|Null Earns GPAC Honor|
|Five Raiders Named to All-GPAC Wrestling Teams|
|Six Raiders Qualify for NAIA Wrestling National Championship|
|Northwestern out to continue program progress|
Rik Dahl looks over his Northwestern wrestling program and is pleased with the direction it is going. Two years ago he may not have been able to say that. Dahl watched his team lose 11 of 14 duals it took part in and it had the competitive coach, a former All-American for the Red Raiders in 1997, rethinking more than a few things.
Source: Sioux City Journal
Dante Preciado earned All-American honors after going 4-1 on day one of the NAIA Wrestling National Championships. He finished in 8th place at 141 lbs. for Northwestern.
Five Red Raider wrestlers have been named to the All-GPAC wrestling teams today highlighted by Dante Preciado (141), Andras Lukacs-Farkas (174), and Luis Rivera-Santiago (197) who were each named to the All-GPAC First Team.
Six Red Raiders have qualified for the NAIA Wrestling National Championship, presented by USA Wrestling-Kansas.The 60th annual event takes place March 3 – 4 at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Kan. The first of four sessions is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. CST on March 3.
Three Northwestern College wrestlers won titles at the NAIA North National Qualifier/GPAC Championships held today in Crete, Neb.
Northwestern will travel to Waldorf for tonight's regular season finale against the Warriors. NWC has a 6-7 overall record while Waldorf has an 0-3 record heading into tonight's dual.
Northwestern (3-3 GPAC, 6-6) hosts Hastings (4-1 GPAC, 10-4) in the Bultman Center tonight at 7:00pm in the final GPAC dual for the Red Raiders. NWC will honor seven seniors tonight prior to the start of the dual.
Northwestern will host half of the GPAC Duals on Saturday in the Bultman Center. The Red Raiders will take on Concordia, Midland, and Morningside in the two mat event.
The Red Raider wrestling team will be taking nine wrestlers to take part in the Missouri Valley Invite in Marshall, Mo. this weekend. The event features 32 teams and over 400 wrestlers.
Northwestern College climbed into the top 20 for the first time this season in the latest installment of the NAIA Wrestling Coaches' poll released earlier today.
Randy Null was named the GPAC wrestler of the week as announced by the league office earlier today.
Northwestern College earned a hard-fought victory against conference foe Doane University, 21-18, in a dual held tonight at the Bultman Center.
Northwestern College fell to No.7 Southern Oregon 34-12 in a consolation match at the NAIA Duals held today in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Randy Null pinned James Jones at the 6:14 mark in the final match (285) to give Northwestern a 27-23 upset win over No.9 Midland at the NAIA Duals held in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Northwestern College lost to third-ranked Williams Baptist (Ark.) 24-15 in the first match of the NAIA Duals held this week in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Northwestern will wrestle in the Augie Duals on Saturday, facing three NCAA D2 schools. NWC will face Southwest Minnesota St., Augustana, and Truman St. in the event on the campus of Augustana in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Northwestern dominated DWU in a GPAC dual on Wednesday night. The Raiders received some help from the Tigers, who had five open weights. NWC picked up victories at every contested weight.
Northwestern will send eight wrestlers to Buena Vista on Saturday for the BVU Open. NWC is currently receiving votes in the NAIA national poll and are second in the North Qualifying group.
Northwestern opens the 2016-17 GPAC dual season on Tuesday night at Briar Cliff. Northwestern is coming off of a 8-4 season last year and a 5-2 GPAC dual season.
Elijah Dahl placed third at the UNK Open, going 7-1 on Saturday to reach the podium for the first time this season. Dante Preciado finished sixth after a 7-2 day.
Andras Lukacs-Farkas won the DWU Open on Saturday in the 174 weight class. Austin Boles (125) and Dante Preciado (141) each finished second while Randall Null (285) finished third.
Northwestern wrestling opens the season Saturday at the DWU Open in Mitchell, S.D. NWC will take 17 wrestlers to compete in the opening meet of the season. Last season, Zach Fishman won the 174 lb. weight class.
Head wrestling coach Rik Dahl has released the 2016-17 schedule. It features five tournaments, 13 duals, the NWCA National Duals, the GPAC Championships, and the NAIA National Championships. The schedule also features seven junior varsity events.
The Northwestern College wrestling team returned from a mission trip to the Czech Republic...below is a brief summary taken from head coach Rik Dahl
State Champion Tanner Stamper-Smith of Havelock High School was presented the 16th Annual James Johnson Award as the best scholastic wrestler in eastern North Carolina in 2016. The award is named in honor of three time national champion James Johnson.
Tanner Stamper-Smith (Havelock, N.C.) has signed a letter of intent to continue his wrestling career at Northwestern College next fall.