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Wrestling team splits a pair of matches in Columbia

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.
James Krause, Senior Reporter January 25, 2021

DeKALB — The wrestling team split a doubleheader dual in Columbia Saturday, handily defeating the University of Ohio Bobcats 32-6, while dropping its meet with the ranked University of Missouri Tigers 24-12. The Huskies took care of the lowly Bobcats...

Wrestling drops first match of season in Mount Pleasant

Then-redshirt sophomore Brit Wilson grapples Feb. 14 with his Bull opponent during NIU's 19-16 win at Victor E. Court.
James Krause, Senior Reporter January 19, 2021

DeKALB — Several bonus point losses cost the Huskies wrestling team against the Central Michigan University Chippewas Sunday, losing 22-14 for their first match of the season. After giving up bonus point losses in three of their first five matches,...

Wrestling team starts season off strong with two wins

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.
James Krause, Senior Reporter January 11, 2021

DeKALB — The NIU wrestling team started its season on the right foot Sunday in Edwardsville, getting a shutout 46-0 victory against Bellarmine University and edging out a 18-16 win against Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville. After the shutout...

NIU wrestling returns to action Sunday at SIUE

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.
James Krause, Senior Reporter January 9, 2021

DeKALB — The NIU wrestling team had its brightest moment at the NCAA Tournament wiped out by COVID-19 last season, but now look to 2021 as a chance to continue its success. Head Coach Ryan Ludwig said not knowing if his Huskies will complete this...

NIU Athletics releases wrestling schedule

Then redshirt first-year Izzak Olejnik grapples with University of Missouri redshirt first-year Peyton Mocco March 7, 2020 during his 4-3 win in the 2020 MAC Championship semifinals at the Convocation Center.
James Krause, Senior Reporter December 14, 2020

DeKALB — After COVID-19 stripped the chance to send wrestlers to the NCAA Championships, the NIU wrestling team prepares to embark on a season like no other with a schedule to match. The Huskies will have only one home contest — a non-conference...

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

First day of MAC Wrestling Championships see two Huskies move on to the finals
James Krause, Senior Reporter April 11, 2020

DeKALB — The wrestling team will have two representatives in the Mid-American Conference championship finals tomorrow at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. Redshirt first-year Izzak Olejnik will head to his first career championship final at 165 lbs....

NIU wrestlers reflect on cancellation of NCAA Tournament

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.
James Krause, Senior Reporter March 25, 2020

DeKALB — Redshirt sophomore Brit Wilson had his ticket punched for Minneapolis, Minnesota and the NCAA Wrestling Championship after winning the Mid-American Conference 184-pound championship March 8 in DeKalb. Instead of wrestling at U.S. Bank Stadium...

Brit Wilson takes home individual MAC Championship

Brit Wilson takes home individual MAC Championship
James Krause, Senior Reporter March 9, 2020

DeKALB — Redshirt sophomore Brit Wilson secured a pair of takedowns Sunday in the final period to lock up NIU’s first individual Mid-American Conference Wrestling Championship since 2011. Wilson was crowned champion at 184 lbs., while the Huskies...

Huskies prepare to host 2020 MAC wrestling Championships on home court

Then-redshirt sophomore Brit Wilson grapples Feb. 14 with his Bull opponent during NIU's 19-16 win at Victor E. Court.
James Krause, Senior Reporter March 5, 2020

DeKALB — After one of its strongest regular seasons in program history, the wrestling team will start its postseason Saturday with the start of the Mid-American Conference Wrestling Championships at the Convocation Center. Head Coach Ryan Ludwig said...

Moyer’s impact helps fuel wrestling’s successful season

Associate Head Coach Dominick Moyer coaches the wrestling team Feb. 14 during NIU's 19-16 win over the University at Buffalo. The meet took place at Victor E. Court.
James Krause, Senior Reporter February 26, 2020

DeKALB — Wrestling Associate Head Coach Dominick Moyer has already paved an amazing career in wrestling with a decade of coaching following a college career during which he competed on a national stage. It all started with a childhood accident and...

Wrestling ends season with its best record since 2004-05 season

James Krause February 23, 2020

DeKALB — NIU’s wrestling team capped off one of its best seasons in recent memory with a dominating 35-3 win Friday over Drexel University.The Huskies allowed the fewest dual points in the win on the season, only giving up a decision win at 133 lbs.Head...

NIU wrestling defeats Ohio University in 31-6 win Sunday

Redshirt sophomore Bryce West (left) grapples with his Chippewa opponent Jan. 5 during NIU's 19-12 win over Central Michigan University at Victor E. Court.
James Krause February 10, 2020

DeKALB — The wrestling team dominated Ohio University on Sunday with a 31-6 win to move to second place in the West Division of the Mid-American Conference.The Huskies secured bonus points in four contests, including a pinfall victory by redshirt first-year...

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