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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 24, 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...

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...

Illinois' Steven Rodrigues takes ahold Penn State's Shakur Rasheed during the wrestling match vs. Penn State at Huff Hall on Saturday January 23, 2016. The Illini lost 15-30.

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...

Huskers dominate Illini wrestling in Lincoln

By Alex Wallner February 6, 2016

Tweet: [email protected] lose to Huskers 30-10 in LincolnThe Illinois wrestling team found itself losers of the last three duals to Nebraska coming into Friday’s contest in Lincoln, Nebraska.The...

Illinois' Mousa Jodeh knocking down Penn State's James Gulibon during the wrestling match vs. Penn State at Huff Hall on Saturday January 23, 2016. The Illini lost 19-1.

Illini wrestling bounces back with win over Wisconsin

By Alex Wallner February 1, 2016

Coming off a sour defeat to the top-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions, the Illinois wrestling team had one full week to prepare for another tough opponent, Wisconsin.The Illini found themselves in the hole...

Illinois' Brooks Black pushes onto Penn State's Jan Johnson during the match at Huff Hall on Saturday, January 23, 2016.The Illini lost 30-15.

Illini wrestling look to rebound at Wisconsin on Sunday

By Alex Wallner January 28, 2016

With four duals remaining before the Big Ten Championships, No. 13 Illinois wrestling currently boasts a 10-4 record on the season with a 1-4 mark in the conference.All four of the Illini’s losses come...

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...

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