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Northrup, Morse pace wrestling

By Mike Romor | November 10, 2013

Wrestling entered one of the toughest early season open tournaments in the NCAA and exited with five placewinners.Two Huskies finished in the top three at the Michigan State Open in the open division, with one Huskie grabbing first place in the fresh/soph...

Wrestling heads to Michigan State Open

By Mike Romor | November 6, 2013

The new season continues for wrestling 8 a.m. Saturday when it travels to East Lansing for the Michigan State Open.Wrestling had mixed results in its first open of the season. After sending 22 wrestlers to the mats in last weekend’s Warren Williamson/Daktronics...

Preseason dual a success

By Frank Gogola | October 27, 2013

Finishing off its preseason in style, wrestling gave its athletes a chance to prove their stuff at the Red/Black Dual Friday at the Chick Evans Field House.The Black team held on for a 21-15 win over the Red team in the intrasquad meet.“[It was] good...

Wrestlers to fight for spots

By Mike Romor | October 22, 2013

The season’s first dual meet is still three weeks away, but wrestling is set to hit the mats for the annual Red/Black dual at 7 p.m. Friday in the Chick Evans Fieldhouse.The yearly wrestle-offs display a match at each of the 10 weight classes. Head...

Junior wrestler to compete in NCAA championships

By Ed Rietveld | March 20, 2013

One member of the wrestling team is preparing for what could be the most important weekend of his life. Redshirt junior Matt Mougin, who wrestles at 174 pounds, will compete in the NCAA championships beginning Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa. Mougin, who...

Men’s wrestling reflects on season

By Ed Rietveld | March 18, 2013

The wrestling season for most of the NIU as a team is over, as only redshirt junior Matt Mougin will compete in the NCAA tournament this weekend. As a team, the Huskies finish with a record of (10-8, 1-4 MAC) during the regular season and finished in...

Wrestling finishes 5th in MAC tournament

By Ed Rietveld | March 17, 2013

Wrestling competed in the MAC tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., and finished in a tie for fifth with Ohio University with 63.5 points over spring break. The University of Missouri tallied 136 points, finishing first, which ended a streak of 11 straight conference...

NIU wrestlers to compete in MAC tournament

By Ed Rietveld | March 5, 2013

Even though spring break starts this weekend, 10 wrestlers will not have the luxury of a break as they will be competing in the MAC conference tournament Sunday at the University of Buffalo. Head coach Ryan Ludwig said it is crucial the competing wrestlers...

Wrestling junior opts to end athletic career

By Ed Rietveld | March 4, 2013

Even though the wrestling team has only one senior, there is another Huskie whose time on the mat at NIU is just about over. Redshirt junior Dan Burk will not utilize his extra year of eligibility next season and will instead graduate with a degree in...

Wrestling triumphs over dual meet weekend

By Ed Rietveld | February 24, 2013

Wrestling finished its regular season Sunday with two road duel meets at Cleveland State University against Gardner-Webb University (4-13) and the Cleveland State Vikings (4-10). The Huskies (10-8) were able to finish as the regular season winners of...

NIU reacts to Olympics removal of wrestling

By Ed Rietveld | February 18, 2013

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will signify the end of an era for Olympic competition. Wrestling will be in the Olympics for what may be the last time. Last week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to eliminate the sport from...

Wrestling to meet Buffalo University

By Ed Rietveld | February 13, 2013

Wrestling begins a three dual meet road trip to end the regular season when they take on the Buffalo University Bulls (1-9, 1-3 MAC) this weekend. The Huskies (7-8, 0-5 MAC) are coming off last week’s dual meet defeat against in-state rival Northwestern...