2008-09: Went 2-7 on the season ... Was 1-2 in both the Missouri and UNI Opens ... Went 0-2 at Midlands ... Wrestled in place of ill Patrick Bond during dual at No. 25 Purdue.
2007-08: Went 2-6 on the season ... Finished sixth at the Loras Open ... Went 0-2 at both the Missouri Open and Midlands.
2006-07: Finished seventh at the Dubuque Open.
2005-06: Redshirt season ... Finished fourth at Missouri Open ... Placed third at the McMurray Open and fourth at the Flash Open ... Went 11-8 in open tournaments.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters in wrestling ... Holds the school record for fastest fall, at 17 seconds ... Two-time all-conference ... Two-time all-area ... Coached by Tom Arlis ... High school teammate of current Illini wrestler Clint Arlis.
PERSONAL: Full given name is Jacob Smith Norman ... Born Feb. 18, 1987 ... Son of Timothy and Debra Norman ... Majoring in agribusiness/farm and financial management ... Has one sister, Abbey ... Grandfather is Illinois 1957 and 1958 heavyweight NCAA Champion, Bob Norman ... Father, Tim, played football for the Illini and was a member of the 1983 and 1984 Chicago Bears squads ... Hobbies include fishing and listening to music ... Biggest thrill was winning the team conference title in 2003 ... Favorite athlete is Muhammad Ali ... Honor roll student in high school and a two-time academic all-conference honoree ... Says his father most influenced his athletic career by always pushing him to do his best.
Norman's Career Record
Year W L F Big Tens NCAAs 2007-08 2 6 0 --- --- 2008-09 2 7 1 --- ---