Five Illini wrestlers place at tournament
Illinois sits at number one going into final day of tournament
Illini pair win titles on Saturday
Orange and Blue will compete in three duals on Saturday
Eleven place in top four in season opening tournament
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.
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.
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.