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    John Deneen
    John Deneen
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Marengo, Ill.

    High School:
    Grant Community High School

    Height / Weight:
    5-4 / 125

    Birthdate:
    01/03/1988

    2009-10: Went 11-13 on the season, serving as Illinois' starter at 125 from Dec. 29 through the end of the season in place of an injured B.J. Futrell ... Placed seventh at the Big Ten Championships, going 2-2 ... Went 3-5 in Big Ten dual action and 7-7 in all duals ... Scored bonus points on four occasions, including a season-opening 9-0 major decision over Missouri's Troy Dolan ... Went 2-1 at the Sprawl and Brawl duals ... Went 1-2 at both the Las Vegas Invitational and Midlands.

    2008-09: Went 2-4, going 1-2 at both the Missouri and UNI Opens.

    2007-08: Went 2-4, going 1-2 at both the Missouri Open and Midlands.

    2006-07: Redshirt season ... Did not compete.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Finished his senior season by placing third at the state meet ... Posted a record of 45-3 in his final year ... Placed fourth at the state championships in his sophomore year ... High school teammate of current Illini Jimmy Kennedy.

    PERSONAL: Full given name is John Joseph Deneen ... Born Jan. 3, 1988 ... Parents are Thomas and Charlotte Deneen ... Enrolled in speech communication ... Biggest sports thrill is winning a big match in overtime ... Says former wrestling coach, Rob Seymoar, influenced his athletic career the most.

    Deneen's Career Record

    Year	W	L	F	Big Tens	NCAAs
    2007-08	2	4	0	---	---
    2008-09	2	4	0	---	---
    2009-10    11    13    1    7th    ---
    Total    15    21    1
    

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