MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (November 26, 2002) - West Virginia University wrestling coach Craig Turnbull announced the signing of Zac Fryling for the 2003-04 season.

Fryling, rated by as the nation's seventh-best high school recruit, owns a 111-20 career record in just three seasons at North Penn High under coach Robert Shettsline. As a junior, Fryling went 42-1 with 14 pins on his way to the sectional, regional and Pennsylvania state championship at 160-pounds.

The Lansdale, Pa., native finished third in the state as a sophomore on his way to a 39-10 record with 20 pins. Fryling is a three-time PIAA state qualifier and Intelligencer and Record all-area selection as well as a two-time The Report wrestler of the year. He also has a third- and fourth-place finish at the "Beast of the East" tournament the past two years. Fryling has excelled in the classroom as well carrying a 3.6 GPA.

"We are very pleased and excited about Zac joining our program," head coach Craig Turnbull says. "Zac comes in at a weight class area we felt it was critical to recruit someone of his potential. He should mature and develop quickly from relationships with Greg Jones, Matt Lebe and Anthony Regalbuto–people who are in his adjacent weight classes.

"He has succeeded at the highest level athletically and very much fits the quality of person, student and wrestler we are seeking to attract. He comes from a good family with a lot of support."

The West Virginia coaches project Fryling to wrestle at 165 for the Mountaineers.
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