Wrestling


Zane Richards
Zane Richards

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Carbondale, Ill.

High School:
Carbondale Community

Height / Weight:
5-3 / 133

Birthdate:
02/04/1994

12/30/2012

Illini Win Midlands Championships

Five Illini wrestlers place at tournament

12/29/2012

Three Illini Advance to Semifinals of Midlands

Illinois sits at number one going into final day of tournament

12/08/2012

Futrell, Walker Win Titles at Northern Iowa Open

Illini pair win titles on Saturday

11/23/2012

#5 Illini Travel to Journeyman Duals

Orange and Blue will compete in three duals on Saturday

11/03/2012

Illini Win Seven Titles at Loras Open

Eleven place in top four in season opening tournament

2014 NCAA Qualifier

2013-14: Full-time starter at 133 pounds ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships after placing fifth at the Big Ten Championships ... Went 2-2 at nationals ... Recorded Illinois' only win at Penn State, a decision over #19 Jimmy Guilbon ... Won the William Penn Open ... Placed first at the Loras Open ... Compiled a 27-9 record, including 6-2 in the Big Ten ... Scored the third-most dual points on the team with 51 ... FILA Junior National Champion in the 60kg/132 lb weight class.

2012-13: Redshirt season ... Recorded a 19-5 overall record ... Won the Loras and Michigan State Open ... Finished runner-up at the Northern Iowa Open ... Placed fourth at the Lindenwood Open.

High School
Won two IHSA Class 2A state championships at 125 and 132 pounds ... Was the 2009 and 2010 Cadet Nationals champion at 125 and 130 pounds ... Crowned 2011 Junior National champion at 130 pounds ... Was a member of the FILA Cadet world team where he competed in the 2011 World Championships in Hungary ... Earned six varsity letters including four in wrestling and two in cross country.

Personal
Born on February 4, 1994 ... Parents are Jerry Richards and Kelley Bushur ... Majoring in general studies ... Has five siblings: Aaron, Hannah, Ryan, Katie, and Maddi ... National Honor Society member.

Richards' Career Record

YEAR	 W	L	F	Big Ten	NCAA
2012-13	19	5	5	--	--
2013-14	27	9	0	5th	DNP
Total	46	14	5

Updated May 2014

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