Lake Erie's Vandermeer Earns GLIAC Wrestler of the Week Honors

Lake Erie's Vandermeer Earns GLIAC Wrestler of the Week Honors

BAY CITY, Mich. -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) announced Lake Erie junior Nicholas Vandermeer as the first GLIAC Wrestler of the Week for the 2016 season.

GLIAC Wrestler of the Week - Week 1
Nicholas Vandermeer
Lake Erie 174 Jr.


Lake Erie College wrestling's Nicholas Vandermeer was named both GLIAC Wrestler of the Week and Regional Wrestler of the Week for his wins against the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown and Ashland University. 

Vandermeer entered the weekend contests ranked eighth nationally at 174-pounds. Against Pitt-Johnstown, Vandermeer collected a 5-2 decision over returning All-American John Blankenship. The following day, Vandermeer bested Jordan Murphy 10-6 for a key regional win.

Honor Roll

Zeb Beam (Ashland)
Beam went 2-0 in the Eagles' dual meets last week against Case Western Reserve and Lake Erie. Beam won by major decision 12-3 over the Spartans' Connor Gordon, on Wednesday. On Saturday, Beam leveled his season record at 8-8 after defeating Christian Baughman of Lake Erie by a 10-4 decision.

Nick Goebel (Findlay)
Junior Nick Goebel, the top-ranked wrestler in the nation in the 149-pound weight class, went 3-0 for Findlay over the weekend at the Ranger Duals in Kenosha, Wis. Goebel out-scored his opponents by a 25-6 margin at the event and ended the day with a 10-2 major decision win against Wisconsin-Parkside's Frank Yattoni, who is ranked fifth nationally. The Bloomdale, Ohio native has a 24-4 record on the year for Findlay.

Jake Cramer (Tiffin)
Cramer went unbeaten at the competitive Ranger Duals hosted by Wisconsin-Parkside, dominating the field in the 197 pound weight class. He only allowed points to his opponent in one of his bouts, going 3-0 with wins of 17-0 over Indianapolis, 7-0 over Wisconsin-Parkside, and finally 6-3 over Augustana.