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University of Illinois Coverage / @IlliniWrestling

Emery Parker Places Fifth at NCAA Championships
Emery Parker Earns Second Career All-America Honor
Parker to Wrestle for All-America Honors Tonight at NCAA Championships
Gunther Wins Wrestlebacks Bout During Session II at NCAA Championships
Four Illini Win Opening Round Matches at NCAA Championships
Six Illini Wrestlers Begin NCAA Championships Thursday

Northwestern University Coverage / @NUWrestle

Rivera Takes Third at 2019 NCAA Championships
Another One! Deakin Earns All-America Honors, Joins Rivera
Rivera Becomes Back-to-Back All-American, Advances to Semis
Deakin & Rivera Advance to NCAA Quarterfinals
Three Wildcats Advance in First Session of NCAA Championships
Five Wildcat Wrestlers to Compete in NCAA Championships

Northern Illinois University Coverage / @NIUWrestling

Bryce West Picks Up a Victory at NCAAs
Huskie Duo Ready for NCAA Championships

Southern Illinois Edwardsville Coverage / @SIUEWrestling

Sudden Victory Loss Ends Season for SIUE Wrestling
Ruffin Advances to Day Two at NCAA Championships
NCAA Tournament Time for Ruffin, McKiernan

NCAA DI Qualifiers from Illinois with Results

This list includes Illinois natives as well as wrestlers attending Illinois universities.

125

Michael McGee, Old Dominion, Plainfield East
Champ. Round 1 – Michael McGee (Old Dominion) 31-6 won by tech fall over Jay Schwarm (Northern Iowa) 16-12 (TF-1.5 6:21 (18-3))
Champ. Round 2 – Jack Mueller (Virginia) 21-0 won by major decision over Michael McGee (Old Dominion) 31-6 (MD 13-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Michael McGee (Old Dominion) 31-6 won by decision over Cole Verner (Wyoming) 23-15 (Dec 6-5)
Cons. Round 3 – Michael McGee (Old Dominion) 31-6 won by decision over Alex Mackall (Iowa State) 27-12 (Dec 8-2)
Cons. Round 4 – Pat Glory (Princeton) 30-5 won by decision over Michael McGee (Old Dominion) 31-6 (Dec 7-1)

Elijah Oliver, Indiana, Washington
Champ. Round 1 – Elijah Oliver (Indiana) 29-18 won by decision over Zeke Moisey (Nebraska) 13-12 (Dec 11-4)
Champ. Round 2 – Nicholas Piccininni (Oklahoma State) 33-1 won by major decision over Elijah Oliver (Indiana) 29-18 (MD 13-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Devin Schroder (Purdue) 21-13 won by decision over Elijah Oliver (Indiana) 29-18 (Dec 9-4)

Travis Piotrowski, Illinois, Crystal Lake Prairie Ridge
Champ. Round 1 – Travis Piotrowski (Illinois) 21-12 won by decision over Cole Verner (Wyoming) 23-15 (Dec 4-3)
Champ. Round 2 – Sean Russell (Minnesota) 28-6 won by major decision over Travis Piotrowski (Illinois) 21-12 (MD 10-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Jay Schwarm (Northern Iowa) 16-12 won by decision over Travis Piotrowski (Illinois) 21-12 (Dec 8-2)

Dack Punke, Missouri, Washington
Champ. Round 1 – Sean Russell (Minnesota) 28-6 won by major decision over Dack Punke (Missouri) 11-12 (MD 16-6)
Cons. Round 1 – Cole Verner (Wyoming) 23-15 won by decision over Dack Punke (Missouri) 11-12 (Dec 4-2)

Sebastian Rivera, Northwestern
Champ. Round 1 – Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) 30-2 won by tech fall over Trey Chalifoux (Army West Point) 22-15 (TF-1.5 5:00 (21-6))
Champ. Round 2 – Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) 30-2 won by decision over Drew Mattin (Michigan) 20-9 (Dec 4-0)
Quarterfinal – Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) 30-2 won by decision over Vitali Arujau (Cornell) 31-4 (Dec 6-2)
Semifinal – Jack Mueller (Virginia) 21-1 won by decision over Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) 30-2 (Dec 8-2)
Cons. Semi – Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) 30-2 won by decision over Pat Glory (Princeton) 30-7 (Dec 14-9)
3rd Place Match – Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) 30-2 won by decision over Vitali Arujau (Cornell) 31-4 (Dec 8-3)

