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    Joe Barczak
    Joe Barczak
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Fox Lake, Ill.

    High School:
    Grant Community High School

    Last College:
    Monmouth

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 184

    Birthdate:
    02/01/1988

    02/18/2011

    Wrestling vs. Indiana

    Wrestling vs. Indiana 2/18

    2009-10: Went 11-9 on the season, including a 9-7 mark at 165 and a 2-2 record at 174 ... Served as Illinois' starter at 174 at the Las Vegas Invitational ... Started at 165 from Jan. 8-Jan. 29 and also on Feb. 12 against Ohio State ... Was 3-4 in duals ... Placed second at the Lindenwood Open.

    2008-09: Went 7-5 on the season, placing third at the Missouri Open with his only loss coming to teammate Roger Smith-Bergsrud ... Filled in for Smith-Bergsrud at the Las Vegas Invitational, going 3-2 with both losses coming to ranked opponents ... Went 1-2 at Midlands.

    2007-08: Went 5-4 on the season ... Finished third at the Loras Open, going 3-1 ... Went 2-2 at the Missouri Open.

    2006-07: Played football at Monmouth College. HIGH SCHOOL: Finished sixth at the IHSA State championships in 2006 ... Two-time state qualifier ... Four-time All-North Suburban Conference selection ... All-State selection in wrestling and football ... Helped Grant H.S. to a third-place finish at the IHSA State team finals in 2006 and to a state quarterfinal berth in 2007 ... Named Grant H.S. Male Athlete of the Year in 2006 ... Compiled 150 career wins.

    PERSONAL: Full given name is Joseph Mark Barczak ... Born Feb. 1, 1988 ... Parents are Mark and Kaye Barczak ... Majoring in business with a concentration in entrepreneurship ... Enjoys playing poker and Frisbee golf ... Growing up, his Fighting Illini heroes were Lindsey and Dave Durlacher.

    Barczak's Career Record

    Year	W	L	F	Big Tens	NCAAs
    2007-08	5	4	1	---	---
    2008-09	7	5	0	---	---
    2009-10	11	9	1	---	---
    Total	23	18	2
    

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