Michigan State wraps up its best season in Big Ten dual meet action since 2004 this weekend with a pair of duals against ranked opponents. The Spartans will first travel to University Park, Pa. on Friday, February 15 to face No. 1-ranked and undefeated Penn State (11-0, 7-0) at 7:00 p.m.
Michigan State welcomes in-state rival Michigan to Jenison Field House on Friday, January 18 for a 7:00 p.m. dual. Michigan enters Friday with a 6-0 overall record and a 2-0 mark in the Big Ten conference.
The Michigan State wrestling team went toe-to-toe with No. 14-ranked Illinois in Jenison Field House on Friday, January 11, but ultimately came up short in the dual by a final score of 18-15. Redshirt freshman Brad Wilton got the dual started with bang, giving Michigan State a 6-0 lead after pinning Illinois’ Andre Lee in 5:44.
Michigan State returns to Big Ten action this week with a pair of duals. The Spartans open the week on Friday, January 11 by welcoming No. 18-ranked Illinois to Jenison Field House prior to traveling to Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, January 13 for a meeting with No. 2-ranked Ohio State.
The Michigan State wrestling team is out to their best start in eight years following a pair of dual meet victories on Saturday, December 29 at the South Beach Duals in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. MSU defeated Southern Illinois Edwardsville, 28-11, in their morning dual before outlasting West Virginia, 23-16, in their afternoon session at the Broward County Convention Center.
Fresh off a second-place tournament finish at the Reno Tournament of Champions prior to the holiday, the undefeated Michigan State wrestling team is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this weekend for the ever challenging South Beach Duals hosted at the Broward County Convention Center. The Spartans will face-off against four teams over two days in dual meet action.
Michigan State placed 10 wrestlers in the top six, which includes four finalists and one champion at the Reno Tournament of Champions on Thursday, December 20 en route to a second place overall finish at the tournament.
After a 2-0 start to the dual meet season, the Michigan State Spartans head West this week for the Reno Tournament of Champions on Thursday, December 20. Michigan State has 19 participants entered into the tournament which includes one unattached wrestler in redshirt Peyton Omania at 149 pounds
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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.