Gabe Townsell, Stanford, Oak Park River Forest
Champ. Round 1 – Drew Hildebrandt (Central Michigan) 20-10 won by decision over Gabe Townsell (Stanford) 19-12 (Dec 6-0)
Cons. Round 1 – Gabe Townsell (Stanford) 19-12 won by decision over Christian Moody (Oklahoma) 13-11 (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Sean Fausz (NC State) 14-4 won by fall over Gabe Townsell (Stanford) 19-12 (Fall 5:58)

Bryce West, Northern Illinois
Prelim – Bryce West (Northern Illinois) 16-16 won by decision over Willy Girard (Bloomsburg) 23-13 (Dec 10-7)
Champ. Round 1 – Spencer Lee (Iowa) 20-3 won by tech fall over Bryce West (Northern Illinois) 16-16 (TF-1.5 6:27 (18-0))
Cons. Round 1 – Alex Mackall (Iowa State) 26-11 won by fall over Bryce West (Northern Illinois) 16-16 (Fall 2:54)

133

Dylan Duncan, Illinois, Montini Catholic
Prelim – Devan Turner (Oregon State) 21-11 won by decision over Dylan Duncan (Illinois) 13-14 (Dec 7-5)
Champ. Round 1 – Nick Suriano (Rutgers) 28-3 won by major decision over Dylan Duncan (Illinois) 13-14 (MD 12-3)

Austin Gomez, Iowa State, Glenbard North
Champ. Round 1 – Austin Gomez (Iowa State) 24-7 won by major decision over Brandon Paetzell (Lehigh) 15-13 (MD 11-0)
Champ. Round 2 – Micky Phillippi (Pittsburgh) 21-4 won by decision over Austin Gomez (Iowa State) 24-7 (Dec 1-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Austin Gomez (Iowa State) 24-7 won by tech fall over Josh Terao (American) 25-7 (TF-1.5 5:42 (17-1))
Cons. Round 3 – Austin Gomez (Iowa State) 24-7 won in sudden victory – 1 over Montorie Bridges (Wyoming) 31-10 (SV-1 4-2)
Cons. Round 4 – Austin DeSanto (Iowa) 22-5 won by major decision over Austin Gomez (Iowa State) 24-7 (MD 16-5)

141

Josh Alber, Northern Iowa, Dakota
Champ. Round 1 – Josh Alber (Northern Iowa) 32-7 won by decision over Corey Shie (Army West Point) 27-16 (Dec 10-3)
Champ. Round 2 – Kyle Shoop (Lock Haven) 34-8 won by major decision over Josh Alber (Northern Iowa) 32-7 (MD 19-10)
Cons. Round 2 – Jamel Morris (NC State) 24-5 won by major decision over Josh Alber (Northern Iowa) 32-7 (MD 15-5)

Michael Carr, Illinois
Champ. Round 1 – Michael Carr (Illinois) 14-7 won by decision over Anthony Sparacio (Binghamton) 28-12 (Dec 8-2)
Champ. Round 2 – Max Murin (Iowa) 17-10 won by decision over Michael Carr (Illinois) 14-7 (Dec 4-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Michael Carr (Illinois) 14-7 won by decision over Austin Headlee (North Carolina) 20-12 (Dec 10-4)
Cons. Round 3 – Matt Findlay (Utah Valley) 17-4 won by fall over Michael Carr (Illinois) 14-7 (Fall 2:19)

Nicholas Gil, Navy, Crystal Lake South
Champ. Round 1 – Sam Turner (Wyoming) 32-14 won by decision over Nicholas Gil (Navy) 30-8 (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Nicholas Gil (Navy) 30-8 won by decision over Sam Krivus (Virginia) 16-12 (Dec 2-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Kanen Storr (Michigan) 26-8 won by decision over Nicholas Gil (Navy) 30-8 (Dec 3-1)

149

Austin O’Connor, North Carolina, St. Rita
Champ. Round 1 – Austin O`Connor (North Carolina) 34-6 won by decision over Tejon Anthony (George Mason) 31-11 (Dec 3-1)
Champ. Round 2 – Austin O`Connor (North Carolina) 34-6 won by decision over Joshua Heil (Campbell) 24-8 (Dec 4-1)
Quarterfinal – Austin O`Connor (North Carolina) 34-6 won in sudden victory – 1 over Mitch Finesilver (Duke) 33-5 (SV-1 3-1)
Semifinal – Micah Jordan (Ohio State) 29-3 won by decision over Austin O`Connor (North Carolina) 34-6 (Dec 7-4)
Cons. Semi – Austin O`Connor (North Carolina) 34-6 won by decision over Brock Mauller (Missouri) 33-5 (Dec 4-3)
3rd Place Match – Austin O`Connor (North Carolina) 34-6 won by decision over Mitch Finesilver (Duke) 33-5 (Dec 7-5)

