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Wrestling ends season with its best record since 2004-05 season

By James Krause | February 23, 2020

DeKALB — NIU’s wrestling team capped off one of its best seasons in recent memory with a dominating 35-3 win Friday over Drexel University.The Huskies allowed the fewest dual points in the win on the season, only giving up a decision win at 133 lbs.Head...

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...

The wrestling team wins its first duals in home opener against Bucknell

The wrestling team wins its first duals in home opener against Bucknell

By James Krause | November 16, 2019

DeKALB — A pinfall victory by redshirt sophomore Brit Wilson Friday helped seal the wrestling team’s 24-10 victory over Bucknell University.Wilson put the win out of Bucknell’s reach with the only fall of the night, at 1:01 in the third round over...

Wrestling dominates Southern Illinois

By Marcel Carrasco | January 14, 2019

DeKALB — The wrestling team cruised its way to a 28-6 win Sunday over in-state opponent Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.The win over the Cougars marked the first conference victory of the year for NIU, putting the team at 1-3 in Mid-American...

Wrestling hosts Huskie Duals

By Marcel Carrasco | November 28, 2018

The wrestling team kicked off their home opener with two victories in the Huskie Duals before Thanksgiving break.The Huskies were quick to establish their presence when they faced in-state opponent Harper College in their first matchup, defeating the...

Wrestling falls in Fargo

By Marcel Carrasco | November 11, 2018

The No. 22-ranked North Dakota State University Bison proved too much for the Huskies in a 35-4 defeat Thursday at the Scheels Center in Fargo, North Dakota.“There were a lot of tightly contested bouts that were won in a crucial situation,” Huskies’...

Huskies impress at MSU Open

By Marcel Carrasco | November 7, 2018

The wrestling team grappled its way to a good showing Saturday afternoon at the MSU Open.“I was pleased,” Head Coach Ryan Ludwig said. “I thought we competed with a lot of fire and lot of vigor. We scrapped, and we hustled. I walked away with a...

Wrestling holds annual Red and Black scrimmage

Wrestling holds annual Red and Black scrimmage

By Michael Urbanec | October 28, 2018

DeKALB — The NIU wrestling team held their annual intersquad Black and Red Classic Thursday night, showcasing grappling talents. The red team took the bragging rights, winning 22-14.Redshirt senior Andrew Scott and redshirt junior Michael Aldrich fought...