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Illinois Matmen Wrestling News

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    Junior Greco Gets It Done for Illinois with Number 14

    FARGO, ND • In a week that saw the men of Illinois being wrestled out of championship contention in the first three divisions, the Junior Greco team was not going to be denied their fourteenth-consecutive team championship. In fact, with this year’s championship—this year’s dominant team championship—Illinois let it be known that Team Illinois Junior Greco-Roman […] More

  • FS Junior Team Places Eighth with Three Finalists, Seven Total AA’s

    FARGO, ND • Team Illinois would send three wrestlers to the finals in Junior Freestyle, and they would close out with four additional All-Americans for a total of seven stop signs. But, for Team Illinois, an eighth-place team finish and no individual titles was much less than what was being anticipated as traditionally Fargo is where […] More

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    16U National Duals Freestyle Recap

    LOVES PARK, IL-The Freestyle Portion of the 16U National Duals wrapped up on Saturday evening, showcasing a diversity of talent and previewing things to come in Fargo. The hosting Land of Lincoln improved one spot on their sixth place finish in Greco, landing in fifth on the merit of a 42-31 victory over Iowa, providing […] More

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    16U: Illinois Freestylers into the Gold/Silver Finals Pool

    LOVES PARK • After a sixth-place finish by the 16U Team Illinois Greco-Roman squad, Friday started the Freestyle duals and, like the Greco-Roman team, Illinois’ Freestyle boys have wrestled themselves into the finals pool for a top-eight finish.  Team Illinois ultimately wrestled themselves to a 4-2 record on the day. They came in seeded second in […] More

  • Final X: Recapping All the Action in NYC

    NEW YORK, NY • Madison Square Garden has seen many great events over the years, and, at least for one night, what is considered to be “The World’s Most Famous Arena” became a wrestling focus as it hosted the back half of the World Team Finals for the American wrestling world. As for those who competed […] More

  • Final X: Recapping All the Action in Stilly

    STILLWATER, OK • Historic Gallagher-Iba Arena housed the first half of the finals for the World Team Trials and saw fifteen US World Team members crowned Friday night with five of those weights going the full three matches in the best-of-three championship series.  Out of those championship bouts, Illinois saw four of its own compete for […] More

  • Final X: Recapping All the Action in Stilly

    STILLWATER, OK • Historic Gallagher-Iba Arena housed the first half of the finals for the World Team Trials and saw fifteen US World Team members crowned Friday night with five of those weights going the full three matches in the best-of-three championship series.  Out of those championship bouts, Illinois saw four of its own compete for […] More

  • Final X: Makoyed Believes She Can Beat Anyone She Wrestles

    CORALVILLE, IA • North Central College’s Yelena Makoyed will be wrestling in Final X Stillwater for a chance to represent the US at the World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, later this year. To do so, she will have to win a best-of-three series the first weekend of June inside of historical Gallagher-Iba Arena on the campus […] More

  • Final X: Taylor’s New Lifestyle is Making the Difference

    CORALVILLE, IA • Felicity Taylor has been on quite the tear through any bracket she has entered as of late. She won the US Open, claimed the right to represent Team USA on the U23 World Team, and now she is in Final X with a chance to be the senior level representative for Team USA […] More

  • Final X: Nowry Continues to be Nowry

    CORALVILLE, IA • The career of Max Nowry has been truly impressive, and inspiring. The Illinois RTC / Army (WCAP) athlete has been one of the true staples on Team USA as Greco-Roman wrestling has experienced its ups and downs over the years. With Nowry, though, there have been a number of ups and, this past […] More

  • Final X: Bey says, “It’s going to be fun. I’m super excited.”

    CORALVILLE, IA • Kamal Bey was not having the 2022 season he was expecting, and, after a few setbacks, he was able to regather himself and slowly start to piece it all together. As fate would have it, Bey was able to put all of the pieces in place this past weekend in Iowa as he […] More

  • Final X: Young is Willing to go the Distance

    CORALVILLE, IA • East Aurora native Timothy Young has been climbing the ladder, and he is almost to the top. Last year he placed seventh at the US Open, this year he made the big jump to placing third, and this past weekend he battled himself into Final X for a chance to represent Team USA […] More

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