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.
Closing out its regular season, the 16th-ranked Michigan State wrestling team welcomes in-state rival No. 21 Central Michigan to Jenison Field House on Friday, Feb. 18 for the Spartans’ Senior Night. The 6 p.m. match will serve as the final dual match for MSU this season before preparing for the Big Ten Championships.
After a weekend that saw him pick up two wins against Top-10 opponents, Michigan State redshirt senior Rayvon Foley has been named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday.
Redshirt senior Rayvon Foley secured a top-10 victory in front of a hometown crowd, but No. 14 Michigan State dropped a 24-13 match at No. 3 Michigan in Big Ten wrestling action on Sunday afternoon inside Cliff Keen Arena. MSU shifted to a 9-4 record this season, finishing its conference dual slate at 4-4, while the Wolverines improved to 11-1 overall and 7-1 in the Big Ten.
Three bonus-point victories helped Northwestern upset No. 14 Michigan State, 24-16, in Big Ten wrestling action on Friday night in Jenison Field House.
The Michigan State wrestling team concludes its Big Ten dual-meet schedule this weekend when it hosts Northwestern on Friday night at 7 p.m. before traveling to Ann Arbor on Sunday to face rival No. 3 Michigan at noon in college wrestling’s longest uninterrupted rivalry. Looking to get to five conference wins for the first time since the 2002-03 season, the No. 14 Spartans are also attempting to reach double-digit dual wins overall for the second time in four years and just the fourth time since 1999-2000.
Despite ranked competition in the upper weight classes, the Michigan State wrestling team was able to win its last three bouts to wrap up a 29-6 victory over Maryland on Friday night in the Xfinity Center Pavilion.
After an off-week in its dual meet schedule, the Michigan State wrestling team returns to the mat on Friday night, Feb. 4 when it travels to Maryland for a Big Ten battle with the Terrapins. The Spartans’ 7 p.m. showdown with the Terps kicks off the team’s final stretch of dual matches, as No. 17 MSU will wrestle four times in 15 days before getting ready for the postseason. Friday’s match is slated to feature ranked bouts at 184 and 197 pounds. The dual will be streamed on Big Ten Plus with Mark McClure and Joe Gilpin calling all the action.
Michigan State’s redshirt senior wrestler Cameron Caffey has been named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week after notching wins against two Top-10 opponents in a three-day span, the conference office announced Tuesday.
One hundred and eighty-three pounds. That is the minimum weight required to be an NCAA heavyweight wrestler. Redshirt senior Brad Wilton — who currently weighs 209 pounds — stepped into a less than preferable situation just over the past two weeks joining the heavyweight class for the Spartans for injured heavyweight graduate student Christian Rebottaro. That’s nothing new for Wilton, who’s been on an unorthodox path his entire life.
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The Michigan State wrestling team got a big upset in the 197-pound bout with redshirt senior Cameron Caffey defeating No. 2 Max Dean, but the Spartans could not pull off the team win over No. 1 Penn State, dropping a 28-9 match to the top-ranked Nittany Lions on Sunday afternoon in Jenison Field House.
A 2:19 fall from redshirt junior Layne Malczewski over fifth-ranked John Poznanski proved to be the turning point, as No. 21 Michigan State used three bonus-point victories to defeat No. 14 Rutgers, 20-17, in Big Ten wrestling action Friday night inside Jenison Field House.