Wrestling
Illini Blank Central Missouri, 42-0

Illini Blank Central Missouri, 42-0

Zeman, Patrick, Roesler record falls in home opener - 12/12/98

Illinois swept Central Missouri State, 42-0 in dual meet wrestling action Saturday afternoon in front of 541 fans at Huff Hall in Champaign.

The seventh-ranked Fighting Illini improved to 2-0 in dual meet action with victories in all 10 weight classes, including falls from Bill Zeman at 165 (1:49), Nate Patrick at 184 (6:27) and All-American Karl Roesler at heavyweight (1:46). Also recording major decisions were All-American Carl Perry at 141, Griff Powell at 157 and Ben King at 174. Central Missouri State drops to 4-2 in dual meet action. Illinois won the prestigious Las Vegas Invitational last weekend.

Illinois returns to action at the Midlands Classic in Evanston December 29-30.

Illinois 42, Central Missouri State 0
Huff Hall, Champaign, Ill. (541 attendance)
Saturday, December 12, 1998

Wgt. -- Result: Score (UI-CMU)

141 -- # 7 Carl Perry (11-3), ILL maj. dec. Dan Harris (3-5), CMU, 15-7 : 4-0

149 -- # 3 Adam Tirapelle (12-1), ILL dec. Doug Yeager (7-4), CMU, 12-7 : 7-0

157 -- # 11 Griff Powell (13-4), ILL maj. dec. Jake Crowley (3-5), CMU, 16-5 : 11-0

165 -- Bill Zeman (8-5), ILL win by fall (1:49) over Derek Bland (2-4), CMU :17-0

174 -- # 16 Ben King (13-1), ILL maj. dec. Matt Johnson (9-7), CMU, 13-3: 21-0

184 -- # 20 Nate Patrick (11-3), ILL win by fall (6:27) over Damian Moses (6-5), CMU : 27-0

197 -- # 14 Pat Quirk (13-2), ILL dec. Korak Simmons (5-2), CMU, 5-3 (OT) : 30-0

HWT -- # 2 Karl Roesler (11-2), ILL win by fall (1:46) over Dan Spencer (9-5), CMU : 36-0

125 -- # 15 Steve Doerrer (3-2), ILL dec. Rob Bland (12-6), CMU, 9-4 : 39-0

133 -- Dave Stoltz (7-3), ILL dec. Ryan Hintz (12-5), CMU, 3-2 : 42-0

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