MOUNTAINEERS WIN NAVY CLASSIC
JONES SETS CONSECUTIVE WINS RECORD

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (November 23, 2002) The West Virginia University wrestling team won six weight classes en route to a first-place finish at the Navy Classic in Annapolis, Md., on Saturday afternoon. The Mountaineers finished with 130.50 points, outdistancing Kent State (116), Navy (113.50) and N.C. State (87).

On his way to winning the 174 bracket, Greg Jones ran his winning streak to 25 on Saturday setting the school record. The previous mark was 23 which was held by his brother, Vertus, in 1999-2000. Jones pinned No.15 Dustin Kawa in 2:45 of the championship match.

For the second consecutive week, Brandon Lauer and Shane Cunanan earned co-championship honors at 141. Lauer advanced with two pins and a major decision while all three of Cunanan's victories came by major decision.

Ryan Wilman (184) captured his first career tournament title by defeating Kent State's Alex Camargo 4-3 in the finals. Billy Smith (149) won his second consecutive tournament title in as many weeks with a 9-2 win over Jake Giamoni of N.C. State. Redshirt freshmen Seth Lisa took top honors at 125 with a 4-1 decision over N.C. No. 18 State's George Clinton.

Brent Miller finished second at heavyweight, losing 6-3 to No.9 Stephen Kovach of Navy in the finals, while Matt Lebe (157) added a runner-up finish for the Mountaineers. Lebe fell 18-6 to Scott Garren.

Anthony Regalbuto (174) and Brian Floyd (133) finished third in their respective brackets, Mike Torriero (157) finished fourth and Adrian Thompson (197) finished sixth to round out the scoring for the Mountaineers.

The Mountaineers return to action December 6-7 at the Las Vegas Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev.


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