Wrestling statenews.com —  Four Spartans will make their way to Des Moines, Iowa, next weekend after strong performances at the Big Ten Championships in Champaign, Ill. Senior 149-pounder Dan Osterman, sophomore 157-pounder Ryan Watts, sophomore 184-pounder John Rizqallah and junior heavyweight Mike McClure all punched their tickets to the big tournament. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  The NCAA released the brackets on Wednesday for the upcoming NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Des Moines, Iowa on March 21-23. Three Spartans automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships based on their performances at the Big Ten Championships last weekend at Illinois: senior Dan Osterman (149 pounds), sophomore Ryan Watts (157), and junior Michael McClure (heavyweight), while sophomore John Rizqallah (184) received an at-large bid from the NCAA after failing to qualify at the Big Ten Championships. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Three Spartans qualified for the NCAA Championships after finishing strong at the 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championships at Assembly Hall on Sunday afternoon. Senior Dan Osterman took fifth at 149 pounds, sophomore Ryan Watts placed seventh at 157 and Michael McClure finished seventh at heavyweight. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Junior Michael McClure joined Dan Osterman in punching his ticket to the NCAA Championships after a 5-2 decision over Chris Lopez of Illinois. McClure secured at least a top-nine finish and a spot in Des Moines. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Senior Dan Osterman qualified for his third straight trip to the NCAA Championships after upsetting No. 2 Ivan Lopouchanski, 3-2 TB-2, in session one on Saturday. Osterman will face Dylan Ness of Minnesota in the semifinals and is guaranteed a spot in the NCAA Championships by finishing in the top-eight in his weight class at Big Ten Championships. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State wrestling team heads to the Big Ten Championships this weekend (March 9-10) in Champaign, Ill., at Assembly Hall. Seven Spartans earned pre-seeds, including six wrestlers who will be appearing at Big Ten's for the first time in their career. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  The Big Ten Conference has announced the preliminary seeds for the 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, which are set for March 9-10 at the University of Illinois in Champaign. Discuss »
Wrestling statenews.com —  Spring break is a time when many students treasure getting out of the slush and snow of Michigan and relaxing on a nice warm beach — but not for the MSU wrestling team. The only beaches the team will be seeing are the pictures on their friends’ Facebook pages, and the only water they’ll be in is the pool in IM Sports-West. After finishing off the regular season with a 27-10 loss Friday, the team is taking it easy this week. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Seventh-ranked Mike McClure defeated fifth-ranked Jarod Trice at heavyweight in a thrilling overtime match, but the Michigan State wrestling team fell to No. 11 Central Michigan, 27-10, Friday on Senior Night at Jenison Field House. Discuss »
Wrestling statenews.com —  When the MSU wrestling team takes on No. 10 Central Michigan on Friday night, the feeling will be different than anything the team has experienced this season. Aside from the three wrestlers taking part in their final dual on the team, head coach Tom Minkel had a storied career with the Chippewas. He was a three-time all-American, and had an unblemished record in dual meets. Minkel also served on the coaching staff from 1977-1991. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State wrestling closes out the dual season at home on Friday night against No. 11 Central Michigan at 7 p.m. inside Jenison Field House. The Spartans will recognize three seniors prior to the dual in David Cheza, Chris Lyon and Dan Osterman. Discuss »
Wrestling espn.go.com —  Lightweight contenders Gray Maynard and TJ Grant have agreed to meet May 25 at UFC 160 in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the bout Wednesday night. Maynard makes his first appearance inside the Octagon since June 2012, when he defeated Clay Guida by split decision in Atlantic City, N.J. With the win, Maynard snapped a two-fight winless skid. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State wrestling fell to No. 22 Iowa State at Jenison Field House on Friday night, 30-10. The Spartans couldn't overcome an early 12-0 deficit but took three matches; winning at 149 pounds, 157 pounds and heavyweight. Discuss »
Wrestling statenews.com —  After finishing the Big Ten season without a win, the MSU wrestling team hopes to get back on their feet when they take on Iowa State at 7 p.m. at Jenison Field House. The Spartans (4-12 overall, 0-8 Big Ten) are coming off a 24-15 loss to rival Michigan on Sunday, and in the Cyclones’ last meet, they defeated Northern Iowa for the 11th-straight year Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State closed out its Big Ten dual season last weekend and will host No. 22 Iowa State on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. The Spartans face their seventh ranked opponent in the last eight contests and have not faced the Cyclones since 1997. The Cyclones are coached by Kevin Jackson, a graduate of Lansing Eastern High School and Olympic gold medalist Discuss »
Wrestling statenews.com —  Each week, 10 wrestlers compete for MSU against the nation’s best, but, for the rest of the team, the grind never stops on the road to get into the starting lineup. The team trains together in the same program during the week, but some weekends, wrestlers not in the starting lineup are limited to competing as individuals in open tournaments. This past weekend, some MSU wrestling reserves traveled to Edinboro, Pa., for the Edinboro Open. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State wrestling will host rival Michigan on Sunday afternoon inside Jenison Field House at 2 p.m. The Wolverines, ranked No. 19, are 8-5 on the season and 2-4 in the Big Ten. The dual will be streamed live on the Big Ten Digital Network via Spartan All-Access. Discuss »
Wrestling statenews.com —  David Cheza considers MSU his home. Stepping out of the training room, ice pack strapped to his shoulder, the 157-pound senior struggled to keep his composure as he reminisced about his time in green and white. “It’s been a place that’s helped me develop not only as an athlete, but as a person,” Cheza said. “It’s a place that I want to stay at, and will always be a part of me.” Discuss »
Wrestling fightline.com —  "Things didn't turn out the way I wished on Saturday but I'm no stranger 2 disappointment," Evans wrote. "Many doubt me but it don't matter!! I'll be back." Discuss »
Wrestling statenews.com —  With a pair of losses last weekend, the Spartans have lost eight-straight matches, and are an abysmal 0-7 in the Big Ten. But it’s not the results that are so disappointing, it’s how they’re getting them. Countless times this season the Spartans were looking good, but one pin, one takedown or even one escape lost the momentum, and more importantly, the match.
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