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Kent State wrestler Kyle Conel celebrates after defeating No. 1 seed Kollin Moore of Ohio State for the second time in as many days to secure third place at the NCAA Wrestling Championships at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on March 17, 2018. 

Shoulder surgery to end Conel’s season

Ian Kreider December 10, 2018

Just nine months ago, Kyle Conel shocked the college wrestling world when he finished as Kent State's first unseeded all-American.Now, his future on the mat is uncertain.The senior 197-pounder announced...

Kent State wrestler Kyle Conel celebrates after defeating No. 1 seed Kollin Moore of Ohio State for the second time in as many days to secure third place at the NCAA Wrestling Championships at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on March 17, 2018. 

‘One of the greatest moments of my life’: Conel shocks wrestling world with third-place win

Kayla Proctor March 18, 2018

It may have been the biggest upset in Kent State wrestling history and one of the biggest ever in the NCAA Championships.Kent State’s Kyle Conel was facing the nation’s No. 1 wrestler in the 197-pound...

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 State wrestler Kyle Conel celebrates after defeating No. 1 seed Kollin Moore of Ohio State for the second time in as many days to secure third place at the NCAA Wrestling Championships at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on March 17, 2018. 

Conel finishes unlikely journey in third place at NCAA Championships

Kayla Proctor March 17, 2018

Kyle Conel wanted to prove he couldn’t be stopped, and he did just that to the 19,000 attendees that joined him Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena for the third and final day of the NCAA Wrestling Championships.Conel...

Kent State wrestler Kyle Conel celebrates after pinning No. 1 seed Kollin Moore of Ohio State at the NCAA Wrestling Championships at Quicken Loans Arena on March 16, 2018. Conels victory earned him a spot in the Flashes record books as the only unseeded all-American in school history.

From unseeded to all-American: Conel’s historic pin leads Flashes at NCAA Championships

Kayla Proctor March 16, 2018

The Kent State wrestling team set goals to come to Cleveland to take names and an all-American title, and that’s exactly what they did Friday during the second day of the NCAA Wrestling Championships.Unseeded...

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...

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,...

Junior Anthony Tutolo gets trapped in a hold from Old Dominion’s Caleb Richardson in the second match Wednesday, Feb. 9 at the M.A.C. Center. [FILE]

Flashes finish regular season with commanding win over Northern Illinois

Kayla Proctor February 17, 2018

Kent State’s wrestling team (13-9, 3-4 Mid-American Conference) dominated Northern Illinois University (3-10, 1-6 MAC) late Friday night in Dekalb, Illinois, to end the Flashes’ regular season.The...

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

Flashes upset Central Michigan on Senior Day

Kayla Proctor February 11, 2018

Kent State (12-9, 2-4 Mid-American Conference) scored a major upset Saturday, beating Central Michigan (8-5, 5-2 MAC), the second-ranked team in the conference, by a final score of 21-13 on the Flashes’...

Freshman Jake Ferri grapples with an Old Dominion wrestler Wednesday, Feb. 9 at the M.A.C. Center. The Monarchs won the match, 19-14.

Four wrestlers win, but Flashes fall short against Old Dominion

Kayla Proctor February 10, 2018

Kent State (11-9, 1-4 Mid-American Conference) lost against Old Dominion (8-8, 4-2) Friday night, 19-14, in the Flashes’ first home conference matchup in two months.Four Kent State wrestlers won their...

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