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Brad Dieckhaus

No.3 for top 10 NIU athletes: Brad Dieckhaus

By Mike Romor | May 2, 2012

NIU wrestler Brad Dieckhaus may come in at No. 3 on the Northern Star’s top 10 ’11-’12 athletes, but if there was a list for NIU’s most inspiring athletes, he would grace the top spot. Dieckhaus missed the beginning of his senior season after...

No. 4 Story of the year: NIU wrestler Brad Dieckhaus undefeated season

No. 4 Story of the year: NIU wrestler Brad Dieckhaus’ undefeated season

By Mike Romor | May 1, 2012

NIU wrestler Brad Dieckhaus entered his final season with one goal in sight: winning the NCAA Championships to become the national champion at the 184-lb weight class. A wide range of injuries hampered Dieckhaus from before the season even started through...

Ludwig sees bright future for men’s wrestling

By Mike Romor | March 20, 2012

Finishing the regular season 8-9 was not the vision Ryan Ludwig had in his first year, but there was plenty to be proud about in regards to the squad’s future. “We had some ups and downs as a team, which is pretty much the status quo when you’re...

Dieckhaus, Fanta fall short at NCAA nationals

By Mike Romor | March 18, 2012

Brad Dieckhaus’ wrestling career had all the makings of a storybook ending, but ended on a sour note. Competing for a national title in St. Louis, Mo., near his hometown where he started his career years ago, was seemingly the perfect end to his NIU...


Dieckhaus, Fanta heading to NCAA championships

By Mike Romor | March 8, 2012

With the wrestling NCAA Championships in St. Louis, Mo. under two weeks away, NIU wrestlers Brad Dieckhaus and Kevin Fanta are hard at work to improve in every way they can. Dieckhaus and Fanta lost in the finals at the MAC Championships at 184 and 141...

Fanta, Dieckhaus clinch NCAA berths

By Mike Romor | March 4, 2012

Three NIU wrestlers made it to the championship match in their weight classes and two Huskies earned trips to the NCAA Championships after solid performances in Sunday’s MAC Championships. Central Michigan University won the team title for the 11th...

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Wrestling falls short to Buffalo

By Mike Romor | February 19, 2012

NIU wrestling came up short against Buffalo, 23-14, Saturday at Victor E. Court in its last dual of the regular season.Izzy Montemayor, Brad Dieckhaus and Mike Lukowski were honored prior to the matches on Senior Day.NIU (8-9, 0-5 MAC) fell behind early,...

NIU wrestling defeats Tiffin, SIU-Edwardsville

By Mike Romor | February 12, 2012

After four-straight road losses, NIU wrestling returned home and defeated Tiffin University and SIU-Edwardsville at Victor E. Court Sunday. Facing Tiffin (2-11), the Huskies (8-8, 0-4 MAC) jumped out to an early lead, grabbing their most dominant victory...

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Huskie Briefs for 2/7/12

By Northern Star Staff | February 6, 2012

Dieckhaus, Dekkinga named NIU Scholar Athletes of the Week DeKALB | NIU wrestler, Brad Dieckhaus and women's tennis' Haley Dekkinga gained NIU Scholar Athletes of the Week Awards for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, according to a press release.Dieckhaus, a redshirt senior,...

Dieckhaus ready to grapple 2011 season

By Mike Romor | November 2, 2011

When healthy, NIU senior Brad Dieckhaus is one of the most dominant wrestlers in the MAC.Dieckhaus proved he is a force to be reckoned with, as shown by his MAC Championship last season at 184 pounds.Health seems to be the only obstacle along the way...

Top 10 Huskies of the Year: #4 Brad Dieckhaus

By Mike Romor | May 5, 2011

After sitting out the 2009-10 season, NIU wrestler Brad Dieckhaus bounced back to win the MAC Championship at the 184-pound weight class.After redshirting for the 2009-10 season, any doubts of his potential were erased when he came out stronger than ever....

Two NIU wrestlers fall in NCAA championship

By Andrew Singer and Mike Romor | March 20, 2011

Dreams of wrestling immortality came to an abrupt end for Bryan Deutsch and Brad Dieckhaus over spring break at the NCAA Wrestling Championships. NIU’s Deutsch and Dieckhaus both fell in the fourth round of wrestlebacks at the Wells Fargo Center in...