Wrestling

Freshman Drew Mattin played above his weight class in Michigan's victory.

By pinning Matthew Vinci at 4:04 into the match, the sophomore brought Michigan back to its winning ways in the team’s return to Cliff Keen Arena. The fall gave the Wolverines a lead they would never relinquish and Michigan shook off its first loss of the season, beating Northwestern (3-10 overall, 1-7 Big Ten) by the score of 30-9. The commanding win saw the Wolverines drop three matches — all by decision — while the seven victories included two decisions, three major decisions and two falls.

Redshirt junior Stevan Micic clinched a 10-4 win to propel the Wolverines to victory.

While this change in Northwestern’s lineup set up a battle of stars, Micic took down Rivera twice in the first period to take a 4-1 lead and never looked back. He would go on to log two more takedowns and 3:20 of riding time to earn a convincing 10-4 win.

Stevan Micic won his match 20-6 after a technical fall, though Michigan fell to Penn State.

An undefeated record under a new head coach. A potential number one ranking. Unrivaled clout going into postseason tournaments. A lot was riding on this Friday's wrestling meet in State College, PA.

The Michigan wrestling team upset No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday, 19-17.

Parris’ efforts were rewarded with the deciding victory in the meet, earning the Wolverines three team points and a 19-17 win.

Freshman Mason Parris took down Ohio State's Chase Singletary on Friday, helping Michigan to beat the second-ranked Buckeyes.

“Well, I obviously want to kill them every time. I want to win every single match, as a team. I want to blow them out and sweep them.”

I was once told you should never start a story with a quote, but I’m pretty sure I can’t convey the Michigan wrestling team’s feelings for Ohio State better than those words from Mason Parris.

The Michigan wrestling team moved to 7-0 with a win over Michigan State.

Including Micic’s match, the fifth-ranked Wolverines (7-0 overall, 3-0 Big Ten) cruised en route to six consecutive match wins, icing the dual in the process. After sophomore J.T. Correll at the 184-pound weight class was pinned, Michigan responded by squeezing out wins at 197 and heavyweight, finishing the dual with a 30-10 victory over Michigan State (4-5, 1-3).

Michigan beat Illinois 28-10 for its sixth-straight win to start the season.

Capped by Parris’ standout pin with one minute left in the third period, the No. 6 Michigan wrestling (6-0 overall, 2-0 Big Ten) defeated the No. 19 Illinois (2-2 overall, 1-1 Big Ten), 28-10, in a meet of gritty, low-scoring losses and one-sided, high-scoring matches for both teams.

Freshman Mason Parris has displayed maturity in replacing Adam Coon.

After watching 2018 graduate Adam Coon compile a 116-15 career record, Michigan fans had astronomical expectations for Parris, their freshman heavyweight wrestler. Standing at 6-foot-5 and weighing 265 pounds, Coon was more than just a massive physical presence — he served as an the icon of the program. His graduation left first-year coach Sean Bormet scrambling to replace the three-time All-American.

Enter Parris.

Freshman Mason Parris upset top-ranked heavyweight Amar Dhesi, spurring the Wolverines' victory.

It was New Years Eve and Reece Hughes was playing video games with his friends. With only a few hours until the new year, the sophomore was prepared for a night of some relaxed fun coming off of what had been a particularly grueling winter break of training.

Redshirt junior Jackson Striggow helped Michigan to its win over Indiana.

he Michigan wrestling team dominated Indiana, 32-7, in a contest riddled with bonus points, near falls and strong performances by several Wolverines.