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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 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...

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 9, 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...

Kent State junior Brooke Timko celebrates after her performance on the uneven bars at a meet against the University of West Virginia at the M.A.C. Center on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Kent State lost 195.950-194.875.

Beauty and the Beast returns to the M.A.C. Center

Samantha Ross and Scott Lendak February 4, 2017

The Kent State M.A.C. Center was filled with both wrestling mats and balance beams Saturday in preparation for the Beauty and the Beast event, an event in which both wrestling and gymnastics teams compete...

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