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Illini grapplers open up Big Ten Championships on Saturday

Illinois' Isaiah Martinez grapples against Minnesota's Brandon Kingsley in Huff Hall on Feb. 12 2016.

By Alex Wallner

March 5, 2016

Brackets were released on Friday for the Big Ten Wrestling Championships and six Illini are seeded in the top seven in their respective weight classes.The six Illini seeded in the top seven are Zane Richards, Isaiah Martinez, Steven Rodrigues, Zac Brunson, Jeff Koepke and Brooks Black.Illinois c...

Illini wrestling’s Brooks Black pins Jennings for an Illinois win

By Alex Wallner

February 7, 2016

Tweet: “He told me that if it came down to me, I wasn’t going to lose and I kind of had that sitting in the back of my head before I went out there and wrestled.” — Brooks BlackWith the dual coming down to the final match, Illinois’ Brooks Black faced Northwestern’s Conan Jennings with the Wildcats le...