Wrestling

  Nate Patrick
Nate Patrick
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Naperville North

Weight:
184

Birthdate:
10/13/1977

ILLINOIS
Ranks 22nd on the Illini’s career wins list with 63 victories and ninth on the career pins list with 12.

1999-2000: Had an outstanding season with a record of 34-5 with nine falls • The 34 wins rank sixth all-time on the Illini’s single season wins list and the nine falls also rank sixth on the UI’s single season falls chart • Runner-up at the Big Ten championships after having to medical default in the finals due to a knee injury sustained in the semifinals • Placed first at the St. Louis Open, third at the Las Vegas Invitational and second at the Midlands • Had a season-high 12 match win streak from December 3 to December 30, improving his record from 7-1 to 19-1 • Named a captain for the 2000-01 season with Pat Quirk and Adam Tirapelle • Earned the Illini’s Jon Llewellyn Most Improved Wrestler award.

1998-99: The Illini’s regular starter at 184 pounds • Finished third at the Las Vegas Invitational and fifth at the Midlands • Posted a 6-3 mark in Big Ten dual competition • Went 1-3 at the Big Ten Championships and was a wild-card selection for the NCAA Championships.

1997-98: Missed the entire season after tearing his ACL in preseason workouts.

1996-97: Redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL
A four-time state qualifier who won the 1996 171-pound Class AA state title • Was 22-0 as a senior with 16 falls • Finished fourth in state tournament at 140 pounds as a junior • Compiled career record of 132-19 • Claimed 178-pound Junior National greco title over the summer • Placed third in greco and third in freestyle at Espoir Nationals • Earned four letters in wrestling and two in soccer.

PERSONAL
Born 11/14/77 • Son of Karen Patrick • Kinesiology major at the U of I • Brother, Jason, played football at Eastern Washington and is currently the strength coach at Illinois • Sister Rebecca is on the UI soccer team.

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