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Dan Burk
Northern Illinois redshirt junior Dan Burk (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) was named to the Mid-American Conference’s Academic All-Conference Wrestling Team, the conference office announced Wednesday. Burk, who boasts a 3.67 GPA in kinesiology, is a first-time recipient of the award. “This is a great honor for Dan and the NIU wrestling program,” said NIU head coach...
Rob Jillard
The Northern Illinois wrestling team closed its home slate Friday with a 36-6 loss to in-state rival Northwestern on Senior Night. With the loss, the Huskies fall to 7-8 on the season. The Wildcats bumped their record up to 7-7. “Northwestern’s got a tough team, but I think we can compete better than that,” said...
Kevin Fanta
The Northern Illinois wrestling team dropped both of its dual matches Saturday in Victor E. Court, losing to No. 7 Missouri and Eastern Michigan. With the losses, NIU falls to 7-7 overall and 0-5 in the MAC. Meanwhile, MU improves to 9-1 and 1-1 in conference and EMU moves to 7-10 overall and 1-2 in...
Kevin Fanta
The Northern Illinois wrestling team put a scare into No. 12 Central Michigan Friday night at Victor E. Court, but they were unable to pull off the upset in a 23-12 defeat. NIU drops to 7-5 overall and 0-3 in the MAC with the loss, while CMU moves to 9-3 and 3-0 in conference play....
Nick Smith
The Northern Illinois wrestling team’s return home after a month-long road trip was not a warm one, as the Huskies lost to Mid-American Conference foe Ohio, 32-13. With the loss, NIU drops to 7-4 overall and 0-2 in the MAC. On the other side, the Bobcats move to 4-3 and 2-1 in the conference. “There’s...
Jared Torrence
The Northern Illinois wrestling team recorded two wins Sunday afternoon in Edwardsville, Ill., as the Huskies defeated Southern Conference foes Appalachian State and SIU Edwardsville. With the wins, NIU improved to 7-3 on the year, putting them one victory away from matching last season’s win total. NIU Downs Mountaineers, 26-12 The Huskies began the day...
Nick Smith
The Northern Illinois wrestling team dropped a tough 25-9 decision Saturday against Michigan State in the annual Showcase Meet. The loss puts NIU’s record at 5-2, while the Spartans improved to 2-2 in a match that was much closer than the final score indicated. “The way dual meet scores settle out, if you lose 10...
Derek Elmore
The Northern Illinois wrestling team hit two big milestones Saturday at the NIU Convocation Center, as they went 3-0 at the Huskie Duals. With a win over South Dakota State in the second match of the day, the team recorded their 500th win in program history. In addition, the Huskies’ victory over Indiana was their...
Rob Jillard
The Northern Illinois wrestling team recorded two wins Sunday at Victor E. Court, toppling in-state rival SIU-Edwardsville, 34-8, and Tiffin, 42-0. With the wins, the Huskies evened their record at 8-8 on the year; the second-highest win total for NIU in the last six seasons. “We focused on competing hard and competing with fire and...
Tyler Loethen
NIU’s wrestling team grabbed two wins Saturday at the 2011 Hoosier Duals, defeating Campbell and SIU-Edwardsville while dropping a tough one to host Indiana. Individually, three Huskies – Nick Smith, Tyler Loethen and Brad Dieckhaus – won all three of their matches on the day. “I’m proud of our effort and competitive fire today,” said...
Nick Smith
Facing some of the best teams in the nation, the Northern Illinois wrestling team placed two wrestlers in the top six Saturday at the Michigan State Open. Nick Smith advanced to the finals before taking second at 125, while Rob Jillard placed fourth in 133. “We’d like to finish with some odd numbers in championship...
Dave Grant
The Northern Illinois University wrestling team has determined match-ups for its annual Wrestle-Offs, which will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, in Victor E. Court in the Convocation Center. As he heads into his 15th and final season at the helm of the Northern Illinois University wrestling program, head coach Dave Grant is...