Big Ten: Mark Burgess
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
It seems like more and more teams are holding offseason competitions to maintain the intensity level during college football's dead period. Illinois recently held its strength and conditioning championship, which took place during eight early morning workout sessions.
Eight teams of players went through eight strength and conditioning stations, including the tire pull and shuttle run. Players went head to head in each competition. Check out video here. Some good stuff.
The team led by co-defensive coordinator Dan Disch won the competition, beating out defensive line coach Keith Gilmore's squad in the final. Safety Nate Bussey and tight end Michael Hoomanawanui finished the competition 8-0, while tackle Jon Asamoah went 7-1.
Disch's team featured Asamoah, Bussey, Randall Hunt, Antonio James, Eddie Viliunas, Evan Frierson, Mikel Leshoure, Jeff Cumberland and Mark Burgess.