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No. 19 CMU takes brief lead, eventually falls to No. 8 Michigan

(01/22/16 11:34pm)

Central Michigan wrestling lead 12-9 after seven matches Friday night in Ann Arbor, but three consecutive losses boosted eighth-ranked Michigan to a 22-12 victory over the 19th-ranked Chippewas.In front of a sold out Cliff Keen Arena crowd (1,800 capacity), CMU missed out on another opportunity to knock off a top 10-ranked team in a dual meet.CMU is five days removed from a 26-9 defeat from the cream of the Mid-American Conference crop, unbeaten (9-0) No. 4 Missouri on Jan.

(01/22/16 11:10pm)

"Match vs. CMU sold out" sign outside of Cliff Keener Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Jan. 22. CMU lost to Michigan 22-12 in front of a capacity crowd.| Meghan O'Sullivan 

Wrestling drops first dual meet Saturday to Oregon State

(01/09/16 5:57pm)

 Looking to stay undefeated in dual meets, No. 16 Central Michigan wrestling couldn’t get its fifth win unscathed, falling 26-9 to Oregon State, Saturday.After taking a 27-9 beating from Michigan, Thursday, CMU Head Coach Tom Borrelli said the Beavers of Oregon State came to Mount Pleasant with a chip on their shoulders—which his wrestlers were not prepared to face.“I think we had a lot on our mind today.

Wrestling takes second at Reno Tournament of Champions, six Chippewas finish in top three

(12/21/15 12:42am)

With the holiday break upon us in Mount Pleasant, the undefeated Central Michigan wrestling squad traveled approximately 2, 000 miles southwest to Reno, Nevada for the 2015 Reno Tournament of Champions.The 17th ranked Chippewas took second place in the 24 team tournament, finishing with 119 points behind Illinois.Six Chippewas finished within the top three of their respective weight classes.Senior Zach Horan (141), redshirt sophomore Colin Heffernan (149) and junior Corey Keener (133) all advanced to championship matches in their respective weight classes, but each fell just short of claiming first place honors.“We were pretty scrappy the wholetournament, but we were a little disappointed in our finish as far as we didn’t have any champions,” said Central Michigan Head Coach Tom Borrelli.

Wrestling blanks MSU in home opener, remains undefeated

(12/06/15 7:40pm)

CMU wrestling blanks MSU, remains undefeatedAfter rolling past Northern Illinois Thursday in their Mid-American Conference opener, the Central Michigan wrestling team continued its momentum by dismantling Michigan State on Sunday.The Chippewas (4-0) won the meet 33-0 and the performance on the matt reflected the score.Sophomore Brent Fleetwood (125 pounds) got things started by defeating Mitch Rogaliner 3-2.

CMU has 18 Wrestlers finish in top eight at MSU Open

(11/16/15 4:21pm)

If the first two matches of the 2015 wrestling season are indicative of how the Chippewas will play all year, anything but a Mid-American Conference championship would be a disappointment.The No. 24 ranked Chippewa wrestlers entered Sunday’s Michigan State Open hot off their first two wins of the season and the Chippewas kept on rolling.Four Central Michigan wrestlers took the top spot in their weight classes.