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Parker gets last win at Huff Hall; Illini drop both weekend meets

Parker gets last win at Huff Hall; Illini drop both weekend meets

By Brendyn Jones, Staff writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

The No. 20-ranked Illinois wrestling team competed in its last two dual meets of the season this weekend when they traveled to No. 11 Northwestern on Friday and hosted No.1 Penn State on Sunday. The Illini dropped both matchups over the weekend, losing 25-12 against Northwestern and 39-9 against Penn State. ...

Seniors strive to leave legacy

Seniors strive to leave legacy

By Brendyn Jones, Staff writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Wrestling

In the Illini wrestling practice room in Huff Hall, there is a wall overlooking the mats. It is decorated with images of Illini All-Americans like Isaiah Martinez, Jesse Delgado and Matt Lackey. The wall serves as a celebration of Illini wrestling history but also as motivation for the current wrest...

Carr wrestles with ambitious goals on and off the mat

Carr wrestles with ambitious goals on and off the mat

By Brendyn Jones, Staff writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Wrestling

Mike Carr, 141-pound redshirt sophomore, hasn’t lost a match since he competed in the Cliff Keen Invite at the beginning of December. Since then, Carr has won six times with three of those wins coming against ranked opponents. Carr has had plenty of success in his three seasons wrestling for the Univers...

Team faces uphill battle after frustrating loss to Iowa

Team faces uphill battle after frustrating loss to Iowa

By Brendyn Jones, Staff writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized, Wrestling

The No. 13-ranked Illinois wrestling team (2-4) struggled against No. 3 Iowa (9-0) at Huff Hall on Friday. The Hawkeyes beat the Illini 31-8. The Illini met the Hawkeyes coming off a loss to the No.8 Minnesota Golden Gophers, where the Illini gave up two pins and two major decisions. Illinois went 3-7 ...

Illini set to fight Hawkeyes

Illini set to fight Hawkeyes

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Wrestling

The No. 20-ranked Illinois wrestling team (2-3) is set to host No. 4-ranked Iowa (8-0) this Friday at Huff Hall. The Illini are looking to even both their overall and conference records with a win against the Hawkeyes. The Illini are coming off of a loss to the No. 7 Minnesota Golden Gophers last week...

Illinois wrestling to host Golden Gophers

Illinois wrestling to host Golden Gophers

By Brendyn Jones

January 17, 2019


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Wrestling

The No. 14 Illini wrestling team is coming off of a 1-1 weekend in Michigan where they picked up a win against Michigan State but dropped a meet against No. 5 Michigan. The program is in the midst of conference competition and will be wrestling against Big Ten teams until nationals in March. Next up o...

Parker strong as Illini take down Spartans but fall to Wolverines

Parker strong as Illini take down Spartans but fall to Wolverines

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Wrestling

The No. 14-ranked Illinois wrestling team is in the thick of Big Ten play. The Illini started conference competition on Friday with an 18-15 win against the Michigan State Spartans. The Illini picked up six wins and four losses against the Spartans, ending with an overtime victory to win in the last...

Illini prepare for second dual meet

Illini prepare for second dual meet

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Wrestling

The Illini are fresh off a trip to Las Vegas where three wrestlers placed in the top 10. Taking down two ranked opponents, 157-pound redshirt-junior Eric Barone placed seventh in his weight class. Mike Carr, a 141-pound redshirt-sophomore,  and Travis Piotrowski, a 125-pound junior, both placed sixth. Il...

Illini compete in Las Vegas

Illini compete in Las Vegas

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Sports Top Stories, Wrestling

The Illini wrestling team traveled to Las Vegas over the weekend to compete in the Cliff Keen Invitational. The last time Illinois competed, the team had a strong showing, with nine wrestlers placing at the Lindenwood Open. Illinois sent eight wrestlers to the tournament with a wrestler in every weight c...

Star wrestler Rachal offers guidance to younger twin brothers

Star wrestler Rachal offers guidance to younger twin brothers

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

Deuce Rachal has made a name for himself in his time wrestling for  Illinois.  In a recent tournament appearance in St. Louis, the redshirt senior recorded three pins in four matches on his way to winning his weight division. The heavyweight wrestler has turned his reputation into a player who’s ha...

Illini bounce back in St. Louis match

Illini bounce back in St. Louis match

By Brendyn Jones, Staff writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

After a team loss to Missouri in its first action of the season last weekend, the Illinois wrestling team headed to St. Louis to try to get back in the win column.  Illinois dominated throughout the tournament, earning three titles from Andre Lee, Johnny Mologousis and Deuce Rachal. Mologousis, competi...

Martinez and fellow Illini finish strong at NCAA tournament

Martinez and fellow Illini finish strong at NCAA tournament

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

March 24, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Wrestling

Isaiah Martinez finished his collegiate career as runner-up at the NCAA Championships, being defeated in the 165-pound title bout by Penn State’s Vincenzo Joseph. Martinez finishes his career with two national championships, four Big Ten championships and the highest percentage of career wins (.97...

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