Drew Hildebrandt earns MAC Wrestler of the Week


Indiana sophomore Drew Hildebrandt wins his match against Purdue opponent at the McGuirk Arena on Sunday, Feb. 24.

Drew Hildebrandt has been named the Wrestler of the Week in the Mid-American Conference. It is the first time that Hildebrandt has won the honor.

The Central Michigan sophomore earned two victories over Big Ten opponents. Those wins capped a six-match win streak and brought his individual record to 17-7. 

Hildebrandt, a Granger, Indiana native, defeated Michigan State's Rayvon Foley 7-5 SV-1 after earning a late escape to tie the match in the third period. He earned a take down in the extra session to take the win. Foley was ranked eighth by The Open Mat and entered that match 29-2. 

In the final dual of the season, Hildebrandt dominated Marshall Craig of Purdue. He won a 16-1 technical fall over Craig and it helped get the ball rolling for the CMU 20-15 victory over the Boilermakers. 

The Chippewas finished the season at 5-8, 3-4 and head to the MAC Championships March 8-9 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center on the campus of Old Dominion.