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  Tony Siebert
Tony Siebert
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Peru, Ill.

High School:
LaSalle-Peru

Weight:
157

Birthdate:
02/25/1977

AT ILLINOIS
1998-99:
* Did not compete

1997-98:
* Illinois' starter at 134 pounds
* Placed second at the St. Louis Open
* Finished eighth at the Las Vegas Invitational
* Won three matches at the Peach Duals, Jan. 10, including one by a fall
* Earned his second varsity letter

1996-97:
* Named to Amateur Wrestling News' second team All-Rookie Team
* Winner of the Jon Llewellyn Most Improved Wrestler award
* Was the starter at 134 pounds and earned his first Varsity "I" award
* Finished 18-16 on the season with one pin
* Placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships to qualify for the NCAA championships

1995-96:
* Redshirt season
* Compiled 6-4 record competing unattached

HIGH SCHOOL
* A four-year letterman and three-time state qualifier
* Finished fifth in Class AA tournament at 103 pounds as a sophomore, was fourth at 119 pounds as a junior and was third at 125 pounds as a senior
* Posted a 160-14 career record with 92 pins
* Also earned one letter in golf
* Named senior class president

PERSONAL
* Parents are Mark and Joan Siebert
* Father was his high school coach and played football at Wisconsin-Superior
* Older brother, Eric, won the 1998 NCAA 150-pound title at Illinois
* Says his biggest thrill in sports was watching Illinois assistant coach Steve Marianetti upset Iowa's Lincoln McIlravy in the 150-pound NCAA finals in 1995
* Recreation management major

Siebert at Illinois
Year         W      L     F     Big Ten     NCAA
1996-97     18     16     1       4th        DNP
1997-98     14     15     1       DNP        --
1998-99     Did not compete
Totals     32     31     2
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