Central Michigan s Faustman and Ohio s Carrizales share MAC Wrestler of the Week honors

By Bryan McGowan | Jan. 24, 2001, 12 a.m. (ET)
Central Michigan's Brett Faustman (197 lb., So., Mason, Mich.) and Ohio's Anthony Carrizales (133 lb., Fr., Delta, Ohio) share this week' s Mid-American Conference Wrestler of the Week honors. Faustman registered an upset in the Chippewas' win over Ohio, defeating No. 11 Dan Bednar, 8-6, who was also the MAC's top wrestler at 197 lbs. and also the defending league champion. Carrizales, meanwhile, was 2-0 last weekend notching a non-conference win and a MAC victory. The freshman notched a 9-5 decision over North Carolina's Brad Byers, the ACC's two-time runner-up and NCAA qualifier, and then had an 8-3 victory over Central Michigan's Jordan Webster, the MAC*s No. 2 wrestler at 133 lbs. Other Nominees For This Week*s Award: Buffalo's David Guarino (165lb., Sr., Derby, N.Y.) went 5-0 last week with a pair of technical falls at the New York State Collegiate Championships to win his weight class. He helped the Bulls to a third-place finish. Eastern Michigan's Mike Feeney (174lb., Sr., Scioto, Ohio) notched his 29th win of the season with a pin over Eastern Illinois' Louis Taylor at 4:57. It was his 16th pin of the year and the fifth win via pin in his last seven matches. Kent State's Zeb Miller (197lb., So., Martin, Ohio) was 3-0 last week for the Golden Flashes with a pair of pins. Won an overtime match against Northern Illinois* Greg Reardon (2-1), then pinned wrestlers from Baldwin-Wallace and Franklin & Marshall. Northern Illinois* Scott Owen (157lb., Jr., Carlsbad, N.M.) went 2-0 for the Huskies, pinning Kent State's Mark Lensman at 3:24. Owen also registered a technical fall versus a grappler from Baldwin-Wallace. 2000-01 MAC Wrestlers of the Week Nov. 28 -- Ahmad Sanders, Central Michigan Dec. 5 -- Shawn Kegel, Buffalo Dec. 12 -- Mike Feeney, Eastern Michigan Dec. 18 -- Nick Magistrelli, Kent State Jan. 2 -- Mike Feeney, Eastern Michigan Jan. 9 -- Jason Mester, Central Michigan Jan. 16 -- Brent Thompson, Kent State Jan. 23 -- Brett Faustman, Central Michigan, Anthony Carrizales, Ohio