CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — No. 19 Illinois wrestling split its Saturday dual matches, beating Chattanooga 32-9 in the home opener before falling to No. 17 Pittsburgh 30-6 at State Farm Center.

#19 Illinois vs. UTC Results 32-9

125: Maximo Renteria defeated Logan Ashton (Fall 5:40)
133: Lucas Byrd defeated Brayden Palmer (Dec. 5-0)
141: Danny Pucino defeated Dayne Dalrymple (Fall 4:00)
149: Noah Castillo defeated Kevon Davenport (Fall 3:28)
157: Lincoln Heck defeated Anthony Federico (Dec. 3-2)
165: Danny Braunagel defeated Jackson Hurst (Tech. Fall 22-7 6:04)
174: Edmond Ruth defeated Rocky Johnson (Dec. 5-2)
184: Dylan Connell defeated Matthew Waddell (Dec. 3-1)
197: Zac Braunagel defeated Jake Boyd (Dec. 11-5)
HWT: Matt Wroblewski defeated Logan Andrew (Dec.  2-1)

#19 Illinois vs. #17 Pittsburgh Results 6-30

125: Colton Camacho defeated Maximo Renteria (Fall 5:15)
133: Micky Phillippi defeated Lucas Byrd (Dec. 4-3)
141: Cole Matthews defeated Danny Pucino (Dec. 4-2)
149: Tyler Badgett defeated Kevon Davenport (Dec. 4-2)
157: Dazjon Casto defeated Luke Odom (Fall 4:58)
165: Danny Braunagel defeated Holden Heller (SV-1 9-7)
174: Edmond Ruth defeated Luca Augustine (SV-1 3-1)
184: Reece Heller defeated Dylan Connell (Dec. 8-1)
197: Nino Bonaccorsi defeated Zac Braunagel (SV-1 3-1)
HWT: Jake Slinger defeated Matt Wroblewski (Dec. 2-0)