Wrestling mlive.com —  In February, the Michigan State duo of Mark Dantonio and Tom Izzo was named the top coaching tandem in the nation by Athlon Sports. That level of success has also caught the attention of departments inside the university who'd like to pick their brains and take advantage of the management skills necessary to coach at the Division I level.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Senior heavyweight Mike McClure defeated Indiana's Adam Chalfant, 3-2, in the fifth-place match Saturday afternoon in the fifth session of the NCAA Wrestling Championships at Chesapeake Energy Center. McClure finishes the season with a 32-9 record and closes his career ranked 17th all-time in Michigan State history with 104 career wins and ninth with 24 falls. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Senior heavyweight Mike McClure won both of his matches Friday night during session four of the NCAA Wrestling Championships at the Chesapeke Energy Center to seal All-America status. McClure defeated Nick Tavanello of Ohio State by major decision, 10-2, and edged No. 11 seed Austin Marsden of Oklahoma State, 3-2, to advance to Saturday morning's consolation semifinals.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Seventh-seeded senior heavyweight Mike McClure lost a 4-1 decision to second-seeded Nick Gwiazdowski of North Carolina State in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Wrestling Championships Friday afternoon at the Chesapeke Energy Center. McClure will wrestle Ohio State's Nick Tavanello in the consolation fourth round in session four of the NCAA Championships later tonight.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Seventh-seeded senior heavyweight Mike McClure defeated No. 10 seed Jeremy Johnson of Ohio, 2-1 in the first tiebreaker, Thursday night in the second round of the NCAA Wrestling Championships to advance to Friday's quarterfinals. McClure will face No. 2 seed Nick Gwiazdowski (40-2) of North Carolina State in tomorrow's afternoon session.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Senior heavyweight Mike McClure and junior 184-pounder John Rizqallah both won their first-round matches in the first session of the NCAA Wrestling Championships Thursday afternoon at the Chesapeke Energy Center.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  When heavyweight Mike McClure made his commitment to the Spartan wrestling program in 2009, he had two clear objectives. "Coming in I made it my goal to leave here as an All-American and a national champion," McClure said.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Senior heavyweight Mike McClure and junior 184-pounder John Rizqallah will represent Michigan State at the 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships Thursday-Saturday (March 20-22) in Oklahoma, City, Okla. McClure (27-7) earned the No. 7 seed in the heavyweight bracket and will face Pittsburgh's Patrick Tasser (17-9) in the first round. Rizqallah (20-10), the No. 14 seed at 184 pounds, will take on the winner between Lock Haven's Fred Garcia (24-7) and Indiana's Luke Sheridan (27-14) in the first round. All of the matches at the NCAA Championships will be streamed live on WatchESPN.com.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Partnering with Team IMPACT and Sparrow Hospital, the Michigan State wrestling team has welcomed 11-year-old Tyler Jones, who is diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, to the Spartan family. A non-profit from Quincy, Mass., Team IMPACT matches kids facing life-threatening illnesses with college athletic teams to create long-term support networks.
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Wrestling statenews.com —  Senior heavyweight Mike McClure and junior 184-pounder John Rizqallah are the Spartans making the trip to the NCAA Championships - seeded seventh and 14th. Both wrestlers are competing at nationals for the second year in a row. The NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee - which head coach Tom Minkel is a part of - released the tournament’s brackets and the rest of the athletes competing, but none were Spartans.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  The NCAA released the brackets and announced at-large selections on Wednesday for the 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla., on March 20-22. Mike McClure earned the No. 7 seed in the heavyweight bracket, while John Rizqallah is the No. 14 seed at 184 pounds.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Senior heavyweight Mike McClure placed fourth and junior 184-pounder John Rizqallah took seventh as the Big Ten Wrestling Championships concluded Sunday afternoon at the Kohl Center. Both McClure and Rizqallah qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Senior heavyweight Mike McClure qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year after recording two victories in Saturday night's session two of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships at the Kohl Center. Session three will begin Sunday at 12 p.m. E Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Sixth-seeded heavyweight Mike McClure pinned Purdue's Alex White in just 36 seconds in the first round, but fell to third-seeded Michael McMullan in the quarterfinals, 5-1, in the first session of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships Saturday afternoon at the Kohl Center. Session two of the championships will begin at 6 p.m. ET
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  After closing the regular season on a three-match winning streak, Michigan State will look to keep its momentum going this weekend at the 100th annual Big Ten Wrestling Championships March 8-9 (Saturday-Sunday) in Madison, Wis., at the Kohl Center. The Spartans (8-10) finished the Big Ten dual season with an 18-16 come-from-behind victory at Indiana on Feb. 9, shut out Olivet College on Senior Day Feb. 14 at Jenison Field House, 40-0, and topped No. 25 Central Michigan on the road Feb. 22, 18-14.
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