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Smith Claims First-Ever MAC Championship for CSU Wrestling

Smith Claims First-Ever MAC Championship, Cleveland State Wrestling Qualifies Three for NCAA NationalsCSU’s Robinson, Smith and Smucker qualify for 2022 NCAA Nationals in Detroit

Cleveland State University Vikings Wrestling wrapped up the 2022 MAC Championships on Saturday, March 5 with Marcus Robinson (149), Riley Smucker (165), and Ben Smith (197) qualifying for the Division I NCAA Championships in Detroit, Michigan taking place Thursday, March 17 through Saturday, March 19.

This will be the second trip for Robinson and Smith; Smucker will be making his first appearance.

No. 3 Smith became the program's first-ever MAC Champion, pinning the top-seed, Will Feldkamp of Clarion in 2:07 of the championship match at 197-pounds.

No. 1 Robinson finished as the runner-up at 149-pounds for the second straight season after getting pinned in 4:02 of the championship match against No. 7 Kody Komara of Kent State.

No. 3 Smucker won a thrilling 2-1 decision against No. 4 Tracy Hubbard in the third-place match at 165-pounds, earning a bid to the national tournament.

A full rundown of CSU’s performance at the MAC Championships can be found online. The 2022 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships brackets will be announced Wednesday, March 9 at 6 p.m. on