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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 wrestling hosts Minnesota on senior night

Illini wrestling hosts Minnesota on senior night

By Alex Wallner

February 11, 2016

Friday marks the Illinois wrestling team’s final dual meet of the season. Illinois will take on No. 18 Minnesota at Huff Hall.Minnesota (9-7, 5-3) is coming off back-to-back road wins, winning four out of the last five, with its lone defeat in the last five competitions coming on the road against Iowa....

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...

Illini wrestling finish strong to earn second conference win of the season

Illini wrestling finish strong to earn second conference win of the season

By Alex Wallner

February 4, 2016

Sunday’s win for Illinois wrestling featured a bounce-back win for No. 2-ranked Isaiah Martinez, who, at 157 pounds, lost his first college match just eight days earlier.The sophomore said ever since the loss, everything has been a little different but his focus has not changed one bit.“Lately, ...

Illini wrestling finish strong to earn second conference win of the season

By Alex Wallner

February 4, 2016

Tweet: “Nebraska has beaten us the last three years and we owe them one.” – Steven RodrigeusSince joining the Big Ten in 2011, the Illinois wrestling team has faced Nebraska three times — the Huskers won all three duals.Nebraska (9-4, 3-4 Big Ten) took last season's dual against the Ill...

Martinez, Richards, Rodrigues shine as No. 12 Illini wrestling sweeps Sunday afternoon.

By Alex Wallner

November 30, 2015

By Alex WallnerStaff WriterThe No. 12-ranked Illinois wrestling team dominated a pair of matches at Madison Square Garden on Sunday and defeated Princeton at the New York Athletic Club to wrap up a successful East Coast trip.SOThe Illini defeated Big Ten foe Maryland, 34-9, to improve to 6-0 on the season.S...

Redshirts shine on a Sunday afternoon for Illinois wrestling

By Alex Wallner

November 17, 2015

Tweet: [email protected] earned a lot of production from various redshirts on Sunday’s Illini Duals.Redshirts reigned supreme on Sunday at the Illini Duals for the No. 11 Illinois wrestling team: Three Illini redshirt wrestlers came away with three pinfall victories in the first period.Redshir...

Illini wrestling sweeps second dual meet of the season at Illini Duals

By Alex Wallner

November 16, 2015

The No. 11-ranked Illinois wrestling team hosted its Illini Duals against Arizona State and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Sunday at Huff HallJT.The Illini came away with two winsJT, improving their record to 5-0 on the season. Illinois dropped just three matches for the entire meet &...