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Spartan Playbook: Double Leg Takedown – Mike McClure

From amateurs to professionals, the Spartan Playbook series is suitable to all.

Host of Pinned Down, Nick Carver, goes one-on-one against heavyweight Mike McClure. Mike walks Nick through each step of a double leg takedown, and Carver gives him a taste of his own medicine in one take.

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Spartans Get Shutout in Hawkeye Country

Michigan State’s wrestling team, fresh off a victory at the Cradle Gear Invitational in Lock Haven, Pa. on December 29, went into Carver-Hawkeye Arena with some lofty expectations on Saturday. Unfortunately, the third-ranked Hawkeyes had other plans for the men of Sparta as Michigan State fell 41-0.

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MSU Wrestling Puts Cradle Gear Invitational in…Cradle

Michigan State’s wrestling squad got a late Christmas present by winning the Cradle Gear Invitational by a 19-point margin. They surpsassed second-place Bloomsburg University, who had a scoring total of 86 points.

Three of MSU’s wrestlers fought their way to first place: 149-pounder Nick Trimble, 184-pounder John Rizqallah and heavyweight Mike McClure.

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Wrestling Preview: Eagles in Home Opener

Michigan State will kick off their season Thursday in a meet against the Eastern Michigan University Eagles.

The Spartans will begin their first home dual with a 3-1 record after last weekend’s EMU Duals in Ypsilanti. Though MSU lost to Oregon State during the duals, they ended up bouncing back and winning three in a row with victories over Gardner-Webb, Drexel and Utah Valley. Read More…

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