Redshirt sophomore Jack Medley’s win in the 125-pound match clinched Michigan’s road win at No. 15 Northwestern.

Its a moment Michigan coach Sean Bormet always talks about: being the guy to decide the match. The one with the weight of the team on your shoulders. It’s usually the heavyweights.

In Friday's match against Maryland, 157-pound freshman No. 12 Will Lewan defeated his opponent, 19-4.

With four of its key wrestlers redshirting to potentially compete in the Olympics, the Michigan wrestling team needs its underclassman to close the gap. Early in the season, they’ve shown up in big ways.

Fifth-year senior Jackson Striggow took down his opponent with a 6-4 win against No. 11 Minnesota on Sunday.

In front of an enthusiastic and inspired Crisler Center crowd Sunday afternoon, the Michigan wrestling team (4-2) went on an impressive run. It won four of the meet’s final five matches to clinch a 22-15 comeback victory over No. 11 Minnesota (7-4). 

In just his second match since returning from injury, redshirt sophomore Jelani Embree overcame his ranked Minnesota opponent in overtime Sunday.

Sophomore heavyweight Mason Parris thrust his arms into the air, soaking in the rousing ovation from the Michigan wrestling faithful at Crisler Center on Sunday.

Redshirt sophomore Jack Medley had three takedowns in his 125-pound division win against Maryland.

Friday night at Cliff Keen Arena, fans of the Michigan wrestling team witnessed a near perfect match against Maryland. The Wolverines won nine out of ten individual matches and beat the Terrapins by a score of 34-3.

Freshman Cole Mattin took down Michigan State's Matt Santos as the Wolverines beat the Spartans, 22-14.

The usual complement of maize and blue on display in Cliff Keen Arena’s bleachers was diluted with green and white, a group whose raucous cheering filled the gym from the opening match.

Sophomore Mason Parris pinned his opponent in 29 seconds to give Michigan a rivalry win on Friday.

Sean Bormet saw the look on Mason Parris’ face and knew what was going to happen.


The No. 22 Michigan wrestling team (1-2) fell to Oregon State (3-1), 21-15. The six deciding points came from a Michigan forfeit at 133 pounds, where it failed to make weight.


In the year and a half since the former three-sport athlete honed in on purely wrestling, he’s qualified for the NCAA championships and racked up a freestyle title as part of the USA Junior World Team.


“Hustle,” yelled Michigan coach Sean Bormet, as freshman Cole Mattin battled for position with Central Michigan junior Dresden Simon.

“Hustle. Hustle. Hustle,” the entire team chanted.