IU wrestling took part in the Big Ten Wrestling Championships this weekend in University Park, Pennsylvania. As a team, the Hoosiers finished 13th out of 14 teams, but two IU wrestlers — Graham Rooks and DJ Washington — made it far enough in the tournament to secure spots in the NCAA Wrestling Championships on March 18-20.
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The IU Student Foundation announced Thursday that both Little 500 races will be rescheduled for May 26 in an email to riders and coaches. Previously scheduled for April 23 and 24, the women’s and men’s races will take place at noon and 4 p.m., respectively.
IU’s wrestling team will compete in the Big Ten Wrestling Championships Saturday and Sunday. The Hoosiers — whose two Big Ten dual wins this season were their most since the 2016-17 season — are led by No. 9 sophomore DJ Washington, who is the No. 5 seed in the tournament in the 174-pound weight class. The tournament will be broadcasted on Big Ten Network starting at 10 a.m Saturday.
IU wrestling lost its regular season finale to the Purdue Boilermakers 38-3 Monday night in West Lafayette, Indiana. The Boilermakers had a 35 point margin of victory — the largest of all time in the in-state rivalry — and secured its 11th straight win against the Hoosiers.
Its matchup with in-state rival Purdue is one the IU wrestling team has had circled on its calendar all season, head coach Angel Escobedo said. In their regular season finale, the Hoosiers will take on the Boilermakers at 8 p.m. Monday in West Lafayette, Indiana. The dual will be broadcasted on the Big Ten Network.
IU wrestling took down Maryland 27-13 on its senior day Sunday in Wilkinson Hall. The Hoosiers scored their most points in a dual meet since their 32-0 victory on senior day against the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Feb. 24, 2019.
Coming off two losses against ranked opponents last weekend at home, IU wrestling will look to bounce back against the winless Maryland Terrapins on Sunday in Bloomington and improve on its 1-5 record. This is IU’s last home meet of the season and it will start at 11 a.m.
IU wrestling wasn’t able to capitalize on its home-mat advantage and momentum from last weekend’s win Saturday, losing both of its duals to No. 23 Michigan State and No. 7 Nebraska by scores of 28-10 and 47-0, respectively. IU is now 1-5 in duals this season.
Coming off its first win of the season against Northwestern, IU wrestling is returning home Saturday for its first duals in Wilkinson Hall since its opener against Illinois Jan. 10. IU will take on No. 23 Michigan State at noon and No. 7 Nebraska at 2 p.m.
IU sophomore DJ Washington was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week Tuesday after going 2-0 last weekend, defeating No. 5 redshirt freshman Carter Starocci from Penn State and pinning redshirt freshman Troy Fisher from Northwestern with 18 seconds left in the match.
IU wrestling picked up its first win of the season against Northwestern on Saturday in Evanston, Illinois. After losing to No. 3 Penn State earlier in the day, IU took down Northwestern 18-16 and improved to 1-3 on the season.
IU wrestling will be back on the mat for the first time in two weeks Saturday in Evanston, Illinois, against No. 3 Penn State and Northwestern. The Hoosiers will take on the Nittany Lions at noon before hosting the Wildcats at 2 p.m.
IU wrestling dropped its second dual meet of the season Sunday against No. 3 Michigan with a final score of 32-6, falling to 0-2 on the season. Fans watching at home on BTN Plus enjoyed a technical difficulties screen for most of the meet, with one of the longest uninterrupted portions of the stream coming as staff cleaned the mats during intermission.
After dropping its home opener against Illinois on Jan. 10, IU wrestling will look to take down No. 3 Michigan at noon Sunday in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
IU wrestling’s young roster brought a lot of excitement heading into its shortened season, but that excitement didn’t translate into success in its season opener Sunday against Illinois.
The Big Ten released its wrestling schedule for the 2021 season Thursday, less than two weeks before it’s set to begin. IU will open its season at home in a dual meet against Illinois on Jan. 10, its first action in nearly 11 months.
IU wrestling’s preseason workouts look different compared to a usual year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which halted its season in March. The team is still practicing every day, but they’ve been split into two groups to limit close contact. Each group is lifting weights every other day, compared to every day during a normal preseason.
IU wrestling added two 2021 recruits on National Signing Day Wednesday. Jake Evans and Henry Porter, IU’s new signees, are ranked No. 42 and 81 in the country respectively.
The Bloomington Police Department is currently investigating a shooting west of Dunn Street and Varsity Lane, according to an IU-Notify email.
The NCAA announced that all Division I winter sports athletes will be given an extra year of eligibility in a statement made Wednesday night. This decision comes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and provides the same flexibility the NCAA previously granted spring and fall athletes.