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.
Michigan State wrestling posted four bout wins, but No. 16 Central Michigan emerged with a 23-12 victory over the Spartans Friday night in the second-annual Tumbles and Takedowns event at Jenison Field House. A crowd of 1,303 was treated to a fun night of wrestling and gymnastics, as the Spartan gymnastics team took on Minnesota at the same time.
Michigan State wrestling (3-6, 1-4 B1G) has another busy weekend with a pair of non-conference matches, opening by hosting in-state foe No. 16 Central Michigan (2-1, 1-1 MAC) on Friday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at Jenison Field House as part of MSU’s Tumbles and Takedowns with the Michigan State gymnastics, who will be taking on Minnesota. The Spartans then head to Clarion, Pa., to tangle with Clarion (3-6, 0-2 EWL) on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. as part of Clarion’s Throwdown at the Theater, with the match being held on the stage of Clarion’s Marwick-Boyd Auditorium.
Scott Westerman talks with Asst. AD Kevin Pauga, Wrestling Coach Roger Chandler, Gymnastics Coach Kathy Klages and Women’s Tennis Coach Kim Bruno
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Michigan State wrestling got a pin from Javier Gasca and a major decision from Logan Griffin to boost the Spartans to a thrilling 19-17 victory for MSU over Maryland Sunday afternoon at Jenison Field House for the Spartans’ first Big Ten victory this season.
Michigan State wrestling was nipped by Northwestern, 23-21, Friday night at NU’s Welsh-Ryan Arena, as the Spartans were overtaken late by the Wildcats after building a lead. MSU led 21-10 with three bouts remaining before the Wildcats clawed back and captured the 23-21 win. It was the fourth meeting in the last five match-ups in the series to be decided by seven points or less, as last season, MSU won 19-15. Northwestern won, 18-15, in 2013 and 22-15 in 2011. The Spartans still hold a 27-21 series advantage.
Michigan State wrestling kicks off the first of three-straight weekends with duals on Friday and Sunday by wrestling at Northwestern (5-3, 0-2 B1G) on Friday, Jan. 13 before a quick turnaround and return home to host Maryland (2-7, 0-2 B1G) on Sunday, Jan. 15. Friday’s action from NU’s Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill., gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. Sunday’s battle between the Spartans and Terrapins at Jenison Field House starts at 1 p.m.Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site