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Illinois' Isaiah Martinez looks for an opportunity against Kent State's Ian Miller during the match at Huff Hall on Sunday, February 15, 2015.The Illini won 38-0.

2016 Illini of the Year: Isaiah Martinez

May 8, 2016

Entering his sophomore campaign, Illinois wrestler Isaiah Martinez was one-fourth of the way done with the goal he set coming into college: go undefeated and win four national championships. But on...

Illinois' Isaiah Martinez attempts to bring down Nebraska's James Green during the wrestling match vs. Nebraska at Huff Hall on Jan. 23. The Illini lost 22-9.

Illinois wrestling’s Martinez wins back-to-back NCAA titles

By Masaki Sugimoto March 19, 2016

New York – Boos erupted from the crowd at Madison Square Garden as Illinois wrestling’s Isaiah Martinez was tied with Penn State's Jason Nolf with 1:43 left in the National Championship match. But...

Illinois' Isaiah Martinez looks for an opportunity against Kent State's Ian Miller during the match at Huff Hall on Sunday, February 15, 2015.The Illini won 38-0.

Martinez and Richards seek glory at National Championships

By Alex Wallner March 15, 2016

Tweet: [email protected] and [email protected] look to add final touches to impressive seasons.Six Illini will represent the wrestling team at the NCAA Championships Thursday in New York City, with four...

Portrait of Isaiah Martinez.

Illini of the Week March 10: Isaiah Martinez

By Alex Wallner March 9, 2016

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and...

Illinois' Isaiah Martinez defeated Penn State's Jason Nolf on Sunday to win his second-straight Big Ten title. Nolf handed Martinez his only career loss earlier this season.

Martinez defeats Nolf to win second straight Big Ten title

By Alex Wallner March 7, 2016

On January 23, then-No. 1 Isaiah Martinez went into a 157-pound bout against then-No. 3 Jason Nolf of Penn State with a 54-match winning streak on the line.Four minutes, 55 seconds later, that streak was...

Illinois' Isaiah Martinez starting off strong against Penn State's Jason Nolf during the wrestling match vs. Penn State at Huff Hall on Saturday January 23, 2016. The Illini lost 19-1.

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...

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

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...

Illinois' Isaiah Martinez takes a hold of Penn State's Jason Nolf during the wrestling match vs. Penn State at Huff Hall on Saturday January 23, 2016. The Illini lost 19-1.

Big Ten Championships loom for Illini wrestling

By Alex Wallner March 2, 2016

The Big Ten Wrestling Championships begin Saturday, and Illinois is going into Iowa City, looking to capture its first title in 11 years.The Illini finished the regular season with a 4-5 conference record,...

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Illini wrestler Richards looks to cap off dominating season

By Alex Wallner February 25, 2016

#Illini wrestler Zane Richards has won many accolades, and winning a Big Ten and National title are next on the listJunior Zane Richards grew up competing in many sports, but got his trademark confidence...

Big Ten wrestling power rankings

Big Ten wrestling power rankings

By Alex Wallner February 18, 2016

Big Ten regular season wrestling is nearing the end.Most of the Big Ten teams are competing against non-conference opponents this weekend, with the regular season officially ending on Sunday.As of today,...

Big Ten wrestling power rankings

By Alex Wallner February 18, 2016

Big Ten regular season wrestling is nearing the end. Most of the Big Ten teams are competing against non-conference opponents this weekend, with the regular season officially ending on Sunday.As of...

Illinois' Isaiah Martinez grapples against Minnesota's Brandon Kingsley in Huff Hall on Feb. 12 2016. The Illini won 19-16.

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...

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