This bittersweet adjective is one that MSU seniors have been using a lot lately when referring to the winter of their collegiate experience. The last semester, last class, last chance.
For Michigan State’s heavyweight, Mike McClure, his last season for MSU went out on a highlight. McClure finished the NCAA Championship with a fifth place finish and secured All-American honors over the weekend. McClure is the first Spartan All-American heavyweight since Don Whipp in 1993.
In the fourth podcast of Pinned Down, host Nick Carver recaps the Big Ten Wrestling Championships.
While the Spartans finished twelfth out of twelve teams in the field, two Spartan wrestlers placed at the tournament and earned NCAA Championship berths.
Over the weekend, the Spartan wrestling team competed at the Big Ten Championship in Madison, Wis. And while the team placed last with 21.5 points, there were bright spots for the men of Sparta.
Senior Bobby Nash, 165 pounds, placed ninth after his 7-3 victory over Purdue’s Pat Robinson. Junior John Rizqallah, 184 pounds, placed seventh thanks to a 4-2 decision over Indiana’s Luke Sheridan. Rizqallah also earned his second-straight trip to the NCAA Championships after his victory.
In any sport the regular season can be seen as a precursor for what is to come. This weekend at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. the Michigan State wrestling team looks to come out and show the Big Ten Championship exactly what they are made of.
The road will not be easy, much like the rest of the Spartans’ season, for the grapplers of Sparta.
Riding a two-dual win streak, Michigan State’s wrestling team looks to finish their dual season on a high note against the No. 24 Central Michigan Chippewas.
The Spartans (7-10) are coming off a 40-0 shutout over Olivet College last Friday on the team’s senior day at Jenison Field House. MSU stacked up the style points in the Olivet dual with two falls and four major decisions, including four victories for all the Spartan seniors, two of which were pins.
In this week’s podcast, Pinned Down host Nick Carver recaps the recent Michigan State Spartan wrestling action.
The Spartans got their first Big Ten win by way of defeating Indiana, 18-16 last Sunday in Hoosier country. The meet came down to the final match with the Spartans trailing the Hoosiers, 15-16. Garth Yenter sealed the victory for the Spartans with a season defining 10-3 decision victory.
A score like this one is a welcome sight to many Spartan wrestling fans after a tumultuous and arduous season.
Michigan State’s wrestling squad will wrap up the home season Friday against Olivet College at noon.
The Spartans (6-10 overall, 1-7 Big Ten) finished their Big Ten season on a high note with a victory in at Indiana (8-8-1, 0-3) last Sunday thanks to a huge win from Garth Yenter at 133 pounds.
It was a difficult Friday night in East Lansing. The Michigan State Spartan wrestling team went up against the top-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions and hoped for a different result than last week with No. 15 Illinois at home.
They got a different result, just not the one they were looking for.
Michigan State’s wrestling team (5-8 overall, 0-5 Big Ten) play host to the No. 1 ranked Penn State Nittany Lions (11-0, 5-0) on Friday.
The Spartans are coming off a home loss to No. 15 Illinois on Sunday and are looking to gain their first victory in the Big Ten.
The No.15 Fighting Illini visited Jenison Field House Sunday afternoon for a battle against Michigan State wrestling. Spartan senior Mike McClure and junior Nick McDiarmid led MSU in the 29-6 defeat.
In the first Pinned Down podcast, host Nick Carver recaps the Spartans’ match against the No. 2 Minnesota Gophers and covered some recent wrestling action in the Big Ten.