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Illinois Wrestling: 3 Illini grapplers advance to Midlands finals

No. 9 Illinois is still alive in the team race.

Courtesy of Illinois Athletics

Illinois' Zane Richards (133), Isaiah Martinez (157) and Zac Brunson (174) will wrestle in the 52nd annual Midlands Championships at 7 p.m and will be televised on Big Ten Network. The Fighting Illini went 3 for 6 during the semifinal round.

COMPLETE DAY 1 RESULTS LINK

ILLINOIS SEMIFINAL RESULTS

133: Zane Richards def. A.J. Schoop-Edinboro, 1-0

141: Devin Carter-VTech def. Steven Rodrigues, 14-6

157: Isaiah Martinez def. Mike Kelly-Iowa, 16-5

165: Taylor Walsh-Indiana def. Jackson Morse, fall :47

174: Zac Brunson def. Johnny Sebastian-Northwestern-unattached, 8-0

197: Tim McCall-Wisconsin def. Jeff Koepke, 5-3

FINALS MATCHUPS

125: Thomas Gillman-Iowa v. Joey Dance-VTech

133: Zane Richards v. Cory Clark-Iowa

141: Mitchell Port-Edinboro v. Devin Carter-VTech

141: Jason Tsirtsis-Northwestern v. Dave Habat-Edinboro

157: Isaiah Martinez v. Cody Pack-SDSU

165: Taylor Walsh-Indiana v. Pierce Harger-Northwestern

174: Mike Evans-Iowa v. Zac Brunson

184: Lorenzo Thomas-Penn v. Jack Dechow-ODU

197: Nathan Burak-Iowa v. Tim McCall-Wisconsin

285: Mike McMullan-Northwestern v. Bobby Telford-Iowa

TEAM SCORES AFTER QUARTERFINALS

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

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