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

By 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...

Wrestling takes first conference win in Purdue Duals, takes two of three matchups

By James Krause | November 26, 2019

DeKALB — Winning two of three matchups isn’t bad for the wrestling team, who came out of the Purdue Duals with a 4-2 overall record, and its first win in Mid-American Conference play, on Sunday.The Huskies won their conference matchup with Clarion...

The wrestling team wins its first duals in home opener against Bucknell

The wrestling team wins its first duals in home opener against Bucknell

By James Krause | November 16, 2019

DeKALB — A pinfall victory by redshirt sophomore Brit Wilson Friday helped seal the wrestling team’s 24-10 victory over Bucknell University.Wilson put the win out of Bucknell’s reach with the only fall of the night, at 1:01 in the third round over...

Huskies fall to undefeated Missouri

Huskies fall to undefeated Missouri

By Marcel Carrasco | January 26, 2019

The wrestling team hit the mats for the first of two weekend Mid-American Conference duals Friday with a 40-6 loss against the No. 5 ranked University of Missouri. NIU earned just one win of the 10 matchups against a  Missouri Tigers team that has started...

Wrestling falls in Fargo

By Marcel Carrasco | November 11, 2018

The No. 22-ranked North Dakota State University Bison proved too much for the Huskies in a 35-4 defeat Thursday at the Scheels Center in Fargo, North Dakota.“There were a lot of tightly contested bouts that were won in a crucial situation,” Huskies’...

Huskies impress at MSU Open

By Marcel Carrasco | November 7, 2018

The wrestling team grappled its way to a good showing Saturday afternoon at the MSU Open.“I was pleased,” Head Coach Ryan Ludwig said. “I thought we competed with a lot of fire and lot of vigor. We scrapped, and we hustled. I walked away with a...

Huskies conclude play at Lindenwood Open

By Rick Green | November 20, 2017

DeKALB — Three Huskies finished in the top three of their respective weight classes Saturday when the team traveled to Saint Charles, Missouri for its third match of the season at the Lindenwood Open.“We will train hard next week and sharpen the little...

Wrestling excels in Eastern Michigan Open

By Rick Green | November 13, 2017

DeKALB — Three Huskies finished in the top-two of their respective weight classes Saturday when the team traveled to Ypsilanti, Michigan for its second match of the season at the Eastern Michigan Open.“It was a great step forward; our mindset was...