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McHugh named Ohio Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week

Baldwin Wallace University senior All-Ohio Athletic Conference and Academic All-OAC 149-pound wrestler Tanner McHugh recently was named the OAC Wrestler of the Week for the first time in his career.

The former Tamaqua standout becomes the second straight BW wrestler and the third of the season to garner the weekly accolade. He earns his first career honor after winning four matches and leading the No. 11 nationally-ranked Yellow Jackets to a 3-1 record at the Kalahari Duals hosted by Heidelberg University.

McHugh opened the duals with a pinfall in 5:43 over Cortez Bradley of Defiance College. He then earned a 15-12 decision victory over Isaac Hawkins of Trine (Ind.) University. McHugh picked up a 4-3 decision victory over Landyn Vanwyk of Adrian (Mich.) College.

He closed out the day with a 12-7 decision victory over Eli Mondrella of No. 18 nationally-ranked University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh.

This season, McHugh has a record of 14-4 with one pin, one technical fall and 12 wins by decision.

For his career, McHugh is tied for 26th in school history with 79 wins with just 35 defeats. He has recorded 10 major decisions, five pinfalls and one technical fall.

At Tamaqua, McHugh was a two-time state medalist.