Senior heavyweight Mike McClure placed fourth and junior 184-pounder John Rizqallah took seventh as the Big Ten Wrestling Championships concluded Sunday afternoon at the Kohl Center. Both McClure and Rizqallah qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year. (Photo by Sam Janicki)
Senior heavyweight Mike McClure qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year after recording two victories in Saturday night's session two of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships at the Kohl Center. Session three will begin Sunday at 12 p.m. ET; live brackets and video will be available at www.uwbadgers.com/b1gwrestling.
Sixth-seeded heavyweight Mike McClure pinned Purdue's Alex White in just 36 seconds in the first round, but fell to third-seeded Michael McMullan in the quarterfinals, 5-1, in the first session of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships Saturday afternoon at the Kohl Center. Session two of the championships will begin at 6 p.m. ET; live brackets and video are available at www.uwbadgers.com/b1gwrestling.
After closing the regular season on a three-match winning streak, Michigan State will look to keep its momentum going this weekend at the 100th annual Big Ten Wrestling Championships March 8-9 (Saturday-Sunday) in Madison, Wis., at the Kohl Center. | Watch Live (BTDN) | Big Ten Championships Website | Brackets
The Big Ten Conference has announced the preliminary seeds for the 2014 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, which are set for March 8-9 (Saturday-Sunday) at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. Michigan State has three wrestlers who earned top-10 pre-seeds: No. 6 Mike McClure (heavyweight), No. 8 John Rizqallah (184 pounds) and No. 9 Nick McDiarmid (197).
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