Zac Stevens
Zac Stevens

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Monroe, Mich.

High School:
Monroe

Weight:
133


04/16/2012

2011-12 Michigan Wrestling Roster

2011-12 Michigan Wrestling Roster

04/09/2012

Russell Awarded U-M's Cliff Keen Outstanding Wrestler Honor

Russell Awarded U-M's Cliff Keen Outstanding Wrestler Honor

03/17/2012

141-Pound King: Russell Takes Home Second Straight NCAA Title

141-Pound King: Russell Collects Second Straight NCAA Wrestling Title

03/17/2012

Notes & Quotes: NCAA Championships (Day 3)

Notes & Quotes: NCAA Championships (Day 3)

03/16/2012

Notes & Quotes: NCAA Championships - Day Two

Notes & Quotes: NCAA Championships - Day Two

At Michigan... NCAA All-American (2012).

Senior (2011-12)...NCAA All-American ... Took seventh place at the NCAA Championships (March 15-17) with a 4-2 record ... Defeated Harvard's Steven Keith, 13-11, in the seventh-place match ...Placed fourth at Big Ten Championships (March 4-5) with a 3-2 mark ... Posted an 8-4 dual-meet record, including a 4-4 mark in Big Ten duals ... Recorded bonus points in 14 wins ... Boasted career highs with 27 wins and eight major decisions ... Cruised past Missouri's #8 Nathan McCormick, 7-3, at National Duals (Feb. 11) ... Ended Big Ten dual season with an 11-7 decision against Penn State's Frank Martelloti (Feb. 5) ... Earned a quick fall against Indiana's Joe Duca (1:42, Jan. 13) ... Dropped a close 9-8 decision to Illinois' #5 B.J. Futrell (Jan. 8) ... Posted a 4-0 record en route to the 133-pound title at the Mat Town Invitational (Dec. 29) ... Defeated Pittsburgh's #19 Shelton Mack, 2-0, in the final ... Fell to Wisconsin's Tom Kelliher, 8-4, in Big Ten opener (Dec. 11) ... Claimed fourth place at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 2-3) with a 4-2 record ... Posted wins over Oregon State's Garrett Drucker (6-2) and Nebraska's Ridge Kiley (7-4) in Vegas ... Earned back-to-back major decisions against Buffalo's Justin Farmer (11-2, Nov. 18) and Pittsburgh's Shelton Mack (10-2, Nov. 19) in dual-opening weekend ... Claimed second place at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 12) with a 3-1 record.

Junior (2010-11)... Posted a 2-2 record at the NCAA Championships (March 17-19) ... Claimed fifth place at the Big Ten Tournament (March 5-6) with a 3-2 mark ... Registered an 8-8 dual record, including a 3-5 mark in Big Ten duals ... Rallied to defeat Indiana's Matt Ortega, 8-5 (Jan. 30) ... Cruised to a 10-3 decision against Ohio State's #17 Ian Paddock (Jan. 28) ... Dropped a 5-1 decision to Central Michigan's #9 Scotti Sentes (Jan. 16) ... Edged Akif Eren, 7-4, to provide U-M its first lead in comeback win vs. Purdue (Jan. 14) ... Posted a 2-2 record at the Virginia Duals (Jan. 7-8) ... Claimed seventh place at the Southern Scuffle (Dec. 29-30) with a 5-2 record ... Posted a 2-2 mark at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 3-4) ... Claimed a 4-2 decision over Central Michigan's #4 Scotti Sentes in the second round ... Rallied late to defeat Lehigh's #20 Frank Cagnina. 7-6, in road dual (Nov. 19) ... Sealed Michigan's comeback win over Pittsburgh with a 16-5 major decision vs. Shelton Mack in the final bout (Dec. 14) ... Took third place at the season-opening EMU Open (Nov. 6) with a 3-1 record.

Sophomore (2009-10)... Posted a 0-2 mark in first appearance at the NCAA Championships (Nov. 18-20) ... Claimed seventh place at the Big Ten Tournament (March 6-7) with a 2-2 record ... Defeated Northwestern's Eric Metzler, 6-5 SV, in the seventh-place match ... Posted a career-best 23-18 record, including an 11-8 dual-meet mark ... Went 3-2 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 4-5) ... Selected as youngest team captain in program history.

Freshman (2008-09) ... Claimed 8th place at Big Ten Conference Tournament posting 0-3 record ... Recorded a 3-5 Big Ten dual record ... Capped Big Ten dual season with a 7-4 decision against Purdue's Carson Beebe (Feb. 21) ... Earned a 10-8 decision against Indiana's Matt Ortega (Feb. 1) ... Claimed pair of wins in Michigan's tri-dual vs. Binghamton and Virginia Tech (Jan. 24), posting a dominant 18-3 tech fall against the Bearcats' Rob Slavin and knocking off the Hokies' Will Livingston 7-6 ... Went 0-3 at the National Duals (Jan. 10-11) ... Registered a 9-4 decision against Northern Colorado's Casey Cruze (Jan. 4) ... Posted a 1-2 mark at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 5-6), earning a first-round technical fall against Air Force's Derek Gillespie (22-7) ... Split opening-weekend dual meets, earning a 6-4 decision vs. Penn's Bryan Ortenzio (Nov. 22) after falling 11-1 to Lehigh's #19 Matt Fisk (Nov. 21) ... Captured the 133-pound trophy at the Ashland Harris Open (Nov. 15), posting a 4-0 mark with two pins and a technical fall ... Placed fourth at the EMU Open (Nov. 1) with a 3-2 record ... Pinned Cleveland State's Josh Palavoch (5:12) for first collegiate win.

Prep ... Graduated from Monroe High School (2008) ... Summa Cum laude ... National Honor Society ... Four-year Honor Roll ... Captured the 2008 Michigan state 125-pound title ... Four-time Michigan state placewinner, claiming second (2007), third (2006) and seventh (2005) place honors ... Claimed fourth place at the 2008 Senior High School Nationals ... Career prep record of 189-23 ... Three-time district (2005, '06, '07) and two-time regional (2007, '08) champion ... Monroe Evening News All-Region selection (2006, '07, '08) ... Also participated in soccer.

Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in computational informatics ... Born on September 14, 1990 ... Son of John and Debi Stevens.

Year Overall Dual Tourney Falls TF MD Big Ten NCAA
2008-09 15-16 7-12 8-4 3 3 0 8th --
2009-10 23-18 11-8 12-10 0 0 6 7th dnp
2010-11 23-17 8-8 15-9 4 1 5 5th dnp
2011-12 27-11 8-4 19-7 5 1 8 4th 7th
Totals 88-62 34-32 54-30 12 5 19


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