Mount Pleasant, Mich. - Junior Mike Ottinger has been named the Mid-American Conference wrestler of the week, the league office announced Wednesday afternoon.
Ottinger claimed a pair of wins over ranked opponents last week, displaying that he is the favorite to claim the 174 pound division in the MAC. Ottinger opened the week by defeating defending MAC champion and seventh-ranked Cody Walters of Ohio 2-1 and capped the week with a 4-3 decision over No. 17 Mikey England of Missouri.
The wins improved Ottinger to 16-2 on the season and a perfect 5-0 in MAC competition, moving him into the top 10 in the both the InterMat and AWN polls.
CMU is back in action this Sunday in Kent, Ohio where it will take on rival Kent State at 2 p.m.