Introducing ... Jim Heffernan's starting lineup

The Big Ten wrestling tournament is Saturday and Sunday at the Assembly Hall. Here is the Illini lineup:

125
Jesse Delgado
Sophomore
Gilroy, Calif.

Wrestling is cool because ... it’s fun to win.
After my last match, I’m eating ... pizza.
In the WWE, I’d go by ... Jesse.

133
Daryl Thomas
Senior
Edwardsville

Wrestling is cool because ... it’s you against another person and no one to blame but yourself if you don’t get the job done.
After my last match, I’m eating ... nothing crazy. Just going to be pretty thirsty.
In the WWE, I’d go by ... Diesel.


141
Steven Rodrigues
Freshman
Mount Kisco, N.Y.

Wrestling is cool because ... you’ve got to mentally break the will of an opponent.
After my last match, I’m eating ... a burrito from Chipotle.
In the WWE, I’d go by ... The Moneymaker.

149
Caleb Ervin
Freshman
Morganfield, Ky.

Wrestling is cool because ... you get out of it what you put into it.
After my last match, I’m eating ... Sour Patch Kids.
In the WWE, I’d go by ... El Nino.

157
Matt Nora
Freshman
Naperville

Wrestling is cool because ... I love the competition and excitement.
After my last match, I’m eating ... Outback Steakhouse, then a Shamrock Shake.
In the WWE, I’d go by ... The American Psycho.

165
Conrad Polz
Senior
Orland Park

Wrestling is cool because ... chicks dig it.
After my last match, I’m eating ... Jet’s pizza.
In the WWE, I’d go by ... The Doag.

174
Jordan Blanton
Senior
Richmond

Wrestling is cool because ... it’s one-on-one and you are responsible for the outcome.
After my last match, I’m eating ... salad to keep my spring break bod.
In the WWE, I’d go by ... The Blahhb.

184
Tony Dallago
Junior
Harrisburg, Pa.

Wrestling is cool because ... I get to take my anger out on other dudes.
After my last match, I’m eating ... Mrs. T’s Pierogies.
In the WWE, I’d go by ... Big Daddy Lago.

197
Mario Gonzalez
Junior
Aurora

Wrestling is cool because ... it’s one-on-one.
After my last match, I’m eating ... Olive Garden.
In the WWE, I’d go by ... Super Mario.

285
Chris Lopez
Freshman
Chicago

Wrestling is cool because ... it’s an individual sport and success is based off only yourself.
After my last match, I’m eating ... whatever I want because I don’t have to cut weight.
In the WWE, I’d go by ... Nacho Libre.

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