Oct. 25, 2012
DEKALB, Ill. - The Northern Illinois wrestling team wraps up its preseason Friday night when the team hosts the annual Wrestle-Offs in Chick Evans Field House.
The intrasquad meet, which begins at 7 p.m., helps determine the starting lineup for the upcoming season, while giving fans their first glimpse at the 2012-13 Huskies.
"We're looking forward to the fans coming out to support the team this year," said NIU head coach Ryan Ludwig. "Not only to see some hotly-contested bouts, because we have some great matchups to see, but also to learn more about our team and get more active in coming to the matches and participate in rooting these guys on throughout the year."
The competition for each of the starting spots is expected to be very competitive, including at 125, 149 and 174. Several returning Huskies will also begin the season at new weight classes, including Tyler Argue at 141, Rob Jillard at 149 and Matt Mougin at 174.
Fans will also get their first look at the 2012 recruiting class that features five wrestlers who will be competing for starting spots, with Braun Marquez, Andrew Morse, Trace Engelkes, Bryan Loughlin and Shawn Scott all wrestling in the Red-Black dual.
Admission to the meet is free for all fans. Live results will also be available on Twitter @NIUScores and @NIUWrestling.
125: Nick Harrison (Red) vs. Braun Marquez (Black)
133: Derek Elmore (Red) vs. Thorian Twyner (Black)
141: Ethan Davis (Red) vs. Tyler Argue (Black)
149: Rob Jillard (Red) vs. Shawn Fayette (Black)
157: Josh Smith (Red) vs. Andrew Morse (Black)
165: Sam Bennett (Red) vs. Trace Engelkes (Black)
174: Caleb Busson (Red) vs. Matt Mougin (Black)
184: Bryan Loughlin (Red) vs. Shane Rosenberry (Black)
197: Shawn Scott (Red) vs. Arber Bebo (Black)
HWT: Arthur Bunce (Red) vs. Jared Torrence (Black)