Wrestling


Matt Winterhalter
Matt Winterhalter

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Durand, Ill.

High School:
Dakota

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 174

Birthdate:
01/20/1984

2006-07: Placed eighth at the 2007 Big Ten Championships ... Posted a key major-decision in the last home match of his career to give Illinois the victory over Ohio State, 19-18, when he dominated Tommy Priestley, 10-0 ... Went 3-2 at the Uni Open.

2005-06: Went 4-2 in both the Missuori and UNI Opens.

2004-05: Defeated Nate Demus of Augustana in a dual, 7-0 ... Defeated Sam Wendlend of Wyoming at the Buckeye Duals ... Went 3-2 at the Midlands ... Placed sixth at the UNI Open ... Went 1-2 at the Missouri Open.

2003-04: Went 2-2 at the Missouri Open at 165 pounds.

2002-03: Redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL: AAU champion ... Placed second and third in IHSA state tournament ... Northern Plains Greco Champion ... Four-time first team all-conference honoree ... All-state academic team honoree ... Nominated for scholastic wrestler of the year ... Earned four varsity letters in wrestling, three in football, and one in track ... Four-time first team all-conference in football ... Football team was Upstate Illini conference champion.

PERSONAL: Full given name is Matthew Michael Winterhalter ... Born Jan. 20, 1984 ... Majoring in civil engineering ... Son of Mike and Sharon Winterhalter ... Biggest thrill in sports was winning the IKWF state championships in junior high ... Member of the National Honor Society.

WINTERHALTER'S CAREER RECORD

Year	W	L	F	Big Ten	NCAA
2003-04	2	2	0	---	---
2004-05	10	7	0	---	---
2005-06	7	4	0	---	---
2006-07 8       10       2       8th     ---
Total	27	23	2	
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