Slow day on the board, so I thought I'd try to fill in for some of the content WD used to provide on the olympic sports front. No.9 Michigan Wrestling hosted their first home meet of the season at Cliff Keen Arena on Sunday and overwhelmed Oregon State , 48-0, which was it's first Division I shutout since 2009. There were three pins on the afternoon, No. 2 ranked Adam Coon (hvw), Sal Profaci (141), Kevin Beazley (197). There is a good write-up on mgoblue.com with all of the detals and quotes.
This was my first time attending a wrestling event of any kind and I came away impressed on all fronts. 1. It is truely action packed--no TV timeouts, reviews or unexplained pauses. A few breaks for injury/blood but then right back at it. 2. Restrained PA announcer and no blaring music filling gaps. 3. No bad seats at Cliff Keen and you can hear coaches and teammates shouting during the match until the crowd erupts at key moments. 4. Cheap tickets ($1) and free parking in the Grey lot (get there early for good seats/parking spots).
I'll be back for at least MSU at Keen and maybe PSU or OSU at Crisler --I'm assuming some of the plusses at Keen will be lacking at Crisler due to B1G network and cranking music up to 11.