Michigan State head wrestling coach Roger Chandler announced the Spartans’ 2022-23 schedule on Tuesday, highlighted by one tournament and five dual meets inside Jenison Field House. “I am very much looking forward to the upcoming season,” Chandler said. “Our guys are ready and excited to get back to competition, so we can take another step forward as a program. We have a good mix of veteran and underclassmen leadership, which is a great thing for our team. I believe the experience throughout our lineup will lead to a great year, and we all are ready to get started.”
Michigan State wrestling joins an eight-team field for the 2022 edition of the Garden State Grapple, hosted at the Prudential Center on Saturday, Dec. 4, head coach Roger Chandler and Prudential Center announced Wednesday. This exciting dual meet event will feature Rutgers, Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Indiana from the Big Ten Conference facing off against Binghamton, Drexel, Penn, and Princeton from the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association.
In poker, the old adage is, all you need is a chip and a chair, and you have a chance. Dash Dudley can now confirm that. Dudley, a Michigan State wrestler-turned-poker pro, collected his third career bracelet Thursday night when he rallied from the shortest of chip stacks all the way to the title — and a $301,396 payday — in the 62nd event of the World Series of Poker’s summer circuit in Las Vegas.
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Michigan State wrestlers Cameron Caffey and Peyton Omania will both attempt to get one step closer to making the 2022 U.S. Senior World Team this weekend, as the two Spartans are slated to compete in the U.S. World Team Trials Challenge Tournament on May 21-22 at Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa. Caffey, the 2022 U.S. Open champion in the 92kg senior freestyle division, and Omania, the 2021 U.S. World Team member at the 67kg Greco-Roman weight class, are both set to open action on Saturday at 11 a.m. ET (10 a.m. CT).
At the end of his five years at Michigan State University, Chase Saldate will own a Porsche Panamera. At least that’s his goal, the sophomore wrestler said. A goal that one year ago felt far-fetched, but as of July 2021, when NCAA athletes were given the right to profit off their name, image, and likeness (NIL), one that slowly became attainable.
Michigan State wrestlers Cameron Caffey, Layne Malczewski, Caleb Fish, and Chase Saldate were each named 2022 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division I Scholar All-Americans, as released by the NWCA late Friday. The four NWCA Scholar All-Americans is a program-best for MSU. In total, 289 individuals representing 74 institutions across the country were named to the NWCA Scholar All-American squad.
In his first competitive action since the NCAA Championships last month in Detroit, Michigan State wrestler Cameron Caffey used three Friday victories to earn a spot in the USMC U.S. Open’s senior freestyle finals on Saturday night, while teammate Peyton Omania placed fourth in the senior Greco-Roman division Sunday Night at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Five Michigan State wrestlers are set to compete at the 2022 USMC U.S. Open this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, starting with the Senior and UWW Junior Freestyle divisions on Friday, April 29 and the Senior Greco-Roman division getting underway on Saturday, April 30.
Michigan State’s wrestling program held its annual team banquet on Thursday, April 14, as head coach Roger Chandler and his staff unveiled their 2021-22 award winners.
The Michigan State wrestling team ended its stay at the 2022 NCAA Championships Friday afternoon inside Little Caesars Arena, as redshirt senior Cameron Caffey was the final Spartan to be eliminated from the field. A paid attendance of 17,497 watched quarterfinal and consolation action during Session 3 in downtown Detroit, as Caffey and fellow redshirt senior Rayvon Foley both went against fellow Big Ten Conference wrestlers to open the session.
Redshirt seniors Rayvon Foley and Cameron Caffey were both able to move on to Friday’s second consolation round, as five members of the Michigan State wrestling team wrapped up action Thursday night on the first day of the NCAA Championships at Little Caesars Arena.
Five members of the Michigan State wrestling team are set to compete in this week’s 2022 NCAA Wrestling Championships at Little Caesars Arena. Hosted by the University of Michigan and the Detroit Sports Commission, the national championships will last from March 17 to March 19 over six sessions.
The five Michigan State wrestlers bound for the 2022 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships next week in Detroit found out their national seeds, as the NCAA announced the brackets for each weight class on its Selection Show Wednesday evening.
Two more Spartans will be heading to the 2022 NCAA Wrestling Championships March 17-19 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, as the NCAA announced Michigan State sophomores Chase Saldate and Caleb Fish as at-large selections Tuesday afternoon. Saldate and Fish bring MSU’s total number of national qualifiers to five, as redshirt seniors Rayvon Foley and Cameron Caffey and redshirt junior Layne Malczewski all earned automatic qualification with their finishes over the weekend at the Big Ten Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Four members of the Michigan State wrestling team earned their way to a podium finish Sunday afternoon on the final day of the 2022 Big Ten Championships at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Redshirt seniors Rayvon Foley and Cameron Caffey finished sixth in the 133-pound and 197-pound weight classes, respectively, while sophomores Chase Saldate and Caleb Fish placed eighth in the 157 and 165 brackets.
Redshirt senior Cameron Caffey made a run to the semifinal round in the 197-pound bracket but could not pull off his second win this season over second-seeded Max Dean of Penn State, as Michigan State had three wrestlers earn NCAA bids by the end of the first two sessions at the 2022 Big Ten Wrestling Championships inside Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday.
Championship season begins this weekend for Michigan State, as the Spartans travel to Lincoln, Nebraska for the 2022 Big Ten Wrestling Championships. Ranked No. 15 in the country in the final NWCA coaches poll, the Spartans will send their starting 10 wrestlers to Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday, March 5, and Sunday, March 6 to try and win MSU’s first team conference title since 1972 and the first individual Spartan crown since 2009.
The Big Ten Conference announced pre-seedings for this week’s B1G Wrestling Championships on Monday afternoon, as Michigan State landed five wrestlers with top-6 seeds.
It was another Friday night pin from redshirt junior Layne Malczewski that helped the No. 16 Michigan State wrestling team hold off No. 21 Central Michigan, 19-17, on Senior Night inside Jenison Field House.