Wrestling


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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