Shayne Oster, Northwestern, Lockport
Champ. Round 1 – Micah Jordan (Ohio State) 29-2 won by fall over Shayne Oster (Northwestern) 12-14 (Fall 3:37)
Cons. Round 1 – Jared Prince (Navy) 22-11 won by decision over Shayne Oster (Northwestern) 12-14 (Dec 11-5)

157

Eric Barone, Illinois, Crystal Lake South
Champ. Round 1 – Eric Barone (Illinois) 18-16 won by decision over Logan Parks (Central Michigan) 23-14 (Dec 5-3)
Champ. Round 2 – Tyler Berger (Nebraska) 28-3 won by fall over Eric Barone (Illinois) 18-16 (Fall 6:07)
Cons. Round 2 – Eric Barone (Illinois) 18-16 won by decision over BC LaPrade (Virginia Tech) 18-11 (Dec 6-3)
Cons. Round 3 – Steve Bleise (Minnesota) 21-9 won in tie breaker – 2 over Eric Barone (Illinois) 18-16 (TB-2 3-2)

Ryan Deakin, Northwestern
Champ. Round 1 – Ryan Deakin (Northwestern) 33-7 won by decision over Christian Labrie (Brown) 18-20 (Dec 7-4)
Champ. Round 2 – Ryan Deakin (Northwestern) 33-7 won by major decision over Griffin Parriott (Purdue) 17-13 (MD 9-0)
Quarterfinal – Kaleb Young (Iowa) 24-7 won in sudden victory – 1 over Ryan Deakin (Northwestern) 33-7 (SV-1 7-5)
Cons. Round 4 – Ryan Deakin (Northwestern) 33-7 won by decision over Josh Humphreys (Lehigh) 22-8 (Dec 9-2)
Cons. Round 5 – Ryan Deakin (Northwestern) 33-7 won by decision over Larry Early (Old Dominion) 25-8 (Dec 5-0)
Cons. Semi – Hayden Hidlay (NC State) 24-4 won by decision over Ryan Deakin (Northwestern) 33-7 (Dec 8-2)
5th Place Match – Kaleb Young (Iowa) 24-7 won in sudden victory – 1 over Ryan Deakin (Northwestern) 33-7 (SV-1 7-5)

Larry Early, Old Dominion, Oak Park River Forest
Champ. Round 1 – Larry Early (Old Dominion) 25-8 won by major decision over Quincy Monday (Princeton) 24-13 (MD 10-0)
Champ. Round 2 – Larry Early (Old Dominion) 25-8 won by decision over Steve Bleise (Minnesota) 21-9 (Dec 3-2)
Quarterfinal – Tyler Berger (Nebraska) 28-4 won by decision over Larry Early (Old Dominion) 25-8 (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 4 – Larry Early (Old Dominion) 25-8 won by decision over Justin Thomas (Oklahoma) 24-11 (Dec 6-5)
Cons. Round 5 – Ryan Deakin (Northwestern) 33-7 won by decision over Larry Early (Old Dominion) 25-8 (Dec 5-0)
7th Place Match – Christian Pagdilao (Arizona State) 26-10 won by decision over Larry Early (Old Dominion) 25-8 (Dec 3-2)

Justin Ruffin, SIU Edwardsville
Champ. Round 1 – Josh Humphreys (Lehigh) 22-8 won by decision over Justin Ruffin (SIU Edwardsville) 18-12 (Dec 6-0)
Cons. Round 1 – Justin Ruffin (SIU Edwardsville) 18-12 won by decision over Joshua McClure (North Carolina) 20-13 (Dec 7-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Steve Bleise (Minnesota) 21-9 won in sudden victory – 1 over Justin Ruffin (SIU Edwardsville) 18-12 (SV-1 7-5)

165

Joseph Gunther, Illinois, Libertyville
Champ. Round 1 – Isaiah White (Nebraska) 24-8 won by decision over Joseph Gunther (Illinois) 20-15 (Dec 5-1)
Cons. Round 1 – Joseph Gunther (Illinois) 20-15 won by decision over Zach Finesilver (Duke) 19-10 (Dec 6-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Joseph Gunther (Illinois) 20-15 won in tie breaker – 2 over Cael McCormick (Army West Point) 19-10 (TB-2 5-4)
Cons. Round 3 – Gordon Wolf (Lehigh) 22-8 won by decision over Joseph Gunther (Illinois) 20-15 (Dec 13-7)

