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Senior 184-pounder Colin McCracken wrestles Air Forces Jacob Thompson during the Appalachian State Invite in Boone, North Carolina on Sunday, Nov. 14.

McCracken and Komora fall at NCAA Championships

Noah Keeney, Reporter April 4, 2022

Senior Colin McCracken was able to secure a victory in his first matchup at the NCAA Championships. McCracken took down Northwestern Jack Jessen in the 184-pound prelims. McCracken was able to battle...

Senior 184-pounder Colin McCracken wrestles Air Forces Jacob Thompson during the Appalachian State Invite in Boone, North Carolina on Sunday, Nov. 14.

Komara, McCracken ready to lead Kent State wrestling into the national tournament

Noah Keeney, Reporter March 16, 2022

The Kent State wrestling team will be heading to Detroit this week for the NCAA Championships. The Flashes will be represented by senior Kody Komara, who won the Mid-American Conference at 149 pounds....

Senior Kody Komara attempts to pin a Central Michigan University wrestler during the match on Feb. 6, 2022. Kent State lost 32-9.

Komara’s victory, McCracken’s second-place leads wrestlers at MAC championships

Noah Keeney, Reporter March 7, 2022

Kent State wrestler Kody Komara became the surprise champion of the Mid-American Conference tournament at 149 pounds when he swept past three opponents to earn a spot in the NCAA Championships. Komara...

Redshirt junior Tyler Bates attempts to pin a player from Central Michigan University during the wrestling match on Feb. 06, 2022. Kent State lost to Central Michigan 32-9.

Wrestlers close out the regular season with a dominant 29-12 win at SIU-E.

Noah Keeney Reporter February 21, 2022

The Kent State wrestling team made easy work of Mid-American Conference opponent Southern Illinois. From the start, the Flashes were able to impose their will and take control.Fifth-year Jake Ferri (22-8)...

Fifth year Jake Ferri lifts his Ohio University opponent off his feet during the grudge match on Feb. 4, 2022.

Wrestlers sweep final matches to take down Bloomsburg

Noah Keeney Reporter February 14, 2022

The Kent State wrestling team erased a 12-4 Bloomsburg State lead by winning the final five matches Friday to win 25-16.The Flashes are now 6-7 overall and 4-4 in the Mid-American Conference, and they...

Senior Kody Komara attempts to pin a Central Michigan University wrestler during the match on Feb. 6, 2022. Kent State lost 32-9.

Wrestling falls to Ohio and Central Michigan, two of MAC’s top teams

Noah Keeney Reporter February 6, 2022

The Kent State wrestling team managed to win only three matches in each of its losses to two of the top Mid-American Conference teams this weekend.The Flashes lost to first-place Central Michigan (6-0...

Newell highlights wrestling season opener

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 10, 2021

At first glance the Kent State wrestling team’s performance in the Clarion Open would look like a rough start to the season. KSU wrestlers finished with a record of 26-45, and as a team they placed...

WKSU is Kent State Universitys NPR-affiliated radio station. The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the merger of WKSU with Clevelands Ideastream following its upcoming meeting Wednesday. 

Kent State trustees expected to vote on WKSU ‘merger’ with Ideastream next week

Emma Andrus Reporter Lyndsey Brennan Reporter, The Portager September 9, 2021

UPDATE: The agenda for tomorrow’s Kent State Board of Trustees meeting confirms the board will vote on whether to transfer management of WKSU, Kent State’s NPR-affiliated station, to Cleveland’s...

Four Kent wrestlers compete in NCAA tournament, McNally ousted in quarterfinals

Mason Lawlor Sports Reporter March 23, 2021

Kent State wrestling sent four of their own to the Enterprise Center in St. Louis last weekend to compete in the NCAA National Wrestling Championships. Seniors Andrew McNally and Jake Ferri both saw some...

Wrestling finishes eighth in MAC tourney, sends three to nationals

Mason Lawlor Sports Reporter March 1, 2021

Kent State wrestling competed in the two-day Mid-American Conference Championships that took place on Friday and Saturday, finishing in eighth place overall. The University of Missouri, the favorite going...

Wrestling team group photo posted to the Kent State Wrestling twitter account (@KentStWrestling). The team poses with the Grudge Match rivalry trophy that Kent State and Ohio University compete over after Kent won 22-10 in Athens. Feb. 7, 2021.

Wrestling handles Ohio in Athens

Mason Lawlor Sports Reporter February 7, 2021

Kent State wrestling took care of business in Athens on Sunday afternoon, handling the Bobcats 22-10 at the Convocation Center.  The Flashes are now 4-3 on the season and 3-1 in Mid-American Conference...

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