- IMAGE: Kent State University hosts No. 12 Missouri on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. and No. 6 Ohio State on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. Kent State senior Ross Tice is ranked No. 1 in the latest MAC rankings for the 125-pound weight class.
- IMAGE: Kent State University hosts No. 12 Missouri on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. and No. 6 Ohio State on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. Kent State senior Brendan Barlow is ranked as high as No. 12 in the national polls in the 285-pound weight class.
- IMAGE: Kent State University hosts No. 12 Missouri on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. and No. 6 Ohio State on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. Kent State senior Nic Bedelyon is currently ranked second in the nation in the 125-pound weight class.
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. Sunday’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 “Deny the Buckeye” 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 “Wrestle For A Cure” 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 week’s National Wrestling Media Association’s Mid-Major Poll behind Cornell, Lehigh and Wyoming.
For more information about Kent State Athletics, visit www.kentstatesports.com.