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    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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