MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (June 7, 2000) West Virginia University's wrestling program has received national recognition for the upcoming season's recruiting efforts.

Intermatwrestle.com ranks the Mountaineers as having the fifth best recruiting class in the nation. Rankings are based on each teams' needs, impact wrestlers signed and the overall quality and quantity of recruited wrestlers.

The Mountaineers have four recruited wrestlers listed as becoming eventual all-americans during their careers.

"This recognition is very good for the program," coach Craig Turnbull said. "It is also recognition of good recruiting and it's nice for the recruits to come here knowing their among one of the best recruiting classes in the nation. This is a very good group of young men that I'm looking forward to working with in the next four to five years."

2000 West Virginia Wrestling Recruits:
Greg Jones 174 lbs., Pennsylvania State Champion, Slickville, Pa., Greensburg-Salem
Brandon Lauer, 125 lbs., 4x Md. State Champion, 2x National AAU Champion, Highland, Md., Highland Hills
Brent Miller 197 lbs., Ohio State Champion, Uniopolis, Ohio, Wapakoneta
Anthony Regalbuto 141/149 lbs., 2x W.Va. State Champion, 1st-National High School Tournament, Martinsburg, W.Va., Hedgesville

Intermat's Top 10 Recruiting Classes
1. Northern Iowa
2. Michigan
3.Oklahoma State
4. Illinois
5. West Virginia
6. Pennsylvania
7. Oklahoma
8. Minnesota
9. Iowa
10. Arizona State

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