Christopher  Lopez
Christopher Lopez

RS Junior

Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Carl Sandburg

Height / Weight:
6-1 / HWT



Two Illini Advance to Big Ten Finals

Delgado and Polz to wrestle the Big Ten title


Big Ten Championships Brackets Released

Competition begins Saturday at 10 a.m. CT


Illini Host 2013 Big Ten Championships

The Orange and Blue will welcome the nation's best to Assembly Hall


Eight Illini Earn Pre-Seeds for Big Ten Championships

Senior Conrad Polz earns Illini's highest seed at number two


#6 Illini Host Indiana Sunday for Great Escape

The Orange and Blue hold a three-match all-time advantage over Hoosiers


Illinois vs. Nebraska Dual

Photos from Illinois' dual meet against Nebraska on Jan. 23, 2015


Big Ten Wrestling Championships Session 1

Session 1 of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships at the Assembly Hall.


Big Ten Wrestling Championships Session 2

Session 2 of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships at the Assembly Hall.


Illinois vs. Iowa

Photos from the Illinois vs. Iowa match on Feb. 8, 2013


Illinois vs. Penn State 2/3/13

Photos from Illinois vs. Penn State dual on Feb. 3, 2013

2013-14: Full-time starter at heavyweight ... Went 3-1 at the NWCA National Duals, including an upset over #15 Amarveer Dhesi (Oregon State) ... Placed eighth at the Midlands Championships ... Won the Loras Open ... Compiled a 13-18 overall record.

2012-13: Full-time starter at HWT after injury to Pat Walker ... Ended year with an 11-16 overall record ... Placed fifth at the Lindenwood and Northern Iowa Open.

2011-12: Redshirt season ... Compiled a 5-3 record ... Placed second at the Loras Open ... Competed in the UNI Open.

HIGH SCHOOL: Placed second at the 2011 IHSA Class 3A state championships...Placed third at the 2010 IHSA Class 3A state championships...Placed second at the 2010 Junior Nationals...Placed second at the 2011 FloNationals...Was a two-time All-State wrestler...Member of All-Conference football team...Earned five varsity letters: three in wrestling and two in football...Senior record in wrestling was 55-2.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 21, 1993...Father is Jesse Lopez...Twin brother, Brandon, also wrestles for the Illini...Father, Jesse, wrestled for Eastern Illinois University...Was coached by Eric Siebert and Mike Polze...Majoring in Business Administration...Plans to start his own business following graduation.

Lopez's career record
Year	W	L	F	Big Ten	NCAA
2011-12	5	3	1	--	--
2012-13	11	16	1	--	--
2013-14	13	18	2	--	--
Total	29	37	4

Updated September 2014