Lucas Byrd added his second medal to the list in 2022 with his fifth place finish at 133 pounds.
Four-time finalist Isaiah Martinez won two NCAA titles at Illinois.
The top five wrestlers in Fighting Illini history won a total of sixteen NCAA medals and six titles.
All five were NCAA champions, and they include a two-time champion, a four-time finalist, and four three-time, top-three All-Americans!
Check out the best Illinois wrestlers of all-time ranked by NCAA medals!
Here are the top five!
Rank - Name - Score - Medals
#1 - Isaiah Martinez - 2018 - 56 - 1,1,2,2
#2 - Adam Tirapelle - 2001 - 38 - 3,2,1
#2 - Ernest Benion - 1997 - 38 - 1,2,3
#2 - Larry TenPas - 1956 - 38 - 3,2,1
#2 - Matt Lackey - 2003 - 38 - 3,2,1
There have been 78 All-American wrestlers who have won 135 medals in Illinois history!
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