Illinois' Dallago Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

Dec. 21, 2010

Big Ten Wrestling Weekly Release

Big Ten Wrestler of the Week
Tony Dallago, Illinois
Fr. - 184 - Harrisburg, Pa. - Central Dauphin

Illinois redshirt freshman Tony Dallago earns his first Big Ten Wrestler of the Week award after helping the No. 9 Illini to a Big Ten dual win over No. 15 Purdue on Sunday. Dallago, ranked 15th in the nation at 184 pounds, pinned eighth-ranked A.J. Kissel in 2:59 to give Illinois six points and its first lead of the match at 12-7. The Illini remained in front after Dallago's pin, earning a 26-15 win over the Boilermakers to improve to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in Big Ten competition. Dallago's first career victory over a top-10 opponent pushes his record to 11-5 on the season.

Last Illinois Wrestler of the Week: Kyle Dooley (Nov. 16, 2010)

2010-11 Big Ten Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 9: Ian Paddock, So., OSU
Nov. 16: Kyle Dooley, So., ILL; Sean Boyle, So., MICH
Nov. 23: Travis Rutt, Jr., WIS
Nov. 30: Paul Young, Sr., IND
Dec. 7: Kellen Russell, Jr., MICH
Dec. 14: Kevin Steinhaus, Fr., MINN
Dec. 21: Tony Dallago, Fr., ILL