Delgado Earns Top-Seed at 125
Eight Illini record wins over the Mocs
Sixteen place in top six in tournament's gold bracket
All-American's Blanton and Futrell Lead Group of 5 Returning NCAA Qualifiers
2012-13: Member of the UI squad.
2011-12: Compiled a record of 10-4 ... Placed fifth at the Loras Open with a record of 4-2 ... Took 4th at the Lindenwood Open ... Competed in fourteen matches.
2010-11: Redshirt season ... Went 9-5 at 149 while wrestling unattached in open tournaments ... Placed second at the Lindenwood Open, going 4-1 ... Went 3-2 at the Flash Open to place fifth ... Went 2-2 at the Loras Open.
HIGH SCHOOL: Won the 140-pound title at the 2010 IHSA Class 1A state championships ... Placed second at 135 pounds at the 2009 IHSA Class 1A state championships to Illini teammate John Van Duyne ... Led Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher to a second-place finish at the 2010 IHSA Class 1A dual team state championships and helped the Falcons to a fourth-place finish in 2007 ... Four-time All-Heart of Illinois Conference selection in wrestling, two-time selection in football and two-time selection in track and field ... Earned 11 varsity letters: four in wrestling, three in football and four in track.
PERSONAL: Born on July 27, 1991 ... Parents are Randy and Terri Kirby ... Majoring in farm management ... Has two sisters, Maggie and Paige ... Member of the Air Force ROTC program ... High school coach Ryan Birt most influenced his career because of "his drive and push to succeed every day." ... Member of National Honor Society.
Updated October 2013