Wrestling Storms Back to Beat MSU in Big Ten Finale
Senior/Junior (2012-13)... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award ... Appeared in seven duals at 141 pounds ... Defeated Michigan State's Nick Trimble to earn his first win of the year (Feb. 10) ... Fell to Wisconsin's Tom Kelliher, 7-5, in overtime in season debut (Jan. 13).
Junior/Sophomore (2011-12)... Academic All-Big Ten Conference ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award recipient ... Went 2-1 at the Mat Town Invitational (Dec. 29), defaulting to fifth place ... Fell to Wisconsin's #9 Cole Schmitt, 5-3, in Big Ten opener (Dec. 11) ... Dropped a 3-1 decision to Buffalo's Blake Roulo in career dual debut (Nov. 18) ... Has also appeared in two open tournaments ... Placed fourth at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 12) with a 3-2 record ... Went 5-1 en route to third place at the Eastern Michigan Open (Nov. 5) ... Pinned MSU's Dan Osterman (5:57) at the EMU event.
Sophomore/Freshman (2010-11)... Competed in two open tournaments ... Captured the 149-pound title at the Ashland Simonson Open (Jan. 22) with a 5-0 mark ... Defeated Kent State's Tommy Sasfy, 5-3, in the final ... Claimed third place at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 13), rallying from a first-round loss to post a 7-1 mark.
Freshman (2009-10)... Redshirted season ... Competed in three open tournaments ... Claimed fourth place at the Simonson Open at Ashland University (Jan. 23) with a 4-2 record ... Posted a 3-2 record at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 15) ... Secured a decision over Central Michigan's Billy Osborne for first collegiate victory at the MSU event.
Prep... Graduated from Massillon Perry High School (2009) ... Claimed eighth place (135 pounds) at the NHSCA Senior Nationals ... Two-time Ohio state placewinner, claiming fifth at 135 pounds as a senior (2009) and eighth at 112 pounds as a sophomore (2007) ... Four-time Federal League selection, earning first team honors three times (2007, '08, '09) ... All-Stark County first team (2008), second team (2009) and honorable mention (2006, '07) ... Also participated in football ... Claimed All-Federal League honorable mention accolades as a junior (2007).
Personal... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology, majoring in sport management ... Born on July 2, 1991 ... Son of Mike and Jennifer Hillock.