|Wrestling Releases 2016-17 Schedule|
|Null Earns GPAC Honor|
|NWC Dismantles DWU 51-0|
|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
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.
Northwestern was named a Top 20 NAIA academic team by the NWCA (National Wrestling Coaches Association) on Monday. The Red Raiders came in 15th with a 2.9775 team GPA.
Sr. Zach Fishman and Soph. Brandon Shuler were named NWCA Academic All-Americans on Monday. Wrestlers must have at least a 3.25 grade-point average and be a 2016 NAIA national championship qualifier or have a 3.0 GPA and earned All-American honors at the 2016 championships in Topeka.
Seniors BJ Groskreutz and Preston Hoebelheinrich were named 2016 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes today by the NAIA. Both Groskreutz and Hoebelheinrich earned the honor last year as well.
Six Raiders Earned All-GPAC Honors for their efforts this season including seniors Zach Fishman and Tyree Cox, who were named to the All-GPAC first team.
Null Named At-Large, Earns Berth To Championships
Sophomore Nicholas Null was named an at-large for the NAIA National Championships and will join the five Red Raiders that qualified on Saturday at the NAIA North Qualifier in Topeka for the NAIA Championships.
Two Northwestern College wrestlers concluded their season at the 2015 NAIA Wrestling National Championship held this weekend in Topeka, Kan.
The NAIA announced its list of Scholar Athletes for the 2014-15 wrestling season and two Northwestern College athletes earned the academic honor.
Northwestern College will send two wrestlers to compete at the 2015 NAIA Wrestling National Championship held this weekend at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Kan.
Four Raiders earned All-GPAC honors for wrestling this season. Brandon Shuler (165 lbs) led the way earning 2nd Team accolades while Tyler Schaefer (184 lbs.), Tyree Cox (174 lbs.) and Randall Null (184 lbs.) earned honorable mention honors.