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Wrestling vs. SIUE

Wrestling’s season ends with second day elimination at NCAA Championships

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | March 21, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU wrestling team wrapped up their season Friday as their three competitors in the NCAA Championships saw their runs come to a halt at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Redshirt seniors Mason Kauffman, Brit Wilson and redshirt...

Then-redshirt sophomore Brit Wilson being announced the 2020 MAC 184-pound Champion March 8, 2020 after his win in the 2020 MAC Championship finals at the NIU Convocation Center.

Three Huskie wrestlers set to compete in NCAA Championships

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | March 16, 2022

DeKALB — Three members of the NIU wrestling team are NCAA Championships-bound after winning their respective weight classes at the Mid-American Conference Championships on March 4-5. Redshirt seniors Brit Wilson, Mason Kauffman and redshirt junior...

Then-redshirt sophomore Brit Wilson being announced the winner March 7 after his 8-5 decision win in the 2020 MAC Championship semifinals at the Convocation Center.

Wrestling topples SIUE on senior night

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | February 21, 2022

The NIU wrestling team faced Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Sunday evening in their final regular season matchup of the season. The Huskies dominated and defeated the Cougars 35-3 at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. How it happened  Senior...

Redshirt senior Brit Wilson assumes top position over Buffalo redshirt junior Pete Acciardi in Saturdays dual against the University at Buffalo at Alumni Arena in Buffalo, New York. Wilson won the matchup by decision 5-0 to put NIU ahead 15-11 before the Huskies lost the final two matches to seal a 17-15 loss. (Paul Hokanson | UB Athletics)

Wrestling trio find themselves in national rankings mix

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | February 8, 2022

DeKALB — Three NIU wrestlers are receiving national recognition as redshirt seniors Mason Kauffman, Brit Wilson and redshirt junior Izzak Olejnik are listed on InterMat’s national wrestling rankings. “They're doing great,” head coach Ryan Ludwig...

Redshirt senior Brit Wilson assumes top position over Buffalo redshirt junior Pete Acciardi in Saturdays dual against the University at Buffalo at Alumni Arena in Buffalo, New York. Wilson won the matchup by decision 5-0 to put NIU ahead 15-11 before the Huskies lost the final two matches to seal a 17-15 loss. (Paul Hokanson | UB Athletics)

Wrestling bested by Buffalo rally

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | February 5, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU wrestling team faced off against Mid-American Conference rival University at Buffalo Bulls Saturday afternoon in a back-and-forth match that ended with the Huskies losing narrowly 17-15 to the Bulls. The Huskies and the Bulls...

Then-redshirt sophomore Brit Wilson grapples with his opponent March 7, 2021 during his Semifinal match at the 2020 MAC Wrestling Championships at the NIU Convocation Center.

Wrestling splits duals in Little Rock

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | January 30, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU wrestling team split a pair of duals Sunday afternoon, defeating the University of Arkansas at Little Rock 35-6 and losing to California Polytechnic State University 28-6. The Huskies took on Cal Poly first in a very lopsided matchup....

First day of MAC Wrestling Championships see two Huskies move on to the finals

Sooners leave Victor E. Court with victory

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | January 23, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU wrestling team went up against the #17-ranked University of Oklahoma Sunday afternoon in a dual match where the Huskies fell to the Sooners 34-3. The Huskies went into the match shorthanded, missing two nationally-ranked wrestlers...

NIU redshirt junior Mason Kauffman (right) struggles with his opponent, ranked UNI first-year Lance Runyon, Feb. 5, during NIUs 27-9 loss to the University of Northern Iowa at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb.

Wrestling outmatched by CMU in Friday dual

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | January 22, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU wrestling team went up against Mid-American Conference rival Central Michigan University Friday night, falling to the Chippewas 33-6. The dual was a rescheduled match that was previously scheduled for Jan. 7 before COVID concerns...

First day of MAC Wrestling Championships see two Huskies move on to the finals

Wrestling defeated in dual against Ohio

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | January 16, 2022

DeKALB — NIU’s wrestling team welcomed the Ohio University Bobcats to the Convocation Center Saturday for their first Mid-American Conference matchup of 2022, falling 27-10 in regulation. Redshirt senior Bryce West opened the event, facing off...

First day of MAC Wrestling Championships see two Huskies move on to the finals

Midlands Championships wrestling event canceled

By Northern Star Staff | December 22, 2021

DeKALB — The latest surge in COVID-19 cases in the United States has impacted NIU athletics once again. This time NIU wrestling is facing the impact as the 2021 Midlands Championships have been canceled. This is the third event to be called off for...

Then-redshirt sophomore Brit Wilson grapples with his opponent March 7, 2021 during his Semifinal match at the 2020 MAC Wrestling Championships at the NIU Convocation Center.

Wrestling wins two of three at Huskie Duals

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | December 19, 2021

DeKALB — The NIU wrestling team went 2-1 Saturday at the Huskie Duals as they hosted Kent State University, Harper University and South Dakota State University. The Huskies began the day with a victory over Mid-American Conference rival Kent State....

NIU redshirt junior Mason Kauffman (right) struggles with his opponent, ranked UNI first-year Lance Runyon, Feb. 5, during NIUs 27-9 loss to the University of Northern Iowa at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb.

Four Huskies reach finals of SIU’s Cougar Clash

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | December 8, 2021

DeKALB — The NIU wrestling team competed in the six-team Cougar Clash on Saturday and finished second behind the University of Wisconsin.  The Huskies would finish with a total of 129.5 points, putting them just ahead of Brown University at 111.5...

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