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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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Michigan Wrestling

In strong finish to dual-meet season, Wolverines dominate Pitt and Duke

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BY MICHAEL GRIFFIN

The Wolverines dominated No. 24 Pittsburgh in a 28-9 win Friday night before beating Duke on Saturday, 33-7.

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Second-year competitors anchor Michigan wrestling

Sam Mousigian/Daily

BY BEN FIDELMAN

With sophomores such as Domenic Abounader, Adam Coon and Brian Murphy working with redshirt sophomores Taylor Massa and Conor Youtsey, the Wolverine lineup is dominated by players in just their second year of collegiate competition.

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Michigan falls short against No. 1 Iowa in final Big Ten dual

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BY CHLOE AUBUCHON

Though the Wolverines (4-5, 6-6) had a strong showing — all but one of their seven losses came by six points or fewer — they never led at any point in the meet, even with their three individual wins.

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Wrestling

Wrestling for Michigan: The Amine legacy

BY SYLVANNA GROSS

Mike Amine (1986-1989) was an NCAA finalist and four-year letterwinner at Michigan, and his brother Sam Amine (1988-1990) was an NCAA qualifier. Both were Olympic alternates in 1992, and both are considered to be among the top Wolverine wrestlers of all time.

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Michigan falls to Nebraska, defeats Purdue

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BY NATHANIEL CLARK

But the Wolverines had no time to feel sorry for themselves, as they were set to travel to No. 22 Purdue (1-6, 8-8) on Sunday. Michigan left the bad taste from Friday night back in Ann Arbor and defeated the Boilermakers, 26-9.


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On difficult day for Wolverines, Pantaleo provides silver lining

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BY MICHAEL GRIFFIN

While the Huskers looked bigger, faster and stronger than a Wolverine squad hobbled by injuries, Pantaleo provided much-needed stability, and was the only Michigan wrestler who looked decisively better than his opponent.

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Michigan’s urgency missing in Penn State dual

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BY BRANDON CARNEY

While Michigan expected several of Friday’s matches to be close and prepared for that during the week, the lack of execution was the match’s most hurtful takeaway for the Wolverine wrestlers and coaches.

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