Chad Hay
Chad Hay
Player Profile

Sandwich, Ill.

High School:



2001-2002: Part-time starter at 133 pounds ... Placed second at the Northern Iowa Open ... Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week during week of February 11 after upsetting No. 4 Kevin Black of Wisconsin ... Currently has 13-9 overall record after after after losing at Minnesota.

2000-2001: Finished the season with a 13-8 record and one fall at 133 pounds Placed fifth at the UNI Open Finished eighth at the Midlands Invitational.

1999-2000: Competed for the starting spot at 125 pounds and finished the season with a 14-5 record ... Picked up two wins in his only dual competion of the season ... Finished third at the St. Louis Open and seventh at the Midlands.

1998-99: Compiled a 4-9 record competing at 125 pounds ... Competed at the Miami Open, St. Louis Open, Las Vegas Invitational and the Midlands ... Earned his first Varsity I award.

1997-98: Redshirt season while working out at 118 pounds ... Competed unattached at the St. Louis Open, Northern Open and Miami Open ... Went 6-2 in the fresh/soph division of the St. Louis Open ... Ended year with 10-6 record with one pin.

Two-time Illinois state champion ... Posted a career record of 128-15 with 50 pins ... 1997 Amatuer Wrestling News Honorable Mention All-American ... Wrestling USA Scholastic All-American in 1997 ... Interstate Eight Conference Wrestler of the Year in 1996 and 1997 ... Four-year letterwinner in wrestling and two-year letterwinner in football ... Three-year all-state wrestler, Illinois State Scholar and National Honor Society member at Sandwich High School.

Born 12/10/78 ... Son of Duff and Shelly Hay ... Majoring in mathematics ... Brother Ben wrestles at 174 pounds for the Illini ... Plays bass guitar in band called Pegasus with his brother, Ben ... Was recognized in the NCAA News and several newspapers during the spring of 1998 after he entered a burning house in his hometown and helped save the lives of an elderly couple.