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LWC Wrestling at MSU open, East Lansing, MI - 2 Nov 2014

LWC Wrestling at the Michigan State University Open at 8amCT, Sunday, November 2, 2014, at the Jenison Field House, 223 Kalamazoo Street, East Lansing, MI.

By Charles Balcom
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - The ninth-ranked Lindsey Wilson College wrestling team opens its 2014-15 campaign in East Lansing (MI) at the Michigan State University Open at 8amCT on Sunday.

The Blue Raiders are coming off a fifth-place finish at the 2014 NAIA Wrestling National Championships last season.

Former Blue Raider Jameel Bryant defended his national title at 184 pounds, becoming the first two-time national champion in program history. Joe Cozart joined Bryant as a national champion, winning the title in the 157-pound weight class. Lindsey Wilson totaled five NAIA All-Americans last season.

Over 30 schools will participate in the MSU Open from all levels of collegiate competition, including NCAA and NAIA.

The tournament consists of two divisions, a freshman/sophomore division and an open division. The freshman/sophomore division is open to wrestlers within two years of graduating high school, while the open division consists of college, post-college wrestlers and high school graduates. A total of 19 Blue Raider grapplers will compete in the event.

The freshman/sophomore division will feature James Flint (125), Kadin Scroggins (125), Daniel Leonard (141), Logan Hatfield (141), Rhodes Bell (174), Jake Maupin (197) Elliot Porter (197), Chico Adams (285) and Ameer Daniels (285). Wrestling unattached in the division will be Brady Moser (133), Evan Loe (149), Avery Martin (149), Isaiah Frank (149), Alan Drake (157), Dakota Sherrick (184) and Braden Jones (184).

Three Blue Raiders are set to compete in the open division, including Isaac Thomas at 149 pounds, Cozart at 157 and Erick Gomez at 184.

Preliminary matches begin at 8amCT and conclude at 4:30amCT. The finals and medals matches take place between 5 p.m. CT and 7 p.m. CT. The MSU Open is a double-elimination format and no team scores will be kept. The top six places in each weight class will be awarded medals.

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