Wrestling


Pat Walker
Pat Walker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lombard, Ill.

High School:
Glenbard East

Height / Weight:
6-2 / HWT

Birthdate:
04/11/1990

02/20/2013

#8 Illini Ready for 2013 NWCA National Duals

Orange and Blue travel to Minneapolis, Minn., for the championships

02/06/2013

#8 Illinois Host #2 Iowa, Travel to #17 Northwestern

Friday's dual is live on the Big Ten Network

12/19/2012

#5 Illini Ready for Midlands Championships

Illini compete in final open tournament of the regular season

12/08/2012

Futrell, Walker Win Titles at Northern Iowa Open

Illini pair win titles on Saturday

12/06/2012

#5 Illini Hit the Road for Northern Iowa Open

Illini compete in fourth open meet of the season.

02/08/2013

Illinois vs. Iowa

Photos from the Illinois vs. Iowa match on Feb. 8, 2013

2012-13: Notched a 12-1 record before suffering a season ending ankle injury ... Won the Northern Iowa Open ... Placed second at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open ... Was ranked a career-high No. 14 by W.I.N. Magazine ... Won five matches by pins, a new career-best.

2011-12:Went 12-19 during the season, including defeating No. 10 Mike McClure (Michigan State) in sudden victory ... Posted a 2-6 record in Big Ten duals ... Defeated Cole Tobin (Wisconsin), 6-1 ... Went 0-3 at the Big Ten Championships ... Went 0-2 at Midlands ... Placed fifth at the Loras Open ... Set a career-high in pins, with four this season.

2010-11: Full-time starter at heavyweight, going 10-14 ... Placed second at the Lindenwood Open ... Went 1-2 at both the Las Vegas Invitational and Midlands ... Went 0-2 at the Big Ten Championships.

2009-10: Split starting duties at heavyweight with Martin Smith ... Went 10-14 on the season, including a 2-6 dual record and an 0-3 Big Ten dual mark ... Went 4-2 at the Lindenwood Open to start the season ... Went 3-2 at the Eastern Michigan Open ... Was 1-2 at the Sprawl and Brawl duals ... Went 0-2 at the Las Vegas Invitational ... Went 1-2 at Midlands.

2008-09: Redshirt season ... Went 11-6, finishing second at the Dan Gable Open, third at the Duhawk Open and fourth at the Missouri Open ... Started the season 4-2 at the Missouri Open ... Went 2-1 at the Dan Gable Open and 4-1 at the Duhawk Open ... Went 1-2 at the UNI Open.

HIGH SCHOOL: Placed second at the 2008 IHSA Class AA state championships at 215 pounds ... Placed fifth at the 2007 IHSA Class AA state championships and sixth in 2006, both at 215 pounds ... Three-time All-DuPage Valley Conference selection ... Two-time All-State football selection ... Three-time All-DuPage Valley Conference football selection.

PERSONAL: Born on April 11, 1990 ... Parents are James and Laura Walker ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... Has an older sister, Erin, and an older brother, Tim ... Father, James, wrestled at Illinois State ... Sister, Erin, played volleyball at Western Illinois ... Brother, Tim, played football at Western Illinois ... Credits his mother for being his biggest inspiration ... Lists Brian Urlacher as his favorite athlete because of his leadership, work ethic and intensity.

Walker's Career Record
Year	W	L	F	Big Ten	NCAA
2009-10	10	14	2	---	---
2010-11	10	14	1	---	---
2011-12	12	19	4      ---	---
2012-13	12	1	5      ---	---
Total	44	48	12
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