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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.

Columnist reflects on college career

By Ed Rietveld | May 5, 2013

Since this will be my last column ever written as a member of the Northern Star and as a student at NIU, my goodbye message is a rather simple one: Thank you. Thank you to NIU for being only an hour and 10 minutes away from my home so a person who is...

Senior sprinter bids NIU farewell

By Ed Rietveld | May 5, 2013

Yet another outstanding career for an NIU track and field athlete is about to come to an end: that of senior sprinter Janay Mitchell. Mitchell has had a historic career as a Huskie. At the 2012 MAC outdoor meet she won three titles in the 100 meters,...

Junior Natalie Tarter leaps in the long jump event on April 23 at the Huskie Open.

Track and field to compete in championships at Akron

By Ed Rietveld | May 5, 2013

After having this weekend off, the track and field team will travel to Akron to compete in the MAC outdoor track and field championships Thursday to Saturday. The Huskies will look to improve on their 10th place finish out of 12 teams at the conference...

Senior track star looks back at career

By Ed Rietveld | May 1, 2013

Megan Gregory, a senior sprinter and hurdler, is nearing the end of an outstanding career as a Huskie. Gregory, a Chicago native, holds the school record in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.49, which was good enough to win the conference title at...

Senior runner reflects on team, season

By Ed Rietveld | April 29, 2013

One senior member of the track program truly personifies what it means to be a student athlete, and that’s senior Jenelle McCalla. McCalla, a sprinter and hurdler, set two school records while competing in track: One in the 400 hurdles with a time of...

Top 10 athletes: #4

By Ed Rietveld | April 29, 2013

With a 2013 record of 25-17, redshirt junior wrestler Matt Mougin, who wrestled at the 174 pound weight class for the Huskies, comes in at No. 4 on the Northern Star’s top 10 list of NIU athletes. Mougin, a Columbus Junction, Iowa, native finished fifth...

Top 10 athletes: #7

By Ed Rietveld | April 28, 2013

On the strength of a record-breaking season senior cross-country runner Courtney Oldenburg is No. 7 on the Northern Star’s list of the top 10 Huskie athletes for 2012-2013. Oldenburg, a West Salem, Wis., native, broke two school records this fall. One...

Top 10 athletes: #9

By Ed Rietveld | April 24, 2013

Coming in at number nine on the top 10 list of NIU athletes in 2013 is women’s soccer goalkeeper Amy Carr. Carr, a junior native of Hemel Hempstead, England, was a key factor in the Huskies’ turnaround in fall 2012 when they won eight games compared...

Track and field prepares for triple-meet weekend

By Ed Rietveld | April 24, 2013

This weekend marks the end of the track and field outdoor regular season, and NIU will make this weekend a busy one by sending athletes to three meets. The first meet of the weekend is the Penn Relays Thursday to Saturday in Philadelphia. On Friday, NIU...

Relays take team cooperation

By Ed Rietveld | April 23, 2013

Even though track and field is primarily an individual sport there are some occasions where a team aspect comes into play: the 4x100 meter relay and the 4x400 meter relay teams. As with any sport there is a strategy in deciding who you want to take part...

Track and field utilizes coaching staff efficiently

By Ed Rietveld | April 22, 2013

In the sport of track and field, it could be argued that there are three different areas that make up one sport, which necessitates three different coaches. With the distance running, throwing and jumping and the sprinting aspects, these coaches need...