For the second straight year, all six sessions will be televised and every match carried on ESPN3 throughout the three-day NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis from March 19-21.
The Illini field a full 10-man lineup and are ranked No. 6 in W.I.N. Magazine's Tournament Power Index. Missouri holds the top spot with Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio State and Cornell rounding out the top five.
The Illini have not finished as high as sixth since 2005. Illinois highest team finish was third in 1946. The Illini have produced 22 individual championships. The Ilini placed 13th with 41 points at last year's NCAAs.
Jesse Delgado (125) - 4-time qualifer
Zane Richards (133) - Second time
Steven Rodrigues (141) - Second time
Kyle Langenderfer (149) - First time
Isaiah Martinez (157) - First time
Jackson Morse (165) - Third time
Zac Brunson (174) - Second time
Nikko Reyes (184) - Second time
Jeff Koepke (197) - First time
Brooks Black (HWT) First time
-- Session 1 - 11 a.m.
-- Session 2 - 6 p.m.
* On ESPNU
-- Session 3 Quarterfinals 10 a.m. ESPNU
-- Session 4 Semifinals 7 p.m. on ESPN
-- Session 5 10 a.m. on ESPNU
-- Session 6 Finals 7 p.m. on ESPN
*Both television and ESPN3 will offer up to four different mats at one in a multi mat view.