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Wrestling opens home stand with 28-9 win against Old Dominion

(01/27/17 10:31pm)

The Central Michigan wrestling team kicked off its three-meet home stand at McGuirk in dominating fashion Friday night. CMU defeated Old Dominion, 28-9 to improve to 4-2 overall and 2-2 in the Mid-American Conference.The last two matches of the night featured matchups against top 20 ranked wrestlers.Senior Austin Severn defeated Kevin Beazley by pinfall with three seconds remaining in the second period. This was not the first matchup between Severn and Beazley.“I wrestled him before,” said Severn.


From jump shots to takedowns: Brucki finds a match with wrestling

(01/25/17 6:36pm)

Some athletes fall in love with their sports immediately. That wasn't the case for junior CJ Brucki.“I played football — and basketball was my main sport,” Brucki said. “I didn’t start wrestling until my freshman year (of high school).”Encouragement to start wrestling came from his younger brother Patrick.




Wrestling tops Michigan State 23-12 in non-conference dual meet

(01/20/17 10:46pm)

After winning their first four matches, the Central Michigan University wrestling team improved their record to 3-1 winning their non-conference dual meet against Michigan State University by a score of 23-12. CMU won six of the ten matches, including two major decisions and a technical fall."I thought we wrestled well," said head coach Tom Borrelli.






Wrestling heads to Ohio to begin MAC play

(01/07/17 12:02am)

After finishing second to Missouri in the Mid-American Conference tournament last season, the Central Michigan wrestling team is looking to open conference play with a bang against against Ohio at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Head coach Tom Borrelli said he thinks the Chippewas could reclaim their title this season. "We are going to have to be focused and on top of our game," he said.


Two CMU wrestlers place in Midlands Championships

(12/30/16 11:14pm)

Central Michigan's 149-pound sophomore wrestler Justin Oliver placed second at the Midlands Championships Friday night. Junior Colin Heffernan placed sixth in the 157-pound weight class for CMU. This was CMU's first appearance since 2012 at the Invitational hosted by Northwestern in Welsh-Ryan Arena."It was a really good tournament," said Head Coach Tom Borrelli. In what Borrelli said was some of the best competition at the Midlands in a few years, Oliver (149) and Heffernan (157), both earned semi-final matches in their respective weight classes. Upperclassmen Brent Fleetwood (125), CJ Brucki (174), and Austin Severn (197) also survived until the second day of competition in consolation matches. "We had three guys who were close to placing but lost tough matches," Borrelli said.Heffernan fell to Nebraska's Tyler Berger by decision after three periods in the semi-final match. The loss sent Heffernan to the consolation bracket where he finished sixth. On the other hand, Oliver won his semi-final matchup by fall against Oregon State's Joey Delgado.


Heffernan, Ellingwood fall in online polls

(12/06/16 3:33pm)

Multiple Central Michigan wrestlers fell in the Intermat.com, amateur wrestling's home for high school and collegiate rankings, rankings this morning after half the team advanced to day two and the Cliff Keen Individual junior Colin Heffernan fell from No. 10 to 13 in 157 pounds after suffering his first loss of the season, junior Jordan Ellingwood fell from 11 to 14 at 184 pounds. Brent Fleetwood is no longer ranked at 125 pounds Sophomore Justin Oliver jumped from 7 to 6 in 149 pound weight class, while senior Corey Keener is now ranked 19 for 133 pounds.Central Michigan is no longer ranked in team tournament rankings despite a sixth place finish at Cliff Keen and stayed at No. 16 in dual competition.USA Today kept Central Michigan at 14 for the third straight week.


Heffernan fights back from injury in new role for CMU wrestling

(12/04/16 6:26pm)

After losing his spot to the All-American Justin Oliver last season after an injury, Junior Colin Heffernan called his coach Tom Borrelli and said he will do anything to wrestle for the rest of the season. The decision between Oliver and Heffernan was "one of the hardest decisions that I have had in my coaching career." Heffernan was ranked in the Top 10 in the country, and Justin Oliver went 17-1 while filling in for the injured Heffernan. To decide who would start in the 149 pound weight class, Coach Borrelli held a "wrestle-off."The "wrestle-off" consisted of three rounds, the first wrestler who won twice earned the starting spot.