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Gibbs Named Wrestling Coach of the Year to Highlight Wrestling All-OAC Honors

OAC Coach of the Year Jamie Gibbs
OAC Coach of the Year Jamie Gibbs

Complete All-OAC Team

The 2017 Ohio Athletic Conference champion Baldwin Wallace University wrestling team landed five student-athletes on the All-OAC team and Head Coach Jamie Gibbs was named the OAC Coach of the Year.  

Anthony Arroyo

Tyler Maclellan

Richie Burke

Benjamin Hoof

Zeckary Lehman

Sophomore 165-pounder Anthony Arroyo (Maumee) was named to the first-team. Junior 197-pounder Tyler Maclellan (Medina/Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) and sophomores 149-pounder Richie Burke (Ithaca, N.Y.), 157-pounder Benjamin Hooff (Worthington/Thomas Worthington) and 184-pounder Zeckary Lehman (Akron/Revere) were second-team selections.

Gibbs, who earns his second straight OAC Coach of the Year honor, led BW to its second straight OAC title and a school-record 22 dual match victories. In his six season as the Yellow Jacket leader he is 70-29 and has set the school-record for third consecutive season.  

Arroyo, who garners his second All-OAC first-team honor, is 25-3 this season and was 5-0 against OAC opponents. He has tallied 15 pins and two technical falls. This past weekend Arroyo placed third at the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional to qualify for the national tournament for the first time in his career. In two seasons, he is 52-23 with 31 pin falls.

Maclellan, who earns his third All-OAC accolade, is 23-14 this season and was 4-1 in OAC matches with five major decision victories and three pins. In his career, he has won 66 matches with 13 pins. Maclellan qualified for the national tournament a season ago with a second place finish at the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional.

Burke garners his second All-OAC honor as he was 16-10 and 5-0 against OAC opponents this season with 11 pins. Over the past two seasons he is 8-0 against OAC competition and 42-27 overall. Burke has tallied 20 victories by pin fall and three technical falls.   

Hooff earns his first All-OAC accolade as he went 23-14 this season and 4-1 versus OAC competition. He tallied six major decisions and four wins by fall. In his career he has won 30 matches with five pins and seven major decisions.

Lehman garners his first All-OAC honor after sitting out a season with an injury. He went 29-9 overall and 4-1 against OAC opponents with nine pins and four major decisions. Lehman just missed out on a trip to the national tournament as he finished fifth at the regional tournament this past weekend.

BW is back in action on March 10 and 11 when it travels to Lacrosse, Wisconsin for the NCAA Division III Championships hosted by the University of Wisconsin Lacrosse in the LaCrosse Center.