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    Mario Gonzalez
    Mario Gonzalez
    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Aurora, Ill.

    High School:
    West Aurora

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 197

    Birthdate:
    12/13/1990

    03/23/2013

    Delgado Wins First NCAA Title

    Sophomore's victory was first 125 pound win in school history

    03/22/2013

    Delgado Into Semifinals at NCAAs

    Delgado and three Illini wrestlers still alive

    03/22/2013

    Delgado to Wrestle for NCAA Title

    Polz and Blanton earn All-America honor

    03/21/2013

    Delgado and Polz Advance to Quarterfinals at NCAAs

    Illini tied for 12th after first day of competition

    03/21/2013

    Four Illini Notch Wins in First Session at NCAAs

    Session II begins at 6:30 p.m. CT

    03/11/2013

    Big Ten Wrestling Championships Session 4

    Pictures from the final session of the 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championships.

    03/09/2013

    Big Ten Wrestling Championships Session 1

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

    02/08/2013

    Illinois vs. Iowa

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

    02/04/2013

    Illinois vs. Penn State 2/3/13

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

    2013 NCAA Qualifier
    2012 Big Ten Champion
    2012 NCAA Qualifier

    2012-13: Finished the year with an 18-9 overall record ... Placed third at the Big Ten Championships to automatically qualify for his second NCAA Championships ... Went 4-2 at the national tournament ... Went 5-3 during Big Ten duals including wins over opponents from Purdue, Nebraska, Indiana, Iowa and Northwestern ... Reach a career-high No. 5 ranking in W.I.N. Magazine ... Finished fifth at the Midlands.

    2011-12: Won his first career Big Ten title at 197 at the 2012 Big Ten Championships with a 10-4 decision over Indiana's Matt Powless ... Automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships ... Went 3-2 at NCAAs including a major decision win over No. 6 Christian Boley (Maryland) ... Went 6-2 in Big Ten duals ... Bumped up a weight class and provided winning bout to win the NWCA Cornell Regional ... Was named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week on Feb. 14 ... Reached a career-high No. 13 in Intermat rankings ... Won the Loras Open ... Posted a 26-9 record this season.

    2010-11: Illinois' starter at 197 until he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Northwestern dual on Jan. 14 ... Compiled a 10-3 record, winning the Lindenwood Open and placing seventh at the Las Vegas Invitational ... Posted the team's fastest fall of the season, sticking Aaron Black (MMI) in 34 seconds at the Lindenwood Open.

    2009-10: Redshirt season ... Went 5-3 on the year ... Finished third at the National Collegiate Open, going 4-1 ... Went 1-1 at the Eastern Michigan Open ... Went 0-1 at the Missouri Open.

    HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 IHSA Class AAA champion at 189 pounds ... Placed third at the 2008 IHSA Class AA state championships at 189 pounds and fourth at 171 pounds in 2007 ... Three-time DuPage Valley Conference champion ... Holds the West Aurora school record for most wins in a season.

    PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 13, 1990 ... Parents are Jose and Olivia Gonzalez ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... Has two older brothers, Joseph and Luis, and a younger brother, Alex.

    Gonzalez' career record
    Year	 W	L	F	Big Ten	NCAA
    2010-11	10	3	2	--	--
    2011-12	26	9	6	1st	DNP
    2012-13	18	9	0	3rd	DNP
    2012-13	8	0	0
    Total	62	21	8

    Updated March 2014

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