Illinois Earns Wrestler of the Week Honors
Jan. 9, 2018

Wrestler of the Week
Emery Parker, Illinois
184 pounds – Jr. – Wadsworth, Ill. – Warren Township

• Went 2-0 on the weekend against a pair of ranked opponents to lead the Illini to conference victories over No. 20 Nebraska and Northwestern
• Defeated No. 6 Taylor Venz of Nebraska in come-from-behind fashion with an 8-0 surge in the final minute behind six back points
• Defeated No. 18 Mitch Sliga of Northwestern by an 8-3 decision
• The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns the first Wrestler of the Week award of his career
• Last Illinois Wrestler of the Week: Zac Brunson (Dec. 22, 2015)

2017-18 Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 7: Javier Gasca, Sr., MSU
Nov. 14: Adam Coon, Sr., MICH/Te'Shan Campbell, Jr., OSU
Nov. 21: Youssif Hemida, Jr., MD
Nov. 28: Michael Kemerer, So., IOWA
Dec. 5: Alec Pantaleo, Jr., MICH/Kollin Moore, So., OSU
Dec. 12: Alex Marinelli, Fr., IOWA
Dec. 19: Patrick Gerish, Jr., MD
Jan. 3: Michael Kemerer, So., IOWA
Jan. 9: Emery Parker, Jr., ILL