Kent State Wrestling Duals Continue
Against Nationally Ranked OSU
An action-packed weekend of wrestling at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center kicked off with No. 20 Kent State falling to No. 12 Missouri, 34-12, on Dec. 9. The Golden Flashes can turn the weekend around when they grapple against No. 6 Ohio State on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. The Sunday dual will be streamed live at www.mac-sports.com. Sundayâ€™s dual also will stream live on www.Flowrestling.org and can be seen on tape delay on SportsTime Ohio next week.
Tickets are $10 for Ohio State. On Sunday, the first 1,000 fans through the door will receive a free â€œDeny the Buckeyeâ€ T-shirt sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for University Relations. For more information, contact the Kent State Athletic Ticket Office at 330-672-2244.
The Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0) are coming off a stellar performance this past weekend, winning the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational with eight wrestlers finishing in the top six places, including three finalists.
Last season, Missouri needed a pair of one-point victories and an overtime win to top the Golden Flashes 19-15 in Columbia. The Tigers will be making their first trip to Kent. Ohio State and Kent State have not met in the previous two seasons. The Buckeyes won the last meeting 20-15 on Jan. 4, 2009, in Columbus to take a 14-8 all-time series lead. The Golden Flashes last won the in-state rivalry on Jan. 7, 2007, on the road and last won at the MAC Center on Jan. 7, 2006.
Find the dual summary for the Dec. 9 Missouri match.
The Golden Flashes have won 13 of their last 14 dual meets at the MAC Center.
Seven Golden Flashes are ranked in the Top 30 according to WrestlingReport.com.
On Nov. 12, Kent State gave wrestling head coach Jim Andrassy his 100th career victory against Navy at the â€œWrestle For A Cureâ€ duals in Harrisburg, Pa.
Under Andrassy, the Golden Flashes have gone 87-28-1 since 2005-06.
Nic Bedelyon and Brendan Barlow each have 97 career victories, while Ross Tice is just 10 wins shy of joining the 100-victory club.
The Golden Flashes are ranked No. 4 in this weekâ€™s National Wrestling Media Associationâ€™s Mid-Major Poll behind Cornell, Lehigh and Wyoming.
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