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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...

Wrestling hosts Huskie Duals

By Marcel Carrasco | November 28, 2018

The wrestling team kicked off their home opener with two victories in the Huskie Duals before Thanksgiving break.The Huskies were quick to establish their presence when they faced in-state opponent Harper College in their first matchup, defeating the...

In this photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, right, Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, second right, and Bahrains Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, second left, attend the Future Investment Initiative conference, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Salman addressed the summit on Wednesday, his first such comments since the killing earlier this month of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. (Saudi Press Agency via AP)

Point/ Counterpoint: WWE

By James Krause | October 31, 2018

WWE needs to cancel Crown JewelJames Krause | Sports Contributor After the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, several prominent business figures pulled out of a Saudi Arabian investment conference.If Saudi Arabia is too unsettled...

Junior Jared Torrence looks up for advice from the coaching staff during a match in the wrestling meet Saturday versus Eastern Michigan, he went on to win his match.

Wrestling falls to Eastern Michigan

By Rick Green | January 21, 2018
The Huskies struggled against the Eastern Michigan University Eagles Friday, losing nine of 10 matches.The Huskies suffered many setbacks against Eastern Michigan University, losing five matches by two or less points. The Huskies fell to the Eagles 30-3.“Our fight and grit needs to improve heading into Sunday,” said Head Coach Ryan Ludwig.Redshirt freshman Max Ihry defeated Jared Langley of the Eagles 2-0. Ihry avenged a loss from earlier in the season at the Eastern Michigan Open 4-3. Ihry has two Mid-American Conference dual wins, which is tied with sophomore Brock Hudkins for most on the team. Ihry is 5-13 on the season.“Ihry was the bright spot in the match today,” Ludwig said. “It was good to see him avenge a match from earlier this season.”The Huskies struggled to keep the lead in the matches. The Eagles came back and won three of the five matches from behind.Hudkins fell to Tomas Gutierrez of the Eagles 5-3 at 125 pounds after leading 3-2. Freshman Nolan Baker lost a close match to Kyle Springer of Eastern Michigan University 9-8, after leading 7-2 in the first round.Redshirt sophomore Caden McWhirter failed to capitalize on a 3-2 lead going into the second round against J.J. Wolfe of the Eagles, falling 7-5. At 285 pounds, redshirt sophomore Caleb Gossett battled against No. 17 ranked wrestler Gage Hutchinson of the Eagles 5-3.“Gossett really wore out a top-twenty ranked wrestler, he’s closing the gap on ranked guys,” Ludwig said.Redshirt junior Alijah Jeffery fell to Noah Gonser of Eastern Michigan University by decision 4-2 in the 133-pound match. Sophomore Anthony Rubino at 141 pounds loss by fall to Sa’Derian Perry of the Eagles.At 165 pounds, redshirt junior Andrew Scott lost by decision to Zac Carson of Eastern Michigan University. Senior Quinton Rosser lost by decision to Andrew McNally of the Eagles at 174 pounds.The Huskies will be back in action 12 p.m. Sunday as they head to Athens, Ohio to face the Ohio University Bobcats.

Ring of Honor brings international flavor to Chicago

By James Krause | October 18, 2017

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s partnership with New Japan Pro Wrestling brought various international talent on Sunday night to The Odeum in Villa Park as part of the Global Wars tour.The Global Wars tour, taking place in Buffalo, Columbus, Pittsburgh and...

NIU Wrestling: Shawn Scott headed to NCAA National Championships

By Frank Gogola | March 19, 2015

Wrestling redshirt sophomore Shawn Scott is healthy and ready to go for his first appearance at the NCAA National Championships this weekend.Scott will partake in the 197-pound weight class at the national tournament starting 11 a.m. today and running...

NIU wrestling: Shawn Scott headed to NCAA championships

By Northern Star staff | March 10, 2015

Wrestling redshirt sophomore Shawn Scott punched his ticket to the NCAA Championships on March 19-21 this weekend.Scott took fourth place in the loaded 197-pounded weight class in the double-elimination tournament. He opened Friday with a 4-3 win over...

NIU wrestling: Shawn Scott ranked 3rd in MAC’s 197 weight class

By Northern Star staff | January 23, 2015

Redshirt sophomore wrestler Shawn Scott is ranked third in the 197-pound weight class in the MAC’s second January wrestling rankings, released today.Scott is ranked behind Missouri Tigers sophomore J’Den Cox and Ohio Bobcats junior Phil Wellington,...

Pass/Fail: Country concert scheduled for February; Tickets for shows at Convo too expensive

By Carl Nadig | November 20, 2014

Pass: Country concert scheduled for FebruaryIt’s beneficial for students and efforts to boost university engagement when there’s a concert booked at the Convocation Center.Earlier this week, singer-songwriter Brad Paisley announced a performance to...