Sportelli named MAC Wrestler of the Week

Kent State wrestling’s Chad Sportelli was named Mid-American Conference Wrestler of the Week Monday.

The junior led the Flashes with three wins in all of his three matches so far. Sportelli has also helped the Flashes to a 10-3 overall record and a 1-0 MAC record. He was able to beat Eastern Michigan’s No. 18-ranked Sean Clair in Kent State’s MAC opener last Thursday.

For the season, Sportelli has a 21-7 overall record and has won 11 of his last 13 matches.

Sportelli is ranked No. 3 in the MAC for the 125-pound weight class and No. 16 in nation, according to the National Wrestling Coaches Association poll.

The Flashes – who are No. 2 in the MAC – next face No. 23 Northern Illinois on Friday in DeKalb, Ill. The Huskies are No. 1 in the MAC with a 2-0 MAC record and 6-4 record overall.

– Kali Price