Vince Castillo
Vince Castillo

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Western Springs, Ill.

High School:
Lyons Township

Weight:
149


2010-11: Earned Academic All-MAC honors for the second straight season posting a 3.5 GPA as a kinesiology major... finished the season with a record of 9-16, 6-9 in dual matches and 1-3 in the MAC while wrestling at 149... placed sixth at the Michigan State Open... recorded two victories by major decision and one by pin fall... turned in a three-match winning streak February 4-12.



2009-10: Compiled a 11-5 record while wrestling at the 141-pound weight class... also went 2-0 in the MAC to take his career record to 35-17... held a five match winning streak towards the end of the season defeating wrestlers from Findlay, Stanford and Michigan State... went 8-1 in dual matches... helped NIU earn their only MAC Dual win of the season against Eastern Michigan defeating Corey Phillips with a decision of 6-3... earned three pins on the season with the quickest time of 2:30.



2008-09: Opened the season winning 7 of first 8 matches ... finished in first-place at the Pointer Open earning three decisions and a fall ... placed fifth in the Kaufman/Brand Open winning five matches at the tournament ... placed fifth at the Duhawk Open ... finished the season 14-6 earning two major decisions and four pins.



2007-08: Placed second at the Duhawk open, losing in the final to Iowa's Alex Tsirtis... won two matches by fall and one by major decision at that tournament... finished fifth at the Cyclone Open, with losses only to teammates Pat McLemore and Dan Ruettiger... totaled three major decisions and two pins.



2006-07 (Redshirt): Finished the season with a 15-10 record and four pins while wrestling at 141-pounds as a redshirt... earned a second-place finish at Moco Mercer Open... placed third at 141-pounds in the Flash Flanagan Open... first collegiate victory came against Nicolas Tadeo of UW-Milwakee with a 12-3 decision... recipient of NIU's Freshman Academic Award.



High School: Helped lead Lyons Township to a West Suburban Conference Championship and had a 34-3 record as a senior... was a four-year varsity letterwinner and a state qualifier as a junior... earned the team MVP award during his junior year... garnered all-conference recognition all four seasons... led the team in takedowns during junior and senior years... finished second on the team in career pins (62), fourth in career takedowns (438), and fifth in career wins (145) at Lyons Township.



Personal: Son of Sandy and Mike Castillo... brother of former Huskie Pat Castillo. Birthdate: September 21, 1987. Major: Kinesiology.



Season Wins Losses Pins
2006-07RS 15 10 4
2007-08 10 6 2
2008-09 14 6 4
2009-10 11 5 3
2010-11 9 16 1
CAREER 44 33
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