Webster Takes Sixth at NCAA Championships

March 22, 2003

KANSAS CITY - Sophomore Shane Webster finished his run at the 2003 NCAA Championships in sixth place at 174, earning his first All-America citation. Webster came within one point of advancing to the finals, but eventually lost his final three matches of the tournament.

Webster, a sophomore from Sams Valley, got caught out of position in his first match of the day against No. 2 Chris Pendleton of Oklahoma State, and Pendelton scored a fall only 17 seconds into the match. In the fifth-place match, Lehigh's Brad Dillon, the No. 7 seed, defeated Webster, the No. 12 seed, 11-6.

Webster won his first three matches of the tournament, defeating Tyler Baier of Cornell, No. 5 Tyler Nixt of Iowa and No. 4 Ryan Lange of Purdue. Webster lost in the semifinals to Pittsburgh's Carl Fronhofer, 3-2, but almost scored a takedown in the final 30 seconds to advance to the finals.

Webster finishes the season with a record of 31-8, with all eight losses coming against ranked opponents.

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