Wrestling statenews.com —  There are two schools of thought when it comes to wrestling. The old-school guys have been around the block a few times and focus on defense and preventing big points at big times. The new-school kind of coach is more flashy and modern, following in the footsteps of Iowa State wrestling legend Dan Gable. MSU wrestling coach Tom Minkel definitely is an old school kind of coach. Discuss »
Wrestling statenews.com —  According to ancient lore — and a not-so-ancient film — when the 300 Spartans defended Thermopylae from the Persians, they used past experiences and rough times to give them the strength to push forward. In many of the same ways, this season has been one of ups and downs for the MSU wrestling team. The Spartans went winless in the Big Ten and sent four wrestlers to the NCAA Championships with no All-Americans. Nearly every dual meet had someone that underperformed, and then another in the same meet who outperformed all expectations. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Dan Osterman and Michael McClure were each eliminated in session three of the NCAA Championships on Friday evening. Senior Dan Osterman lost his consolation match at 149 pounds to No. 3 seed Donald Vinson of Binghamton, 7-2. McClure won his first match in session three but lost by fall in his next match to Matthew Gibson of Iowa State, ending Michigan State's run in Des Moines. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Sophomore Ryan Watts and fellow sophomore John Rizqallah were each eliminated on Thursday night in session two of the 2013 NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Watts and Rizqallah were each wrestling their first NCAA Championships and fell in the consolation round. Both Dan Osterman and Michael McClure also lost second round championship matches but will wrestle tomorrow in session three.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  The NCAA Championships kicked off Thursday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Arena with first-round matches. No. 8 seed Michael McClure and senior Dan Osterman each recorded victories for MSU, while Ryan Watts and John Rizqallah each dropped their first matches. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State wrestling team heads to the NCAA Championships this weekend (March 21-23) in Des Moines, Iowa, at Wells Fargo Arena. Dan Osterman (149 pounds), Ryan Watts (157), John Rizqallah (184) and Michael McClure (HWT) will represent MSU at the NCAA Championships. McClure is the No. 8 seed at heavyweight. Discuss »
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 »