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Wrestling finishes 4-4 in MAC after dropping first dual meet to Eastern Michigan in 22 years

Central Michigan wrestling suffered its first loss in 22 years to Eastern Michigan on Thursday. CMU lost its final conference dual of the season to the Eagles, 18-16 to finish 4-4 in the MAC. The dual started out with a […]
Sports / Wrestling

Wrestling closes out MAC schedule against Eastern Michigan

Wrestling head coach Tom Borrelli is taking no team for granted at the conclusion of conference play despite having a 55-9-1 all-time record against Eastern Michigan. “I don’t know that we’ve had such an edge on Eastern in the past, […]
Sports / Wrestling
Sophomore Lucas Smith wrestles against Stanford on Nov. 25, 2013. (File Photo | Samantha Madar)

Passion for wrestling pushes Smith through recovery

Lucas Smith knows a thing or two when it comes to rehabbing from an injury. As a sophomore wrestler, Smith has been battling for the past year through a right shoulder injury and intense rehab in order to come back and […]
Sports / Wrestling
Senior 125-pounder Joe Roth wrestles against Stanford on Nov. 25, 2013. (File Photo | Samantha Madar)

Wrestling suffers lopsided 24-7 loss to Old Dominion

Old Dominion won four of the first five matches Sunday and never looked back. After being crushed 24-7 in Norfolk, Va., Central Michigan wrestling fell to 4-3 in conference play and 8-7 overall. Head coach Tom Borrelli said the team didn’t have […]
Sports / Wrestling
Junior 174-pounder Mike Ottinger wrestles in extra time against Missouri in their conference dual last weekend. Ottinger won by decision, 2-1 in the victory over Kent State. (Tianyu Han | Staff Photographer)

Wrestling highly touted in NCAA and MAC rankings

Several wrestlers have received high praise from the results of the NCAA coaches’ panel rankings and Mid-American Conference coaches’ rankings released last week. Central Michigan featured six wrestlers ranked in the top-33 of their respective weight classes, according to the […]
Sports / Wrestling

CMU wrestling team improves to 4-2 in conference play with win at Kent State

Wrestling sealed a win at Kent State 21-12 on Sunday after splitting a pair of dual matches last weekend against two ranked conference opponents. CMU improved to 4-2 in Mid-American Conference play with the win. Head coach Tom Borrelli said […]
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Junior 174-pounder Mike Ottinger won after six periods of overtime Sunday against Missouri. For his two victories over ranked opponents last weekend, Ottinger was named MAC Wrestler of the Week. (Tianyu Han | Staff Photographer)

Wrestling has pieces needed to win, just needs to put them together

Wrestling is a team with individual prospects, but as a team, they have yet to come together to reach full strength. The Chippewas are a team split down the middle, relying on the strength of their lower weight classes to […]
Sports / Wrestling

Mattingly shows heart in loss to No.1 ranked Houdashelt

In wrestling dual meets, each athlete in the lineup is responsible for fulfilling a role to keep their team in contention. These responsibilities can range anywhere from simply needing to secure a win in an individual match, to scoring an […]
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No. 7 Missouri edges past CMU wrestling Sunday, 16-15

No. 7 Missouri edges past CMU wrestling Sunday, 16-15

Central Michigan wrestling held tight with No. 7 Missouri Sunday, arguably its strongest conference competition this season. Unfortunately for the Chippewas, they came up short, falling to 3-2 in the Mid-American Conference after the 16-15 loss at McGuirk Arena. “I […]
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Wrestling takes down No. 25 Ohio, 19-15

A random draw might have been the difference in wrestling’s 19-15 win against No. 25 Ohio Friday at the Royal Rumble and Tumble at McGuirk. Instead of starting out with the 125-pound weight class, the dual finished with No. 12 […]
Sports / Wrestling
Senior 133-pounder Joe Roth overcame a minor injury sustained at the MSU open earlier this season to become a reliable dual meet wrestler.   (Samantha Madar | Assistant Photo Editor )

Tom Borrelli calls nagging wrestling injuries commonplace in physical sport, team pushes through pain

Three key wrestlers have faced the challenge of fighting off sickness and injury as Mid-American Conference play continues during the second half of the season. “Throughout the course of a wrestling season it’s really hard to have everyone healthy all […]
Sports / Wrestling
Senior 149-pounder Scott Mattingly wrestles a Northern Iowa team member Saturday night in the West Gym.  (Northern Iowa Athletic Communications | Courtesy)

Wrestling enters heart of conference competition

Wrestling transitions into the second phase of its season, with Mid-American Conference play remaining on Central Michigan’s schedule for national competition. The Chippewas earned easy victories against Buffalo and Northern Illinois in December, only giving up six team points to each […]


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