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Isaiah Martinez looks for second straight Big Ten title on Sunday

Isaiah Martinez looks for second straight Big Ten title on Sunday

By Alex Wallner

March 6, 2016

Tweet: #TheRematch between No. 2 Martinez and No. 1 Jason Nolf is hereThere were 23,684 fans in attendance the first day of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships in Iowa City, Iowa, on Saturday.The host Iowa Hawkeyes sit in second place in the standings with 106 team points, six ahead of defending c...

Illini grapplers open up Big Ten Championships on Saturday

Illini grapplers open up Big Ten Championships on Saturday

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 look to postseason after Minnesota win

Illini wrestling look to postseason after Minnesota win

By Alex Wallner

February 17, 2016

Tweet: [email protected] look forward to postseason after Minnesota win.Senior Jeff Koepke improved to 18-5 on the season after Friday night’s victory in Illinois' match against No. 18 Minnesota at Huff Hall, a team Illinois had not beat since the 2007-08 season. agKoepke defeated Chris Pfarr o...

Senior Jeff Koepke wins Minnesota dual for Illini wrestling

By Alex Wallner

February 14, 2016

The Illinois wrestling team was tied at 16 with Minnesota going into the final match of the evening —  senior Jeff Koepke's last bout at Huff Hall.Koepke started off the scoring with two takedowns in the first period to make it 4-2 after the first frame.Heading into the final ...

Illini wrestling use strong finish to beat Northwestern

Illini wrestling use strong finish to beat Northwestern

By Alex Wallner

February 10, 2016

Tweet: [email protected] dominates down the stretch to pick up 12th win.The Illini escaped Sunday with a 25-24 victory over the Northwestern Wildcats at Huff Hall. Illinois won five out of the last six matches after losing the first four to start the afternoon.Garrison White, Dominick Malone, Jameson...

No. 10 Illini wrestling prepare for a competitive Sunday afternoon

By Alex Wallner

November 11, 2015

Tweet: [email protected] will host [email protected] and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Sunday at the Illini DualsBy Alex WallnerStaff writerThe No. 11 Illinois wrestling team will compete in the Illini Duals on Sunday at Huff Hall against Arizona State and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. The Illini will fac...