Wrestling
Benion And Siebert Inducted into Hall of Fame

 
Two of Mark Johnson's former wrestlers were inducted into the IWCOA Hall of Fame
Two of Mark Johnson's former wrestlers were inducted into the IWCOA Hall of Fame
 

April 25, 2001

Former University of Illinois wrestlers and national champions Ernest Benion and Eric Siebert were inducted into the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Hall of Fame in a ceremony Saturday night.

Benion, the NCAA national champion at 158 pounds in 1995, was a member of the Illinois squad from 1994-97. During that time he was a two-time NCAA finalist, three-time All-American and three-time Big Ten placewinner. Benion currently resides in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Siebert won the NCAA title at 150 pounds in 1998, capping a career that included earning two All-American honors in 1997 & '98 and was a four-time Big Ten placewinner. Siebert is currently coaching wrestling and teaching at Carl Sandberg High School in Orland Park.

Illinois head coach Mark Johnson and assistant coach Steve Marianetti are currently members of the IWCOA Hall of Fame. Johnson was inducted in 1987 and Marianetti in 2000.

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