Mount Pleasant, Mich. - The Central Michigan wrestling program will look to improve to 2-0 in Mid-American Conference action when it travels to DeKalb, Ill., to take on Northern Illinois Saturday at 4 p.m. ET.
The Chippewas (5-4, 1-0 MAC) opened the MAC season with with a 29-6 victory over Buffalo on December 8.
Follow Live: Fans can follow Live Stats on Trackwrestling.com and results will also be tweeted from the Chippewas' official account @CMUWrestling.
CMU vs. NIU: The Chippewas are 31-22-2 all time versus the Huskies and have won 17 of the last 18 meetings. CMU claimed a 23-12 victory at Northern Illinois last season. NIU's last win in the series came in 2003, 16-15.
MAC Announces December Rankings: Keener, senior Joe Roth (133 pounds), sophomore Zach Horan (141 pounds) and junior Mike Ottinger (174 pounds) are all ranked No. 2 in the Mid-American Conference, the league office announced Thursday. CMU is currently projected to finish fourth at the 2014 MAC Championships according to the coaches' poll based on individual rankings.
|Weight||Central Michigan||Northern Illinois|
|125||No. 10 Corey Keener (RFr., 11-1)||
Braun Marquez OR Nick Harrison
|133||No. 11 Joe Roth (Sr., 6-2)||
|141||No. 10 Zach Horan (So., 13-1)||
Tyler Argue OR Kevin Fanta
|149||Scott Mattingly (Sr., 10-6)||
Gabe Morse OR Rob Jillard
|157||Lucas Smith (So., 2-5)||
|165||Nick Becker (RFr., 6-6)||
Shaun’Qae McMurtry OR Sam Bennett
|174||No. 11 Mike Ottinger (Jr., 12-2)||
|184||Craig Kelliher (Sr., 2-6)||
Caleb Busson OR Bryan Loughlin
|197||Jackson Lewis (So., 7-7)||
|Hwt||Adam Robinson (So., 5-7)||
Jared Torrence OR Arthur Bunce
Looking Ahead: CMU will travel to the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tenn., on New Years Day. The Chippewas' next dual will take place on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Northern Iowa.