staff, December 30, 2012

Illinois won the team title and two Big Ten wrestlers took home individual crowns at the 50th Ken Kraft Midlands Championships at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Illini finished with 99.5 points, two ahead of second-place Virginia Tech, while Nebraska's Robert Kokesh (174 lbs) and Northwestern's Jason Welch (157) won their respective weight classes.

[ RELATED: final standings, brackets (PDF) ]

Northwestern's Jason Welch takes second consecutive Midlands crown:

Nebraska's Robert Kokesh claims Midlands title:

Here's our interview with Ken Kraft: