MOUNTAINEERS TO PARTICIPATE AT ALL-STAR CLASSIC
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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