Courtesy: Kyle Kelley/CMU Athletics
Central Michigan sophomore Mike Ottinger will be one of three Chippewas to wrestle for individual titles this evening at the 2013 Mid-American Conference championships in Buffalo, N.Y.
MAC Championships Update: Three Chippewas Advance to Title Bouts

AMHERST, N.Y. — Three Central Michigan wrestlers have advanced to the championship match of their respective weight class at the 2013 Mid-American Conference wrestling championships. 

Sophomore Mike Ottinger (165), senior Ben Bennett (184) and senior Jarod Trice (heavyweight) will compete in championship bouts this evening beginning at 5:20. 

As a team, the Chippewas are currently in second place with 76 team points, trailing only Missouri (120 points).

Ottinger advanced to the 165 championship with a semifinal victory over Caleb Marsh of Kent State by decision, 3-2. The sophomore, who has won 11-straight matches, defeated No. 8 seed Jarrett Jensen of Northern Iowa in the first round by decision, 5-3. 

Bennett will look to become the second four-time MAC Champion in program history when he takes on No. 2 seed Ryan Loder of Northern Iowa. Bennett advanced to the finals with a 10-0 major decision in the first round over Bryan Loughlin (Northern Illinois) and a 1-0 decision over Casey Newburg (Kent State) to improve to 25-0 on the season. 

Trice will need an upset to win a title as he will battle No. 1 seed and the nation's No. 3 heavyweight in Dom Bradley of Missouri. The Highland Park, Mich., native defeating Justin Heiserman (Buffalo) in the first round by decision, 10-3 before earning a 5-2 decision over Jeremy Johnson (Ohio) in the semifinals. 

Additionally, senior Scotti Sentes (133), junior Scott Mattingly (141), senior Donnie Corby (149) and redshirt freshman Lucas Smith (157) will wrestle for third place. 

Redshirt freshman Jackson Lewis will wrestle for fifth place at 197 pounds. 

125 pounds - No. 2 Christian Cullinan
First Round: L, decision Kevon Poweel (Ohio), 3-1
Consolation First Round: L, decision Ryan (N. Iowa), SV1 3-1

133 pounds - No. 2 Scotti Sentes
First Round: W, major decision Justin Farmer (Buffalo), 8-0
Semifinal: L, fall Levi Wlfensperger (N. Iowa), 4:49
Consolation Semfinal: W, decision Mackenzie McGuire (Kent State), 5-0
Third-place match: vs. Nick Smith (Northern Illinois)

141 pounds - No. 5 Scott Mattingly
First Round: L, decision Nick Hucke (Missouri), 8-2
Consolation First Round: W, decision Kagan Squire (Ohio), 5-2
Consolation Semfinal: W, decision Erik Galloway (Buffalo), 2-1
Third-place match: vs. Nick Hucke (Missouri)

149 pounds - No. 2 Donnie Corby 
First Round: W, decision Michael Shaw (Eastern Michigan), 8-5
Semifinal: L, decision Blake Roulo (Buffalo), 5-3
Consolation Semifinal: W, decision Andrew Romanchik (Ohio), 4-0
Third-place match: vs. Robert Jillard (Northern Illinois)

157 pounds - No. 5 Lucas Smith
First Round: W, decision Spartak Chino (Ohio), 2-1
Semifinal: L, decision Kyle Bradley (Missouri), 3-2
Consolation Semifinal: W, decision Andrew Morse (Northern Illinois), 7-0

165 pounds - No. 1 Mike Ottinger
First Round: W, decision Jarrett Jensen (N. Iowa), 5-3
Semfinal: W, decision Caleb Marsh (Kent State), 3-2
Championship: vs. Mark Lewandowski (Buffalo)

174 pounds - No. 5 Craig Kelliher
First Round: L, decision John-Martin Cannon (Buffalo), 4-1
Consolation First Round: L, decision Phillip Joseph (Eastern Michigan), 6-3

184 pounds - No. 1 Ben Bennett 
First Round: W, major decision Bryan Loughlin (Northern Illinois), 10-0
Semifinal: W, decision Casey Newburg (Kent State), 1-0
Championship: vs. Ryan Loder (N. Iowa)

197 pounds - No. 8 Jackson Lewis
First Round: L, fall Dustin Kilgore, 2:28
Consolation First Round: W, decision Angelo Malvestuto (Buffalo), 3-2
Consolation Semfinal: L, fall Nick Whitenburg (Eastern Michigan), 3:53
Fifth-place match: vs. Parker Settecase (Northern Illinois)

Heavyweight - No. 2 Jarod Trice
First Round: W, decision Justin Heiserman (Buffalo), 10-3
Semifinal: W, decision Jeremy Johnson (Ohio), 5-2
Championship: vs. Dom Bradley (Missouri)

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