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Wrestling set to take part in open tournament this weekend

By Ed Rietveld | November 28, 2012

After a week away from the mat over the Thanksgiving holiday, NIU wrestling returns to competition when it participates in the Kaufman-Brand Open in St. Louis on Saturday. The event is hosted by Maryville . Saturday’s action will be the Huskies first...

Huskie wrestlers look strong against weekend competition, fall to ranked Purdue

By Brian Earle | November 19, 2012

Wrestling looked to follow up its strong performance from the Huskie Duals last weekend at the NIU Duals Saturday. This weekend, the Huskies (5-1) battled their way to a record of 2-1 against Calumet College of St. Joseph, Loras College and No. 23 nationally...

Wrestling hosts second set of duals this weekend

By Ed Rietveld | November 14, 2012

This weekend, NIU wrestling hosts its second straight weekend of meet action in the NIU duals. The Huskies (3-0) swept Tiffin University 36-3, South Dakota State University 26-12 and registered their first win over a Big Ten opponent since 2009 when they...

Wrestling sweeps in opening duals Saturday

By Ed Rietveld | November 11, 2012

Wrestling had its first dual meets of the season when NIU hosted the Huskie Duals on Saturday. NIU (3-0) swept all three of its opponents, beating Tiffin University 36-3, South Dakota State University 26-12 and Indiana University 19-13. The victory over...

Wrestling to host Huskie Duals Saturday

By Ed Rietveld | November 7, 2012

This Saturday, NIU wrestling will have its first home meet when it hosts the Huskie Duals. Four other schools will be competing in duals on Saturday, like Indiana University, Tiffin University, Cleveland State University and South Dakota State University....

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...

NIUs Jared Torrence concentrates on keeping hold of a Stanford wrestler.

Wrestling looks strong at Eastern Michigan Open

By Mike Romor | November 4, 2012

After an eight-month offseason, NIU wrestling finally had the chance to face competition Saturday at the Eastern Michigan Open. The Huskies looked strong in their return to the mats, with 13 grapplers placing in the event. While eight of NIU’s placewinners...

Wrestling to take to the mats for season opener

By Mike Romor | October 31, 2012

After last weekend’s season-opening wrestle-offs, NIU wrestling will face opponents from outside the team for the first time this season at the Eastern Michigan Open. The open will feature 450 wrestlers from some of the top programs across the nation....

Wrestling looks to fill gaps left by graduates

By Mike Romor | October 28, 2012

The new era NIU wrestling started last season continues to look promising. Now that Ryan Ludwig has a full season under his belt as head coach of the program, the Huskies are adjusting to life without leaders Brad Dieckhaus and Mike Lukowski. The Huskies...

Courtesy of Scott Walstrom, NIU Media Services Kevin Fanta

Fanta taking advantage of his latest opportunity

By Mike Romor | February 15, 2012

Entering his senior season at Lake Zurich High School, Kevin Fanta's name was not even a whisper through college wrestling recruiters' ears.In fact, it wasn't until after Fanta had won the Illinois State championship at 135 that he made a significant...

Brad Dieckhaus

Huskie Briefs for 2/7/12

By Northern Star Staff | February 6, 2012

Dieckhaus, Dekkinga named NIU Scholar Athletes of the Week DeKALB | NIU wrestler, Brad Dieckhaus and women's tennis' Haley Dekkinga gained NIU Scholar Athletes of the Week Awards for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, according to a press release.Dieckhaus, a redshirt senior,...

Two NIU wrestlers qualify for NCAA Championships

By Mike Romor | March 9, 2011

NIU Wrestlers Brad Dieckhaus and Bryan Deutsch had successful regular seasons which carried over into the MAC Championships, where they qualified for the NCAA Championships. The two grapplers are represent the Huskies in the Division I field of 330 participants....