Michigan to informally kick off season with Maize & Blue Intrasquad

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan wrestling team will informally kick off its 2016-17 season on Sunday (Oct. 30) with the annual Maize and Blue Intrasquad at 1 p.m. at Cliff Keen Arena. Admission is free.

The Maize and Blue Intrasquad typically serves as the final round of wrestle-offs to determine the Wolverines' starting lineup. Preliminary matches and the first match of each weight's best-of-three final were held Thursday (Oct. 27) at the Bahna Wrestling Center.

Due to a handful of nagging injuries, additional wrestle-off matches will occur at a later date.

Maize and Blue Intrasquad Lineups:

125 pounds:
Mike Volyanyuk (Maize) vs. Austin Assad (Blue)
Assad leads the series, 1-0

133 pounds:
Stevan Micic (Maize) vs. K.J. Suitor (Blue)
Micic leads the series, 1-0

141 pounds:
Sal Profaci (Maize) vs. George Fisher (Blue)
Profaci leads the series, 1-0

149 pounds:
Malik Amine (Maize) vs. Zac Hall (Blue)
Hall leads the series, 1-0

157 pounds:
Brian Murphy (Maize) vs. Jordan Amine (Blue)

165 pounds:
Aaron Calderon (Maize) vs. Logan Massa (Blue)

174 pounds:
No Match - postponed

184 pounds:
Domenic Abounader (Maize) vs. Ernest Battaglia (Blue)
Abounader leads the series, 1-0

197 pounds:
No Match - postponed

285 pounds:
Kostya Golobokov (Maize) vs. Ty Wildmo (Blue)
Wildmo leads the series, 1-0

Fans can follow the event live through the Michigan wrestling Twitter (@umichwrestling).

Michigan will send the bulk of its roster to participate in the Eastern Michigan Open next Saturday (Nov. 5) at the EMU Convocation Center, while senior Brian Murphy will compete in the 157-pound contest at the NWCA All-Star Classic that evening in Cleveland, Ohio. The Wolverines will kick off the dual-meet portion of their 2016-17 schedule on Friday, January 11, hosting Virginia at 7 p.m. at Keen Arena.

Season and individual meet tickets are available online or by calling the ticket office at (734) 764-0247 or (866) 296-MTIX. Group tickets are also available for groups of 10 or more.


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