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Illinois Wrestling: 6 Illini advance to Midlands Semifinals

No. 9 Illinois second after day one

Courtesy Illinois Fighting Illini Athletics

Ninth-ranked Illinois is in second place with 90 points, trailing Iowa (110.5 points) after two sessions of the 52nd annual Midlands Championships. Six Fighting Illini wrestlers advanced to the semifinals in their respective weight classes while two are alive in the consolation brackets.

The biggest story of day one for Illinois was the absence of two-time defending NCAA champion Jesse Delgado, who was the pre seeded No. 1 at 125 before the tournament. It is not known why Delgado withdrew from competition.

The third session will begin at noon Tuesday, and the finals begin at 7 p.m.

COMPLETE DAY 1 RESULTS LINK

ILLINOIS SEMIFINALISTS

Zane Richards (133)

Steven Rodrigues (141)

Isaiah Martinez (157)

Jackson Morse (165)

Zac Brunson (174)

Jeff Koepke (197)

ILLINOIS CONSOLATION

Brock Ervin (141)

Nikko Reyes (184)

TEAM SCORES

1. Iowa-110.5

2. Illinois-89

3. Northwestern-62

4. Edinboro-57

5. Virginia Tech-54

6. Old Dominion-43.5

7. Wisconsin-42

8. North Dakota State-34

9. South Dakota State-31

10. Rider-28

SCHEDULED MATCHES

SEMIFINALS

125

Thomas Gilman-Iowa v. Stevan Micic-Northwestern

Josh Rodriguez-NDSU v. Joey Dance-VT

133

AJ Schopp-Edinboro v. Zane Richards-Illinois

Cory Clark-Iowa v. Jarrod Garnett-LVAC

141

Mitchell Port-Edinboro v. Chris Mecate-ODU

Steven Rodrigues-Illinois v. Devin Carter-Iowa

149

Jason Tsirtsis-Northwestern v. Chris Mecate-ODU

Brandon Sorensen-Iowa v. Dave Habat-Iowa

157

Isaiah Martinez-Illinois v. Mike Kelly-Iowa

Justin Staudenmeyer-Brown v. Cody Pack-SDSU

165

Taylor Walsh-Indiana v. Jackson Morse-Illinois

Pierce Harger-Northwestern v. Nick Moore-Iowa

174

Mike Evans-Iowa v. Brock Gutches-Southern Oregon

Johnny Sebastian-Northwestern v. Zac Brunson-Illinois

184

Lorenzo Thomas-Penn v. Hayden Zilmer-NDSU

Sammy Brooks-Iowa v. Jack Dechow-ODU

197

Nathan Burak-Iowa v. James Fox-Harvard

Timmy McCall-Wisconsin v. Jeff Koepke-Illinois

285

Mike McMullan-Northwestern v. Ty Walz-VT

Connor Medbery-Wisconsin v. Bobby Telford-Iowa

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