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No. 11 Central Michigan takes 12th straight over Michigan State

By Kyle Kelley
Central Michigan Sports Information

EAST LANSING – The No. 11 Central Michigan wrestling program continued a pair of streaks in an impressive 27-10 victory over in-state foe Michigan State Friday night.

The Chippewas (17-3) earned their 10th straight dual victory of the 2013 season and their 12th straight victory over the Spartans (4-14) by claiming seven of the 10 bouts on the night.

Bonus points were earned in three matches as junior Craig Kelliher earned a 10-2 major decision, No. 2 senior Ben Bennett claimed victory by technical fall inhis fifth straight match and No. 7 senior Scotti Sentes pinned his opponent in just 1:39.

The match started at 141 pounds with junior Scott Mattingly earning a 4-0 decision over Nick Timble and senior Donnie Corby put the Chippewas in front 6-0 with a close 3-2 decision over Dan Osterman. Corby was down 2-1 entering thethird period, but used a takedown to secure the victory.

Sophomore Mike Ottinger won his 10th straight match with a 3-2 decision over Nick Proctor and No. 11Christian Cullinan won 5-0 over Brenan Lyon to complete the CMU victories.

The Chippewas now have a 16 day break until their next competition when they will head to the Mid-American Conference Championships in Buffalo, N.Y. CMU has won the last 11 MAC Championships crowns.

No. 11 Central Michigan 27, Michigan State 10
141: Scott Mattingly (CMU) dec. Nicholas Timble, 4-0; CMU 3-0
149: Donnie Corby (CMU) dec. Dan Osterman, 3-2; CMU 6-0
157: Ryan Watts (MSU) dec. Luke Smith, 7-3; CMU 6-3
165: Mike Ottinger (CMU) dec. Nick Proctor, 3-2; CMU 9-3
174: Craig Kelliher (CMU) maj. dec. Jordan Wohlfert, 10-2; CMU 13-3
184: No. 2 Ben Bennett (CMU) tech. fall Eric Ford, 6:25 15-0; CMU 18-3
197: Luke Jones (MSU) maj. dec. Jackson Lewis, 10-1; CMU 18-7
Hwt: No. 7 Michael McClure (MSU) dec. Jarod Trice, TB3 Riding Time 3-2; CMU 18-10
125: No. 11 Christian Cullinan (CMU) dec. Brenan Lyon, 5-0; CMU 21-10
133: No. 7 Scotti Sentes (CMU) fall Brandon Fifield, 1:39; CMU 27-10

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