Big Ten Names Illini's Castillo Wrestler Of The Week


Feb. 15, 2001

Champaign, Ill. - University of Illinois wrestler Mike Castillo has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week by the conference office following his performance in last weekend's duals at Purdue and Wisconsin.

Castillo, a senior from Western Springs, Ill., went 2-0 during the week with a 15-5 major decision win over Paul Sacquitne of Purdue and an 8-3 upset win over No. 13 Grant Hoerr of Wisconsin. Castillo, ranked No. 20 at the time, has moved up to No. 13 in the Intermat individual rankings at 141 pounds.

Castillo improves to 12-1 in dual competition while his overall mark is 19-7. Illinois defeated Purdue 32-10 last Friday and came back Sunday for a 27-11 win against Wisconsin. The next action for the Illini wrestlers will be Sunday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. against No. 11 Ohio State at Huff Hall in Champaign.