WVU Wrestling Class Ranked No. 24

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (July 7, 2009)– West Virginia University’s 2009 wrestling recruiting class has been tabbed No. 24 in the nation by InterMat.

“It’s always nice to be recognized with the best teams in the country,” said assistant coach Greg Jones. “While they are a talented group of wrestlers, there is a lot of work to be done for them to reach their goals of being national champions. Coach (Craig) Turnbull, coach (Danny) Felix and I are excited to get them on campus and continue the proud tradition of Mountaineer wrestling.”

The Mountaineers’ 2009 class consists of Branko Busick (HWT/Weirton, W.Va.), Cameron Gallaher (149/ Grafton, W.Va.), Brandon Loro (149/Springfield, Pa.), Mac Mancuso (197/Holy Spirit, N.J.), Nathan Pennesi (125/Greater Latrobe, Pa.), Brandon Williamson (HWT/Greenwich, Conn.) and Shane Young (125/Jeannette, Pa).

WVU is the only Eastern Wrestling League program to be ranked in the Top 25 rankings. Oklahoma State, on the strength of five top 100 recruits, along with some talented transfers, is rated No. 1.

Turnbull’s wrestling program completed another solid campaign in 2009 by placing second at the EWL championships and sending five competitors to NCAAs. West Virginia placed 47th at nationals with seven team points and had a solid 8-4-2 dual match record in helping Turnbull secure his 250th career victory at WVU.

A complete listing of the InterMat Top 25 can be found here

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