Redshirt sophomore Drew Hughes has been named Big Ten Conference Wrestler of the Week for Dec. 11 as announced by the league office on Tuesday. Hughes improved to 11-2 on the season and 2-0 in dual meets last Friday, earning a major decision over Indiana’s Jake Hinz, 11-0, to score the only bonus points of the dual.
Michigan State Wrestling kicked off Big Ten conference action on Friday, December 7, pulling away with a 16-5 victory over Indiana.
Michigan State opens its Big Ten schedule with a dual meet against Indiana on Friday, December 7. This marks the second time MSU head coach Roger Chandler has coached against his alma mater since being named head coach two seasons ago.
The Michigan State wrestling team continued its strong start to the 2018-19 campaign on Wednesday, November 28, defeating Buffalo by a final score of 23-12 in the first dual meet of the season. MSU won six bouts, three of which earned the Spartans bonus points.
Michigan State opens their home dual schedule on Wednesday, Nov. 28 against Buffalo. Last season, the Spartans defeated the Bulls by a final score of 18-17 via tiebreaker. Both teams scored 17 dual match points, but the Spartans earned more total match points, 63-58, for the tie-breaking point.
Michigan State started it’s 115th wrestling season off with a bang on Saturday, November 3, with two wrestlers finishing first in their respective weight classes. Sophomore Rayvon Foley won at 125 a season after taking second in the freshman/sophomore bracket and redshirt freshman Cameron Caffey took first at 184 after winning the freshman/sophomore bracket a year ago. Final brackets from the event are linked above.
Michigan State wrestlers Cameron Caffey and Peyton Omania experienced something special this off-season, representing the United States in international competitions. Both qualified for teams that sent wrestlers to opposite ends of the earth to compete against some of the world’s best.
Michigan State freshman Peyton Omania is set to compete for the U.S. Junior Greco-Roman World Team at the 2018 Junior World Championships in Trnava, Slovakia September 17-23. Omania will compete in the 67kg bracket.
Michigan State redshirt freshman wrestler Cameron Caffey earned two gold medals at the 2018 Junior Pan-American Championships in Fortaleza, Brazil over the weekend. Caffey earned Greco-Roman gold at 87 kg on Friday, August 17 prior to winning freestyle gold at 92kg on Sunday, August 19.
Michigan State wrestler Cameron Caffey is set to compete for Team USA in two events at the Junior Pan-American Championships, beginning on Friday in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Michigan State wrestling incoming freshman Peyton Omania won the Greco-Roman Junior National Wrestling Championship in Fargo, North Dakota on Friday night. Omania defeated Tyler Eischens of Andover, Minnesota, an incoming freshman at Stanford, in the final at 152 pounds. The future Spartan rallied from a six-point deficit to secure an 8-7 victory.
Michigan State wrestling head coach Roger Chandler announced Monday that Anthony Tutolo will join the Spartan program for the upcoming 2018-19 season as a graduate transfer from Kent State.
Michigan State wrestling incoming freshman Peyton Omania earned an invitation to represent Team USA at the 2018 Junior World Wrestling Championships after he won the 67-kg division at the USA Wrestling Greco-Roman World Team Trials on Friday in Indianapolis.
Whenever Rashad Evans decides to hang up his gloves, he’ll be considered one of the all-time greatest fighters the sport has ever known. The former UFC light heavyweight champion began his professional career in 2004 and did not lose a bout until 2009, featuring brutal KO wins against legends like Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin.
Fourteen Michigan State wrestlers will be competing at the U23 World Team Trials this weekend, Friday-Sunday, June 1-3, in Akron, Ohio. While Greco action starts on Friday, June 1, all 14 of the Spartans will be in action in the freestyle competition, which gets underway on Saturday, June 2.
Three Michigan State wrestlers will be in action this weekend at the 2018 UWW Junior Freestyle World Team Trials in Rochester, Minnesota. Redshirt freshman Christian Rebottaro along with freshmen Rayvon Foley and Cameron Caffey will be in action, vying for a spot on the U.S. Junior World team on Saturday and Sunday at the RCTC Regional Sports Center.
Michigan State wrestling honored lone senior Javier Gasca and awarded Outstanding Wrestler of the year to freshman NCAA qualifier and team win leader Rayvon Foley at the annual team banquet on Thursday night, held at the North End Zone Engagement Center at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing.
Michigan State wrestling’s 125-pounder Rayvon Foley represented the Green and White at the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships following a standout true freshman season. After two hard-fought matches, Foley was eliminated from the tournament on Friday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
Freshman 125-pounder Rayvon Foley is the lone Spartan qualifier for the NCAAs, punching the first ticket of his career after a standout true freshman year. Foley is one of just three wrestlers in Spartan history to qualify as a true freshman since 1978, and one of three in the 125-pound bracket.