NIU wrestling releases 2022-23 schedule – Northern Star

Huskies set to face four in-state opponents

Zohair Khan

Then-redshirt senior Mason Kauffman wrestles with then-graduate student Kevin Gschwendtner Feb. 20 during NIU’s dual meet with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The encounter closed NIU’s 2021 regular season schedule. (Zohair Khan | North Star)

The NIU wrestling team has officially released their 2022-23 schedule, with head coach Ryan Ludwig leading an exciting year ahead of them.

The Huskies have a class of 11 newcomers this season to make the roster they signed last offseason. The first look at them will be when the season kicks off on October 28 with the annual Red and Black Dual.

The Huskies’ first real test will be the Michigan State Open, where some of the nation’s top talent will come to compete in the tournament.

NIU’s first home event will be November 12 for the NIU Duals, where they will host Harper College and Lindenwood University at Victor E. Court.

The season heats up when the Huskies take part in the Boilermaker Duals on Nov. 20, where they will face Cleveland State University, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and Purdue University. Next, they will face Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the Cougar Clash on December 4.

Halfway through, the Huskies have some of their most important games. They will kick off their Mid-American Conference competition with a road game against Kent State University on Dec. 18.

Then in January, NIU will face conference opponents Central Michigan University and Ohio University on January 13 and 20.

The MAC Championships are March 3-4 in Fairfax, Va., and the NCAA Championships are March 16-18 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

You can find the Huskies 2022-23 season schedule on the official Huskies website.