WVU Ready For Midlands
December 27, 2003
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. * The West Virginia University wrestling team travels to Evanston, Ill., to compete in the 41st Midlands Wrestling Championships hosted by Northwestern University on Dec. 29-30, at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
The Mountaineers will go head-to-head with the country's best wrestlers. Twelve of the Top 25 wrestling programs in the country, including Top-ranked Iowa, are scheduled to compete.
WVU grapplers earning seeds for the 41st tournament include Matt Lebe (157), Greg Jones (184) and Brent Miller (HWT).
"The high caliber of teams at the 41st Midlands should make for another year in which we have outstanding competition," said tournament director Ken Kraft. "This is why the Midlands is looked upon by people across the country as the highlight of wrestling tournaments."
Making their first trip to the prestigious Midlands for West Virginia are Seth Lisa (133) and Joe Clarke (141).
Session 1 starts at 9:30a.m. CST on Monday, while Session 3 kicks off Tuesday's action at noon. For ticket information, call the Northwestern Ticket Office at (847) 491-CATS.
West Virginia will travel with a partial squad to the Midlands before next competing at the Sun Devil Duals in Tempe, Ariz., on Jan. 4, 2004.
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