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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...

Wrestling has ‘heart’ but gets 0 points

By Frank Gogola | January 27, 2014

Wrestling (6-8, 1-4 MAC) ended its latest dual the same way it started it: with zero points.The Huskies were shut out by the No. 7 Missouri Tigers (5-1, 3-1 MAC), 31-0, Saturday at Victor E. Court. The Tigers, who were the fifth Top-25 team the Huskies...

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...

Mougin misses All-American spot at NCAA tournament

By Northern Star Staff | March 24, 2013

Wrestler Matt Mougin ended his NCAA tournament run with a 3-2 record, just missing out on an All-American spot. On Thursday, Mougin upset Arizona State’s Blake Stauffer with a score of 4-2. Mougin had two takedowns in the match to upset No. 11-ranked...

Junior wrestler to compete in NCAA championships

By Ed Rietveld | March 21, 2013

One member of the wrestling team is preparing for what could be the most important weekend of his life. Redshirt junior Matt Mougin, who wrestles at 174 pounds, will compete in the NCAA championships beginning Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa. Mougin, who...

Wrestling sweeps in opening duals Saturday

By Ed Rietveld | November 11, 2012

Wrestling had its first dual meets of the season when NIU hosted the Huskie Duals on Saturday. NIU (3-0) swept all three of its opponents, beating Tiffin University 36-3, South Dakota State University 26-12 and Indiana University 19-13. The victory over...

Wrestling to host Huskie Duals Saturday

By Ed Rietveld | November 7, 2012

This Saturday, NIU wrestling will have its first home meet when it hosts the Huskie Duals. Four other schools will be competing in duals on Saturday, like Indiana University, Tiffin University, Cleveland State University and South Dakota State University....

NIUs Jared Torrence concentrates on keeping hold of a Stanford wrestler.

Wrestling looks strong at Eastern Michigan Open

By Mike Romor | November 4, 2012

After an eight-month offseason, NIU wrestling finally had the chance to face competition Saturday at the Eastern Michigan Open. The Huskies looked strong in their return to the mats, with 13 grapplers placing in the event. While eight of NIU’s placewinners...

Wrestling to take to the mats for season opener

By Mike Romor | October 31, 2012

After last weekend’s season-opening wrestle-offs, NIU wrestling will face opponents from outside the team for the first time this season at the Eastern Michigan Open. The open will feature 450 wrestlers from some of the top programs across the nation....

Wrestling looks to fill gaps left by graduates

By Mike Romor | October 28, 2012

The new era NIU wrestling started last season continues to look promising. Now that Ryan Ludwig has a full season under his belt as head coach of the program, the Huskies are adjusting to life without leaders Brad Dieckhaus and Mike Lukowski. The Huskies...