Michigan State wrestling’s Drew Hughes’ sensational freshman season came to an end Friday night at the NCAA Wrestling Championships at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Hughes, the No. 15 seed at 165 pounds, lost in a 4-2 decision to fifth-seeded Chad Walsh of Rider in the consolation round.
Michigan State wrestling’s Drew Hughes has moved on to Friday night’s fourth session of the NCAA Wrestling Championships at Scottrade Center in St. Louis and has the opportunity to become an All-American with a win Friday night.
Michigan State wrestling’s Drew Hughes and Austin Eicher advanced to the second day of action at the NCAA Wrestling Championships at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The third Spartan at the NCAA Championships, junior Javier Gasca, had a medical forfeit due to injury in his second match after losing his first round bout.
Michigan State wrestling will be represented by three wrestlers at the NCAA Wrestling National Championships next weekend at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, March 16-18. Redshirt junior 141-pounder Javier Gasca will be representing the Spartans’ for the second-straight year. Redshirt sophomore 133-pounder Austin Eicher will also be making his second trip to the NCAAs, but first for MSU after transferring from Northern Illinois last summer. Freshman At 165 pounds Drew Hughes will be making the rare NCAA appearance as a freshman.
Michigan State junior 141-pounder Javier Gasca advanced to the finals with three wins Saturday in the opening day of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships at Indiana’s Assembly Hall. Gasca will be joined at the NCAA National Championships by freshman teammate Drew Hughes at 165 pounds and Austin Eicher.
Two Michigan State wrestlers earned top-eight pre-seeds for the 2017 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, which are Saturday and Sunday, March 4-5 in Bloomington, Indiana, hosted by the University of Indiana. Junior Javier Gasca is No. 7 at 141 pounds while freshman Drew Hughes is No. 8 at 165 pounds.
Michigan State wrestling got pins from Drew Barnes and Javier Gasca but couldn’t overtake No. 18 Wisconsin, as the Spartans fell to the Badgers, 26-12, Friday night at the UW Field House in MSU’s regular-season finale.
Michigan State wrestling clinched its fifth victory of the season, knocking off in-state foe Eastern Michigan on Senior Day at the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti on Sunday, Feb. 12. In a thrilling, back-and-forth tilt, freshman Drew Hughes earned the Spartans’ victory, 17-16, with a 5-0 decision.
Michigan State wrestling (4-10, 1-7 B1G) battles its second-straight in-state opponent when the Spartans take on Eastern Michigan (6-6, 2-5 MAC) on Sunday, Feb. 12. The non-conference clash between the Spartans and Eagles from EMUs Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Mich., starts at 2 p.m. ET.
Michigan State wrestling gave the spirited Senior Day crowd at Jenison Field House an intense battle throughout the match Sunday afternoon, before falling late to No. 10 Michigan, 24-15.
Michigan State wrestling (4-9, 1-6 B1G) will wrap up the home portion of the Spartans’ schedule when they tangle with in-state rival No. 10 Michigan (7-5, 3-5 B1G) on Sunday, Feb. 5. Action for the Spartans’ Senior Day gets underway at 1 p.m. ET at Jenison Field House with a pre-match ceremony honoring the three MSU seniors, who will be wrestling at home for the final time in the Green and White. The pre-match introductions will also include former MSU wrestler NCAA National Champion and two-time Olympian Franklin Gomez.
There’s no denying that Michigan State senior wrestler Drew Barnes is a Spartan for life. If the massive amount of school pride radiating from him isn’t enough to convince you, just look at the Spartan head tattoo he has on his shoulder. From the moment he first hit the mat, Drew knew that he wanted to pursue wrestling. He had the drive and put the time in, all that was left was to find it a home, and he did that at MSU.
As a two-time Olympian, an NCAA champion, a three-time All-American and a 2011 World Championship runner-up, Franklin Gomez knows a little something about how to score a wrestling match.
For three years, Mitch Rogaliners work ethic and dedication has exceeded the expectations held of a student-athlete. Upon entering his fourth season as a redshirt junior, the Spartan wrestler had a major decision to make regarding not only his wrestling career, but future off the mat.
It was from the early age of 5 years old that redshirt senior Nick Trimble stepped onto the mat for the first time. His father started him in the sport, and Trimble used it as something to get him out of the house and stay active.
Michigan State wrestling battled No. 11 Rutgers tough throughout before the Scarlet Knights captured the last four bouts to overtake the Spartans and thwart their upset bid with a 24-12 final score Sunday afternoon at Jenison Field House
A pair of juniors, Javier Gasca and Austin Eicher, collected victories but Michigan State wrestling fell at No. 12 Illinois, 30-9, Friday night at Illinois’ Huff Hall.
Bobby Nash, a former Michigan State and Roseville High wrestler, will make his UFC debut Saturday as part of UFC on Fox 23 headlined by the Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Pena fight.
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Michigan State wrestling (4-7, 1-4 B1G) will have its third-straight Friday-Sunday weekend, wrestling at No. 12 Illinois (4-2, 2-2 B1G) on Friday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. ET at Champaign, Ill., at Huff Hall. MSU then returns home to host No. 11 Rutgers (9-2, 3-1 B1G) on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. at Jenison Field House. Sunday’s battle between the Spartans and Scarlet Knights will be nationally televised on Big Ten Network. Shane Sparks will handle play-by-play duties while Jim Gibbons will provide analysis.
Michigan State wrestling won the first two bouts on the way to tying a season-high by winning seven bouts on the afternoon to defeat Clarion, 23-9, Sunday afternoon at Marwick-Boyd Auditorium in Clarion’s Throwdown at the Theater.