(Madison State Journal) The University of Wisconsin wrestling team spent Friday processing the shock of losing one of its own.
Eli Stickley, who was about to enter his redshirt junior season with the Badgers, died in a car crash Thursday night in Illinois.
Stickley, 21, was driving a 2004 black Nissan Frontier that left the roadway on westbound Interstate 74 in Henry County at 8:19 p.m. Thursday, according to the Illinois State Police.
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After the vehicle went into the right-hand ditch, it overcorrected and rolled across westbound lanes of traffic, the state police said, ending up on the passenger side in the passing lane.
Stickley's family has a long history with Badgers wrestling. His uncle, Jim Jordan, won NCAA championships in 1985 and 1986 and was a three-time All-American. He now represents Ohio's 4th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.