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Wrestler competing out of weight class, his wins vacated

Craig Kelliher

Central Michigan University wrestler Criag Kelliher wrestled in four matches at 174-pounds, but he competed in the Eastern Michigan Open at 197 pounds unattached to CMU.

Before the season CMU cleared him to weigh at 174 which is two weight classes down from the 197 class. Kelliher’s four matches will be vacated, but the team results will not change.

NCAA guidelines state: “A wrestler weighing in two weight classes above an original certified weight class shall forfeit his or her right to return to the original wrestled weight class.”

Kelliher was 2-1 in the Mid-American Conference and earned a pin against Buffalo. In both MAC duels that he won during CMU won by at least 15.

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  1. What a short article not really detailing anything about anything? What is the point of this?

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