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  1. Which 2023 Prospect Should Your Team's Coach Be Calling On June 15th?

    Which 2023 Prospect Should Your Team's Coach Be Calling On June 15th?

    Jun 11, 2021

    Recruiting for college coaches is a 365 day a year job, but a couple of dates in particular stick out. One of those being June 15th, the first day that coaches can legally begin contacting rising juniors. Three top-100 recruits have already verbally committed: #1 Cody Chittum to Minnesota and #2 Christian Carroll and #21 Kannon Webster to Illinois. Don't worry Gopher and Illini fans, I've still got you covered. There are many great programs and recruits that didn't get recognition in this article, however. This isn't because those programs aren't good options for top recruits or kids worthy of recognition, but rather to keep this article to a consumable length.
  2. Legacies Are On The Line When Martinez Faces Burroughs On June 18

    Legacies Are On The Line When Martinez Faces Burroughs On June 18

    Jun 7, 2021

    There is more on the line than a win when Jordan Burroughs faces Isaiah Martinez on June 18 during the showcase match on the Who’s #1 FloGrappling card. Legacy points are at stake as both wrestlers attempt to carve out their place in U.S. wrestling history.
  3. Big Man Christian Carroll Has Found His College Home

    Big Man Christian Carroll Has Found His College Home

    Jun 4, 2021

    Just a day after Cody Chittum, the top recruit in the class of 2023, committed, another massive recruit came off the board. Super 32 champ Christian Carroll has announced that he'll be joining Mike Poeta and company at Illinois.
  4. 2021 NCAA D1 Coaching Carousel

    2021 NCAA D1 Coaching Carousel

    May 30, 2021

    It has been a slow start to the usually busy NCAA D1 coaching carousel, but that doesn't mean it won't pick up steam in the coming months. Keep this page bookmarked as I will keep you up to speed with all of the changes to coaching staffs across the country.
  5. Bader Show: Mike Poeta

    Bader Show: Mike Poeta

    Apr 26, 2021

    Bader & Kyle Klingman talk with Mike Poeta, newly hired Head Coach of the University of Illinois.
  6. Mike Poeta Named Fighting Illini Head Wrestling Coach

    Mike Poeta Named Fighting Illini Head Wrestling Coach

    Apr 21, 2021

    Illinois Athletics - Mike Poeta, who established himself as one of Illinois's all-time greatest wrestlers and top assistant coaches in the nation as a member of the Fighting Illini staff, was named head wrestling coach today by Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman.