In a rematch, Shakur Laney wrestles American’s Josh Terao on senior day. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)

Laney Wins MAC Championship at 125

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With the 2017 Mid-American Conference Championships ending on Sunday, the Bobcats had two wrestlers competing for a MAC Championship. The Green and White would only have one stand above the rest.

No.1 Shakur Laney knocked off two-time All-American, No. 6 Dylan Peters of Northern Iowa 7-4 to become the 125 MAC Champion. Laney will now have his eyes set on the National Tournament as he got the bid after day one of the MAC Championship.

The second Ohio wrestler competing for a MAC title was two-seed Noah Forrider at 141. Noah faced off against one-seed Jaydin Eierman of Missouri. Forrider lost in a 10-1 match, but just like Laney will now have his eyes set on the National Tournament after getting his bid after the first day.

The Bobcats also had a few wrestlers competing in the consolation matches . Zac Parker was one of them. After winning the semifinals by a major decision of 12-3 over Ohio Dominion’s Hillard, Parker faced off against Missouri’s Austin Myers for third place. Parker was not able to come away with the victory and finished in fourth place.

In another consolation semifinals match, Ohio’s Cullen Cummings lost in overtime 4-2 at weight 157. Cummings then took on Larry Early of Old Dominion in a battle for fifth place. Cummings went on to lose to Early and finish in sixth.

The Green and White had three more wrestlers take place in the consolation matches.

Arsen Ashughyan finished in eighth place after falling to Spohn of Kent in the battle for seventh. Dontae McGee also finished eighth after Mast of Kent defeated him. One more Bobcat battled it out on Sunday and that was sophomore Cameron Kelly. After a disappointing first day at the Championship where Kelly lost both of his matches, he came into Sunday trying to finish out strong and that he did. Kelly defeated Jefferey of Northern Illinois 7-4 to take seventh place.

The Green and White Finished eighth out of nine teams and Missouri came away as the MAC Champions. Now it is onto the National Tournament in St. Louis March 16-17.