Kevin Fanta
Kevin Fanta

RS Senior

Lake Zurich, Ill.

High School:
Lake Zurich




Huskies Cap Season with Annual Banquet

Rob Jillard, Nick Smith earn Bruce Swierczewski Most Valuable Wrestler Award


NIU Ends Regular Season at Buffalo

Huskies and Bulls face off in final MAC dual of the year


NIU Falls at South Dakota State, 27-6

Wins by Torrence and Harrison not enough for Huskies


Huskies Face Jackrabbits in Valentine's Day Dual

NIU makes second trip to Brookings, S.D., this season


NIU Faces Kent State in Final Home Dual of Season

Huskies to honor seven seniors prior to meet

2013-14:Went 7-7 as NIU's part-time starter at 141 pounds... Earned a fourth-place finish at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open (11/3) with a 4-2 record... Went 3-0 at the EMU Duals (11/16), including a pin of Oregon State's Joey Delgado and an 8-7 decision against Clarion's Tyler Bedelyon.

2012-13: Registered a 10-5 record and two pins despite missing half the season due to injury... Placed second at the 2013 MAC Championships at 141, falling to Northern Iowa's Joey Lazor in the final, 1-0... Went 6-0 during the month of January, which included a pin and a major decision and outscoring his opponents 41-13... Finished the regular season by pinning Gardner-Webb's Davante Andujar at 4:05... Defeated NCAA at-large berth recipient Nicholas Hucke of Missouri twice during the season, outscoring him 14-4 in those two contests.

2011-12: Went 13-7 at 141 pounds en route to an appearance at the NCAA Championships... Placed second at the Mid-American Conference Championships at 141 pounds to finish on the podium for the second-straight year... Tied forfirst on the team in dual victories (11), while ranking fifth in dual points scored (37)... Maintains a 2-2 record against opponents at the NCAA tournament... Defeated Central Michigan's Scott Mattingly twice, a 8-2 decision Dec. 29 and a 7-2 decision Jan. 20... Held opponents to three points or less in 14 matches, going 13-1 with one pin in those bouts... Accumulated a seven-match winning streak from Jan. 8 through Feb. 12, outscoring his opponents 51-15 during that stretch with one major decision.

2010-11: Finished the season with a record of 8-8 and went 5-3 in dual matches with a 1-2 record in the MAC while wrestling at 133... placed fourth at the MAC Championships, defeating Ohio's Jacob Wojcik 6-2 and losing to Buffalo's Kevin Smith 2-4 in overtime of the third place match... placed sixth at the Michigan State Open... recorded one victory by technical fall, defeating Knox's Edel Veca 16-0 in 6:55.

2009-10 (Redshirt): Won first three matches of the season to earn the second place title in the 133-pound weight class in the Frosh/Soph Division at the Michigan State Open... defeated wrestlers from Central Michigan, Michigan State and The Citadel... recorded two major decision victories to go 3-1 on the season.

High School: Finished first in state in the 135 pound weight class... Named the Most Valuable Wrestler senior season as well as being Captain of the team... Named to the All-Conference first team in the North Suburban Conference... Earned All-Area first team honors... Named to the All-State first team senior season... Lake Zurich record holder for most wins in a season (42)... Second place in Lake Zurich all-time take downs in a season (243).

Personal: Son of Tom and Diane Fanta... Born on August 17, 1991... Admires Tom Brands... Majors in pre-communication studies.

Season Wins Losses Pins
2009-10RS 3 1 0
2010-11 8 8 0
2011-12 13 7 1
2012-13 10 5 2
2013-14 7 7 1
CAREER 38 27