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Homegrown Illinois Wrestlers of the B1G Championships – Illinois Matmen


The Large Ten Convention Championships is the hardest wrestling convention within the nation. This weekend 140 pupil/athletes will compete for 76 spots to the 2021 NCAA Division I Nationwide Championship. A few of Illinois best highschool wrestlers will probably be competing this weekend trying to cement their legacy as NCAA Qualifiers, All-People, and Nationwide Champions. The competitors will probably be intense, and we need to be certain our Illinois viewers is aware of who to root for in these electrifying matchups this weekend.

 

125 lbs.

Dylan Ragusin, Michigan – A two-time IHSA State Champion, from Montini H.S. Ragusin made an enormous splash this season profitable the 2020 Males’s Senior Freestyle Nationals. The true freshman, will probably be trying to proceed his success this postseason. Ragusin would be the ninth seed at Large Tens.

Justin Cardani, Illinois – A IHSA State Champion, from Centennial H.S. Cardani was granted an at-large bid to NCAAs a 12 months in the past earlier than the event was cancelled as a consequence of COVID. Cardani has had a stable season and will probably be making an attempt to punch his ticket to the dance. Cardani would be the 10 seed at Large Tens.

133 lbs.

Jacob Rundell, Purdue – A IHSA State Champion, from Oak Park H.S. Rundell is beginning for the Boilermakers as a real freshman. He will probably be trying to qualify for his first NCAA event this weekend. Rundell would be the ninth seed at Large Tens.

141 lbs.

Dylan Duncan, Illinois – A two-time IHSA State Champion, from Montini H.S. Duncan is a three-time NCAA qualifier, however has but to put at NCAAs. This postseason he’ll attempt to acquire the All-American standing that has been so elusive throughout his time at Illinois . Duncan would be the fifth seed at Large Tens. 

149 lbs. 

Yahya Thomas, Northwestern – A IHSA  place winner, from Mt. Carmel H.S. Thomas went 3-3 at Large Tens final season. This season he will probably be trying to qualify for the NCAAs with a greater efficiency on the convention event. Thomas would be the 4th seed at Large Tens.

Christian Kanzler, Illinois A IHSA place winner, from Grant H.S. Kanzler is a Junior Faculty switch from Lincoln Faculty, the place he positioned 2nd at JUCO Nationals. A redshirt final season Kanzler will probably be trying to qualify for NCAAs for the primary time. Kanzler would be the thirteenth seed at Large Tens.

157 lbs.

Kendall Coleman, Purdue – A 3-time IHSA place winner, from Mt. Carmel H.S. Coleman is a redshirt freshman, and will probably be trying to qualify for his first NCAA event. Coleman would be the 4th seed at Large Tens.

Will Lewan, Michigan – A IHSA State Champion, from Montini H.S. Lewan was an NCAA qualifier a 12 months in the past, inserting fifth on the Large Tens earlier than the NCAAs had been cancelled as a consequence of COVID. Lewan will attempt to enhance on the fifth place end from a 12 months in the past. He would be the sixth seed at Large Tens.

165 lbs.

Dan Braunagel, Illinois – A 3-time IHSA State Champion, from Althoff Catholic H.S. Braunagel was an NCAA qualifier final season, however NCAAS had been cancelled as a consequence of COVID. This 12 months Braunagel is trying to return to NCAAs, and hopefully depart with some {hardware}. Braunagel would be the 2 seed behind Alex Marinelli (Iowa) at Large Tens.

Jake Tucker, Michigan State – A IHSA State Champion, from Mt. Carmel H.S. Tucker was a 2020 NCAA Qualifier inserting sixth at Large Tens. This 12 months he’ll look to enhance upon his sixth place end a 12 months in the past. Tucker would be the eighth seed at Large Tens.

David Ferrante, Northwestern – A two-time IHSA State Champion, from Huntley H.S. Ferrante is a real freshman competing in his first convention event. He will probably be trying to qualify for NCAAs in a tricky bracket. Ferrante would be the 12the seed at Large Tens.

184 lbs.

Zach Braunagel, Illinois – A two-time IHSA State champion, from Althoff Catholic H.S. Braunagel was an NCAA qualifier a 12 months in the past however did  not get an opportunity to compete as a result of NCAAs had been cancelled  as a consequence of COVID.  This season Braunagel and his brother will probably be trying to do extra than simply qualify for NCAAS. Braunagel would be the eighth seed at Large Tens

Jon Halvorsen, Northwestern – A IHSA  place winner, from Principal South H.S. Halvorsen is a redshirt-freshman competing in his first ever convention event. He will probably be trying to pull of a pair upsets to qualify for NCAAs. Halvorsen would be the thirteenth seed at Large Tens.

197 lbs.

Eric Schultz, Nebraska – A IHSA State Champion, from Tinley Park, H.S. Schultz is a three-time NCAA Qualifier, and was a runner-up a 12 months in the past at Large Tens. This season he will probably be chasing true All-American standing and a Nationwide Title. Schultz is undefeated this season and can tout the 1 seed at Large Tens this weekend.

Jacob Warner, Iowa – A 3-time IHSA State Champion, from Washington H.S. Warner has positioned third on the previous two Large Ten Championshipsand is a two-time All-American. He positioned seventh at NCAAs in 2019, and was awarded honorary All-American honors final season. This season Warner will look to enhance upon his third place end a 12 months in the past. He would be the third seed at Large Tens.

Cam Caffey, Michigan State – A IHSA State Champion, from Carbondale H.S. Caffey is a two-time NCAA Qualifier, he was a finalist at Large Tens final season, and can look to make it again to the finals once more this 12 months. Caffey would be the 4th seed at Large Tens.

Matt Wroblewski, Illinois – A IHSA State Champion, from Prospect H.S. This will probably be Wroblewski’s first look on the Large Ten Convention Championships.  Wroblewski would be the eighth seed at  Large Tens.

285 lbs.

Tony Cassioppi, Iowa – A two-time Illinois State Champion, from Hononegah H.S. Cassiopppi positioned third on the Large Tens final season. Qualifying for NCAAs that had been finally cancelled. He was awarded honorary All-American standing, however this season he’ll look to earn the All-American standing on the mat. Cassioppi would be the third seed at Large Tens.

Luke Luffman, Illinois – A 3-time State Champion, from Urbana H.S. Luffman certified for NCAAs final season inserting eighth at Large Tens earlier than NCAAs had been cancelled as a consequence of COVID. THis 12 months Luffman seems to be to return to NCAAs with the next end on the convention event. Luffman would be the 4th seed at Large Tens.