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Four wrestlers get on podium at Michigan State Open

By Danny Albers | November 3, 2014

Wrestling’s freshmen and sophomore competitors, as well as the upperclassmen, showed a lot of promise Sunday at the Michigan State Open.In an open that holds a tournament for both upperclassmen and freshmen and sophomores, the Huskies placed four wrestlers...

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 ends losing streak

By Zack Thompson | February 23, 2014

Wrestling won its final dual of the regular season Sunday with a 20-14 victory over Buffalo.The Huskies (7-11, 2-6 MAC) started slow as they trailed Buffalo (3-18, 0-8 MAC) by a score of 11-0 after the first three matches, before rallying and winning...

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 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 gets first road and MAC wins

By Frank Gogola | January 20, 2014

Wrestling (6-7, 1-3 MAC) won two of its three duals this weekend after heading in with only four wins in its first 10 duals.The Huskies earned their first road win and their first conference win when they defeated the Eastern Michigan Eagles (8-4, 1-1...

Wrestling ready for the weekend

By Steve Shonder | January 16, 2014

Wrestling has a tough weekend ahead as it looks to bounce back from a loss at Ohio.The Huskies (4-6, 0-3 MAC) take on Eastern Michigan Eagles(8-3, 1-0 MAC) 6 p.m Friday inYpsilanti, Mich.NIU will then wrestle in the Wendy’s Duals starting at 11 a.m....

Wrestling can’t beat Ohio

By Frank Gogola | January 12, 2014

Wrestling (4-6, 0-3 MAC) failed to win its first conference dual this season and suffered its sixth straight loss to the Ohio Bobcats (5-1, 1-1 MAC) Friday when it traveled to Athens, Ohio.The Huskies found themselves in an 18-0 hole after the first five...

Scott fully recovered for wrestling

By Mike Romor | November 11, 2013

Shawn Scott was in the middle of a promising freshman season for wrestling before a rib injury turned a 10-0 start into a 10-4 finish.He knows shutting down his freshman campaign was the right move for his career, but it wasn’t the preferred one.“In...

Freshmen make name for themselves on wrestling mats

By Mike Romor | November 7, 2012

Freshmen are not known to have immediate success at the college level. For NIU wrestling, however, freshmen have been making names for themselves early on this season. After five true freshmen won matches at the opening wrestle-offs, coach Ryan Ludwig...