MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (August 24, 2001) - West Virginia wrestling coach Craig Turnbull today announced the addition of Shane Cunanan as a transfer to the Mountaineers from Oregon State.

Cunanan, a native of Spokane, Wash., was a two-time PAC-10 runner-up and NCAA qualifier at 141 pounds while at Oregon State. Heading into this season, he is ranked 12th in the pre-season Intermatwrestle.com poll. He will have two years of eligibility left at WVU.

"Shane is a significant addition to the program," coach Turnbull says. "We really needed some experience to blend with our young talent and Shane provides us with that. He puts us in a position to accomplish some of our goals this season."

Cunanan joins a top recruiting class that was ranked 13th by Intermatwrestle.com in June.

2001 Wrestling Recruits (Entire list as of August 24, 2001)
Name Weight Class Hometown/High School/Last School
Adrian Belcarris 174/184 Oxen Hill, Md./Oxen Hill
Casey Brewster 125 Nashville, Tenn./Edinboro
Shane Cunanan 141 Spokane, Wash./Oregon State
Uthman Jackson 141 Amityville, N.Y./Amityville
Nathan Kendjorsky 125 Yorkville, Ohio/Buckeye Local
Ricky LaForge 125/133 Oakland, N.J./Indian Hills
Zach Leathers 133/141 Unionville, Pa./Unionville
Matt Lebe 157/165 Jeanette, Pa./Jeanette
Nate Lingle 125/133 Bellefonte, Pa./Bellefonte
Seth Lisa 133/141 Northampton, Pa./Northampton
Gaelan Lowers 125/133 Oak Glen, W.Va./Oak Glen
Jamie Muir 125/133 Ronan, Mont./Ronan
Brian Palmer 174/184 Wyoming, Del./Caesar Rodney
Ryan Wilman 184 Powder Springs, Ga./UT-Chattanoga
Mark Wolf 165/174 Friendsville, Md./North Garrett

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