Wrestling

  Bill Zeman
Bill Zeman
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Countryside, Ill.

High School:
Lyons Twp.

Weight:
165

Birthdate:
11/13/1976

ILLINOIS
1998-99:
* The Illini's regular starter at 165 pounds
* Second on the team with five falls
* Compiled a 25-14 record including a 6-3 Big Ten dual record
* Finished third at the Big Ten Championships
* Went 2-2 at the NCAA Championships
* Earned his second Varsity "I" letter

1997-98:
* Qualified for his first NCAA Championships and finished with a 1-2 record
* Finished seventh at the Big Ten Championships
* Won the St. Louis Open 158 title
* Placed seventh at the Las Vegas Open
* Was eighth at Midlands Classic
* Finished with a 24-13 record
* His six pins were the third most on the team
* Varsity "I" letterwinner

1996-97:
* Named to Amateur Wrestling News' fourth-team All-Rookie Team
* Was the starter at 167 pounds and earned his first varsity letter after posting a record of 15-13
* Placed seventh at the Big Ten Championships
* Won three matches by falls

1995-96:
* Redshirt season
* Posted 9-4 record competing unattached
* Won frosh/soph division at St. Louis Open

HIGH SCHOOL
* Four-year letterman and two time Class AA state champion, winning the 152-pound state title as a junior and the 160-pound title as a senior
* Compiled a 165-16 career record
* Was Illinois freestyle state champion at 165 pounds in 1994
* Competed in Jr. Nationals in 1994 and '95

PERSONAL
* Son of Otto and Sally Zeman
* Father was an All-America wrestler at Northwestern and his brother, Matt, wrestled at Chicago State
* Majoring in recreation management

Zeman at Illinois
Year         W     L     F    Big Ten    NCAA
1996-97     15    13     3      7th       --
1997-98     24    13     6      7th       DNP
1998-99     25    14     5      3rd       DNP
Totals      64    40    14

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