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Brown adds Jesse Delgado to wrestling staff as assistant coach

by Brown University Athletics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Head wrestling coach Todd Beckerman has announced the hiring of Jesse Delgado as the program's newest assistant coach.

"We are really excited to add Jesse to our coaching staff and to the Brown University community," Beckerman said. "He brings a wealth of knowledge from winning two national titles while at Illinois. Jesse knows the kind of mindset it takes to compete at such a high level and that experience will prove to be invaluable for our student-athletes. I am excited for him to start working with our program."

As a collegiate wrestler, Delgado was one of the nation's top 125-pounders all four years while wrestling for the University of Illinois. At Illinois, he won back-to-back national championships at 125 during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons. He was also the Big Ten Champion at 125 in both 2013 and 2014 and named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the 2013 Big 10 Championships.

"I am really excited about this opportunity and want to thank the hiring committee for making this possible," Delgado said. "I look forward to coaching these student-athletes to be successful on the mat and in the classroom."

Delgado, a three-time NCAA Division I All-American, began his collegiate wrestling career at California Polytechnic State University and transferred to the University of Illinois after redshirting during the 2010-11 school year.