In its first competitive tournament of the season, the Michigan men’s wrestling team left Sunday’s MSU Open with six champions and a lot to improve upon as the season progresses.
Will Lewan competed the U.S. national team for the 2017 Cadet World Championships, emerging on top in the competition. But the Michigan commit is now preparing to make an impact at the next level of his career.
The Bahna Wrestling Center hosted the annual Maize and Blue Intrasquad Meet for the first time, instead of the typical site, Cliff Keen Arena.
Fifth-year senior Adam Coon got his first chance on Friday night during the Michigan wrestling team’s intrasquad meet. It didn’t take long for him to prove he hasn’t lost much.
Three freshmen had truly standout performances — Logan Massa took third overall, and Myles Amine and Stevan Micic both took fourth in their respective weight classes.
A season that started with the Michigan wrestling team redshirting three of its best athletes began its championship swing this weekend.
The final match was very close for redshirt sophomore Zac Hall, and was ultimately decided on riding time in favor of NC State, pushing the final score to 23-15 in favor of the Wolfpack.
Redshirt freshman Logan Massa’s performance was not enough, as No. 14 Michigan (4-5 Big Ten, 8-6 overall) fell to No. 18 Wisconsin.
The Michigan wrestling team (4-4 Big Ten, 8-5 overall) topped Michigan State on Sunday with the help of redshirt freshmen Logan Massa and Myles Amine and senior Brian Murphy.
Falling in line with predictions of a close matchup, the Chippewas narrowly edged out the Wolverines, 19-18.