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Redshirt freshman Danny Curran grapples with redshirt freshman Dylan Gvillo during the red/black dual on Oct. 27. The Huskies took 11th place at the MSU Open on Saturday (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Wrestling earns 11th place at MSU Open

By Zack Rodriguez, Sports Reporter | November 12, 2023

DeKALB – 14 NIU grapplers earned podium spots en route to NIU Wrestling's 11th-place team finish at the MSU Open on Saturday.  NIU had four more placers than it did in last year's MSU Open on Nov. 5, 2022. HUSKIES IMPROVE After failing to...

NIU redshirt freshman Blake West opposes Buffalo’s redshirt freshman Mason Bush in the first match of the wrestling side of the meet on Feb. 4 at the Convocation Center. (Alyssa Queen | Northern Star)

7 Huskie wrestlers named to All-MAC Academic team

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | March 30, 2023

DeKALB – Seven players from the NIU wrestling team were announced on Tuesday to be on the Mid-American Conference All-Academic team. Student-athletes must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50% of the contests scheduled...

Wrestlers from NIU and Ohio University grapple during Fridays dual meet in Mount in Athens, Ohio. (Courtesy Ohio Athletics)

Lightweight match momentum propels Huskies over Ohio

By Skyler Kisellus and Adrien De La Peña | January 21, 2023
A speedy 18-0 lead built by NIU wrestling during Friday's road dual meet served as the foundation for the Huskies' triumph over MAC-unbeaten foe Ohio.
Central Michigan redshirt freshman Chandler Amaker (left) and NIU redshirt senior Izzak Olejnik battle at 165 during a dual meet Friday. (Courtesy Central Michigan Athletics)

Winless Chips stun MAC-unbeaten Huskies

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | January 13, 2023
An 18-10 start for NIU wrestling in Sunday's dual meet against Central Michigan ended in a come-from-behind win for the winless Chippewas.
NIU redshirt junior Jaivon Jones wraps up Kent State University redshirt junior Louis Newell during the 141 match Sunday. Jones defeated Newell in a 3-1 decision to give NIU its first points of the dual. (David Dermer)

Wrestling overpowers Kent State with major-decision wins

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | December 18, 2022
Three Huskies earned bonus points in their major decision victories that decided the winners of Sunday's dual meet against MAC rival Kent State.