QUICK HITS: Begins season ranked fifth by InterMat Wrestling and sixth by The Amateur Wrestling News and Wrestling International Newsmagazine.
2000-01: Earned All-America honors after finishing seventh in the 125-pound bracket, defeating No. 9 seed Ruben DeLeon of Cal State-Bakersfield, 7-5, in the seventh-place match (3/17) ... Defeated No. 7 seed Ryan Escobar of Illinois 3-0 in the third-place match at the Big Ten Championships ... Also advanced to the consolation championship at the Big Ten?s with a 4-4 overtime tiebreak decision over Kore Shipley of Ohio State ... First-place finishes at MSU Open (11/18-19) and Northern Iowa Open (12/2) ... Placed fourth at the Midlands Championships (12/28-29).
1999-2000: Had a sensational sophomore season highlighted by a win over Oklahoma State?s Jeff Ragan (8-2) ... Recorded a pair of first-place finishes at the Eastern Michigan Open and Ashland Open ... Finished second at Penn State Open and third at the Michigan State Open ... Went .500 in dual meets with a 8-8 record on the season.
1998-99: Went 21-20 at 125 pounds ... Took third at the Eagle Open, sixth at the Northern Iowa Open and seventh at the MSU Open ... Decisioned Matt Azevedo, 5-2, to help MSU upset No. 8 Arizona State ... Defeated Ben Kristonis, 12-11, for only State win versus Iowa at National Duals ... Helped MSU to first Big Ten win with 9-7 overtime win over Kevin Black of Wisconsin ... Wrestled in the Big Ten Championships but fell to the No. 4 seed in the first round and the No. 3 seed in the consolations ... placed third at the 1999 University Nationals in Greco-Roman in April.
1997-98: Redshirted ... FILA Junior National Champion in Greco-Roman ... Member of FILA Junior Greco-Roman World Team. High School: Ended his career with a 195-11 record, including 101-2 his last two seasons ... Was a four-time All-State honoree and earned All-America accolades for three years ... Finished second in Greco-Roman Junior Nationals at 114.5 in 1996 and 1997 and fifth in 1995 ... Second at the same weight in the 1997 Espoir Greco-Roman Championships ... A member of the 1993 Cadet National Team.
Personal: General business major ... Son of Ken and Debbie Williams ... Born 7/9/78.
Season Overall Big Ten Pins 1998-99 21-20 8-14 1 1999-2000 24-12 7-8 1 2000-01 34-11 14-10 1 Totals 79-43 29-32 3