Three Mountaineers Earn NCAA Bids; Team Takes Fifth

By Ira Green
WVU Sports Information Office

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (March 7, 2010)– The West Virginia University wrestling team finished fifth at the 2010 EWL Championships as Edinboro ran away with its eighth-straight EWL tournament title Sunday at the WVU Coliseum.

The Mountaineers were paced by three runner-up finishes from freshman 125-pounder Shane Young, redshirt senior 165-pounder Donnie Jones and junior heavyweight Brandon Williamson. All three wrestlers have earned bids to the NCAA tournament March 18-20 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb.

Young opened the day with a pair of wins to advance to the finals before falling 4-2 to Pitt’s Anthony Zanetta, the top-seed.

Jones finished 2-0 on the afternoon with a pair of decisions before setting for a medical forfeit in the finals to Edinboro’s Jarrod King.

Williamson went 2-1 at his first EWL tournament before being pinned in the final minute of his championships bout with Pitt’s Ryan Tomei.

Prior to the championship bouts, former Mountaineers Ian “Whitey” Chlebove, Sam Kline and Greg Jones were inducted into the EWL Hall of Fame.

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