Wrestling

Austin Assad lifted the Michigan wrestling team with two victories at 125 pounds this weekend.

Michigan’s 11th-ranked wrestling team prevailed over both No. 17 Oklahoma on Friday and No. 24 Oregon State on Sunday.

Zac Hall, a four-time state champion in high school, won his match for Michigan on Friday.

After a strong beginning by the redshirt freshmen, the Wolverines’ more experienced wrestlers helped pad their lead.

Jackson Striggow was one of four Michigan redshirt freshmen to win their debuts Friday.

Seven out of the 10 Wolverines to wrestle on Friday were redshirt freshmen, four of whom came out on top in their respective weight classes.

Logan Massa won all five matches easily at the All-Star Classic.

The All-Star classic — held in Cleveland — kicks off the wrestling season each year and typicaly acts as a showcase for the No. 1 and No. 2 wrestlers nationally.

Brian Murphy will be one of the leaders on Michigan's team this season in Adam Coon's absence.

Star heavyweight Adam Coon was absent from competition, as he will redshirt this season due to an undisclosed injury.

Connor Youtsey lost early in the NCAA Championships but rallied back to earn fifth place.

After spending much of the year highly ranked in the polls, Michigan was unable to overcome some of the top-tier teams in their conference and beyond.

Adam Coon fell just short of a Big Ten title, losing to Ohio State's Kyle Snyder in the final.

Michigan was disappointed, considering its No. 4 ranking in the conference going into the meet.

Domenic Abounader has become the latest great Michigan wrestler to come out of St. Edward High School in Ohio.

Abounader won three state championships with St. Edward High School outside Cleveland, which has been a pipeline to Michigan wrestling for years.

Unlike most wrestling matches, Sunday featured duals that went to double overtime in the 125- and 184-pound weight classes.

Rossi Bruno's early victory tied the meet for Michigan, but the Wolverines eventually fell to Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech answered Michigan's best wrestlers with two wins, earning a victory at Cliff Keen Arena.