2003-04: Recorded wins over #17 Joel Edwards of Penn State and #20 J.D. Bergman of Ohio State to help the Illini to a 7-1 Big Ten season... Helped the Illini defeat UT-Chattanooga by pinning opponent Drew Roberts in 33 seconds ... Placed seventh at the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas ... Placed fourth at the Missouri Open, upsetting No. 4 Pat DeGain of Indiana ... ... Starter at 197 pounds.
2002-03: Illinois full-time starter at 184 pounds for the beginning of the season Posted an 8-5 record before suffering a high ankle sprain at the Virginia Duals vs. Penn State Came back for the final dual of the season against Michigan State.
2001-02: Qualified for first NCAA appearance after placing fifth at Big Ten Championships with three wins ... Starter at 184 pounds ... Placed third at the Missouri Open ... Came in fourth at the Northern Iowa Open ... Finished regular season with record of 20-8 and two falls, setting career high for wins ... Compiled a 5-3 record in Big Ten duals ... Upset two Big Ten wrestlers this season: No. 13 Ralph DeNisco of Wisconsin (7-5) and No. 4 Damion Hahn of Minnesota (12-8) ... Earned second Varsity I Award.
2000-01: Compiled a 10-5 record with one fall at 184 pounds Earned his first Varsity I award as a backup.
1999-2000: Redshirt season Won the 184-pound title of the freshman/sophomore division of the St. Louis Open Finished the season with a 5-1 record.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time Illinois state champion at 171 pounds Placed second at the 1999 Junior National Championships Earned four varsity letters in wrestling and two in football Voted the outstanding AA wrestler at the 1999 Illinois state championships Three-time All-American.
PERSONAL: Born April 16, 1981 Has two brothers, David and Christopher Majoring in kinesiology Son of David and Vicki Potter Father played football at Western Illinois and his grandfather played football at Notre Dame.
POTTER'S CAREER STATS
Year W L F Big Ten NCAA 2000-01 10 5 1 --- --- 2001-02 24 12 2 5th DNP 2002-03 8 6 0 --- --- 2003-04 16 8 2 DNP --- Total 58 31 5