The Daily Northwestern

NU wrestlers count the pounds

Josh Walfish

February 27, 2011

Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Thirteen years before Drew Pariano took over the reins of the Northwestern wrestling program, a six-week span in 1997 changed the culture of the college sport forever. Pariano was a sophomore wrestler at NU when University of Michig...

Wrestling: NU snags first Columbus win in 13 years

Josh Walfish

February 18, 2011

Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Drew Pariano said he wanted to make sure Northwestern sent a message to the Big Ten in its dual against Ohio State. The coach accomplished his mission as the No. 14 Wildcats (18-2, 6-2 Big Ten) ran over the Buckeyes (2-11, 1-...

Wrestling: NU presses to win at 174 class

Josh Walfish

February 15, 2011

Filed under Sports, Wrestling

This year has been cruel to the 174-pound Northwestern wrestlers. Redshirt sophomore Brian Roddy and redshirt junior Robert Kellogg combined for an 8-2 record in the division at the beginning of the season. However, neither...

Wrestling: At home duals, seniors steal show

Josh Walfish and Josh Walfish

February 12, 2011

Filed under Wrestling

Brandon Precin has maintained a workman-like demeanor throughout his two All-American seasons and two Midlands Championships titles. During his final regular season match at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Friday night, the redshirt senior br...

NU to honor senior class against Wisconsin

Josh Walfish

February 6, 2011

Filed under Sports, Wrestling

When Aaron Jones first came to Northwestern he was more concerned with how he performed in the classroom than how he fared on the mat. The Illinois native didn't necessarily have the innate cunning or physical prowess of fellow...

Wrestling: NU gets bonus points in lower weights, bests Purdue

Josh Walfish

February 4, 2011

Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Aaron Jones broke his five-game losing streak in a big way Friday night. The senior won his 184-pound match against No. 7 A.J. Kissel in convincing 6-1 fashion, controlling the match from start to finish and notching takedowns...

Wrestling: NU to face top-heavy Purdue on Friday

Josh Walfish

January 31, 2011

Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Northwestern's best wrestlers aren't necessarily its biggest. The Wildcats (15-2, 3-2 Big Ten) have won 77 of 85 matches at their five lower weight divisions this season. Three of the five starters at the lower divisions rank in t...

Precin, NU pinned by Iowa

Josh Walfish

January 29, 2011

Filed under Wrestling

Ambition got the best of Brandon Precin, and perhaps his No. 1 ranking, against Iowa on Friday night. The redshirt senior was pinned with 49 seconds left in his Midlands Championships rematch with Matt McDonough during Northwest...

Wrestling: Precin to try and pin down rematch win against Iowa

Josh Walfish

January 25, 2011

Filed under Sports, Wrestling

On Dec. 30 then-No. 2 Brandon Precin was matched up against Iowa's Matt McDonough, the nation's top-ranked wrestler in the 125-pound weight division, in the finals of the Midlands Championships. After seven minutes of intense wr...

Wrestling: Cats to take on No. 11 Wolverines

Josh Walfish

January 18, 2011

Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Drew Pariano hit the mat running as the new head coach of the wrestling program. Pariano was promoted in June after five years on the staff of Tim Cysewski, now the associate head coach. Pariano was named the NWCA Division I ...

Wrestling: NU to face Illinois on Friday

Joshua Walfish and Joshua Walfish

January 12, 2011

Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Northwestern has mostly avoided the possible consequences of scheduling 13 duals and two tournaments prior to getting to the meat of its season. The Wildcats (13-0, 1-0 Big Ten) have not only been able to come out undefeated in all of...

Wrestling: Cats try to keep early season momentum rolling in duals

Josh Walfish and Josh Walfish

January 4, 2011

Filed under Sports, Wrestling

With its Big Ten schedule looming, Northwestern will travel to Pittsburgh this weekend for its final three non-conference duals. The trip is more about preparation than preserving the team's undefeated record, coach Drew Pari...