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.
MSU will welcome No. 14 Rutgers and six ranked wrestlers on Friday night, Jan. 21, before turning around to face No. 1 Penn State and four defending national champions on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 23. Former Spartan wrestler Eric Olanowski will cover all the action from both duals on Big Ten Plus.
For the first time since the end of the 2020-21 season, the Michigan State wrestling team is ranked among the Top-25 teams in the nation according to the National Wrestling Coaches Association. MSU debuts in the NWCA poll at No. 21 this week.
It was once again a Brad Wilton win at heavyweight that handed the Michigan State wrestling team a come-from-behind victory on the road, as MSU scored a 17-15 victory over Indiana Monday afternoon inside Wilkinson Hall.
In a battle that saw two bouts go to sudden victory, the Michigan State wrestling team sat tied with No. 12 Purdue after ten matches and had its win come down to a tiebreaker in total match points on Saturday night inside Holloway Gymnasium. With the team score even at 16-16 after the heavyweight bout, the Spartans came away with the 17-16 victory after officials tallied up a 50-49 edge for MSU in match points.
After opening its Big Ten schedule last Saturday at home against No. 7 Ohio State, the Michigan State wrestling team will hit the road for a pair of conference duals this weekend. Opening the road trip in West Lafayette, the Spartans are set to tussle with No. 12 Purdue on Saturday at 7 p.m., before heading to Bloomington on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to face Indiana in a 3:30 p.m. battle.
The Michigan State wrestling team won three of the first five bouts, but were ultimately defeated by No. 7 Ohio State, 27-14, in the Big Ten opener for both sides on Saturday evening at Jenison Field House.
The Michigan State wrestling team returns to campus for its long-awaited home dual opener on Saturday, Jan. 8. The Spartans will begin their Big Ten slate this weekend by hosting No. 7 Ohio State at 5 p.m. inside Jenison Field House.
Redshirt senior Rayvon Foley took home the 133-pound title on Sunday, as the Michigan State wrestling team had four total wrestlers place in the final night of the 2022 Southern Scuffle inside McKenzie Arena.
Michigan State had three wrestlers advance to the semifinal round, while eight total Spartans ended Saturday night with a chance at Sunday medals after the first day of competition at the 2022 Southern Scuffle inside McKenzie Arena.