Winter Sports Earn Academic Honors
The Orange and Blue post top-10 finish
Illini remain in sixth place overall
Delgado, Futrell, Polz and Blanton move on
Illini finish sixth as a team after first day of competition
2011-12:Qualified automatically for his second NCAA Championships by placing eighth at the Big Ten Championships ... Went 2-2 at NCAAs, with wins over No. 17 Ivan Lopouchanski (Purdue) and No. 18 Josh Wilson (Utah Valley) ... Earned Big Ten Wrestler of the Week on Jan. 11 after defeating then two top-10 opponents ... Reached a career-high No. 6 in Intermat rankings ... Named an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2010-11:Qualified automatically for first career NCAA Championships by placing fifth at the Big Ten Championships ... Went 2-2 at NCAAs, reaching the round of 16, including a 3-1 sudden-victory upset of No. 12 Desi Green (Buffalo) in the first round ... Placed third at Midlands, winning eight straight matches after losing his pigtail bout, including a 4-1 win over No. 7 Andrew Nadhir (Northwestern) in tiebreaks ... Placed fifth at the Las Vegas Invitational, out-performing his No. 11 seed, with three wins over ranked opponents ... Went 5-3 in Big Ten duals ... Earned a career-high ranking of No. 11 in Intermat's Jan. 4 rankings ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2009-10:Started at 149 for the second-straight year ... Went 12-9, including an 11-0 start to the season ... Broke his foot while working out over Thanksgiving break, causing him to miss action until Jan. 8 ... Earned his first career national ranking at No. 20 after defeating SIUE's Kyle Lowman on Jan. 8 ... Ascended as high as No. 18 in early February ... Dropped nine of his final 10 matches of the season, with six of those losses coming by two points or less ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2008-09:Started at 149 during the Big Ten season, finishing 14-18 and placing eighth at the Big Ten Championships ... Ended the dual season with consecutive wins, his first career Big Ten victories ... Placed fifth at the Missouri Open after going 4-2 ... Went 4-2 at the UNI Open ... Jumped into the starting lineup on Dec. 13 ... Went 3-2 at Midlands.
HIGH SCHOOL:Placed third at the IHSA Class AA state championship in both 2007 and 2008, wrestling at 145 pounds in 2007 and 140 pounds in 2008 ... Lost to current Illini teammate Reese Taylor in the semifinals of the 2008 IHSA tournament ... Placed fourth at the 2008 National High School Senior Nationals at 140 pounds ... Placed seventh at Fargo Junior Nationals in 2006 ... Totaled 108 wins from 2006-08 ... Also played quarterback and defensive back on the football team, leading the Falcons to the 2008 IHSA Class 7A playoffs ... In 2008, he passed for 1,152 yards with eight touchdowns, rushed for 343 yards and two touchdowns, and intercepted 10 passes with two returned for touchdowns.
PERSONAL:Born on June 18, 1990 ... Parents are Duane and Lisa Terrazas ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... Has two older brothers, Chris and Todd, and a younger brother, Vinnie ... Majoring in sports management ... Lists Chicago Cubs shortstop Ryan Theriot as his favorite athlete.