1999-2000: Placed eighth at the NCAA championships and earned All-America honors after a 13-8 victory over Mike Fickell of Penn Finished the season with a 30-12 record, one of four Illini with 30 or more victories on the season Ranks 18th all-time in career victories at Illinois with 77 Recorded his first collegiate pin the sixth match of the season over Mark Bubrovich of Colorado Mines in the first round of the Las Vegas Invitational Won the 197-pound title at the St. Louis Open, placed second at Midlands and third at the Las Vegas Invitational Posted an 11-4 dual record and had a stretch of 19 victories in 21 matches from November 19 to January 16 Named a team captain along with Adam Tirapelle and Nate Patrick for the 2000-2001 season.
1998-99: The Illinis regular starter at 197 pounds Compiled a record of 24-11 including a 5-4 record in Big Ten duals Finished fourth at the Big Ten Championships Advanced to the NCAA Championships a posted a 3-2 record Earned third-place honors at the St. Louis Open and finished second at the Las Vegas Invitational Earned his second Varsity I award.
1997-98: Finished third at the Big Ten Championships at 190 pounds Qualified for the NCAA Championships and finished with a record of 1-2 at the tournament Placed fourth at the Midlands Classic Won all four matches in the Peach Duals, Jan. 10 In the final AWN ranking of the season, he was ranked 15th Ended with a record of 23-13 Earned his first Varsity I award.
1996-97: Redshirt season Competed unattached at the St. Louis Open at 190 pounds and finished second in the Frosh./Soph. Division Placed fourth at the 1997 Espoir National Tournament.
A two-time state qualifier, who finished second in Classs AA at 171 pounds in 1996 and second at 160 pounds in 1995 Compiled a 68-9 record over his junior and senior seasons Earned four letters in wrestling and two in football Took sixth place at 178 pounds in freestyle competition at Junior Nationals in 1995 and seventh place at 191.5 pounds in 1996.
Born 7/4/78 Son of Martin and Linda Quirk Father played hockey at Michigan State Majoring in communications Brother, Mike, wrestled for Purdue.