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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...

Two NIU wrestlers qualify for NCAA Championships

By Mike Romor | March 9, 2011

NIU Wrestlers Brad Dieckhaus and Bryan Deutsch had successful regular seasons which carried over into the MAC Championships, where they qualified for the NCAA Championships. The two grapplers are represent the Huskies in the Division I field of 330 participants....

Dieckhaus wins MAC Championship at 184, Deutsch qualifies for NCAAs

By Mike Romor | March 7, 2011

DeKALB | Even with NIU finishing fifth of six in the MAC Championship standings, two NIU wrestlers were able to reach the ultimate stage of college wrestling, booking their tickets to Philadelphia for the NCAA Championships.Junior Brad Dieckhaus stormed...

MAC Wrestling Championships come to NIU

By Mike Romor | March 3, 2011

DeKALB | The brightest lights in the Convo are about to turn on. The MAC Wrestling Championships will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Convocation Center. The two-day event will not only crown the top team and wrestlers in the MAC, but will also...

NIU head wrestling coach Dave Grant gives instructions during the Huskies 21-18 victory over Eastern Michigan on Friday.

Huskies win final home match

By Mike Romor | February 6, 2011

DeKALB | As the NIU wrestlers stepped onto the mat Friday, they did so intending to send head coach Dave Grant off the right way. In Grant’s final home meet, the NIU Huskies (3-10 overall, 1-4 MAC) did just that, defeating Eastern Michigan (11-7, 0-1),...

Ryan Deutsch (top) will compete in his final regular season meet in DeKalb on Friday.

Pinning down his future

By Mike Romor | February 3, 2011

When Bryan Deutsch first came to DeKalb to wrestle for head coach Dave Grant, he was more than just nervous to be part of the rising program; he was intimidated. Now a senior, Deutsch has solidified himself as a dominant piece of NIU wrestling. This is...

NIUs Brad Dieckhaus gains position on Ohios Ryan Garringer Friday night at Victor E. Court. The redshirt junior won an 8-1 decision in the 184-pound weight class.

NIU wrestling falls to Ohio in conference matchup

By Mike Romor | January 17, 2011

NIU wrestling looked to win a conference matchup Friday night, but fell short 30-11 to Ohio in Victor E. Court. The Huskies (2-8 overall, 0-2 MAC) started strong with junior Izzy Montemayor scoring a 9-1 major decision over Jacob Wojcik at 133. After...

NIU wrestling fell short against Michigan State

By Mike Buda | December 5, 2010

Leads have been easy to come by this season for the NIU wrestling team, but holding on to them has been a different story. The Huskies fell for the third straight time after a 20-15 loss to Michigan State (4-1) in DeKalb on Friday. "I thought we did a...

Deutsch looks to take step foward

By Mike Buda | November 22, 2010

Leaving a mark can be on the minds of many athletes, but for one NIU grappler, it comes down to one final season. Senior wrestler Bryan Deutsch has reached the top of the conference before and is now looking to get to the top of the country. Since cutting...