2007-08: Followed up excellent junior year with a solid senior campaign ... Ranked in the top-three for most of the season ... Posted 33-5 record with a 14-1 dual mark ... Went a perfect 8-0 in Big Ten duals ... Qualified for third NCAA Championships ... Finished one-win shy of All-America status ... Finished second at Big Ten Championships ... Fell to Penn State's Phil Davis in the finals ... Started season 15-0 before picking up first loss against No. 1 Josh Glenn of American ... Only other loss came to 10th-ranked Max Askren of Missouri ... Finished second at Midlands ... Put up perfect marks at Eastern Michigan Open and Michigan State Open to start season ... Won four matches at National Duals with all wins coming against top-15 opponents ... Recorded wins during the season over both national finalists at his weight, Phil Davis of Penn State and Wynn Michalak of Central Michigan ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2006-07:Moved up to 197 lbs. and enjoyed the best season of his career ... Had team-high 37 wins with only five losses ... Posted 16-3 dual mark ... Second on the team with eight falls ... Went 3-2 and finished seventh at NCAA Championships to earn first career All-America honor ... Won 197 lbs. Big Ten Championship for first career Big Ten title ... Posted 4-0 record at the championships with wins over ninth-ranked Patrick Bond in the semifinals and 10th-ranked J.D. Bergman in the finals ... Won final match by an 11-5 decision ... Started season with 22-match winning streak ... First loss came to Missouri's then-top-ranked Max Askren ... Won Eastern Michigan Open by beating then-ninth-ranked Nathan Moore of Purdue ... Won Reno Tournament of Champions with win over then-eighth-ranked Wynn Michalak of Central Michigan in the finals ... Named BigElevenWrestling.net Big Ten Wrestler of the Week on 12/25 ... Won 2006 Midlands Championship by notching a win over Iowa State's fifth-seeded Kurt Backes in the finals ... Defeated Wisconsin's 12th-ranked Dallas Herbst in NU's 19-18 win ... Topped Purdue's 14th-ranked Nathan Moore by 8-0 major decision in dual match (2/16).
2005-06: Went 22-11 overall, recording a 8-5 dual and 5-3 Big Ten mark ... Qualified for his first-career NCAA Championships, where he went 1-2 ... Placed sixth at the Big Ten Championships, going 2-3 overall ... Began the season by winning 13-consecutive matches (11/12-12/29) ... Won the 184-pound title at the Michigan State Open, compiling a 4-0 record ... Went 5-0 at the Reno Tournament of Champions, winning the 184-pound weight class ... Tied for fourth on team with three pins ... Started in the lineup at all but two of NU's dual matches ... Ranked top-15 by all four major wrestling polls ... Won three matches by major decision ... Took a 5-4 decision over then-No. 4 Pete Friedl to propel NU to its 19-16 win over Illinois ... Recorded wins over two top-10 wrestlers ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2004-05: Went 22-12 overall, 9-5 in duals and 4-4 in Big Ten ... One of three freshmen to crack 20-wins barrier ... Posted 0-2 record in first-career Big Ten Championships ... Went 5-2 at Michigan State Open, finishing fourth ... Went 4-3 at 42nd Midlands Championships, finishing sixth ... One of six 'Cats to go perfect 4-0 at Beast of the East Invitational, claiming first place ... Upset then-fifth-ranked Paul Bradley in NU's 22-19 win over Iowa (1/29) ... Posted 5-1 mark in nonconference duals ... Recorded six major decision victories and two pins.
High School: Illinois state runner-up ... USA Wrestling Jr. All-American ... Chicago Catholic League Lawless Award winner ... Went 115-23 in high school career ... High School squad won four regional championships while he was there ... Also played and lettered in football and water polo ... Played on the Little Huskies club team ... Member of National Honor Society ... Scholastic Wrestler of the Year.
Personal: Born Michael Terrence Tamillow on 10/21/85 ... Son of Terry and Maureen Tamillow ... Chose Northwestern over University of Chicago ... Plans to major in communications.