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Wrestlers make their mark with successful season

By Christopher Loggins | March 24, 2016

Wrestling went just 6-10 on the season but put together a very successful postseason run, giving the team its best finish in some time.Redshirt freshman Austin Eicher made history for the Huskies in the MAC Championships, becoming the team’s first player...

Wrestlers earn national championship bids

By Northern Star staff | March 7, 2016

Four wrestlers secured berths to the NCAA Championships at the 2016 MAC Championships on Sunday, according to an NIU Athletics news release.Redshirt freshman Austin Eicher won an individual MAC title Sunday and ended the tournament as the No. 4 seed.Redshirt...

NIU wrestling: Kent State hands Huskies big loss

By Frank Gogola | February 16, 2015

What happenedWrestling (9-11, 1-5 MAC) couldn’t hold its own against the Kent State Golden Flashes (8-12, 4-4 MAC) as it lost 27-6 Friday at the M.A.C. Center in Kent, Ohio.How it happenedThe Huskies jumped out to a 3-0 lead as senior Derek Elmore won...

NIU wrestling: Huskies need ‘total team effort’ against Kent State

By Frank Gogola | February 13, 2015

What’s happeningWrestling (9-10, 1-4 MAC) will look to string together wins for the first time since a 3-0 day Nov. 29 when it takes on the Kent State Golden Flashes (7-12, 3-4 MAC) 6 p.m. Friday at the M.A.C. Center in Kent, Ohio.BreakdownThe Huskies...

NIU wrestling: Huskies devoured by Bobcats, Tigers

By Northern Star staff | January 26, 2015

Wrestling failed to pick up its first MAC win, coming up short against the Ohio Bobcats and the No. 3 Missouri Tigers this weekend.The Huskies (8-10, 0-4 MAC) fell to the Bobcats (7-4, 3-3 MAC), 21-16, Friday at the Convocation Center. Sunday, the Huskies...

NIU wrestling: Huskies rally for 19-15 victory at State Capital Clash

By Northern Star Staff | January 20, 2015

Wrestling ran the table in its final three matches Saturday to down the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars.The Huskies (8-8) claimed a 19-15 win over the in-state rival Cougars (3-13) in the State Capital Clash in Springfield. The win avenges a 20-18...

Wrestling wins trio of duals on road

By Danny Albers | November 30, 2014

Wrestling swept away its competition at the Journeymen/ASICS Northeast Duals to move above .500 for the first time this season.The Huskies (7-5) defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers (0-4), 18-17, the Binghamton Bearcats (1-5), 27-13, and the Sacred...

Wrestling opens home slate 2-0

By Northern Star Staff | November 23, 2014

Wrestling got its home season started off on the right foot, picking up a pair of wins Saturday.The Huskies beat the Buena Vista Beavers, 52-0, and the Tiffin Dragons, 41-9, in the Huskie Duals Saturday at the Convocation Center.All 10 Huskies who wrestled...

Wrestling picks up 1st win, splits four matches

By Danny Albers | November 16, 2014

Redshirt sophomore Shawn Scott was the lone NIU wrestler to win all four of his matches as wrestling earned a split at the EMU Duals.The Huskies (2-5) beat the Olivet Comets (0-3) and the Clarion Golden Eagles (0-4) and lost to the Edinboro Fighting Scots...

Red squad prevails in wrestling dual

Red squad prevails in wrestling dual

By Northern Star Staff | October 26, 2014

Wrestling’s Red squad defeated the Black squad in the annual Red/Black Dual.The Red squad won Friday at Victor E. Court with a team score of 21-15.The Red squad won the first three matches and jumped out to a 15-3 lead after five matchesBut, the Black...

Wrestling gears up for MAC Championships

By Zack Thompson | March 5, 2014

Wrestling is headed to Kent State for the MAC Championships Saturday and Sunday in Kent, Ohio.The Huskies (7-11, 2-6 MAC) will have two wrestlers ranked in the top three of their respective weight classes.Redshirt freshman Shawn Scott earned the third...

Wrestling ends losing streak

By Zack Thompson | February 23, 2014

Wrestling won its final dual of the regular season Sunday with a 20-14 victory over Buffalo.The Huskies (7-11, 2-6 MAC) started slow as they trailed Buffalo (3-18, 0-8 MAC) by a score of 11-0 after the first three matches, before rallying and winning...