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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

AJ Burkhart, Kent State graduate student, faces his opponent in the wrestling meet against Central Michigan University on Feb. 16, 2024.

One-point decisions prove costly as wrestling falls in season finale

Andrew Gold, Reporter February 23, 2024

The Kent State wrestling team came out on the losing side of three one-point decisions — a critical nine-point scoring swing — in matches that could have told a completely different story. With...

Kent State sophomore Josh Boggan wins his wrestling match on Feb. 16, 2024.

Too little too late: Wrestling can’t find comeback despite heavyweights’ late spark

Andrew Gold, Reporter February 18, 2024

Six matches into the Kent State wresting team's competition Friday, the team was down 22-3 to Central Michigan with four matches to go. The team (5-15, 1-6) took three of the meet's final matches,...

Kent State freshman Adan Benavidez pins Ohio University freshman Bryce Skinner during the meet on Feb. 10, 2024.

‘Our goal is to continue to get better and continue to fight’: Wrestling falls to Ohio in ‘Grudge Match’ after hot start

Andrew Gold, Reporter February 12, 2024

The Kent State wrestling team returned home to the M.A.C. Center and fell to the Ohio University Bobcats 34-15 on Friday. “We have a really young team,” coach Jim Andrassy said. “We’ve never...

Keegan Knapp (Gold) cheers after regaining control from opponent Trevor Elfvin (White) during Kent States matchup against Clarion Jan. 29, 2023.

‘It’s good to go in there and just take care of business’: Wrestling wins handily over Bloomsburg

Andrew Gold, Reporter February 4, 2024

The Kent State wrestling team went into Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, and toppled the Bloomsburg Huskies 37-5 on Saturday. The Flashes move to 5-0 all-time against the Huskies and have been winners in three...

Kody Komara (Gold) squares off with Kyle Schickel (white) during Kent States contest against Clarion Jan. 29.

‘There are glimpses of really good wrestling’: Wrestling earns first winning weekend of its season

Andrew Gold, Reporter January 24, 2024

The Kent State wrestling team traveled to Clarion, Pennsylvania, and grabbed wins over Long Island University and Morgan State while dropping one to Clarion University. In its first event, the Flashes...

Wrestling drops weekend matchups, extending losing streak to five

Kyle Kuchta, Reporter December 3, 2023

The Kent State wrestling team left Saturday afternoon with losses to Gardner-Webb, Buffalo and Chattanooga.  In the first event, KSU fell to a 28-11 loss against Gardner-Webb. In the second matchup,...

Blake Schaffer places fifth as wrestling finishes ninth at Navy Classic

Kyle Kuchta, Reporter November 21, 2023

Fourteen teams competed in the event, with Kent State’s wrestling team placing ninth as a team with 41.5 points.  KSU had two players finish in the top six in their respective weight classes –...

Kody Komara (Gold) squares off with Kyle Schickel (white) during Kent States contest against Clarion Jan. 29.

Wrestling drops both matchups in dual match to start season

Kyle Kuchta, Reporter November 15, 2023

Kent State’s wrestling team fell short to Duke and West Virginia in its duals matchup on Sunday. The final against West Virginia was 44-3 and 24-17 against Duke. Sophomore Pablo Castro IV got the...

Kent State raises record amount in Athletics Scholarship Auction

John Hilber, Reporter May 3, 2023

The Kent State Athletics Department earned a record $35,000 in live auction items in the annual Athletics Scholarship Auction on Friday Apr. 21. The overall total raised was $114,000, according to Director...

Former Kent State Field Hockey Coach Kathleen Wiler sued the university in federal court.

University pays $95,000 settlement to former field hockey coach in Equal Pay lawsuit

Leah Shepard, Staff Reporter May 3, 2023

Kent State settled an equal pay lawsuit in January with Kathleen Wiler, a former women’s field hockey coach, who alleged the university violated the Equal Pay Act and Title VII by paying her less than...

Ferri wraps up wrestling career at NCAA tournament

John Hilber, Reporter March 19, 2023

Graduate student Jake Ferri is a hard-working wrestler, according to his coach Jim Andrassy. After six years in the program, Ferri ended his career at KSU with a 106-62 all-time overall record. Ferri...

Kent State’s first development program for assistant coaches

John Hilber, Reporter March 14, 2023

Assistant coaches from nine different Kent State varsity sports participated in the first Coaches Leadership Academy development program. “This is an opportunity to have something in-house, and it...

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