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Ohio Wrestling Second In Latest January MAC Rankings

Ohio Wrestling Second In Latest January MAC Rankings


MAC Release

CLEVELAND -- The Mid-American Conference wrestling coaches announced the second January weight class individual rankings and team rankings in conjunction with the league office today.

Based on the individual rankings, the Ohio wrestling team boasts seven student-athletes ranked in the top-four of their respective weight classes in the league.

As a team, the Bobcats continue to be ranked second in the MAC with 17 points. The eight schools were ranked based on the number of first through fourth-place votes that were earned in the individual voting system. A first-place vote was worth four team points; a second-place vote earned three team points; third-seeded votes were worth two team points, while a fourth-place tally earned one point in the team ranking system. The Bobcats are ranked behind Missouri (34 points).

Redshirt junior Shakur Laney (Canal Winchester, Ohio) remains ranked in the top spot at 125 pounds. Maintaining a No. 2 ranking in their respective weight classes are redshirt sophomore Mario Guillen (Perrysburg, Ohio) at 133 and freshman Alec Hagan (Eureka, Mo.) at 149. Guillen is currently ranked 19th in the nation in his weight class by The Open Mat. Redshirt junior Zac Carson (Akron, Ohio) is now ranked third at 157 and is ranked 20th in the country according to InterMat. Sophomore Aaron Naples (Brunswick, Ohio) remains ranked third at 197. Freshman Colt Yinger (Nelsonville, Ohio) moved up one spot to No. 3 at 165. Senior Cameron Kelly (Bellbrook, Ohio) remains ranked fourth at 141 and is currently ranked 19th in the nation by The Open Mat.

Ohio (3-4, 1-1 MAC) will close out January with a MAC road match, visiting the Convocation Center in DeKalb, Ill., on Sunday, Jan. 27, for a 2 p.m. ET match against Northern Illinois. The Bobcats earned their first conference win of the year last Friday (Jan. 18) at the Convocation Center in Athens, picking up a 24-12 victory over rival Kent State in the annual Grudge Match between the two programs.