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Head Coach Ryan Ludwig (right) coaches from the sidelines in 2018.

What we learned from wrestling this season

By Rick Green | March 22, 2018

The wrestling team (3-10, 1-6 Mid-American Conference) wrapped up its 2017-18 season following the elimination of sophomore Brock Hudkins and redshirt junior Bryce Gorman at the NCAA tournament Saturday. The Huskies struggled this season, coming in last...

Two Huskies represent at NCAAs

Two Huskies represent at NCAA’s

By Rick Green | March 19, 2018

DeKALB — The wrestling season came to an abrupt end Friday as two Huskie grapplers competed in the NCAA Championships.Redshirt junior Bryce Gorman and sophomore Brock Hudkins represented NIU at the NCAA tournament at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland...

Hudkins, Martucci named scholar athletes of the week

By Northern Star Staff | March 7, 2018

Sophomore wrestler Brock Hudkins and junior gymnast Anna Martucci were honored as “NIU Scholar Athletes of the Week” Tuesday.Hudkins took second place in the 125-pound weight class Saturday at the MAC Championships. The achievement secured his spot...

Buffalo trampled by Huskies

By Rick Green | February 12, 2018

DeKALB — The wrestling team ended its five-meet losing streak Sunday after earning its first Mid-American Conference win of the season, defeating the University at Buffalo Bulls 19-16.Redshirt sophomore Caden McWhirter led off for the Huskies with a...

Wrestling gets shutout in loss

By Rick Green | February 11, 2018

DeKalb — The wrestling team was shut out for the first time in a dual since 2014 when the University of Missouri defeated the Huskies 31-0. The Huskies fell to the Binghamton Bearcats 35-0 Friday.The Huskies did not get going against the Bearcats and...

Wrestling falls big at home

By Rick Green | January 29, 2018

DeKALB — The wrestling team faced off against the North Dakota State University Bisons Sunday and struggled to get going against the Big-12 opponent, falling 34-3 in the match.“We need to work on closing out periods and keeping our foot on the gas...

Junior Jared Torrence looks up for advice from the coaching staff during a match in the wrestling meet Saturday versus Eastern Michigan, he went on to win his match.

Wrestling falls to Eastern Michigan

By Rick Green | January 21, 2018
The Huskies struggled against the Eastern Michigan University Eagles Friday, losing nine of 10 matches.The Huskies suffered many setbacks against Eastern Michigan University, losing five matches by two or less points. The Huskies fell to the Eagles 30-3.“Our fight and grit needs to improve heading into Sunday,” said Head Coach Ryan Ludwig.Redshirt freshman Max Ihry defeated Jared Langley of the Eagles 2-0. Ihry avenged a loss from earlier in the season at the Eastern Michigan Open 4-3. Ihry has two Mid-American Conference dual wins, which is tied with sophomore Brock Hudkins for most on the team. Ihry is 5-13 on the season.“Ihry was the bright spot in the match today,” Ludwig said. “It was good to see him avenge a match from earlier this season.”The Huskies struggled to keep the lead in the matches. The Eagles came back and won three of the five matches from behind.Hudkins fell to Tomas Gutierrez of the Eagles 5-3 at 125 pounds after leading 3-2. Freshman Nolan Baker lost a close match to Kyle Springer of Eastern Michigan University 9-8, after leading 7-2 in the first round.Redshirt sophomore Caden McWhirter failed to capitalize on a 3-2 lead going into the second round against J.J. Wolfe of the Eagles, falling 7-5. At 285 pounds, redshirt sophomore Caleb Gossett battled against No. 17 ranked wrestler Gage Hutchinson of the Eagles 5-3.“Gossett really wore out a top-twenty ranked wrestler, he’s closing the gap on ranked guys,” Ludwig said.Redshirt junior Alijah Jeffery fell to Noah Gonser of Eastern Michigan University by decision 4-2 in the 133-pound match. Sophomore Anthony Rubino at 141 pounds loss by fall to Sa’Derian Perry of the Eagles.At 165 pounds, redshirt junior Andrew Scott lost by decision to Zac Carson of Eastern Michigan University. Senior Quinton Rosser lost by decision to Andrew McNally of the Eagles at 174 pounds.The Huskies will be back in action 12 p.m. Sunday as they head to Athens, Ohio to face the Ohio University Bobcats.

Wrestling wins two in Bloomington

By Rick Green | January 14, 2018

DeKALB — Four Huskies went undefeated in the team's matches Saturday against the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars and The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina Bulldogs.The Huskies traveled to Springfield facing a rough 0-4...

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...

Huskies wrestlers compete against each other in the Red/Black Dual Oct. 27. NIU will continue the season Saturday at the Eastern Michigan Open.

Wrestling opens season at Iowa

By Rick Green | November 6, 2017

DeKALB — Three Huskies finished in the top two of their respective weight classes as the wrestling team opened their season Saturday in the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open in Ames, Iowa.“It’s a decent start, [but] we feel we left a lot out there on...

Sophomore Brock Hudkins faces his opponent in the Red/Black Dual Friday. The Huskies will begin the season 9 a.m. Saturday at the Iowa State Open.

Wrestling set for new season

By Rick Green | November 2, 2017

DeKalb — After an 8-8 season in 2016, the wrestling team will open its season Saturday at Iowa State University for the Iowa State Open.Head Coach Ryan Ludwig is entering his seventh season, and he hopes to follow the trail of success over the last...

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