Big Ten Championships Brackets Released
March 8, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The brackets for the 2013 Big Ten Championships have been drawn after pre-seeds for all weight classes were confirmed by the conference coaches on Friday. Four of the seven Illinois' seeded wrestlers have first-round byes.
The seeded Illinois wrestlers are as follows: No. 3 Jesse Delgado (125), No. 5 Daryl Thomas (133), No. 6 Caleb Ervin (149), No. 2 Conrad Polz (165), No. 6 Jordan Blanton (174), No. 6 Tony Dallago (184), and No. 3 Mario Gonzalez (197).
Complete brackets can be found in the PDF link above and first and second-round matches are listed below for the Illinois competitors.
This year is the 99th edition of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships. Competition begins at 10 a.m. CT Saturday, March 9 and runs through Sunday, March 10. Get all the information for the conference championships on the championship central page here.
125: No. 3 Jesse Delgado (ILL) vs. Eric Coufal (NEB)
133: No. 5 Daryl Thomas (ILL) vs. Alonzo Shepherd (IND)
141: Steven Rodrigues (ILL) vs. No. 7 Pat Greco (NU)
149: No. 6 Caleb Ervin (ILL) receives first-round bye
157: Matt Nora (ILL) vs. No. 2 Jason Welch (NU)
165: No. 2 Conrad Polz (ILL) receives first-round bye
174: No. 6 Jordan Blanton (ILL) vs. No. 11 Jordan Wohlfert (MSU)
184: No. 6 Tony Dallago (ILL) receives first-round bye
197: No. 3 Mario Gonzalez (ILL) receives first-round bye
HWT: No. 11 Christopher Lopez (ILL) vs. No. 6 Adam Chalfant (IND)