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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.

Huskie Bowl 2015

By Nick Smith | April 12, 2015

Football divided into the Black Team and Cardinal Team for the 2015 Huskie Bowl. The Black Team won, 21-0.

(Left to right) Sneha Redd, graduate computer science student; Akhil Munnetula, graduate industrial engineering student; Mansa Reddy, graduate computer science student; and Sripada Sai Subhash, graduate electrical engineering student, build a snowman during Sunday’s blizzard near West Ridge Apartments on Ridge Drive. The snowstorm was expected to drop more than a foot of snow on northern Illinois.

Feb. 1, 2015, blizzard

By Suresh Vakati | February 1, 2015

NIU's DeKalb campus was shrouded in snow during a Feb. 1, 2015, blizzard. This is the view from the 14th floor of the Holmes Student Center.

Lauren Manfrin

Lauren Manfrin

By Nick Smith | October 20, 2014

Musician Lauren Manfrin performs for the first time in public Oct. 20 at Open Mic Night at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. Manfrin performed folk music covers to a crowd which included her mother. “I wanted to go from playing in my house to...

Lily Provost, 5, of DeKalb, with father Tim Provost makes a donation toward Feed’em Soup while David Gordon (right), junior organization and corporate communication major, mans the donation table in front of Walmart, 2300 Sycamore Road. Rent and utilities have made it difficult for the charity, which provides locals with cheap food, to pay its bills.

Feed’em Soup donations

By Nick Smith | April 13, 2014

Lily Provost, 5, of DeKalb, with father Tim Provost makes a donation toward Feed’em Soup while David Gordon (right), junior organization and corporate communication major, mans the donation table in front of Walmart, 2300 Sycamore Road. Rent and utilities...

Smith, Jillard fall at championships

By Zack Thompson | March 23, 2014

Wrestling’s season came to an end this weekend at the NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla.Seniors Nick Smith and Rob Jillard finished their careers on a strong note as they were able to advance to the NCAA Championships.Smith (133) started with...

Jillard, Smith off to wrestling championships

By Zack Thompson | March 19, 2014

Wrestling has two seniors headed to Oklahoma City, Okla., for the NCAA National Tournament this weekend.The Huskies finished eighth in the MAC Tournament last week, and seniors Nick Smith and Rob Jillard were able to advance to nationals as individuals.This...

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 ready for last home meet

By Zack Thompson | February 5, 2014

Wrestling looks to rebound from three consecutive losses with its final home meet.The Huskies (6-9, 1-5 MAC) will take on Kent State (9-8, 3-2 MAC) 3 p.m. Saturday at Victor E. Court.The Huskies have lost three straight and are looking to bounce back...

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 looking to rebound from tough loss

By Steve Shonder | January 29, 2014

Wrestling will need to bounce back from a devastating loss to Missouri when it takes on Old Dominion at 6:30 p.m. at Norfolk, Va.The Huskies (6-8, 1-4 MAC) will face MAC rivals Old Dominion (5-8, 1-2 MAC) in their first meet since 2010. The Old Dominion...

Wrestling triumphs in dual meet weekend

By Ed Rietveld | February 17, 2013

The wrestling team did something on Saturday that it hasn’t done since Jan. 6: It won a dual meet. The Huskies (8-8, 1-4 MAC) snapped a five-dual-meet losing streak with their 20-18 back-and-forth victory over the University of Buffalo Bulls (1-10,...