The Spartans split the weekend away and home beginning this Friday, Jan. 19 for a tilt with Indiana (6-4 0-3 B1G) at 6 p.m. at the University Gym in Bloomingon, Indiana. Head coach Roger Chandler returns to his alma mater where he was a three-time All-American. The match will be broadcast nationally on Big Ten Network, with Shane Sparks on play-by-play and Tim Johnson serving as analyst.
In the home opening dual for Michigan State wrestling, the Spartans were stifled by No. 1 Penn State on Saturday afternoon at Jenison Field House. A lively crowd of 1,652 wasn’t enough to rally the Spartans as they dropped the third conference dual of the season, 48-3. Michigan State falls to 4-5 overall and 0-3 in Big Ten action.
After a 64-day, 10-event stretch of road events, Michigan State wrestling hosts its first home dual of 2018 on Sunday, Jan. 14, taking on the tall task of going toe-to-toe with No. 1 Penn State (5-0, 1-0 B1G) at Jenison Field House.
Michigan State wrestling battled No. 7-ranked Iowa on Friday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa, falling in the first conference dual meet of the season, 49-6.
Michigan State wrestling begins the second half of the season and Big Ten Conference action with a pair of road contests against No. 7 Iowa on Friday, Jan. 5 at 8 p.m. ET in Iowa City, Iowa and No. 14 Minnesota on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. ET in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Michigan State wrestling made a statement on the first day of competition at the South Beach Duals on Friday afternoon, held at the Deerfield Beach Sportsplex in Deerfeld Beach, Florida. The Spartans defeated both Southern Illinois, 31-8 and Franklin & Marshall, 25-12 to finish the day undefeated.
Michigan State wrestling makes the trip south to Deerfield Beach, Florida, for the South Beach Wrestling Experience from Dec. 29-30. The Spartans compete in two dual matches each day, going up against Southern Illinois and Franklin & Marshall on the first day followed by Binghamton and No. 24 North Carolina on the second.
Sixteen members of the Michigan State wrestling team competed in the Cleveland State Open on Saturday held at the CSU Wooding Gymnasium. A total of five Spartans medaled at the event, highlighted by a third-place finish by redshirt freshman Jwan Britton at 149 pounds.
Michigan State wrestling came out on top in thrilling fashion, 18-17, for its first dual win of the season against Buffalo on Friday night at Alumni Arena in Buffalo, New York. Both teams scored 17 dual match points, but the Spartans won a tiebreaker against the Bulls with more match points, 63-58, for the tie-breaking team point.
Michigan State wrestling travels to Buffalo, New York, to compete in its second dual of season against Buffalo on Friday, Dec. 8. Action at Alumni Arena will begin at 7 p.m. and will be streamed on ESPN3. Friday’s dual marks the first meeting between the Spartans and the Bulls in program history.
Michigan State wrestling tangled with the best of collegiate wrestling at the 36th annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Friday at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Michigan State wrestling competes in the 36th annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational from Friday-Saturday, Dec. 1-2, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Competition gets underway at 12 p.m. (ET) on Friday, and will be streamed on FloWrestling.
Michigan State wrestling won the first two bouts, but was later overtaken by No. 17 Central Michigan, dropping a 31-9 contest Friday night at CMU’s McGuirk Arena in the Spartans’ first dual of the season.
Michigan State wrestling will compete in its first dual meet of the season against Central Michigan on Friday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Action at McGuirk Arena will be streamed live on ESPN3.
Leading the way for the Spartans in the freshman/sophomore division was freshman Rayvon Foley winning the title at 125 pounds. Foley was undefeated through four matches, earning three decisions on his way to the final match. In the title bout, he defeated Drew West of Northern Illinois in a major decision, 23-12, to win the first open tournament of his career.
Michigan State wrestling head coach Roger Chandler announced Thursday that the team will welcome three newcomers in the early signing period. Layne Malczewski (Macomb, Mich./Dakota HS), Peyton Omania (Concord, Calif./De la Salle HS) and Nate Jimenez (Elburn, Ill./Marmion Academy) will join the 2018-19 wrestling squad.
Michigan State wrestling continues open tournament competition at the 2017 Eastern Michigan Open on Saturday, Nov. 11. Action from EMU’s Convocation Center gets underway with the preliminary rounds at 9 a.m.
Michigan State wrestler Javier Gasca was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week for his performance at the Michigan State Open last Sunday, Nov. 5. This marks Gasca’s first career Big Ten weekly honor, and he is the first Spartan wrestler to earn the accolade since Drew Hughes last season on Dec. 20, 2016.
Michigan State wrestling began its 2017-18 campaign with a dominating performance at the annual Michigan State Open, highlighted by 14 medalists in both the freshman/sophomore division and open division. Redshirt junior Javier Gasca became a three-time MSU Open champion at 141 pounds in the open division, and three Spartans took titles in the freshman/sophomore division.
Michigan State wrestling will kick off its 114th season by hosting the annual Michigan State Open on Sunday, Nov. 5. Jenison Field House will host both an open division for college and post-college wrestlers and a freshman and sophomore division. The preliminary rounds begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday will be the Spartans’ first action of the season under head coach Roger Chandler, who is in his 21st year on the Spartan wrestling staff and in his second season as head coach.