MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (June 6, 2001) - West Virginia's 2001 wrestling recruiting class has been ranked 13th in the nation by Intermatwrestle.com.

The Mountaineers landed four wrestlers that were rated among the top 20 in the nation in their respective weight classes. Ricky LaForge of Indian Hills High in Oakland, N.J., is tabbed as the fourth-best prospect in the nation at 125 pounds, Matt Lebe of Jeanette High in Jeanette, Pa., is rated as the seventh-best wrestler at 160 pounds, Nathan Kendjorsky of Buckeye Local in Yorkville, Ohio, is ranked as the 11th-best prospect at 112 pounds, and Seth Lisa of Northampton High in Northampton, Pa., is considered the 16th-best wrestler in the nation at 130 pounds.

This is the second consecutive season in which coach Craig Turnbull's recruiting class has been rated in the Top 15. Last season's class was rated as the fourth-best in the country.

2001 Wrestling Recruits (Entire list as of June 6, 2001)
Adrian Belcarris Oxen Hill, Md./Oxen Hill
Casey Brewster Nashville, Tenn./Edinboro
Uthman Jackson Amityville, N.Y./Amityville
Nathan Kendjorsky Yorkville, Ohio/Buckeye Local
Ricky LaForge Oakland, N.J./Indian Hills
Zach Leathers Unionville, Pa./Unionville
Matt Lebe Jeanette, Pa./Jeanette
Nate Lingle Bellefonte, Pa./Bellefonte
Seth Lisa Northampton, Pa./Northampton
Gaelan Lowers Oak Glen, W.Va./Oak Glen
Jamie Muir Ronan, Mont./Ronan
Brian Palmer Wyoming, Del./Caesar Rodney
Ryan Wilman Powder Springs, Ga./UT-Chattanoga
Mark Wolf Friendsville, Md./North Garrett

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