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Stephens Finishes Fourth


Zach Stephens
Zach Stephens

March 15, 2003


       Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Zach Stephens (St. Charles, Mo.) earned All-American status Saturday after finishing fourth at the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships in Wheeling, W.V.
       Stephens, a 174-pounder, becomes the latest in a long line of All-Americans at SIUE. His quest for a national championship, however, was halted by a 2-1 decision in the semifinals by Nebraska-Kearney's Frank Kuchera. The top eight in each of the 10 weight classes are declared All-American.
       Stephens came back in the consolation semifinals to defeat Ashland's Tommy Bauer 8-7. An overtime loss via tiebreaker to Thad Pike, of North Dakota State, left Stephens with fourth place.
       Stephens scored 11.5 points as SIUE's lone wrestler at the national championship meet.
      
       -siue cougars-

2003 NCAA ll Final
Team Standings
Plc   Score   School Name   CH     CO     1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8  

1 87.5    Univ Central Oklahoma 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2 73.5    Univ Nebraska-Kearney 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0
3 65.5    Univ Nebraska-Omaha 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
4 63.0    North Dakota State Univ 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
5 57.5    Univ Findlay 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
6 56.0    Adams State 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
7 52.0    Univ Northern Colorado 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
8 47.5    SanFrancisco State 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
9 44.0    St Cloud State Univ 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 40.0    South Dakota State Univ 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
11 39.5    Univ Pitt Johnstown 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2
12 37.0    Univ Wisconsin-Parkside 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1
13 33.5    Western State 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 32.5    Minnesota State-Mankato 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 29.5    Gannon Univ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
29.5    Univ NC-Pembroke 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
17 28.5    Central Washington 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
18 28.0    Ashland Univ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
19 23.0    Central Missouri State Univ 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
20 22.0    Mercyhurst Col 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
21 20.0    Truman State Univ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 18.0    Univ Indianapolis 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
23 17.5    Chadron State 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
24 13.5    Fort Hays State 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
25 13.0    Augustana Col 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
26 11.5    So Illinois Univ-Edwardsville 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
27 9.0    West Liberty State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
28 8.5    Kutztown Univ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
29 5.5    Northern State Univ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
30 4.0    Colorado School of Mines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
31 3.0    Southwest State Univ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 1.5    Minnesota State Univ-Moorhead 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 0.5    Anderson Col 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 0.0    Carson Newman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0.0    Shippensburg Univ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0