Currently standing at 4-4 overall and 2-2 in the GPAC, Northwestern pursues improvement as the season is still up for grabs.
Last Saturday, the Red Raiders hosted the Concordia Bulldogs.
Starting the Red Raiders off was 125-pound Austin Boles, a sophomore, who recorded the fastest-timed win of the evening when he pinned the Bulldogs’ Dmitri Scott at 2:29 seconds. The next win came from the 174-pound class, where senior Zach Fishman defeated Concordia’s Travian Cooke.
Shortly after, the final NW victory came from 184-pound Tyree Cox, a senior, who dominated his opponent, Matthew Atwood, in a victory that left the crowd roaring out of excitement.
Unfortunately, the Red Raiders fell short against the Bulldogs, 16-30.
“Jan. 27 against the Briar Cliff Chargers will be very big for us,” sophomore Nicholas Null said. “So far, we have lost our last two GPAC duals to some good teams, so this would be good bounce back for us.
“Lately, Coach [Dahl] has emphasized freedom. He wants us to get back into having fun and losing all that nervousness that has circulated amongst our locker room. I think that nervousness comes from last year and that season not being what we expected. As a team we have truly bettered ourselves this year. We’re getting wins, and improving our record would make a statement whether it goes noticed or unnoticed. Our hard work has us looking a lot tougher and we must match that with our performance.”
The Red Raiders will take on the Morningside Mustangs tomorrow at home at 5 p.m. Following the Morningside match, the wrestling team will take on the alumni at 6:30 p.m. NW will be at Midland on Wednesday at 7 p.m.