2000-2001: Third year starter at 157 pounds … Finished the season with a 25-12 record after qualifying for his third straight NCAA bid … Was seventh on the team with 25 wins … Career wins mark of 78 is good for 21st in Illini history for victories in a career … Came in third place at the UNI Open … Came in eighth place at the Midlands Invitational … Qualified for the NCAAs for third consecutive year with a third-place Big Ten finish.
1999-2000: Second year starter at 157 pounds ... Finished the season with a 26-12 record ... Placed sixth at the Big Ten championships and advanced to the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive year ... Went 4-2 at the national tournament ... Placed first at the St. Louis Open and third at the Las Vegas Invitational ... Won 14 of his first 15 matches of the season.
1998-99: Was the Illini’s regular starter at 157 pounds ... Compiled a 27-14 record with one pin including a 6-3 mark in Big Ten duals ... His 5-4 decision over Iowa’s Jaime Heidt clinched the Illini’s 20-16 dual win over Iowa, snapping a streak of 32 duals losses to the Hawkeyes dating back to Dec. 17, 1960 ... Placed seventh at the Big Ten Championships and advanced to the NCAA Championships ... Posted a 2-2 record at the NCAA Championships ... Earned his first Varsity “I” award.
1997-98: Redshirt season ... Competed unattached at 150 pounds at the St. Louis Open, Northern Open and Miami Open ... Ended season with a 12-3 record with one pin.