Freshman Micah Khan captured the 141 title while sophomore Joe Carr placed first at 157. WVU assistant coach Sam Kline, a 1999 All-American, placed first at 174, wrestling unattached. Two-time All-American Vertus Jones took first at 184 while sophomore Ryan Kehler and senior Sean Hage were declared co-champions in the heavy weight bracket.
Other notable finishes by Mountaineers were: third place finishes by Bob Patnesky and Richard Taylor at 133 and 165, respectively, and Billy Smith and Chris Kemp finished 2nd and 4th, respectively, at 149.
Here is a listing of the top four finishers in each of the ten weight brackets:
Josh Moore, Edinboro, 1st;
Justin Owens, Lock Haven, 2nd;
Chris Rodriguez, unattached, 3rd;
Justin Kast, Penn State, 4th.
Rob Loper, Pitt, 1st;
Chucky Connors, UNC, 2nd;
Bob Patnesky, West Virginia, 3rd;
Scott Moore, Penn State, 4th.
Micah Khan, West Virginia, 1st;
Shane Hartzeler, Ohio University, 3rd;
Tony Abbate, Slippery Rock, 3rd;
Cory Ace, 4th, Edinboro.
Tyrone Neal, Navy, 1st;
Billy Smith, West Virginia, 2nd;
Nick Spencer, West Liberty State, 3rd;
Chris Kemp, West Virginia, 4th.
Joe Carr, West Virginia, 1st;
Doug Cieleski, Slippery Rock, 2nd;
Don Waters, Navy, 3rd;
Troy Letter, unattached, 4th.
Dennis Alampiev, American, 1st;
Yanni Diamond, Edinboro, 2nd;
Richard Taylor, West Virginia, 3rd;
Josh Weidman, Maryland, 4th.
Sam Kline, West Virginia, unattached, 1st;
Sal Aquia, Maryland, 2nd;
Mike Feeney, Eastern Michigan, 3rd;
Everett Bell, Seton Hall 4th.
Vertus Jones, West Virginia, 1st;
Kevin Welsh, Edinboro, 2nd;
Mike Bigrigg, Navy, 3rd;
Jeff Knupp, Penn State, 4th.
Dan Bednar, Ohio University, 1st;
David Shunaman, Edinboro, 2nd;
Justin Woodruff, Navy, 3rd;
A.J. Johnson, Edinboro, 4th.
Sean Hage and Ryan Kehler, West Virginia, 1st;
Kevin O'Meara, Edinboro, 3rd;
Craig Stephenson, Citadel, 4th.
Next up for the Mountaineers is a trip to the Navy Classic, in Annapolis, Md., Friday, Nov. 19-20.