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    Pat Quirk
    Pat Quirk
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Hinsdale, Ill.

    High School:
    Hinsdale Central

    Weight:
    197

    Birthdate:
    07/04/1978

    ILLINOIS
    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 Illini?s 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.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    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.

    PERSONAL
    Born 7/4/78 ? Son of Martin and Linda Quirk ? Father played hockey at Michigan State ??Majoring in communications ? Brother, Mike, wrestled for Purdue.

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