Courtesy: Tim Fitzgerald/CMU Athletics
Junior Mike Ottinger will wrestle at 174 pounds for the first time as he moves up a weight class after winning back-to-back MAC title at 165 pounds.
Maroon-Gold Intrasquad Lineups Set for Saturday Night

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. –  The matchups are set for the Central Michigan wrestling program’s Maroon-Gold Intrasquad meet at McGuirk Arena Saturday night.

Seven true or redshirt freshman will be among the 20 Chippewas that will take the mat beginning at 7:30 p.m. Also in the projected lineup are a trio of former Mid-American Conference champions who are moving up a weight class: Joe Roth (133), Zach Horan (141) and Mike Ottinger (174).

Roth and Horan claimed the 125-pound and 133-pound championships in 2012 and will be returning to the lineup after seniors Christian Cullinan and Scotti Sentes competed at those respective weight classes last season. Ottinger is a two-time MAC champ at 165 pounds and will be moving up to 174 as senior Craig Kelliher also makes a move to 184 pounds.

The Chippewas officially open the regular season next Saturday, Nov. 9 at the MSU Open. The first dual of the season will be held on Friday, Nov. 15 versus Utah Valley State at McGuirk Arena.

Maroon-Gold Intrasquad Matchups
125: Corey Keener (G) vs. Chad Deno (M)
133: Tyler Keselring (G) vs. Joe Roth (M)
141: Sam Hanau (G) vs. Zach Horan (M)
149: Scott Mattingly (G) vs. Colin Heffernan (M)
157: Malcolm Martin (G) vs. Dakota Cooley (M)
165: Anthony Bill (G) vs. Nick Becker (M)
174: Mike Ottinger (G) vs. Jordan Ellingwood (M)
184: Craig Kelliher (G) vs. Austin Servern (M)
197: Jimmy Szep (G) vs. Jackson Lewis (M)
285: Adam Robinson (G) vs. Newton Smerchek (M)