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Kent State wrestler Anthony Tutolo grapples with Arizona States Ali Naser during the NCAA Wrestling Championships at Quicken Loans Arena on March 15, 2018. 

Kent State wrestling pulls top-25 finish at NCAA Championships

Kayla Proctor March 18, 2018

After suffering through one of the worst seasons in its history just a year ago, Kent State’s wrestling team finished 22nd in the country at the 2018 NCAA Championships.Above Kyle Conel’s upset victories...

Kent States Kyle Conel grapples with Appalachian States Randall Diabe during day one of the NCAA Wrestling Championships at Quicken Loans Arena. Conel won all three of his matches on the day. 

Conel leads Flashes at day one of NCAA Championships

Kayla Proctor March 16, 2018

Among the 18,000 attendees at day one of the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Cleveland, four Kent State wrestlers came out to fight.Kyle Conel, Casey Sparkman, Anthony Tutolo and Stephen Suglio all came...

Casey Sparkman prepares to grapple with an opponent. Sparkman is one of four Kent State wrestlers competing in the NCAA Championships. 

Four Kent State wrestlers head to Cleveland for NCAA Championships

Kayla Proctor March 14, 2018

Kyle Conel will make a return to the NCAA Championship after a year off. Casey Sparkman earned his spot with an allocation before the Mid-American Conference Tournament. Anthony Tutolo had an automatic...

Senior Stephen Suglio takes a breath of celebration after winning by pin in his match against Central Michigan Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. [FILE]

Four Kent State wrestlers book tickets to Cleveland

Kayla Proctor March 4, 2018

Kent State left Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and the Mid-American Conference championships with spots at the NCAA tournament for four wrestlers: Kyle Conel, Casey Sparkman, Anthony Tutolo and Stephen Suglio.Conel...

Sophomore Tim Rooney grapples with a Central Michigan wrestler during his match Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. The Flashes won with a 21-13 upset over the Chippewas, who entered the match ranked second in the Mid-American Conference. 

Four Flashes advance to MAC semifinals

Kayla Proctor March 4, 2018

After the first night of the Mid-American Conference championship, four Kent State wrestlers competed in the semifinals, and Casey Sparkman will be heading to the finals.The Flashes had four wrestlers...

Senior Stephen Suglio takes a breath of celebration after winning by pin in his match against Central Michigan Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. [FILE]

Kent State wrestling prepares for MAC tournament success

Kayla Proctor March 2, 2018

Five Kent State wrestlers are seeded No. 4 or better in their weight classes for this weekend’s Mid-American Conference tournament, led by 157-pounder Casey Sparkman, who is seeded No. 3.In dual meets,...

Then a redshirt freshman, Kyle Conel wrestles against Jackson Lewis of Central Michigan on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Conel was one of three Kent State wrestlers to earn a victory during the Flashes loss at Eastern Michigan on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.

Three Flashes earn victories, but Kent State drops MAC dual at Eastern Michigan

Kayla Proctor February 4, 2018

Kent State wrestling faced a hard loss this weekend against Eastern Michigan ending the tournament with a final score of 32-9 and an 11-8 overall record, including 1-3 in the Mid-American Conference.Anthony...

Then a sophomore, Anthony Tutolo (left) warms up before the Thanksgiving Throwdown on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at the M.A.C. Center. 

Tutolo, Sparkman suffer defeats at nationals

Samantha Ross March 17, 2017

The Kent State wrestling team ended its streak of eight consecutive seasons with at least one All-American.“It was a great learning experience for Casey (Sparkman) and Anthony (Tutolo),” coach Jim...

Kent State junior Stephen Suglio battles with Oklahoma Sate red-shirt sophomore Derek White during Kent State Universitys Beauty and the Beast double meet event for gymnastics and wrestling on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.

Kent State wrestling sends students to MAC Championships, hope for spot in Nationals

Samantha Ross March 1, 2017

The Kent State wrestling team (2-15, 0-8 Mid-American Conference) has spent the past week practicing hard in the hopes that they will do well at the MAC Tournament and have some wrestlers advance to the...

Kent State freshman Cory Simpson wrestles against Gardner-Webb sophomore Landon LoAlbo at the Kent State Field House on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2016. Simpson won by major decision 14-6.

Flashes making their way back to the top

Samantha Ross February 3, 2017

This season hasn’t been the best for the Kent State wrestling team, as they currently sit at 2-11 overall and 0-5 in the Mid-American Conference.“Last year, arguably, it was the best team we’ve had...

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