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Sophomore Joe Roth wrestles Northern Illinois University's Nick Smith in the 125 pound weight class Friday night at McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant. Roth beat Smith by a decision of 17-8, and the Chippewas beat the Huskies 24-9. (File Photo Andrew Kuhn|Staff Photographer)

Joe Roth makes childhood dream become reality, receives All-American recognition in final season

It was a lifelong dream fulfilled. Senior 133-pounder Joe Roth came to Central Michigan a redshirt freshman and left as an All-American. Roth capped off his career at CMU placing seventh at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma City on Saturday. “Becoming […]
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Senior Joe Roth receives All-American recognition in final season

Senior Joe Roth capped off his career at CMU with All-American honors placing seventh at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma City. Roth won his seventh place match on Saturday over thirteen seed Cody Brewer of Oklahoma by decision 8-6. […]
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Wrestling sharpens strategy, mental toughness for NCAA championships

Wrestling sharpens strategy, mental toughness for NCAA championships

Take it one match at a time, one win at a time. All five of the Central Michigan qualifiers said they would approach the NCAA Wrestling Championships on Thursday the same way: Do what it takes to win, again and again. […]
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Wrestling places fifth at MAC Championships, five wrestlers clinch trip to NCAA Championships

Wrestling places fifth at MAC Championships, five wrestlers clinch trip to NCAA Championships

This was the first time since 1994 CMU did not have an individual champion at the MAC Championships. Four Chippewas placed third or better at the Mid-American Conference Championships while five clinched spots for the NCAA Championships. “The thing that […]
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Two Chippewas qualify for title matches tomorrow following day one of the Wrestling MAC Tournament

The first day of the Mid-American Conference  Championships saw two Chippewas secure their spot in title matches on Sunday. Senior Joe Roth will be wrestling for his second MAC title, his first at 133-pounds, against No. 1 Joe Colon of […]
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Wrestling remains focused on returning to perennial spot in MAC

Wrestling is looking to bounce back after its streak of 11-straight MAC tournament titles came to an end last season. They will not be handed the title easily – six teams ranked in the top 30 by InterMat will be […]
Basketball / Gymnastics / Sports / Wrestling
The crowd reacts to a late game comeback on Thursday at McGuirk Arena. (Greg Conrwell / Staff Photographer)

Results of fan volume varies by sport, gives home teams advantage

Be it at home or on the road, the fans who attend athletic events can play a role in determining the outcome of a competition. Each sport deals with blocking out crowd noise differently. For basketball, the athletes are right […]
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New challenges await wrestling team as MAC tournament approaches

New teams mean new challenges for the Central Michigan wrestling team as it prepares for the Mid-American Conference tournament next weekend in Kent, Ohio. Unlike years past, CMU is not one of the favorites to win the tournament, but head […]
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Wrestling loses final home dual of the season to MSU

Wrestling loses final home dual of the season to MSU

Central Michigan wrestling has struggled with consistency throughout the lineup during the season. Against Michigan State Saturday, inconsistency came back to bite CMU again as it lost 18-14 to the Spartans.  It was the Chippewas last home dual before the […]
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Wrestling finishes 2-2 at NWCA Duals against ranked opponents

Facing four ranked opponents in 24 hours was a tall task but the challenge was met with a strong effort and quality wrestling. Central Michigan wrapped up its matches Monday at the National Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals with a […]
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Wrestling takes down No. 15 Illinois, falls to No. 11 Oklahoma in day one of NWCA Nationals

Wrestling met mixed success against ranked opponents in the first day of the National Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals. Central Michigan earned its second win over a ranked opponent in a 19-13 upset victory against No. 15 Illinois before losing […]
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Limited time for improvement as conference schedule ends for CMU wrestling

Limited time for improvement as conference schedule ends for CMU wrestling

Central Michigan wrestling is not afforded anymore time to work out its kinks. With the conclusion of its Mid-American Conference schedule on Thursday, the hourglass has officially run out. The Chippewas have been developing over the season, and have shown […]


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