michigan Scott Owen, Northern Illinois MAC Wrestling Team Notes: *First place in the league standings is at stake this Saturday asBuffalo travels to Mount Pleasant, Mich., to face Central Michigan. Both teams are currently 3-0 in the MAC. The Chippewas are coming off a 25-7 win over Northern Illinois last week, while the Bulls won a 37-11 non-conference match with Bucknell as UB wrestlers won seven of 10 matches. The CMU win extended the Chippewas' MAC win streak to 17 straight matches. *Kent State head coach Frank Romano picked up his 60th win of his coaching career last Tuesday with a 27-12 victory over West Liberty. The Golden Flashes have three wrestlers with 21 wins each -- Nick Nemeth, Nick Magistrelli and Jim Swetter -- and one with 18 victories -- Brent Thompson. KSU, which hosts Ohio on Sunday, is 3-0 at home this year. *Northern Illinois* Scott Owen (157 lbs.) picked up a pair wins last week for the Huskies, scoring 44 points in the contests. Owen completed a perfect mark in MAC matches with a 22-7 technical fall over Central Michigan*s Brad Anderson. He then improved his overall record to 24-4 with a 22-10 major decision over Northern Iowa's Brandon Livingood. *Ohio freshman Brad Bauer (Hwt.) was a perfect 4-0 last week with two pins for the Bobcats, who went 3-1 last week. Both pins came in the first period, one against a wrestler from Millersville at the Slippery Rock Duals, while his other came a day later in a non-conference match with Cleveland State. Bauer is now 14-8 on the season. This Week's Schedule Tuesday, February 6 Slippery Rock at Buffalo 7:30 p.m. Buffalo, N.Y. Thursday, February 8 Kent State at Slippery Rock 7 p.m. Slippery Rock, Pa. Friday, February 9 Northern Illinois at SIU Edwardsville 6 p.m. Edwardsville, Ill. (with Lindenwood) Ohio at West Virginia 7 p.m. Morgantown, W.Va. Saturday, February 10 *Buffalo at Central Michigan 7 p.m. Mount Pleasant, Mich. Sunday, February 11 Eastern Illinois at Northern Illinois 1 p.m. DeKalb, Ill. *Ohio at Kent State 1 p.m. Kent, Ohio *Denotes Mid-American Conference matches All times local to site
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