Class of 2008
Hoopeston Area | Mahomet-Seymour | University of Illinois
While in high school, John Lockhart was a four time state qualifier. He qualified three times while attending Hoopeston Area High School, placing 2nd as a junior. He was a Champion in 1997 as a senior while at Mahomet-Seymour High School. He had senior record of 37-0 and had 122 career wins.
John went on to the University of Illinois where he became a four time letter winner. He was a three time NCAA Division I All-American. He was the 2001 NCAA Heavyweight Champion and place 3rd in 2002 and seventh in 2000. He is presently fourth on Illinois career wins list with 122 and fourth on the career winning percentage list at .826. In addition, John is eighth on the Illini career pins list with 18.
John helped Illinois to consecutive top ten finishes at the NCAA Championships from 2000 through 2002.
In 2002 John was selected at the Big Ten Medal of Honor winner. John is currently pursuing a medical career in Cleveland, Ohio.