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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 Editor | 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 Editor | 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.
Hockey hosts conference foe in final weekend of semester

Hockey hosts conference foe in final weekend of semester

By Northern Star Staff | December 2, 2022

DeKALB – NIU hockey is the only team scheduled to defend home this weekend while both of NIU’s basketball teams travel on the road. Meanwhile, NIU’s track and field season gets underway with an event hosted by the University of Notre Dame. Friday,...

Wrestling heads to Hoosier State for Sunday showcase

Wrestling heads to Hoosier State for Sunday showcase

By Northern Star Sports Staff | November 18, 2022

DeKALB – A quiet weekend is lined up for NIU sports as hockey and wrestling are the only sports set to compete. Hockey will defend its home rink against a ranked conference foe while wrestling travels east to the University of Purdue's campus for a...

Redshirt junior Max Ihry celebrates a win over his University at Buffalo opponent on Feb. 14 at Victor E. Court.

Wrestling seals dual victory after final match goes to six overtimes

By James Krause | February 16, 2020

DeKALB — It came down to a six overtime match in the heavyweight finale for the wrestling team to clinch a 19-16 dual victory Friday against the University at Buffalo Bulls in DeKalb.Huskie redshirt junior Max Ihry and redshirt senior Nolan Terrance...

Redshirt first-year Caleb Brooks tangles with a Central Michigan University Chippewa on Jan. 5 at Victor E. Court.

Wrestling begins road trip with a convincing win over Cleveland State

By James Krause | February 8, 2020

DeKALB — The wrestling team started its weekend road trip to Ohio with a 24-6 decision win over the Cleveland State University Vikings on Friday night in Cleveland.Head coach Ryan Ludwig said he appreciated his team’s spirit in the victory that saw...

Wrestling dominates SIUE in road victory

By James Krause | February 2, 2020

DeKALB — The wrestling team set a quick pace Saturday with a 29-9 win over the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars, highlighted by a pair of first-round pinfall wins.Redshirt sophomores Bryce West and Brit Wilson both picked up first-round...

Redshirt junior Caleb Gossett grapples Jan. 27 in a 21-18 loss to Ohio University.

Wrestling to face Bucknell before hosting Huskie Duals

By James Krause | November 14, 2019

DeKALB — Nearly two weeks after several impressive outings Nov. 2 at the Michigan State Open, the NIU wrestling team will start its schedule with three home contests this weekend.NIU will grapple 7 p.m. Friday against Bucknell University before hosting...

Two Huskie wrestlers face off Oct. 24 during NIUs Red Black Dual at the Convocation Center. 

Wilson and West post top performances at MSU open

By James Krause | November 4, 2019

DeKALB — Two returning 2019 NCAA Wrestling Tournament Huskie qualifiers were NIU’s top performers Friday and Saturday in the season opener for the wrestling team at the Michigan State University Open.Redshirt sophomore Brit Wilson found success in...

Wrestlers earn national championship bids

By Northern Star staff | March 7, 2016

Four wrestlers secured berths to the NCAA Championships at the 2016 MAC Championships on Sunday, according to an NIU Athletics news release.Redshirt freshman Austin Eicher won an individual MAC title Sunday and ended the tournament as the No. 4 seed.Redshirt...

NIU wrestling to take on Harper College

By Ed Rietveld | January 30, 2013

Wrestling takes a break from dual meet action this weekend, but there will not be a break from competition. Saturday, the Huskies will make the short drive to Palatine, Ill., and compete in the Harper Open at Harper College. In open tournaments wrestlers...