Wrestling: February 2011 Archives


Nick Smith.jpgFour Northern Illinois wrestlers are ranked in the latest edition of the Mid-American Conference's Coaches rankings. Tristen DeShazer and Bryan Deutsch headline the quartet ranking second at 141 and 157 respectively. Brad Dieckhaus is ranked third at 184, while freshman Nick Smith is ranked fourth at 125.

Smith leads the Huskies in victories with 19 and is 19-7 on the season. DeShazer (13-8) has won his last three matches, all by pinfall, and has eight pins on the season. Deutsch is second on the team in wins with 16 and has won six of his last eight bouts. Dieckhaus is 10-8 in his return to the mat this season after missing all of last year with an injury.


Dave Grant.jpgWIN-magazine.com profiled three retiring wrestling coaches, including Northern Illinois University head coach Dave Grant who is leaving NIU at the end of the season after 15 years of service to the university. Grant discusses building the NIU wrestling program and his plans for his life away from the mat.