Tyler Morland, Northwestern
Prelim – Joseph Smith (Oklahoma State) 21-8 won by decision over Tyler Morland (Northwestern) 7-11 (Dec 10-5)
Prelim – Tyler Morland (Northwestern) 7-11 won by decision over Colston DiBlasi (George Mason) 29-14 (Dec 5-1)
Cons. Round 1 – Tanner Skidgel (Navy) 21-10 won by major decision over Tyler Morland (Northwestern) 7-11 (MD 10-2)

Isaiah White, Nebraska, Oak Park River Forest
Champ. Round 1 – Isaiah White (Nebraska) 25-9 won by decision over Joseph Gunther (Illinois) 20-15 (Dec 5-1)
Champ. Round 2 – Isaiah White (Nebraska) 25-9 won by decision over Branson Ashworth (Wyoming) 34-7 (Dec 5-4)
Quarterfinal – Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State) 27-2 won in sudden victory – 1 over Isaiah White (Nebraska) 25-9 (SV-1 3-1)
Cons. Round 4 – Isaiah White (Nebraska) 25-9 won in tie breaker – 1 over Te`shan Campbell (Ohio State) 23-9 (TB-1 3-2)
Cons. Round 5 – Isaiah White (Nebraska) 25-9 won by decision over Bryce Steiert (Northern Iowa) 26-10 (Dec 5-0)
Cons. Semi – Evan Wick (Wisconsin) 32-6 won by decision over Isaiah White (Nebraska) 25-9 (Dec 4-3)
5th Place Match – Isaiah White (Nebraska) 25-9 won by decision over Joshua Shields (Arizona State) 30-6 (Dec 8-4)

174

Brit Wilson, Northern Illinois
Champ. Round 1 – Spencer Carey (Navy) 25-15 won by decision over Brit Wilson (Northern Illinois) 25-7 (Dec 10-5)
Cons. Round 1 – Joe Grello (Rutgers) 17-10 won by major decision over Brit Wilson (Northern Illinois) 25-7 (MD 10-1)

184

Cameron Caffey, Michigan State, Carbondale
Champ. Round 1 – Cameron Caffey (Michigan State) 31-9 won by decision over Dylan Wisman (Missouri) 17-9 (Dec 7-5)
Champ. Round 2 – Zachary Zavatsky (Virginia Tech) 27-5 won by decision over Cameron Caffey (Michigan State) 31-9 (Dec 9-7)
Cons. Round 2 – Cameron Caffey (Michigan State) 31-9 won by decision over Will Schany (Virginia) 15-16 (Dec 7-3)
Cons. Round 3 – Lou Deprez (Binghamton) 33-7 won in sudden victory – 1 over Cameron Caffey (Michigan State) 31-9 (SV-1 4-2)

Emery Parker, Illinois, Warren Township
Champ. Round 1 – Emery Parker (Illinois) 23-5 won by decision over Will Schany (Virginia) 15-16 (Dec 5-2)
Champ. Round 2 – Nino Bonaccorsi (Pittsburgh) 21-8 won by decision over Emery Parker (Illinois) 23-5 (Dec 9-7)
Cons. Round 2 – Emery Parker (Illinois) 23-5 won in sudden victory – 1 over Dylan Wisman (Missouri) 17-9 (SV-1 8-6)
Cons. Round 3 – Emery Parker (Illinois) 23-5 won by fall over Cash Wilcke (Iowa) 23-8 (Fall 5:23)
Cons. Round 4 – Emery Parker (Illinois) 23-5 won by decision over Samuel Colbray (Iowa State) 28-8 (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 5 – Emery Parker (Illinois) 23-5 won by decision over Zachary Zavatsky (Virginia Tech) 27-6 (Dec 7-4)
Cons. Semi – Myles Martin (Ohio State) 25-1 won by decision over Emery Parker (Illinois) 23-5 (Dec 5-2)
5th Place Match – Emery Parker (Illinois) 23-5 won by decision over Chip Ness (North Carolina) 22-15 (Dec 11-5)

197

Patrick Brucki, Princeton, Carl Sandburg
Champ. Round 1 – Patrick Brucki (Princeton) 33-3 won by decision over Brandon Whitman (North Carolina) 17-15 (Dec 8-2)
Champ. Round 2 – Patrick Brucki (Princeton) 33-3 won by decision over Malik McDonald (NC State) 19-11 (Dec 3-2)
Quarterfinal – Patrick Brucki (Princeton) 33-3 won by decision over Thomas Lane (Cal Poly) 22-13 (Dec 4-3)
Semifinal – Bo Nickal (Penn State) 30-0 won by fall over Patrick Brucki (Princeton) 33-3 (Fall 4:41)
Cons. Semi – Patrick Brucki (Princeton) 33-3 won by decision over Josh Hokit (Fresno State) 27-8 (Dec 8-3)
3rd Place Match – Preston Weigel (Oklahoma State) 16-1 won by decision over Patrick Brucki (Princeton) 33-3 (Dec 7-1)

