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    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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