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Wrestling falls short of upset win against Illinois

Wrestling falls short of upset win against Illinois

By James Krause | December 7, 2019

DeKALB — The wrestling team split its 10 matchups Friday against the University of Illinois, but two major decision losses and a forfeit in the Illini’s favor kept the Huskies from taking an upset win.Despite the loss, Head Coach Ryan Ludwig said...

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...

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

What we learned from wrestling this season

By Rick Green | March 22, 2018

Head Coach Ryan Ludwig (right) coaches from the sidelines in the Huskies’ 34-3 home loss Jan. 28 against South Dakota State. NIU finished 3-10 this season. 

Redshirt freshman Max Ihry battles his opponent in the Huskies 9-24 loss Saturday to Kent State. 

Wrestling drops regular season finale

By Rick Green | February 18, 2018

Redshirt freshman Max Ihry battles his opponent in the Huskies' 9-24 loss Saturday to Kent State. 

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 falls to No. 3 Missouri

By Rick Green | February 4, 2018

DeKalb — The Huskies wrapped up their two-dual homestand on Friday as they took on the undefeated Missouri Tigers, who are ranked No. 3 in the country.The wrestling team scored 12 points, the most given up by Missouri in the Mid-American Conference....

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.