Wrestling ends regular season with a loss against Clarion

Nick Pedone Sports reporter

Kent State’s wrestling team concluded its season on a disappointing note Friday evening in Pennsylvania. 

Despite major decisions from juniors Andrew McNally and Cory Simpson, the Flashes were defeated 30-8 to Clarion.

Friday’s match started with the 141 pounders, and Simpson was able to get things rolling in the right direction for the Flashes. Simpson had no issue defeating Clarion freshman Brayden Palmer for his sixth victory of the season, this one by a major decision 13-2 to put Kent State up 4-0.

McNally continued his winning season in the regular season finale, coasting to a 13-1 victory. The win over Clarion’s Jack Peura was McNally’s twenty-ninth of the season.

The Clarion Golden Eagles would rattle off a handful of close victories by decision and would close out the dual with a 30-8 win.

The loss wrapped up the regular season for the Flashes, who went 6-12 overall on the season. 

The team finished with a 2-7 record within the Mid-American Conference. Now, the team has a few weeks of practice and rest in store. They will compete in the MAC Championships at Northern Illinois on March 7 and 8.

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