WVU's Felix, Jauregui to Compete at Dave Schultz Memorial

By Ira Green
WVU Sports Information Office

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (February 2, 2010) – West Virginia University assistant wrestling coach Danny Felix and former Mountaineer wrestler David Jauregui will be competing at the 2010 Dave Schultz Memorial International Championships. Wrestling in the freestyle division, the two will compete on Friday, Feb. 5, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Felix, who is a member of the U.S. World Wrestling Team, took runner-up in 2009 at 55 kg/121 pounds at the Dave Schultz Memorial International Open. In 2004, he was crowned champion of his weight class. Felix holds the No. 1 Team USA ranking at 55 kg.

Jauregui finished up a stellar career at WVU in 2008-09. He amassed a 77-32 career mark as the four-year starter at 149 pounds for the Mountaineers. He was one of only 13 four-time NCAA qualifiers in program history. Last season, he took third place at the EWL Championships at his weight class. A Santa Ana, Calif., native, Jauregui will compete at the 66 kg/145.5-pound weight class.

Felix, who has trained with the Mylan Olympic Development Program for more than four years, recently resumed his rigorous workout session for the event.

The tournament boasts some of the best competitors from 22 different countries - Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, España, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Korea, Moldova, Nigeria, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, United States and Uzbekistan.

Session I on Friday runs from 11 a.m. ET to 2:15 p.m. The second and final session starts at 4 p.m.

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