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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...

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 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...

Wrestling split two at Huskie Duals, drop first conference match

Wrestling split two at Huskie Duals, drop first conference match

By James Krause | November 22, 2019

DeKALB — As part of the Huskie Duals, NIU suffered a loss Sunday in its first conference meet of the season to Rider University, 26-6, before picking up a win over Harper College, 46-6."That was a tough match [with] very hard fought battles," Head Coach...

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...

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...

Wrestling to host MAC Championships at the Convocation Center

By Marcel Carrasco | September 16, 2019

DeKALB — March 7 and March 8 are booked for the 2020 Mid-American Conference Championships at the Convocation Center. The MAC is now home to 15 wrestling programs, split into two divisions.“Hosting the MAC Championship this year will be special because...

Huskies fall to undefeated Missouri

Huskies fall to undefeated Missouri

By Marcel Carrasco | January 26, 2019

The wrestling team hit the mats for the first of two weekend Mid-American Conference duals Friday with a 40-6 loss against the No. 5 ranked University of Missouri. NIU earned just one win of the 10 matchups against a  Missouri Tigers team that has started...

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 falls to Illini

By Marcel Carrasco | December 10, 2018

DeKALB — The wrestling team dropped its second home loss of the season Friday against the University of Illinois 24-9.“The guys competed hard,” Head Coach Ryan Ludwig said. “They have a good mindset, and we are always looking for more.”NIU won...

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