Kent State 197-pound All-American Kyle Conel will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season and his wrestling career may be over. He has missed most of this season with an injured shoulder. Conel was 2-0 and ranked No. 2 at 197 pounds. Last season Conel compiled a record of 28-8 and placed third at the NCAA Championships. He was an NCAA qualifier in 2016.
Conel announced on Twitter that he will be undergoing surgery, which will end his season.
I want to say thank you again to the wrestling community for changing my life. This sport has changed my life and I've become a better person because of it. Thank you everyone for your support over the years. It's crazy how you guys made me feel like I'm on top of the world.�" Kyle Conel (@KyjorRL) December 10, 2018
I've been battling with an injury for awhile. I should have had it checked out sooner but I didn't. I've decided to choose my health and will be undergoing surgery that will end my season. I will be reevaluating my future in this sport and am doubtful I will continue after this.�" Kyle Conel (@KyjorRL) December 10, 2018
Either way, it's been a roller coaster of a ride, and I wouldn't change anything about it. The lows make the highs much more enjoyable. Again, thank you guys so much for everything. Only time will tell how things will go.�" Kyle Conel (@KyjorRL) December 10, 2018