Former Illini Wrestler Named Illinois Teacher of the Year Finalist

Wrestling | 9/16/2014

Former Illini grappler Seth Brady (1994-97) has been named a finalist for the Illinois State Board of Education's 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year. He is one of 12 finalists for the award.

Kennedy Earns a Spot on U.S. World Team

Wrestling | 7/30/2014

Former Illinois wrestler Jimmy Kennedy competed at the Phase II World Team Trials in Fargo, North Dakota and landed a spot on the U.S. World Team after winning the 61 kg/134 lbs. title.

Alex Tirapelle Named Head Coach of Penn Wrestling

Wrestling | 7/22/2014

Former University of Illinois wrester Alex Tirapelle has been hired as the head wrestling coach at the University of Pennsylvania, the school announced Monday.

Delgado, Flaws Named Dike Eddleman Athletes of the Year

Wrestling | 6/19/2014

The University of Illinois has announced that wrestling's Jesse Delgado and soccer's Jannelle Flaws are winners of the 2013-14 Dike Eddleman Awards, presented annually to the top Fighting Illini male and female athlete.

From Wrestling to Avon Dale

Wrestling | 6/18/2014

Trading in pins for guitars and drum sets, former Illinois wrestlers Conrad Polz and Matt McCarter met as teammates on the wrestling team their freshman year at the University of Illinois and combined their interest in music to create the band Avon Dale.



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