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Wrestlers crush weekend competition

By Mike Romor | February 13, 2011

NIU sent its wrestlers to a dual meet at SIU-Edwardsville Saturday afternoon to square off against SIU-E and Knox College. The Huskies were able to shut down both opponents of the day, grabbing two of their most lopsided results of the season. NIU (5-10...

NIU head wrestling coach Dave Grant gives instructions during the Huskies 21-18 victory over Eastern Michigan on Friday.

Huskies win final home match

By Mike Romor | February 6, 2011

DeKALB | As the NIU wrestlers stepped onto the mat Friday, they did so intending to send head coach Dave Grant off the right way. In Grant’s final home meet, the NIU Huskies (3-10 overall, 1-4 MAC) did just that, defeating Eastern Michigan (11-7, 0-1),...

Even with a strong opening match NIU falls to University of Northern Iowa

By Mike Romor | January 30, 2011

DeKALB | Faced with a break from MAC play, the NIU wrestling team was defeated 23-15 on Friday night in Cedar Falls, Iowa by the University of Northern Iowa Panthers. NIU (2-10 overall, 0-4 MAC) lost to a non-conference opponent despite pinfall victories...

NIU wrestling fell short against Michigan State

By Mike Buda | December 5, 2010

Leads have been easy to come by this season for the NIU wrestling team, but holding on to them has been a different story. The Huskies fell for the third straight time after a 20-15 loss to Michigan State (4-1) in DeKalb on Friday. "I thought we did a...

A few pounds can make a world of difference in wrestling

By Mike Buda | November 17, 2010

Changing and cutting weight is a part of wrestling, and finding the right weight class can be the key to a wrestler's success. Determining whether an alteration in class is necessary for a wrestler can be narrowed down to two different things for NIU...