Delgado and Polz to wrestle the Big Ten title
Competition begins Saturday at 10 a.m. CT
The Orange and Blue will welcome the nation's best to Assembly Hall
Senior Conrad Polz earns Illini's highest seed at number two
The Orange and Blue hold a three-match all-time advantage over Hoosiers
Session 1 of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships at the Assembly Hall.
Session 2 of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships at the Assembly Hall.
Photos from the Illinois vs. Iowa match on Feb. 8, 2013
Photos from Illinois vs. Penn State dual on Feb. 3, 2013
Photos from Illinois' 30-9 victory over Indiana on Jan. 27, 2013
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 2012-13 11 16 1 --- --- TOTAL 11 16 1