MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (November 10, 2001) Three West Virginia University wrestlers captured titles and five others had top four finishes in the 20th annual WVU Open Saturday afternoon.

Ricky LaForge, a freshman from Oakland, N.J., defeated teammate Casey Brewster in the finals at 125, 8-0. Joe Carr, ranked 11th in the nation, captured the title at 157 with a 3-1 win over George Carter of Bloomsburg. Greg Jones captured his second consecutive WVU Open title by defeating Matt Erwin, 5-2. Tom McMath and Anthony Regalbuto finished second and third at 165, respectively. Billy Smith (149) and Brent Miller (197) added fourth place finishes to help lead the Mountaineers.

The Mountaineers will return to action Saturday, November 17, at the Navy Classic.

The following are the top four finishers from each weight class:

125 - 1st - Ricky LaForge, WVU; 2nd - Casey Brewster, WVU; 3rd - Tommy Hoang, Duke 4th - Adam Smith, Penn State

133 - 1st - Josh Moore, Penn State; 2nd - Anthony Carnzales, Ohio; 3rd - Charlie Soto, unattached 4th - Paul Hodermanski, unattached

141 - 1st - Joe Clarke, unattached; 2nd - Jon Spires, Ohio; 3rd - Josh Daugherty, unattched; 4th - Brandon York, Maryland

149 - 1st - JarMarr Billman, Lock Haven; 2nd - Jake Percival, Ohio; 3rd - Marc Hoffer, American; 4th - Billy Smith, WVU

157 - 1st - Joe Carr, WVU; 2nd - George Carter, Bloomsburg; 3rd - Derek Zinck, unattached; 4th - Alex Smith, Maryland

165 - 1st - Troy Letters, unattached; 2nd - Tom McMath, WVU; 3rd - Anthony Regalbuto, WVU; 4th - Matt Hoover, Duke

174 - 1st - Greg Jones, WVU; 2nd - Matt Erwin, unattached; 3rd - Greg Parker, unattched; 4th - Luke Moore, Ohio - more-

184 - 1st- Jake Stork, Maryland; 2nd - Jimi Massy, Virginia; 3rd - Hunter Guenot, Bloomsburg; 4th - Jason Cox, unattached

197 - 1st - Eric Mauseer, unattached; 2nd - Howard Bell, unattached; 3rd - David Sandberg, Pitt; 4th - Brent Miller, WVU

HWT - 1st - John Testa, unattached; 2nd - Josh Walker, Penn State; 3rd - Jacob Lininger, Pitt; 4th - Jeremiah Beltran, Ohio

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