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Rob Jillard
The Northern Illinois University wrestling team saw its season come to an end Friday in Oklahoma City, Okla., as seniors Nick Smith (Ida, Mich./Ida) and Rob Jillard (Franklinville, N.J./Delsea Regional) dropped consolation matches to seeded opponents at the NCAA championships. Smith suffered a close 10-7 defeat against No. 10 Nick Soto of Chattanooga, while Jillard...
Rob Jillard
Seniors Nick Smith and Rob Jillard helped the Northern Illinois University wrestling team extend its postseason run Sunday in Kent, Ohio, as both clinched automatic berths to the NCAA tournament on the final day of the MAC Championships. Smith and Jillard each took fourth place finishes at 133 and 149, respectively, while Shawn Scott (third-197),...
Jared Torrence
The Mid-American Conference has announced the seeds for this weekend’s 2014 MAC Wrestling Championships, which will take place Saturday and Sunday inside Kent State’s M.A.C. Center. Jared Torrence and Shawn Scott were the highest-seeded Huskies in the field, as they were ranked third at 197 and 285, respectively. Scott’s first-round opponent will be Old Dominion’s...
Rob Jillard
The Northern Illinois University wrestling team pushed Kent State to the brink Saturday afternoon on Senior Day, but lost on criteria to the Golden Flashes, 19-18. NIU (6-10, 1-6 MAC) came from behind to tie the match at 18-18 against the Golden Flashes (10-8, 4-2 MAC) with wins at 197 and 285. However, the Huskies...
Facing Mid-American Conference newcomer Old Dominion, the Northern Illinois University wrestling team dropped a 23-12 decision on the road Friday night in Norfolk, Va. Despite a 6-3 lead after two matches, the Huskies (6-9, 1-5 MAC) dropped the next six bouts – including two agonizing overtime defeats back-to-back – to the Monarchs (6-8, 2-2 MAC)....
Jared Torrence
The Northern Illinois University wrestling team suffered a tough loss at home Saturday in Victor E. Court, as the Central Michigan Chippewas came away with a 25-6 win over the Huskies. CMU (6-4, 2-0 MAC) built a big 22-point lead against NIU (3-5, 0-2 MAC). Caleb Busson and Jared Torrence were the bright spots for...
Tyler Argue
NIU’s wrestling team opens the month of December playing host to the Cleveland State Vikings. The dual starts at approximately 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, inside Victor E. Court. Prior to the meet, Sycamore and Kaneland high schools grapple at 5 p.m. “Our home match environment is going to be great this week,” said NIU...
Jared Torrence
The Northern Illinois University wrestling team kicked off their dual schedule Saturday at the EMU Duals by winning two of their four matchups. NIU began the day with a 22-9 loss against No. 14 Michigan, followed by a 27-9 defeat against sixth-ranked Oregon State. The Huskies bounced back by downing Clarion, 21-15, and Findlay, 41-9....
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The Northern Illinois wrestling team will send at least one Huskie to the 2013 NCAA Championships, as Matt Mougin clinched an automatic bid as part of the Huskies’ fifth place finish at Sunday’s Mid-American Conference Championships. Mougin’s berth marks the 42nd consecutive season in which at least one NIU wrestler has advanced to the NCAA...
Kevin Fanta
The Mid-American Conference announced the preliminary seeds for the 2013 MAC Wrestling Championship on Sunday, March 10, on the campus of the University at Buffalo at Alumni Arena. Two Huskies – Kevin Fanta and Nick Smith – earned Top 4 seeds in their respective weight classes. Fanta is the third seed at 141 pounds and...
Nick Smith
The Northern Illinois wrestling team capped its 2012-13 regular season Sunday afternoon with wins against Gardner-Webb and Cleveland State. The pair of victories bumps NIU’s record to 10-8 on the season. The Huskies also exceeded their dual win total (eight) from a season ago in the first year under head coach Ryan Ludwig. Huskies Outpace...
Jared Torrence
The Northern Illinois wrestling team went back and forth with Buffalo Saturday afternoon, but it was the Huskies who emerged with a 20-18 win. The win boosts NIU’s record to 8-8 overall and 1-4 in the Mid-American Conference, while UB falls to 1-10 and 1-4 in the MAC. “We talked about banding together as brothers...
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