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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 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 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 looking to end losing streak

By Zack Thompson | February 12, 2014

Wrestling is looking to end its four-match losing streak when it takes on South Dakota State.The Huskies (6-10, 1-6 MAC) will face the South Dakota State Jackrabbits (4-7) at 7 p.m. Friday at Frost Arena.The Huskies are coming off a 19-18 loss by criteria...

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 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 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...

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...