Northern Illinois University’s Brad Dieckhaus was named the Mid-American Conference’s Wrestler of the Week, the league announced Thursday.
Dieckhaus kicked off his senior season with a bang Saturday, recording three victories at the Hoosier Duals in Bloomington, Ind.
After missing the first two duals of the season and the Michigan State Open due to injury, Dieckhaus showed no signs of rust in his opening match, pinning Campbell’s Teshaun Johnson early in the second period to clinch NIU’s second dual win of the season.
Against SIU-Edwardsville, the St. Charles, Mo., native notched a 10-0 major decision against the Cougars’ Cole Brandt in the Huskies’ 25-7 win. The redshirt senior would finish the day with an 8-2 win against Indiana’s Cheney Dale.
This was the first time Dieckhaus received the honor in his four-year career. The St. Charles, Mo., native also became the first Huskie to win the award since Dakota Greenhaw on Feb. 23, 2009.
NIU’s wrestlers return to action tonight when they host Purdue in the annual Showcase Meet. The dual gets under way at 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center.