Sophomore's victory was first 125 pound win in school history
Delgado and three Illini wrestlers still alive
Polz and Blanton earn All-America honor
Illini tied for 12th after first day of competition
Session II begins at 6:30 p.m. CT
Pictures from the final session of the 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championships.
Session 1 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
2014 NCAA Qualifier
2013-14: Illinois' starter at 197 pounds ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships after placing eighth at the Big Ten Championships ... Advanced to the round of 12 with a 4-2 record at nationals, including two upset victories ... Compiled a 14-3 record, including 5-0 in dual meets ... Was ranked No. 5 by W.I.N. Magazine for eight consecutive weeks during the season ... Missed nearly two months of action due to injury.
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.
Updated May 2014