Wrestling: Fox, Tamillow lead Wildcats to pair of victories

Wade Askew

The two heaviest wrestlers for No. 12 Northwestern continued to be the most dominant this weekend, going a combined 4-0 to lead the Wildcats to a pair of pivotal Big Ten dual meets.

Second-ranked 197-pounder Mike Tamillow and top-ranked heavyweight Dustin Fox came through in the clutch for NU, posting a pair of do-or-die wins to close out a 21-17 road victory over Purdue on Friday. Two days later, the seniors were the first to get NU on the board in a rousing 22-11 victory over No. 8 Illinois. The dual was the duo’s last in Welsch-Ryan Arena.

“Mike, he’s a veteran. He gets the job done,” coach Tim Cysewski said. “We don’t want to take that for granted, but we want to keep him getting the job done the rest of the year