Christian Brunner, Purdue, Dundee-Crown
Champ. Round 1 – Christian Brunner (Purdue) 25-11 won by decision over Sawyer Root (The Citadel) 31-16 (Dec 1-0)
Champ. Round 2 – Christian Brunner (Purdue) 25-11 won by decision over William Miklus (Iowa State) 27-4 (Dec 6-2)
Quarterfinal – Preston Weigel (Oklahoma State) 14-1 won by fall over Christian Brunner (Purdue) 25-11 (Fall 0:58)
Cons. Round 4 – Josh Hokit (Fresno State) 26-7 won by major decision over Christian Brunner (Purdue) 25-11 (MD 13-4)

Eric Schultz, Nebraska, Tinley Park
Champ. Round 1 – Eric Schultz (Nebraska) 23-13 won by decision over Tanner Orndorff (Utah Valley) 20-14 (Dec 11-5)
Champ. Round 2 – Preston Weigel (Oklahoma State) 14-1 won by decision over Eric Schultz (Nebraska) 23-13 (Dec 7-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Eric Schultz (Nebraska) 23-13 won by decision over Noah Adams (West Virginia) 19-15 (Dec 7-2)
Cons. Round 3 – William Miklus (Iowa State) 27-4 won by decision over Eric Schultz (Nebraska) 23-13 (Dec 3-2)

Nathan Traxler, Stanford, Marmion Academy
Champ. Round 1 – Nathan Traxler (Stanford) 30-7 won by decision over Greg Bulsak (Clarion) 17-8 (Dec 7-3)
Champ. Round 2 – Nathan Traxler (Stanford) 30-7 won by decision over Jake Jakobsen (Lehigh) 12-9 (Dec 4-1)
Quarterfinal – Bo Nickal (Penn State) 29-0 won by major decision over Nathan Traxler (Stanford) 30-7 (MD 14-4)
Cons. Round 4 – William Miklus (Iowa State) 27-4 won by fall over Nathan Traxler (Stanford) 30-7 (Fall 0:28)

Jacob Warner, Iowa, Washington
Champ. Round 1 – Jacob Warner (Iowa) 22-6 won by decision over Drew Phipps (Bucknell) 25-12 (Dec 9-8)
Champ. Round 2 – Thomas Lane (Cal Poly) 22-13 won in sudden victory – 1 over Jacob Warner (Iowa) 22-6 (SV-1 4-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Jacob Warner (Iowa) 22-6 won by major decision over Joshua Roetman (Navy) 26-12 (MD 9-1)
Cons. Round 3 – Jacob Warner (Iowa) 22-6 won by decision over Tanner Orndorff (Utah Valley) 20-14 (Dec 10-6)
Cons. Round 4 – Jacob Warner (Iowa) 22-6 won by decision over Tom Sleigh (Virginia Tech) 23-8 (Dec 6-2)
Cons. Round 5 – Josh Hokit (Fresno State) 27-8 won by decision over Jacob Warner (Iowa) 22-6 (Dec 5-4)
7th Place Match – Jacob Warner (Iowa) 22-6 won by decision over Benjamin Honis (Cornell) 23-7 (Dec 8-4)

285

Conan Jennings, Northwestern
Champ. Round 1 – Conan Jennings (Northwestern) 20-12 won by decision over Cory Gilliland-Daniel (North Carolina) 22-11 (Dec 7-2)
Champ. Round 2 – Sam Stoll (Iowa) 11-7 won by decision over Conan Jennings (Northwestern) 20-12 (Dec 1-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Conan Jennings (Northwestern) 20-12 won by decision over Cary Miller (Appalachian State) 24-13 (Dec 3-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Zach Elam (Missouri) 25-11 won in tie breaker – 3 over Conan Jennings (Northwestern) 20-12 (TB-3 3-1)

Colton McKiernan, SIU Edwardsville
Champ. Round 1 – Jordan Wood (Lehigh) 23-3 won by decision over Colton McKiernan (SIU Edwardsville) 21-14 (Dec 6-4)
Cons. Round 1 – Matt Voss (George Mason) 31-7 won by decision over Colton McKiernan (SIU Edwardsville) 21-14 (Dec 7-3)