Zemua

Baptista

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Weight: 157
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Friend, Neb.
High School: Friend
Other College: Iowa State
Major: Agribusiness

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018)

2018-19 (Sophomore)
Regular Season – 157 pounds

  • Sixth place finisher at the Daktronics Open (Nov. 4)
  • Finished fifth at the Grand View Open (Nov. 10)
  • Came in third place at the UNK Holiday Inn Open (Nov. 17)
  • 20-8 (0-1 dual) record with five pins, four major decisions and one tech. fall
  • Won Hastings Cusatis Open (Jan. 5) for the second straight year with a 4-0 record

2017-18 (Redshirt Freshman)
Regular Season – 157 pounds

  • 22-5 record overall
  • Bonus Points: two pins, one technical fall and four major decisions
  • Went 5-0 on the way to the tournament title at the Doane Open (Dec. 9)
  • Won Hastings Cusatis Open with a 4-0 record (Jan. 6)
  • Placed second at the Bob Smith Open (Dec. 3)
  • Finished third in the elite division at the UNK Holiday Inn Open (Nov. 18)
  • Took third at the Roger Denker Open (Jan. 21)
  • DNP at the Daktronics Open (Nov. 5)

Before Nebraska

  • Wrestled one season at Iowa State, posting a 16-9 record in a redshirt year
  • Finished fourth at the Grand View Open, fifth at the UNK Holiday Inn Open and fifth at the Duhawk Open
  • Earned four bonus-point victories, with three pins and one technical fall
  • Wrestled at Friend High School in Friend, Neb., for Coach Ben Dempsey
  • Compiled a 184-4 record in high school, winning three state championships
  • Went 48-0 en route to the Nebraska state championship at 160 pounds in 2016
  • Went 43-1 on the way to the 152-pound state title in 2015
  • Posted a 52-0 record, winning the 145-pound state title in 2014
  • Finished second at state at 145 pounds in 2013
  • Finished second at 152 pounds at the 2016 Fargo Junior Greco Roman Nationals
  • Also played football in high school

Personal

  • First name pronounced ZEM-wa
  • Born: Nov. 2, 1997
  • Parents: Paixao and Esperanca Baptista
  • Sister: Julieta; Brothers: Jack and Edwen
  • Major: Agribusiness

Career Statistics

Year Overall Dual Pins TF MD NCAA Big Ten
2016-17* 16-9 0-0 3 1 0 -- --
2017-18 22-5 0-0 2 1 4 -- --
2018-19 20-8 0-1 5 1 4 -- --
Career 42-13 0-1 7 2 8 0-0 0-0

*Redshirt season (at Iowa State) does not count in career totals

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