NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
1997 NCAA Tournament Statistics Jeff Bucher
Jeff BucherPoints (Opponent)High Lights
21 (Nase, Jason)Hi-Lite
75 (Schillig, Ed)Hi-Lite
89 (Ironside, Mark)Hi-Lite
23 (Heckel, Joey)Hi-Lite

Personal Information
Wrestler Name: Jeff BucherConference: Big Ten
University / College: The Ohio State UniversityHometown: Toledo
Classification: SophomoreHome State: Ohio
Weight ClassSeason WinsSeason LossesCareer WinsCareer Losses
1342393520
Biography
134 - Jeff Bucher (23-9) Sophomore • 1 Letter Toledo, Ohio Rogers H.S. 1997 Big Ten Runner-up • Ranked No. 8 in the nation at 134 pounds • First career NCAA tourney appearance 1996-97 (Sophomore): Seeded second, he was one of two Ohio State finalists at the Big Ten Championships, where he finished runner-up and qualified for the NCAA Championships…Lost to top ranked and No. 1 seed Mark Ironside of Iowa, 18-5, in the title bout…Decisioned sixth seed Trevor Elliot of Indiana, 6-5, to reach the championship match…After being unranked during the entire season, he moved into the No. 8 position in the final Amatuer Wrestling News individual poll…Began the year at 142 pounds, but settled into the 134-pound slot after Jan. 2 and has posted a 15-3 since then…Was 8-1 in Big Ten duals, winning seven matches at 134 pounds and one at 142…His lone conference dual loss came versus Michigan’s Corey Grant, when he was caught off balance and pinned after storming out to a 9-2 lead…Defeated fifth ranked Willie Wineberg of Purdue, 3-2, and 11th-ranked Troy Marr of Minnesota, 9-2, during February…Enters the national tourney second on the team in takedowns with 94. 1995-96 (Freshman): Wrestled at 134 or 142 in 12 of the Buckeyes’ dual matches…Recorded 34 takedowns and 29 team points en route to a 12-11 record…Placed fourth in the Michigan Open and sixth at the Las Vegas Invitational…Was not seeded in either meet…Placed 2nd in the Edinboro Open. High School: Took third place at the 1995 high school national championships…Placed second in the state his senior year and sixth as a junior…Was a district champion, section champion and city champion in each of those years…Had a career record of 107-23-1… Also played baseball at Rogers…Academically, was fifth in a class of 275 with a 4.11 GPA. Personal: Born 11-23-76…Son of Jack and Connie Bucher…Majoring in communications…Enjoys music and other sports. Favorite motivational phrase: “You can check a thoroughbred’s speed with a stopwatch, but you have to race him to check his heart.” Career Record Year Won Lost Tied 1995-96 12 11 0 1996-97 23 9 0 Totals 35 20 0 1996-97 Results (23-9 overall, 14-3 duals, 11-2 Big Ten duals & tourney) Date/Wt/Rnk Won Lost Opponent (school) Event 11-23/142 15-3 Delaney (Eastern Michigan) Michigan Open 11-23/142 5-4 Jared Ezzell (Georgia St.) Michigan Open 11-23/142 9-4 Rocky Ratliff (Ohio St., unatt.) Michigan Open 11-23/142 10-1 #7 Casey Cunningham (C. Michigan) Michigan Open 11-23/142 3-0 Will Reisman (Northwestern) Michigan Open 11-24/142 3-2 Bologh (Miami, O.) Michigan Open 12- 6/142 21-5 Jeff Byrd (Col. Sch. Mines) Las Vegas Invit. 12- 6/142 10-3 Brendon Buckley (Fresno St.) Las Vegas Invit. 12- 6/142 9-7 Shawn Bradley (Cornell) Las Vegas Invit. 12-28/134 11-4 Matt Paulson (Southern Oregon) Oregon Classic. 12-28/134 7-3 #4 Oscar Wood (Oregon State) Oregon Classic 1- 2/142 6-4 Alan Hankins (Nebraska) Dual 1- 2/142 5-4 #9 Dorian Hager (West Virginia) Dual 1- 5/142 4-2 OT Sam Hakim (Michigan St.) Dual 1-19/134 23-7 Randy Dischner (Duquesne) Wendy’s Classic Duals 1-19/134 20-5 Brian Lundquest (Cleveland St.) Wendy’s Classic Duals 1-19/134 2-1 Corey Kline (Ashland) Wendy’s Classic Duals 1-25/134 9-5 Tony Siebert (Illinois) Dual 2- 1/134 3-2 #5 Willie Wineberg (Purdue) Dual 2- 2/134 F 1:34 Corey Grant (Michigan) Dual 2- 7/134 7-4 Malik Elliott (Northwestern) Dual 2- 9/134 9-4 Zip Spencer (Edinboro) Dual 2- 9/134 12-2 Trevor Elliott (Indiana) Dual 2-14/134 21-9 Eddie Jayne (Penn State) Dual 2-16/134 11-5 Mark Beebe (Wisconsin) Dual 2-16/134 5-4 Ed Schilling (Ohio U.) Dual 2-21/134 F 4:03 Keith Weber (Northern Iowa) Dual 2-23/134 9-2 #11 Troy Marr (Minnesota) Dual 3- 8/134 7-2 Tony Siebert (Illinois) Big Ten Champs. 3- 8/134 9-5 Issac Miller (Michigan State) Big Ten Champs. 3- 9/134 6-5 Trevor Elliot (Indiana) Big Ten Champs. 3- 9/134 18-5 #1 Mark Ironside (Iowa) Big Ten Champs.

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