Illini Wrestling: Brooks Black Wins 7-2 In Round 1


Unseeded heavyweight Brooks Black pulled a convincing upset of the 6 seed Denzel Dejournette of Appalachian State, handing him only his third loss of the year. Black controlled the match the whole way through, racking up a riding time advantage of nearly three minutes. This caps round 1 for Illinois, with 5 of 6 wrestlers advancing. Illinois is tied with Rutgers for 10th overall with 6.5 team points.