MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (January 15, 2003) - West Virginia University wrestler Greg Jones has been selected to compete and head coach Craig Turnbull has been selected to serve as one of the coaches at the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Star Classic to be held February 3 at the University of Delaware.

The NWCA All-Star Classic is designed to pit the top two wrestlers at each weight class.

Jones, the No.1-ranked wrestler in the nation, is just the ninth WVU wrestler to be selected for the classic, including his brother Vertus in 1999. Ryan Kehler was the last Mountaineer to be selected in 2001, but he was unable to participate due to injury. Jones will wrestle second-ranked Chris Pendleton of Oklahoma State.

"This is one of the premiere events in all of wrestling," Turnbull said. "This is great exposure for Greg and the sport of wrestling. It certainly is an accolade for him."

Turnbull, one of four coaches selected in the country to participate, is making his second appearance as coach at the Classic. He also served in 1992.

"It's a tremendous honor, but it's a testament to the people within the program," Turnbull said. "I get some of the recognition, but the assistant coaches and the athletes are really the ones that make something like this possible."

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