Johnston Receives Sixth Year of Eligibility
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Nov. 15, 2012) – West Virginia University wrestling team member Colin Johnston has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.
After missing the previous two seasons due to two separate shoulder surgeries, Johnston has returned to the lineup this season and sports a career record of 32-16.
“Our entire staff is very excited that Colin has been granted a sixth year of eligibility,” said coach Craig Turnbull. “By gaining the extra year of eligibility, Colin will have the chance to realize his dream of becoming a national champion.”
Three Wrestlers Remain in Rankings
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Nov. 15, 2012) – Heading into its showdown against No. 1 Penn State this Sunday, Nov. 18, three West Virginia University wrestlers remain in the multiple Division I wrestling rankings.
Senior Shane Young (125) is ranked No. 20 by InterMat, No. 18 by WIN and No. 16 by Amateur Wrestling News. Young carries a 1-0 record into this weekend.
After beginning his season with a 2-3 record, junior Colin Johnston (133) garnered a No. 17 ranking from Intermat.
Junior Nathan Pennesi (141), who placed third at last weekend’s Wolfpack Open, is ranked No. 19 by InterMat and No. 17 by WIN. The Latrobe, Pa., native holds a 6-1 record this season.
Action against the top-ranked Nittany Lions is set to begin at 2 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum.
Fans unable to attend Sunday's match can follow the Mountaineers via a free WebStream presented by Kroger at WVUsports.com.
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