ISN Now Episode 4: HOF’er Adam Tirapelle

A mystery no longer! Host Peyton Wesner said his guest would be big and he delivered by talking with 2001 NCAA National Champion and Fighting Illini Athletics Hall of Famer Adam Tirapelle.

One of the best wrestlers to ever step foot inside Huff Hall, Tirapelle discusses the altruistic coaching style of current Fighting Illini head coach Jim Heffernan, how he continues to stay involved in the sport and what memories most resonate from his time at the University of Illinois.

On Tuesday, April 21, Wesner will speak with Fighting Illini freshman and left-handed pitcher Cole Kirschsieper. Kirschsieper could not have started his college baseball career any better, posting a 3-0 record and 1.35 ERA in four appearances.

Until then, you can keep up with all things ISN on Twitter (@UI7ISN) and Facebook. To connect with the show, feel free to get in touch with Peyton on Twitter (@pcwesner).


ISN Now is the official podcast of Illini Sports Night as hosted by producer and men’s basketball reporter Peyton Wesner. Available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, ISN Now will provide you in-depth, long-form conversations with past, present and prospective Fighting Illini student-athletes.