JONES NAMED EWL WRESTLER OF THE WEEK

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (January 20, 2003) West Virginia University wrestler Greg Jones has been named the Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) wrestler of the week for his efforts at the Cliff Keen/NWCA National Duals this past weekend.

Jones, a sophomore from Slickville, Pa., contributed two victories in West Virginia's losses to No.12 Oklahoma and No.3 Minnesota. The reigning NCAA champion defeated fifth-ranked Robbie Waller of Oklahoma, 6-5, becoming the fastest West Virginia wrestler to 50 career victories. He also added another win over 11th-ranked Josh McLay of Minnesota, 3-2, in WVU's other match of the day.

Jones, now 17-0 on the year and the top-ranked wrestler at 174 pounds, will participate in the NWCA All-Star Classic on February 3, at the University of Delaware. There, Jones will take on second-ranked Chris Pendleton of Oklahoma State.


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