MOUNTAINEERS TRAVEL TO NAVY CLASSIC
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (November 22, 2002) – The West Virginia
University wrestling team will travel to Annapolis, Md., to take part in
the Navy Classic on Saturday, November 23.
Last year, the Mountaineers finished second to Purdue.
Eleventh-ranked Billy Smith (149) and No.1 Greg Jones (174) will look to
defend their titles they won last year. Brent Miller won at 197 last
year but will be competing at heavyweight this year. Brandon Lauer
claimed the 133 bracket but will be wrestling at 141 on Saturday.
With Jones' next two victories, he will surpass the all-time
consecutive wins mark of 24, which was set by his brother Vertus in
1999-2000. Jones has not lost since January 12, 2002, when he was forced
to forfeit due to injury at Ohio State.
Among the other teams competing will be Navy, N.C. State,
Virginia Tech, The Citadel and Kent State.
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