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Malcom went 30-2 this year earning DIIs Most Dominant Wrestler Of The Year Award.

National champion crowned: Matt Malcom moves to new wrestling journey after historic career

March 25, 2022

Matt Malcom obliterated the Division II competition this year, winning his second National Championship in his career. The five-time All-American was a crucial piece in the Lopers winning their fourth...

Matches went all day Saturday and ended with the Lopers taking home the regional title.

NCAA Super Region VI: Wrestling team shatters program record with 175.5 points

March 3, 2022

The UNK wrestling team broke a program record with 148 points at the NCAA Super Regionals two years ago. This year, the Lopers shattered that record with 175.5 points in the NCAA Super Regional VI in...

Josh Portillo has posted a 15-5 record this year heading into Regionals.

Josh Portillo wrestles, coaches with heart during career

February 24, 2022

As his sixth and final year of collegiate wrestling comes to an end, Josh Portillo is once again preparing for the NCAA Super Regionals. Portillo has had much success at UNK as a three-time All-American...

The current plan does not have bleachers and will have the Loper head flipped to the other side. There will also be training equipment in the room.

Out with Cushing Pool, in with wrestling room

February 17, 2022

The old pool at Cushing Coliseum has been filled in with concrete and is no more.  Construction workers have been renovating the pool to turn it into a wrestling room. The $2.5 million project...

Austin Eldrege doesn’t let Tre’Vaughn Craig escape as he recorded the win via technical fall to help the Lopers reclaim the lead over the Bronchos.

Central Oklahoma squeaks by Lopers in heavyweight matchup

GRANT TIGHE February 10, 2022

tighegd@lopers.unk.edu No. 1 Central Oklahoma traveled to No. 3 UNK on Saturday for a much-anticipated wrestling matchup at the Health and Sports Center. The Bronchos came away with the win 18-17 in...

The Cushing Pool was built in 1962 and decommissioned in 2016. Since then, the UNK swim team commutes to Kearney High School’s pool for practices.

Cushing Pool renovation means new facilities for UNK Wrestling

GRACE MCDONALD April 7, 2021
The Cushing Pool will be remodeled into a new wrestling facility following five years of disuse since it was decommissioned in 2016. The $2-2.5 million project will fulfill the wrestling team’s need for more space.
The Cushing Pool was built in 1962 and decommissioned in 2016. Since then, the UNK swim team commutes to Kearney High School’s pool for practices.

Cushing Pool renovation means new facilities for UNK Wrestling

GRACE McDONALD March 29, 2021
The Cushing Pool will be remodeled into a new wrestling facility following five years of disuse since it was decommissioned in 2016. The $2-2.5 million project will fulfill the wrestling team’s need for more space.
Loper wrestling pins down national runner-up title

Loper wrestling pins down national runner-up title

GRANT TIGHE March 17, 2021
The UNK Wrestling team qualified all 10 of their wrestlers for the national championships back at regionals on Feb. 28. As a result, they were in the best position of any team to win the national championship.
For the third time in his career Matt Malcom qualified for the NCAA DII National Championships.

Regional champions again: Lopers repeat at home

March 4, 2020

ALEX ELLERellerag@lopers.unk.edu Number two is twice as nice. The UNK Wrestling team sure thinks so as they picked up their second straight regional championship in front of their home crowd. Finishing...

Photo by Alex Eller Jarrod Hinrichs competes against Chase Miller of Central Missouri. Hinrichs won by decision 5-1.

Steeped in Tradition

February 7, 2019

Lopers looks for another NCAA title run to reach success in 2019 By: Alex Eller Few programs in Division II have had the success that UNK has had in the sport of wrestling. Looking to add to that...

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