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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...

Wrestling wins second in a row to move to .500

By Christopher Loggins | January 19, 2016

Wrestling (5-5, 0-2 MAC) won its second consecutive game over the weekend, downing The Citadel in a 24-19 showdown in Edwardsville.NIU never trailed in the match and already had an 11-0 lead through two matches. Its largest win of the day came in a dual...

Wrestling preps for Midlands Championships

By Raven Boyd | December 29, 2015

Wrestling (3-3, 0-1 MAC) will play in its first matches since Dec. 19 as it travels to Northwestern for the 53rd Ken Kraft Midlands Championships today and tomorrow.The Huskies began winter break with a dominating 29-4 victory in a non-conference matchup...

Wrestling takes loss in first home contest

By Raven Boyd | December 7, 2015

Wrestling (2-3, 0-1 MAC) took a loss against undefeated Central Michigan (3-0, 1-0 MAC) in its home opener Thursday.Redshirt senior Shawn Scott, ranked 16th in the nation, brought home the Huskies’ only win of the night. Scott secured his 10th win of...