Northern Iowa leads after day one of the 2014 MAC Wrestling Championships as the Panthers have 97 points and five wrestlers in contention for a MAC title. Missouri ranks second with 89.5 points, while Ohio (81 points), Old Dominion (79 points) and Central Michigan (65.5 points) round out the top five in the team standings. The MAC completed the quarterfinal, semifinal and consolation rounds throughout the first day of competition.
The Panthers lead the way with five wrestlers Dylan Peters, Joe Colon, Joey Lazor, Cooper Moore, and Ryan Loder competing in championship matches.
Upcoming Sunday Championship Matches:
125: Dylan Peters (Northern Iowa) vs. Jared Germaine (Eastern Michigan)
133: Joe Colon (Northern Iowa) vs. Joe Roth (Central Michigan)
141: Chris Mecate (Old Dominion) vs. Joey Lazor (Northern Iowa)
149: Drake Houdashelt (Missouri) vs. Alexander Richardson (Old Dominion)
157: Ian Miller (Kent State) vs. Luke Smith (Central Michigan)
165: Cooper Moore (Northern Iowa) vs. Harrison Hightower (Ohio)
174: Billy Curling (Old Dominion) vs. Cody Walters (Ohio)
184: Jack Dechow (Old Dominion) vs. Ryan Loder (Northern Iowa)
197: Phillip Wellington (Ohio) vs. J'Den Cox (Missouri)
285: Jeremy Johnson (Ohio) vs. Devin Mellon (Missouri)
The MAC Wrestling Championships continues on Sunday, March 9 with consolation semifinals and championship finals at the M.A.C. Center on the campus of Kent State University.