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Two wrestlers reach nationals

By Zack Thompson | March 16, 2014

Wrestling’s season will continue, as two Huskies advance to the NCAA Championships Thursday to Saturday in Oklahoma City, Okla.Five Huskies were able to advance to the second day of the MAC Championships, but only two Huskies — seniors Nick Smith...

Wrestling gears up for MAC Championships

By Zack Thompson | March 5, 2014

Wrestling is headed to Kent State for the MAC Championships Saturday and Sunday in Kent, Ohio.The Huskies (7-11, 2-6 MAC) will have two wrestlers ranked in the top three of their respective weight classes.Redshirt freshman Shawn Scott earned the third...

Torrence leading by example

By Zack Thompson | February 25, 2014

As his senior season comes to a close, Jared Torrence is still working hard to make sure wrestling is headed in the right direction.Torrence has had 13 wins this season and is No. 30 in his weight class at 285 and has won four of his last five matches....

Wrestling ends losing streak

By Zack Thompson | February 23, 2014

Wrestling won its final dual of the regular season Sunday with a 20-14 victory over Buffalo.The Huskies (7-11, 2-6 MAC) started slow as they trailed Buffalo (3-18, 0-8 MAC) by a score of 11-0 after the first three matches, before rallying and winning...

Wrestling fails to stop five-meet losing streak

By Zack Thompson | February 16, 2014

The Huskies can’t shake their losing streak.Wrestling lost 27-6 to the South Dakota State Jackrabbits Friday at Frost Arena in Brookings, S.D. They dropped their fifth consecutive dual and need to turn things around in their final dual next week before...

Wrestling drops 1-point dual against Kent State

By Zack Thompson | February 9, 2014

Wrestling failed to get its win on senior day.The Huskies lost to the Kent State Golden Flashes, 19-18, Saturday at Victor E. Court.NIU (6-10, 1-6 MAC) dropped its fourth consecutive meet, while the Golden Flashes (10-8, 4-2 MAC) won their second straight.The...

Junior Tyler Argue begins a takedown against his Mizzou opponent on Jan. 25 at Victor E. Court. Argue dropped a 4-0 decision to the No. 5 wrestler in his weight class during Friday’s meet at Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va.

Wrestling stumbles at Old Dominion

By Frank Gogola | February 2, 2014

Wrestling’s slide continued, as it closed out January with its third-straight loss.The Huskies (6-9, 1-5 MAC) fell to the Old Dominion Monarchs (6-9, 2-2 MAC), 23-12, Friday at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va. They previously lost...

Wrestling can’t beat Ohio

By Frank Gogola | January 12, 2014

Wrestling (4-6, 0-3 MAC) failed to win its first conference dual this season and suffered its sixth straight loss to the Ohio Bobcats (5-1, 1-1 MAC) Friday when it traveled to Athens, Ohio.The Huskies found themselves in an 18-0 hole after the first five...

Wrestling dominates at home, 25-6

By Mike Romor | December 8, 2013

Wrestling shined under the spotlights on Victor E. Court Thursday night, winning its first home dual of the season over Cleveland State, 25-6.The win marks the first since Nov. 16 for the Huskies (3-4, 0-1 MAC), who dropped their first two home duals...

Wrestling to take on third Big 10 opponent

By Ed Rietveld | December 5, 2012

After a weekend on the road, wrestling returns home for a dual meet against Michigan State University (1-1) in the NIU showcase meet. The Huskies (5-1) will be facing their third Big 10 conference opponent in a dual meet this season, when they take on...

Huskies have strong showing at open wrestling tournament

By Ed Rietveld | December 2, 2012

For the second time this season, wrestling competed in an open tournament at the Kaufman-Brand Open in St. Louis. The Huskies had 14 wrestlers make the podium at the tournament this weekend, compared to the 13 who made the podium at the Eastern Michigan...

Huskie wrestlers look strong against weekend competition, fall to ranked Purdue

By Brian Earle | November 19, 2012

Wrestling looked to follow up its strong performance from the Huskie Duals last weekend at the NIU Duals Saturday. This weekend, the Huskies (5-1) battled their way to a record of 2-1 against Calumet College of St. Joseph, Loras College and No. 23 nationally...